Main Street Banners

  • Display dates are not guaranteed. Banners promoting city programs and events take priority.
  • Banner display dates are first-come, first-served. If the requested display date is not available, the city may suggest another date if one is available.
  • A previously-approved date may need to be bumped as circumstances and programs change. If this happens, the applicant will be notified.
  • Submit the Banner Display Date Request Form at least 21 days and no more than 365 days in advance of the date being requested.
  • Form must include a final rendering, final proof, or photo of actual banner that will be displayed.
  • An email will be sent confirming the assigned banner date.
  • A new Banner Display Date Request Form is required every year for all annual events.
  • There is no charge to display a banner on Main Street.

Banner protocols

  1. Banners are installed on Mondays by a Littleton Public Works Crew unless the crew has a higher-priority assignment such as snow-plow assignments or emergency repairs.
  2. If there is inclement weather, the banner will be installed on the next day that the crew is available.
  3. If Monday is a holiday, the banner will be installed on the next available day.
  4. All banners (except some city banners) are displayed for one week.
  5. Organizations are responsible for designing, purchasing, delivering, and picking up their own banners.
  6. Banners must promote a community-wide event within the Littleton city limits. An exception may be requested for Littleton-based businesses holding an event outside the city limits.
  7. Banners cannot promote a commercial business's individual sales, specials, classes, workshops, etc.
  8. Any banner that becomes torn or in any way deteriorates and becomes unsafe will be removed at the sole discretion of the city.
  9. Only one banner will be displayed at a time.
  10. Display dates may be requested up to one year in advance.
  11. Religious banners are not permitted.


  1. The city reserves several weeks each year for announcements, programs, and events, including the Bemis Summer Reading Program, Meet Greet & Eat events, Little Jam Concerts, the Fourth of July Festival, the Audi Denver Littleton Twilight Criterium, and the Friends Craft Fair.
  2. The last two weeks in November are reserved for the city's Candlelight Walk banner. The month of December is reserved for the city's special lighted holiday banner.
  3. Organizations may display one banner per month, and no more than four per year.
  4. The city tries to accommodate requested display dates but dates are not guaranteed. If a requested display date changes, the applicant will be notified. Banners promoting city events take priority.
  5. The city reserves the option at any time to rearrange the banner schedule to accommodate new or unscheduled city events; or to discontinue the placement of banners.
  6. Before completing the date request form, check the date table to make sure your desired display date has not already been reserved.

Main-Street-banner-sample.png Design guidelines

  1. For best visibility by passing motorists, banners should have very few words and a simple design.
  2. Use high-contrast colors. Light-color text such as yellows and golds do not show up well unless they are on a dark background.
  3. Don't use unnecessary text such as ordinals after the date (i.e., 12th, 22nd), complicated URLs, or long descriptions. A simple URL is easier to remember and can provide more information to motorists than a phone number. 
  4. A final rendering, final proof, or photo of the final banner must be submitted with the date request form. Banners will not be approved without the final example.

Banner construction

  1. Banners must be constructed of 18-oz. scrim vinyl, capable of withstanding most weather conditions that may exist such as high wind, rain, hail, snow, etc. Wind slits or flaps must be placed throughout the banner. 
  2. All banners must be 30 feet wide and 36 inches high.
  3. Banner must be hemmed on all four sides.
  4. Banners must be supplied with reinforced metal grommets on all four sides through the hem (two layers of vinyl). Grommets on the long edges must be spaced approximately 12 inches apart starting at the corners. There must be three grommets on left and right side, at the top, center and bottom.
  5. Any banner that becomes torn or in any way deteriorates and becomes unsafe will be removed at the sole discretion of the city.

Banner drop off

  • Deliver banner at least one week and no more than two weeks before the scheduled install date to the Belleview Service Center from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Leave the banner in the blue container in the vestibule of Building #1. The city does not send reminders to drop off banner.

Banner pickup

  • Banners may be picked up from the Service Center on the first Wednesday after they have been displayed.
  • Banners left at the Service Center more than 30 days will be discarded.

For questions regarding the Main Street Banner Guidelines, contact the communications department.

  • Commercial signs and banners

For banner and temporary and permanent sign display on business properties, visit the Sign Code page or contact the community development department at 303-795-3748.