Small Cell Wireless Facilities

The City of Grand Rapids, as required by the State of Michigan, must process and issue permits for small cell wireless facilities for uses in public space. The Energy, Lighting & Communications Department oversees this process. Listed below is information about small cell wireless facilities and other resources. 

Frequently asked questions about small cell wireless facilities

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A summary of the draft Administrative Rules for Small Cell Wireless Facilities

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Draft Administrative Rules for Small Cell Wireless Facilities

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Small Wireless Communications Facilities Deployment Act 365 of 2018

View Act 365 of 2018

Publication by the Federal Communications Commission

Wireless Infrastructure Deployment for 5G

A city ordinance to regulate small cell/wireless facilities in the public rights of way

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This is an interactive map of all small cell wireless facilities installed, approved, or pending within the city.

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