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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Street Light Banners

Street Lights

PBOT Signals and Street Lighting Division manages and processes permits for the installation of banners on City owned street light poles. Nonprofit organizations may apply for a banner permit to promote events or occasions that have a direct and large civic benefit under certain conditions and specifications. We also process permanent banner permits for place making a City neighborhood, business district, or nonprofit location. Banners can only be installed with a permit.


Street Light Banners

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 800

Portland, OR, 97204



Event Banners

Permanent Banners

Event Banners


  • Events must be available to all people (spectators and participants).
  • Events must benefit locally-based nonprofit organizations.
  • Banner art must be appropriate for display.
  • Corporate endorsements are permitted if they are not dominant in the composition of the banner.
  • Events/ Banners should not be:

       > Political
       > Religious
       > Commercial
       > Profit Making

  • Profit making organizations may hold permits if they are acting as the agent (providing insurance, sponsorship, management) for a nonprofit organization.

How to Apply:

Email OR call (503) 823-4461

Fees and Payment:

  • $110 permit application fee + $1/ pole.
  • Applicant will receive an invoice from the City's accounting department.
  • Payments are due within 30 days of date of invoice


City owned twin ornamental street light poles in the Central Business District, Lloyd District, NE/SE Grand and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Permanent Banners

For information call (503) 8234461 OR email

For utility owned pole permits, contact:


Pacific Power: