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Special Events

Street Pole Banners


The City of Winter Haven’s street pole banner program allows approved special events, held at City facilities or parks, which are open to the public the opportunity to advertise the cultural, entertainment, artistic and sporting nature of their event.

Application Process

Applications to the Street Pole Banner Program and any questions should be directed to:

Banner Permits
Phone: 863-291-5656

Street Pole Banner Application:

Applicants should complete the online application and select the Street Pole Banner Groups. Banner poles will not be reserved until the completed application and payment is received. Organizations are encouraged to submit applications no later than 45 days prior to the date they wish banners to be hung. All reservations are on a first come, first served basis and reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance. Reservations are not confirmed until the application and payment has been received.

Banners should be scheduled to hang no more than two weeks prior to the advertised event and removed within one week after the close of the event.

Street Pole Banner Application

Banner Groups

City of Winter Haven’s street pole banners are arranged in groups. Below are maps showing where the groups are located and the number of poles within each group. Each pole can hang two banners.


The applicant is responsible for all costs associated with the production of the banners and may use any company they wish. See the Banner Construction Specifications Guide for detailed specifications. There is a $12 per pole fee for the installation and removal of the banners as well as a processing fee of $70. The fee is payable at the time of the application and the reservations will not be confirmed until payment has been received.  Payments can be received in cash, credit or checks. You can pay in person or over the phone. Make checks payable and mail to:

City of Winter Haven
Banner Program
Attention: Brittany Overstreet
500 3rd Street NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881

You will received receipt upon payment processing.

Street Pole Banner Construction Specifications

Artwork Approval Process

 The applicant must submit camera ready banner artwork and pay all related fees at least 45 days prior to the date the applicant wishes banners to be hung. If artwork and fees are not delivered within this time frame, the reservation will be forfeited and the City of Winter Haven Parks, Recreation and Culture Department reserves the right to rent the poles to another group. Normally artwork is approved the following Tuesday of being submitted. The applicant can order banners from any company they choose. The company must follow the specification outlined in the Banner Construction Specifications Guide.

Banners are not meant to be used as an advertisement of a business, product or other private or personal message. Banners will be restricted to organizations advertising special cultural, entertainment, artistic and sporting events or other matters of public interest. The event being advertised must be the dominant message on the banner with any message from the corporate sponsor covering a minor portion of the banner’s surface. Banner size and fabrication must be in compliance with the requirements outlined in the Banner Construction Specifications Guide and all other applicable laws and regulations.

Upload artwork through application.

Street Pole Banner Construction Specifications

Banner Delivery and Pick up

Banners must be delivered to the following address at least one full week prior to proposed installation date. Applicants must call before delivering the banners to set up an appointment:

Florida Citrus Building
Brittany Overstreet
500 3rd Street NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881

The City of Winter Haven Streets Department will do everything in their power to place banners on the proposed date. Emergency situations will take precedents and may involve vehicles normally used to hang banners.

Banners must be picked up at the Florida Citrus Building within 30 days of removal. Any banners left longer than 30 days will be disposed of or destroyed.