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HBMS System Registration Options
A User ID and password are necessary to electronically submit outdoor advertising device permit applications and to manage your profile and permits
Types of User IDs:
  • Business Entities (e.g. advertising companies): See below. This user type is recommended for Business Entities that will require online access to HBMS for more than one individual within their organization. Business Entities can include commercial, non-profit, and government organizations. Users established under a Business Entity can access all the permits associated with their organization.
  • Individual Users click here to register. This user type is recommended for individuals or organizations that will require online access to HBMS for only one individual within their organization.
Business Entity Registration
Existing PennDOT Business Partners: If you are currently registered as a business partner with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in ECMS, request the addition of the HBMS Applicant role be added to your profile. This request must be on company letterhead. A sample request letter in PDF format can be viewed by clicking here. Your request letter should be scanned and emailed to RA-pdECMDSecurity@pa.gov Upon receipt, PennDOT will add the HBMS Applicant role to your company's existing business partner profile. Your ECMS Security Administrator can then add the HBMS Applicant role to existing or new individual users at your firm.
Organizations Not Yet Registered as Business Partners - Complete and submit the HBMS Login Request Form. You must identify a Security Administrator at your firm to manage individual user IDs and privileges. E-mail the completed form to RA-pdECMDSecurity@pa.gov.

Upon receipt, PennDOT will create a Security Administrator role for your firm and send an email to that person to provide them with detailed instructions for logging into ECMS, updating their passwords, and other administrative functions. Your Security Administrator will also be responsible for creating user IDs and passwords for himself or herself and other representatives of your firm so they can access the HBMS system. User IDs created with this access will not be able to access ECMS unless they are granted security access through the ECMS Business Partner process.