You must get a temporary sign permit to install banners on the Liberty Parkade located at 199 Liberty Street. You must
register for the City of Salem Permit Application Center to reserve a banner permit online.
Online Liberty Parkade Banner Reservation
Apply for a permit
Applications for a banner sign permit on the Liberty Parkade are limited to:
- Non-profit organizations
- Government-sponsored events
- Profit-making organizations sponsoring events that have a demonstrated community benefit and that can be viewed by spectators for free
Apply for a permanent sign permit by bringing the following to the Permit Application Center:
Banners must meet all applicable sign code standards as well as the following standards:
- Height must be three feet or less
- Width/length must be 17 feet or less
- Total area must be 50 feet or less.
Content is limited to
- Sponsor’s name
- Event name
- Sponsor’s logo must be 10 percent or less of the total banner area
You must have your banner inspected before it is installed.
You can call the Planning Division for an appointment, and you should plan to bring in the banner early in case any corrections need to be made to the banner. Fee waivers are not available.
The banner must be installed by a City-approved installer. Installation and removal charges are not included in the application and permit fees. Charges for services calls for repair or correction shall be charged to the application by the installer.
Banners must be securely attached with nylon rope to the Liberty Parkade at the southeast corner between the second and third levels. Metal objects (bungy cords, tie wire, or metal hooks) are not allowed for installation of the banners. Stainless steel eyelets have been installed on the top outside of the aluminum radius panels third level for banner hanging convenience. The bottom must be tied off from the second level ceiling where stainless pins have been installed.
No other attachments to the banner are allowed (e.g., balloons, streamers, lights, or string of lights).
The banner must be removed the first working day after the event is over.
Failure to remove the banner on time will result in a fine, as well as City costs of removal of the banner, if required, for the next scheduled use of the space.
Reservations starting September 15
To ensure equal opportunity for all organizations to schedule reservations, applications will be accepted starting September 15th at 8:00 am for following calendar year. When September 15th occurs on a weekend, applications will be accepted starting on the following Monday.
The maximum display period is 14 days. The Community Development Director may extend the display period for up to an additional seven days, provided such an extension would not create a scheduling conflict with other users. Each event can have one Liberty Pole permit or one Liberty Parkade permit each year. If one of these locations is available one month prior to when you want to install the banner, the limit is no longer applicable.
High wind warning
Should the City of Salem receive a high wind warning (winds above 50 mph), the applicant will be notified that the banner must be removed within two hours of receipt of notification. The applicant in turn must notify the sign contractor that erected the banner. In the event the situation should arise over a weekend or holiday, City crews would remove the banner. The applicant would be billed for a service charge.