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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Radio Frequency Transmission Facilities

  • Antennas on a utility pole within public rights-of-way

  • Monopole on private property

  • Rooftop antennas

Portland’s Zoning Code identifies RF facilities as a land use category that 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 and operating as a discrete unit to produce a signal or message.

RF installations include Personal Wireless Service Facilities (e.g., cell phone antennae mounted on buildings and cell towers), television broadcasting equipment, and other similar facilities.

Information and applications for Personal Wireless Service Facilities.

Information and applications for RF facilities located in the right-of-way or other City-owned land.

Information on other RF facilities.


Review of RF Facilities

A Commercial Building Permit is required for RF facilities and is reviewed by several divisions of the Bureau of Development Services (BDS).