Forms and Permits

  1. Banner Permit
  2. Dirt Hauling Permit
  3. Drop-Off Box Permit
  4. Encroach-ment Permit
  5. Grading Permit
  6. Parking Permit
  7. Street and Sidewalk Repair
  8. Streetlight Repair
  9. Transporta-tion Permit
  10. Well Permit
  11. Back Flow Test Report
  12. Environmen-tal and Water Quality

To request to hang a banner in the Plaza, please submit a Plaza Banner Permit form. 

If you have questions, please contact:

Corina Perez

Executive Assistant
1.Where are these banners hung?
Old Towne Plaza Historic District, including 1 block north and south on Glassell Street from the Plaza; and two blocks east and west on Chapman Avenue from the Plaza.
2.What is the definition of a nonprofit group?
Non-profit groups are organizations exempt from taxes under either state or federal law. Examples of these groups are organized for fraternal, charitable, religious, educational, Chamber of Commerce, civic or social welfare purposes. (Refer to City Ordinance No. 11-98).
3.Who can request to hang banners?
Banners are used to identify, promote and advertise activities for nonprofit groups.
4.Who installs the banners and how long can the banners be up?
City crews will install and remove banners, and they may be hung a maximum of 30 consecutive days.
5.What can I put on the banner?
Banners identify and promote specific events such as fundraising activities, athletic team enrollment periods, organized youth programs such as YMCA, parades, festivals and other civic events.
6.What is prohibited on banners?
Banners of a political, commercial or non-community related nature are prohibited.
7.When are banners installed?
Twice a month.
8.Is there any time of the year banners are not allowed to be hung?
Yes, there are two times a year when we do not allow banners. These are the month of August, when the Street Fair banners are up; and December, when holiday decorations are up.
9.What is the appropriate size of a banner and where do we have them made?
Specifications of banners are shown in Standard Plan No. 416, and as noted below.
- 20 feet length
- 3 feet height
- 3/8 inches nylon rope to be sewn into top & bottom of banner. Top rope to be length of banner knotted on each end to prevent slipping. The bottom rope shall extend 28 feet beyond each end.
- Top of banner shall be double sewn with grommets placed at 17 inches on center and one at each end.
- Banner shall be constructed of 16, 18 or 20 ounces vinyl only (no canvas).
- Wind relief pockets to be cut into banner.


Any sign shop advertised in the yellow pages can make your banners, following our specifications.

1.Who issues these permits?
The Administrative Division of the Public Works Department, contact by phone at (714) 744-5548.
2.Is there a fee for installing banners?
The applicant pays a $200 fee for installation and removal of a banner by City staff.
3.What are the insurance coverage limits?
A certificate of liability insurance shall be provided at time of application providing a combined single limit of $100,000 per incident for property damage and $500,000 per person per incident and for bodily injury. The City is to be declared additional insured under the terms of the policy. A policy endorsement to that effect shall be provided.
4.Can banners be used more than once?
Yes, if you tell your sign shop that you will be reusing the banner they can use removable vinyl lettering. When cleaning banners, use a soft nylon or plastic-bristled brush and "Simple Green" cleaning solution. When storing your banner after an event please take the time to check the condition of hooks and ropes, so the next time it is to be used you won't experience any delays with repairs prior to installation.