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City of York

Department of Public Works

101 South George Street, PO Box 509

York, PA  17405

717.849.2245 (Office)

717.845.7457 (Fax)

Applications for 2016 WILL BE ACCEPTED beginning on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 9:00 am on a first-come, first-served basis.  Note:  If the requested display date is in January 2016, please contact our office as soon as possible. The application for 2016 will be available to download on December 1, 2015.  Please complete the application and mail or deliver to our office.  Before submitting a banner application, please review the 2016 calendar to check space availability.   

A maximum number of three (3) locations can be reserved per event.

Application with payment must be submitted to the City of York, Department of Public Works, 101 South George Street, York, PA 17401 no less than fifteen (15) business days prior to the first day of the requested display date. Please allow ten (10) business days for review and approval.

A sketch showing the banner text and dimensions must be included with the banner application. The application will not be processed without the sketch and the application will be returned.

An approved copy of your application will be sent to you via e-mail (if provided). If an e-mail address is not provided, the approved application will be mailed.

Please Note: If requesting the Philadelphia St. & Carlisle Ave. location, the banner will be visible only to traffic and pedestrians traveling west on Philadelphia St.

The application/permit fee is $200.00 per requested location. Checks should be made payable to: City of York. The application will not be processed without payment. The fee includes the installation and removal of the banner.

A partial refund of $150.00 will be returned on all refunds requested by the applicant. If the City would need to cancel your reservation, a full refund of $200.00 will be issued. Please allow 30 days for processing.

Banner must be of mesh construction or cut-outs must be provided on cloth or canvas banners to allow passage of air.

Banner manufacturer should be informed that the banner is for exterior use so that appropriate quality vinyl lettering is used. It is your choice to print a banner double sided.

Banner Size: 3’ wide, 20’ to 30’ long
Grommets: Spaced 4’ apart along top of banner
“D” Rings: Provided on all four (4) corners
Rope: Supplied by the City of York, DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN ROPE. 

PLEASE NOTE - The following dates and locations are not available for banner display due to City sponsored events.  All other dates of interest can be checked for availability by calling 717-849-2245.   

These dates are subject to change.
November 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Square, George & Rathton                              
April 11 – May 9, 2016         
Square, Philadelphia & Carlisle, George & Rathton                                          
August 1 – August 31, 2016
September 1 – September 30, 2016     
Square, Market & Richland, George & Rathton
October 3 – October 31, 2016
George & Rathton, Market & Richland                                                            
November 21, 2015 - January 8, 2016

Banner Display Permit Documents (UPDATED DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE DEC. 1, 2015.)

2016 Rules and Regulations - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

2016 Permit Application