Signs/Banners across Public Property Application
Special Events and Programs
This application is required in order to consider whether the proposed activities are in compliance with applicable laws and
regulations, and are not detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare.
Placement of temporary signs or banners across any public street, alley or other public property allowed by City
For sites in the Historic District, the City’s Chief of Historic Preservation shall review the application and provide its
certificate of approval (§
All other purposes not covered by this application may require the approval of either the Department of Planning and
Zoning or the Department of Public Works. Please contact them directly at 410-260-2200 or 410-263-7949 respectively.
Requirements for Approval
Conditions of Approval
No application can be approved that does not meet the following requirements.
1. Application must be complete and meet with all requirements and specifications. A complete application must include
the following items. Check items included in your application and submit with your completed application.
a. Completed application form
b. A design proof or to-scale drawing of the proposed banner or sign with final dimensions, clear rendering of
content, and proposed hanging options. If you are requesting approval of two events, this information must
be provided for each banner.
c. Statement indemnifying the City, signed by an authorized representative of the requesting organization
(included as a part of this application).
d. Certificate of Insurance for $2,000,000 aggregate/$1,000,000 single occurrence (sample can be provided).
e. Certificate from manufacturer that banners are fabricated at 1000 x 1000 denier strength.
2. Signs/banners may be up for no more than 15 consecutive days each time (§17.60.060.B).
3. Installation and removal of signs/banner(s) receiving approval under this process shall be the responsibility of the
applicant including any failure or damage during display.
Banners installed without submission and approval of this application will be removed and held for pickup for up to 30
days after removal. The cost to remove the banners will be invoiced to the responsible party at $20.00 per banner.
Office of the Mayor
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-2517
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