To protect the health and safety of the public during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, City Hall and other facilities are closed to the public until further notice. The City continues to provide services during this time and recommends using technological alternatives where possible. For more information related to City services during this emergency, please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page or call the City at (310) 802-5000.

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The city welcomes your feedback. An online service request can be made by visiting the Service Request page. Please fill out a Comments on the City Website online form for website comments.

City Hall is located at 1400 Highland Avenue in Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Extended service hours for residents in the community, as well as vendors or business-owners are:

  • Monday through Thursday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Friday - 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

The City can also be reached via phone (310) 802-5000. We are closed on all major holidays. Public parking is available adjacent to City Hall via 15th Street parking lot entrance.

Click on an image below to enlarge a map, or view an interactive Map Tour of City Parking Lots.

Street Banners

A permit is required to hang a banner over a public city street. 

Banner locations and specifications (PDF)

Street Banner application (PDF)

In accordance with Manhattan Beach Municipal Code 9.60.010 - It shall be unlawful for any person to hang or suspend any banner, flag, pennant, or decoration (hereinafter, collectively, "banner") over any street or other portion of the public right-of-way, or cause the same to be done, without first obtaining a permit from the City Manager or the City Manager's designee. Banner permits shall be issued only for the purpose of publicizing City-sponsored and co-sponsored events and City funded-events.

Following are the steps needed to complete your banner request:  Please submit your application one month prior to date of installation.



1. Set Tentative Date

Call Marcella Calloway at (310) 802-5414 to check availability of date and location.

2. Application

1. Make an account on the City's new Citizen Self Service Portal (CSS). If you already have an account, please login.

2. Once logged in, click on Apply, under Permits click > All

3. Under Application Assistant type in Banner

4. Click Apply

3. Fees

Downtown Manhattan Beach and North Manhattan Beach locations - $277 (will be changing to $325 on March 18, 2020) 

4. Insurance

Submit Certificate of Insurance via email to Marcella Calloway, Parks and Recreation Department Secretary. Please make sure that you list the City of Manhattan Beach, Its Officers, Employees, Elected Officials, Volunteers and Members of Boards and Commission as additional insured and provide a copy of the Additional Insured Endorsement form from the policy. Please submit your Certificate of Insurance and Endorsement thirty (30) prior to your scheduled banner date.

5. Indemnification and Hold Harmless

Submit Indemnification and Hold Harmless agreement via email to Marcella Calloway, Parks and Recreation Department Secretary. (signed by a representative of your organization).

6.Banner Status

Check the Citizen Self Service Portal (CSS) for the current status of the banner.

7. Banner

Deliver banner to the Manhattan Beach Public Works Department, 3621 Bell Avenue, one (1) week prior to scheduled banner hanging date. Call (310) 802-5311 to coordinate drop-off instructions.

8. Hanging

Banners are hung on Mondays for a period of one to two weeks. Construction of all banners must follow guidelines (see attached).

9. Banner Pickup

Banners will not be stored in Public Works Department after removal. Please call (310) 802-5311 to set date for banner pickup.


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