Signs in the Right-Of-Way

A-Frame Sign

A-Frame Signs on the Sidewalk

As of November 1, 2015, A-Frame signs may be allowed within the public right-of-way provided they comply with all applicable standards in the Oregon City Municipal Code.

Q: Is a permit required?

A: Yes.  Please submit an A-Frame Sign in the Right-of-Way Application to the Planning Division at 221 Molalla Avenue from 8:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday. No other applications are required.

Q: How much is the application fee?

A: The application fee is $50 per year. 

Q: Do non-profits have to pay for sign permits?

A: Yes.

Q: How long is the approval process?

A: The permits may be approved within minutes!

Q: Do I have to bring in my sign when I apply for a permit?

A: No, just a completed application form, a drawing showing the dimensions of the sign and a site plan identifying the placement of the sign.

Q: Where may I find the requirements?

A: The requirements for A-frame signs in the right-of-way may be found in Chapter 15.28.100 of the Oregon City Municipal Code. 

Q: Is there a map of existing sidewalk widths?

A: Yes, the City created a map of existing sidewalk widths.

Q: What forms of payment are accepted?

A: The City accepts, cash, check, and credit or debit cards for up to $500.

Q: Who is liable for the sign?

A: The sign owner assumes liability for a sign within the right-of-way.

Cross Steet Banner

Cross Street Banners

Q: Is a permit required?

A: Yes.  Please submit an Application for Cross-Street Banners and Banners on Street Light Poles. Both a yearly right-of-way permit for signage and a sign permit for each sign is required.  Once a yearly right-of-way permit for signage is obtained, applicants may apply for as many sign permits as they would like.  You may apply for both permits on the same application form.

Q: Where are the signage locations?

A: There are two locations: Across Molalla Avenue at Beverly Drive and on Highway 99 attached to the pedestrian bridge south of downtown.

Q: How long is the sign permit valid?

A: The sign permit for cross-street banners is only valid for one month.

Q: What is the approval process?

A: First visit Public Works Operations to reserve a display month and location, then pay for the permit at the Planning Division and finally drop off the banner at Public Works Operations.

Q: How much is the application fee?

A: The application fee is $65 for the Highway 99E pedestrian bridge location and $210 for the Molalla Avenue location.  The fees are based on the time and equipment to install and remove the signage. The annual right-of-way permit for signage costs $172 or $86 if submitted after June 30th. 

Q: Do non-profits have to pay for sign permits?

A: Yes.

Q: Can multiple people or businesses use the same annual right-of-way permit for signage?

A: Yes.

Q: How long is the approval process?

A: The permits may be approved within minutes!

Q: Do I have to bring in my sign when I apply for a permit?

A: No, just the documentation identified on the application.

Q: Where may I find the requirements?

A: The requirements for cross-street banners may be found in Chapter 15.28.100 of the Oregon City Municipal Code and within the Public Works Policy for Cross Street Banners and Banners on Street Light Poles.

Q: What forms of payment are accepted?

A: The City accepts, cash, check, and credit or debit cards for up to $500.

Q: Who is liable for the sign?

A: The sign owner assumes liability for a sign within the right-of-way.

Sign on Light Pole

Banners on Street Light Poles

Q: Is a permit required?

A: Yes.  Please submit an Application for Cross-Street Banners and Banners on Street Light Poles. Both a yearly right-of-way permit for signage and a sign permit for each sign is required.  Once a yearly right-of-way permit for signage is obtained, applicants may apply for as many sign permits as they would like.  You may apply for both permits on the same application form.

Q: Where are the signage locations?

A: There are four zones which may be reserved each month.  The locations are:

     7th Street (Center to Polk Street)

     Main Street (Highway 99 to 14th Street)

     Molalla Avenue (Holmes Street to Willamette Street)

     Washington Street (14th Street to Highway 213) 

Q: May I let other people put up banners in my reserved zone?

A: Sure, simply include all banners in your application.

Q: How long is the sign permit valid?

A: The sign permit for for banners on street light poles is only valid for one month.

Q: What is the approval process?

A: First visit Public Works Operations to reserve a display month and location, then pay for the permit at the Planning Division and finally drop off the banner at Public Works Operations.

Q: How much is the application fee?

A: The application fee is $20 per banner.  The fees are based on the time and equipment to install and remove the signage. The annual right-of-way permit for signage costs $172 or $86 if submitted after June 30th. 

Q: Do non-profits have to pay for sign permits?

A: Yes.

Q: Can multiple people or businesses use the same annual right-of-way permit for signage?

A: Yes.

Q: How long is the approval process?

A: The permits may be approved within minutes!

Q: Do I have to bring in my sign when I apply for a permit?

A: No, just the documentation identified on the application.

Q: Where may I find the requirements?

A: The requirements for banners on street light poles may be found in Chapter 15.28.100 of the Oregon City Municipal Code and within the Public Works Policy for Cross Street Banners and Banners on Street Light Poles.

Q: What forms of payment are accepted?

A: The City accepts, cash, check, and credit or debit cards for up to $500.

Q: Who is liable for the sign?

A: The sign owner assumes liability for a sign within the right-of-way.