Communication facilities, which primarily refers to wireless communication apparatuses such as cell towers, must gain approval of the project before installation. Depending on the complexity of the project, the application may be a Small Cell, Tier I, Tier II or Major facility. For more information about each, please see below.
Small cell sites are wireless facilities where all the antennas fit or would fit in an enclosure of not more than six (6) cubic feet in volume. The following process is for small cell sites in the public right-of-way.
Tier I Minor Communication Facilities include those that are located on existing buildings, utility poles, communication facilities or other existing structures or specific modifications or collocations to existing facilities. Tier I Minor Communication Facilities are completely camouflaged from public view.
Tier 2 Minor Communication Facilities are generally incorporated into a building, structure or the landscape to the greatest extent possible but may be discernible.
Major Communication Facilities are those that do not meet the provisions for minor (Tier I or Tier II) communication facilities or small cell sites.