The Street Banner Program provides a service to community nonprofits, arts and cultural groups, and other organizations that need an effective tool to promote events and public information of interest and benefit to Austinites and visitors. Street banners enhance the streetscapes of Austin, by adding a vibrant element that enlivens key corridors and the mobility experience for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and drivers. For Downtown and key districts, centers, and corridors, street banners strengthen a sense of place and district identity.
Please note: the Street Banners Program is switching payment processors for online transactions!
- CityBase replaced the current payment processor, Chase, for Street Banner account payments as of January 17, 2023.
The new payment portal offers:
- A more user-friendly interface
- Responsive design for a better mobile experience
- Customers can save payment information for use across City billing systems
Eligibility and Policies
Event organizers, nonprofit groups, public and governmental agencies, and public information campaigns may display Street Banners on City lampposts to promote charitable, educational, arts, community, and public interest activities and events. City code prohibits the use of banners for commercial advertising or political campaigns.
Frequently Used Vendors (.pdf)
Note: The City of Austin does not design or fabricate banners.
- Lamppost Banners
Vertical banners are installed on streetlight lampposts, in defined districts Downtown and around Austin. Lamppost banners make a big visual impact, creating a buzz around Downtown and in business districts where thousands of people see them each day. Lamppost banners are typically installed and removed on Tuesdays.
Standard Fee: Week 1: $200 per pole, Week 2+: $100 per pole
See an interactive map showing lamppost banner locations, geographic districts, subdistricts and banner poles.
- Over-the-Street Banners
Over-the-street banners reach thousands of people daily on high-visibility roadways. They offer an affordable way for nonprofits to raise awareness for their mission, get people out to events, and raise funds for charitable causes. Over-the-street banners are typically installed and removed on Mondays.
Standard Fee: $600 per banner per two-week period (max. 3 locations)
See an interactive map of the over-the-street banner locations.
Contact us at ATXStreetBanners@austintexas.gov or 512-974-7805.