The City of Portland welcomes the opportunity to work with you on your radio frequency (RF) transmission facilities project. RF installations include Personal Wireless Service Facilities like cell phone antennae mounted on buildings and cell towers. They also include television broadcasting equipment and other similar facilities.
Portland’s Zoning Code identifies RF facilities as a land use category. It includes all devices, equipment, machinery, structures or supporting elements necessary to produce non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation within the range of frequencies from 100 KHz to 300 GHz operating as a discrete unit to produce a signal or message.
Radio Frequency facilities in the right-of-way
The Office for Community Technology (OCT) administers and reviews requests for wireless carrier macro sites located within the public right-of-way (ROW). For example, attachments on utility poles located near the road or sidewalk. ROW permits are administrative permits in public streets. ROW siting and administrative permits are not governed by the zoning code.
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Personal wireless service facility permit applications
Apply online for a personal wireless service facilities permit. Get all application forms and find how to complete an application.
Review of Radio Frequency (RF) transmission facilities
Personal wireless service facilities land use review fee schedule
Get estimates for personal wireless service facilities land use reviews. Learn more about estimated fees for land use reviews.