Upgrade a Cell Phone Tower and Antenna

Are you looking to upgrade a cell phone tower or antenna? We'll tell you how to get a permit to make any of these upgrades:

  • Install a new wireless communications tower
  • Attach a new cellular antenna to a building
  • Co-locate a cellular antenna at an existing facility
  • Upgrade existing wireless equipment

Online Form

Create a Citizen Access account

We use a third party application called Citizen Access for our Cell Phone Tower and Antenna Upgrade applications.  If you've never used Citizen Access, we recommend that you review how to create an account before starting your application. 

Make sure you have time to apply

This application will take about 20 minutes once you've gathered the required information identified in the steps below. You'll be able to save your application and resume later if you need more time.

Make sure you have all the required information

During the application process, you'll need to upload professionally sealed, digital/scanned plans.

Calculate the value of improvements

Include these costs to determine the value of improvements you'll make for this project:

  • Building costs
  • Mechanical costs
  • Electrical costs
  • Plumbing costs
  • Excavating costs
  • Grading costs
  • Any other similar costs
  • Construction labor costs

Don't include any of these costs in your calculations:

  • Architectural fees
  • Cost of the lot
  • Landscaping costs
  • Personal property costs

Need help calculating the value of improvements in your project? Use the Building Permit Fee Estimator here.

Apply for a permit online

Login to Citizen Access and choose the Planning Applications category using the link below.

Complete the application in English here

Have your credit/debit card ready

We accept Visa or MasterCard for online payments.

There are three components to Cell Phone Tower and Antenna fees:

The Building Permit and Plan Review fee

  • We calculate this based on the value of improvements. Use the Estimate Building Permit Fee Calculator in the Related Links section of this page to estimate fees

$200 flat fee for consultant review

The Planning/Zoning fee

  • $2,055 for a new cell tower
  • $863 for an antenna co-location on an existing tower
  • $486 for an upgrade to an antenna, cabinet, or other existing equipment

You can pay when you pick up your plans from our office if you don't want to pay online. We're located at the address listed in the Contact Us section.

We'll review your application

Expect to hear from us within 1-2 business days. We'll email you to confirm receipt of your application. Keep in mind that you might need to revise your application or attachments if we notice any missing or incorrect information. Pick up your approved plans at the address listed in the Contact Us section.

Paper Form

Plan your project

We require two sets of professionally sealed plans.

Calculate the value of improvements

Include these costs to determine the value of improvements you'll make for this project:

  • Building costs
  • Mechanical costs
  • Electrical costs
  • Plumbing costs
  • Excavating costs
  • Grading costs
  • Any other similar costs
  • Construction labor costs

Don't include any of these costs in your calculations:

  • Architectural fees
  • Cost of the lot
  • Landscaping costs
  • Personal property costs

Need help calculating the value of improvements in your project? Use the Building Permit Fee Estimator here.

Have your payment ready

The permit fee can be paid by mail or in person. By mail, we accept check or money order. For in person payments, we accept cash, check or money order. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

There are three components to Cell Phone Tower and Antenna fees:

The Building Permit and Plan Review fee

$200 flat fee for consultant review

The Planning/Zoning fee

  • $2,055 for a new cell tower
  • $863 for an antenna co-location on an existing tower
  • $486 for an upgrade to an antenna, cabinet, or other existing equipment

Additional forms

Download, print and complete these forms as attachments to the Commercial Building Permit Application:

Complete the Plan Transmittal Form for these types of projects:

  • Commercial

Complete the Plan Review Attachment for these types of projects:

  • Multi-family 
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Mixed use

Complete the application

Download, print, and fill out the printed application

Download the English version here

Mail or drop off your completed application

You can mail us your Building Permit application or come to our office to drop it off. Our address is listed in the Contact Us section of this page.

We'll review your application

Expect to hear from us within 1-2 business days of receipt of a mailed application. We'll email you to confirm receipt of your application. Keep in mind that you might need to revise your application or attachments if we notice any missing or incorrect information. When approved, we'll send you your permit via email.

Phone

Call us for instructions

You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. We'll get you all the information you need to apply for your Cell Phone Tower and Antenna Upgrades Application. We don't take applications over the phone, but we'll make sure you have everything you need to get your application approved.

In Person

Plan your project

We require two sets of professionally sealed plans.

Calculate the value of improvements

Include these costs to determine the value of improvements you'll make for this project:

  • Building costs
  • Mechanical costs
  • Electrical costs
  • Plumbing costs
  • Excavating costs
  • Grading costs
  • Any other similar costs
  • Construction labor costs

Don't include any of these costs in your calculations:

  • Architectural fees
  • Cost of the lot
  • Landscaping costs
  • Personal property costs

Need help calculating the value of improvements in your project? Use the Building Permit Fee Estimator here.

Have your payment ready

The permit fee can be paid by mail or in person. By mail, we accept check or money order. For in person payments, we accept cash, check or money order. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

There are three components to Cell Phone Tower and Antenna fees:

The Building Permit and Plan Review fee

$200 flat fee for consultant review

The Planning/Zoning fee

  • $2,055 for a new cell tower
  • $863 for an antenna co-location on an existing tower
  • $486 for an upgrade to an antenna, cabinet, or other existing equipment

Additional forms

Download, print and complete these forms as attachments to the Commercial Building Permit Application:

Complete the Plan Transmittal Form for these types of projects:

  • Commercial

Complete the Plan Review Attachment for these types of projects:

  • Multi-family 
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Mixed use

Complete the application

Download, print, and fill out the printed application:

Download the English version here

Mail or drop off your completed application

You can drop of your Building Permit application at our office. Our address is listed in the Contact Us section of this page.

We'll review your application

Expect to hear from us within 1-2 business days of application submittal. We'll email you to confirm receipt of your application. Keep in mind that you might need to revise your application or attachments if we notice any missing or incorrect information. When approved, we'll send you your permit via email.