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Permits are required to install promotional banners on City-owned overpasses. The City will only grant permits for banners promoting non-profit, charitable or public events. All banners on City-owned overpasses must follow the Temporary Signs Bylaw 29M97.

A banner can be displayed for up to two weeks. All banner permits are issued from Sunday to Saturday in two-week increments. Banners must be removed by 5 p.m. on the last Saturday of the permit.

Banner design, installation and locations

Please ensure your banner design adheres to The City’s banner design requirements as outlined in the Banner over roadway permit guidelines.

Banners will be hung at approved banner locations in accordance with The City’s banner installation requirements as outlined in the Banner over roadway permit guidelines.

Banner locations are subject to availability. A maximum of eight banners per application is allowed.


See the printable banner location list.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted a maximum of four months to a minimum of four weeks prior to the desired installation date.

The application must include:

  • A certificate of insurance with $2 million in liability insurance and a 30-day cancellation clause, naming the City of Calgary as additional insured for the period that the banners will be displayed.
  • A current Government of Alberta Corporation non-profit search document (available from a corporate registry).
  • A scaled detailed pdf drawing conforming to the banner design requirements.

Incomplete applications will be declined.

Once you register for a myID, you will be able to log into ePermits to apply.

If you need help or additional explanation when using the ePermits website, please see the ePermits frequently asked questions.

Multiple applications within a calendar year are based on availability and at the discretion of the Traffic Engineer. Each application must not be closer than three months apart.

Permit costs

A non-refundable $60.05 + GST fee for each confirmed banner location (maximum of 8 locations per application).

Note: Please ensure you make payment once you receive your ePay notification. If payment is not received, banner locations are automatically released and a new permit application must be submitted.

24 hours a day, seven days a week using your City of Calgary myID


$60.05 + GST per each approved banner location (maximum 8 per permit)


Minimum of four weeks to schedule and process.

Banners may be displayed for a maximum of two weeks.

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