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Please note: The City of Novato is currently only accepting reservations for the Community Banner Display Program through January 31, 2020. No reservations will be accepted after this date.

The Community Banner Display Program will be temporarily suspended as the City reviews the program guidelines.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Program Guidelines for Community Banner Display  

The Community Banner Display Program is designed for use by Marin-based civic groups, community groups and neighborhood organizations whose principal location is within the County of Marin and who exist primarily to provide services or engage in activities for the public benefit of the residents of the County of Marin.

The purpose of the Community Banner Display Program is to enhance the awareness of civic arts and community events, including performing and cultural arts programs and special events. The proceeds of those programs and events must be devoted to the financial support of the group or organization sponsoring the event or to provide funding for the activities or services carried out and provided by the group or organization. These programs and events must be open to the public.

Reservations are made by submitting an Application for Community Banner Display. Reservations require a complete application (including banner wording), display fee and application fee. It is important that the banner wording be limited to identifying a civic arts program or community event. The banner message should include the dates the program or event will take place, plus any graphics to accompany the wording. Political statements, messages or campaign advertising is always prohibited.


By Mail: City of Novato – Banners, 922 Machin Avenue, Novato, CA. 94945
Drop Off Application: City of Novato, 550 Davidson Street, Novato CA. 94945 Phone: (415) 899-8280 


For De Long Avenue banners, display fees are based on a per week reservation. For Community House banners, display fees are based on a per use reservation. Horizontal banners (over De Long Avenue) may be displayed for a maximum of two consecutive weeks. Community House banners may be displayed for two weeks before and for the duration of an event.

Deliver banners to the Public Works Department Corporation Yard located at 550 Davidson Street by the Wednesday of the week prior to the display period. Pick up banners from the Public Works Department Corporation Yard by the Wednesday following the display period.  The City of Novato is closed every other Friday. Call ahead prior to dropping off Banner to ensure we are open at 415-899-8280.

Banner specifications and current fees can be found on the Community Banner Specifications and Fees. Banners must conform to the specifications. Fees are subject to change.  If you have further questions, contact the Public Works Department staff at (415) 899-8280.   

Make checks payable to the City of Novato.


Specification & Fees
Approved Administrative Policy

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