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Small Wireless Facility Permit
1. Permit Process for an Applicant seeking to construct Small Wireless Facilities in or outside the Right-of-Way, or to install, replace, maintain or operate a Utility Pole inside the Right-of-Way.
a. An Applicant seeking to Co-locate Small Wireless Facilities in or outside the Right-of-Way, or to install, replace, maintain or operate a Utility Pole inside the Right-of-Way, must first submit an Application for a Permit to the City Public Works Director. The City Public Works Director shall design and make available to Applicants a standard Application form, consistent with the provisions of this Section which all Applicants must use in order to accomplish the purposes of this Section. Except for the requirements in Subsection (D)(3)(b)(2) below, an Applicant shall not be required to provide more information to obtain a Permit under this Section than other communications service providers that are not Wireless Providers.
b. An Application for a Permit shall include the following:
(1) Construction and engineering drawings which demonstrate compliance with the criteria in § 511.400(D)(6);
(2) An attestation that the Small Wireless Facilities comply with the volumetric limitations in the definition of Small Wireless Facility;
(3) Information on the height of any new, replacement, or modified Utility Pole;
(4) Applicable indemnity, insurance, performance bond information required in § 511.400(F);
(5) An Applicant that is not a Wireless Services Provider must provide evidence of agreements or plans demonstrating that the Small Wireless Facilities will be operational for use by a Wireless Services Provider within one-year after the Permit issuance date, unless the City and the Applicant agree to extend this period or if the Applicant notifies the City the delay is caused by lack of commercial power or communications transport facilities. An Applicant that is a Wireless Services Provider must provide this information by attestation.
(6) Plans and detailed cost estimates for any make-ready work as needed. The Applicant shall be solely responsible for the cost of any make-ready work. A preapplication conference is required to identify and scope make-ready work on City-owned facilities prior to application.
(7) Projected commencement and termination dates for the Permit, or if such dates are unknown at the time the Permit is issued, a provision requiring the Permit holder to provide the City Public Works Director with reasonable advance notice of such dates once they are determined.
2. Fees And Rates.
Each such Application shall be accompanied by payment of fees as designated in this Section.
a. General.
(1) Any fees collected pursuant to this Subsection will be used only to reimburse the City for its actual incurred costs and will not be used to generate revenue to the City above such costs.
(2) The City may not require or accept in-kind services in lieu of any fee.
(3) The rates to Co-locate on City Utility Poles shall be non-discriminatory regardless of the services provided by the Co-locating Applicant.
b. Application Fee.
(1) The total fee for an Application for the Co-location of a Small Wireless Facility is one hundred dollars ($100.00) per Small Wireless Facility.
(2) An Applicant filing a consolidated Application shall pay one hundred dollars ($100.00) per Small Wireless Facility included in the consolidated Application.
(3) The total fee for an Application for the installation, modification, or replacement of a Utility Pole and the Co-location of an associated Small Wireless Facility is five hundred dollars ($500.00) per Utility Pole.
c. Co-location Rate. The rate for Co-location of a Small Wireless Facility to a City Utility Pole is one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per City Utility Pole per year.
d. Right-Of-Way Permit Fee. The total fee for a Right-of-Way permit associated with the installation of Small Wireless Facilities in the Right-of-Way is fifty dollars ($50.00) per one hundred (100) linear feet with a fifty dollars ($50.00) minimum fee.
 
See Chapter 511: Right-Of-Way Management, Article VI: Small Wireless Facilities for more detailed information on permitting for small wireless facilities.
See Permit Information for more details.
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Summary Table of Application Procedures

Table 405.010, Summary Table of Application Procedures, lists the applications authorized by this Chapter and application-specific requirements from Articles III through VIII for preapplication meetings, public hearing notice, review and decision-making bodies, and expiration of approval. The table also lists cross references to related applications authorized by and subject to requirements of other chapters of the Municipal Code.

In the event of conflict between the application-specific procedures in Articles III through VIII and the requirements summarized in Table 405.010, Summary Table of Application Procedures, the application-specific procedures and requirements in Articles III through VIII shall govern.