PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, staff are currently working from home. Staff are not available by phone at this time, and there may be an increase in processing time.
Applicant Web Page – Information and Process for Franchised Wireless Carriers
In response to the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) recent order (https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-18-133A1.pdf ) – effective January 2019 – related to the deployment of personal wireless service facilities, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has created a new intake and review process for personal wireless service facility applications.
Wireless facilities may be allowed in the Public right-of-way (ROW) subject to the terms of a master lease agreement with the City of Portland and must comply with conditions defined in PBOT Vertical Infrastructure Administrative Rules (TRN 10.44 - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/730263).
Vertical infrastructure facilities available within the public ROW at this time are either City owned assets such as street light and traffic signal poles or non-City owned (3rd Party) utility poles.
Intake and Review Process - * Interim *
When receiving applications for small cell installations in the public ROW, PBOT (email@example.com) will evaluate the permits based on conditions set forth in PBOT VI Administrative Rules (TRN 10.44 - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/730263).
If the request meets permitting requirements and follows City standards and specifications for installation, PBOT staff may grant a street opening permit to allow the proposed equipment to be placed subject to any improvements required to structurally support or otherwise accommodate the proposed small cell equipment. Application review timelines may vary depending on the type of personal wireless service equipment proposed and the specific vertical infrastructure facility requested. City-owned assets that are currently unable to structurally support the additional equipment will be required to pursue a “mini-public works” (Make Ready) process to design and construct an engineered facility that meets the requirements defined in Construction Standards for City-owned Assets.
SEND ALL FORMS OR QUESTIONS TO PBOT VERTICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
Placement on City-owned infrastructure (Street Light Poles or Traffic Signals)
- Link to City-owned Pole Inventory: (web page)
- Link to Site Walk Request: PAI Form SW
- Link to Pole Reservation Request: PAI Form Reservation
- Link to Pre-Design Meeting Request: PAI Form Pre-Design Packet
- Link to Application Meeting Request: PAI Form Application Meeting Request
- Link to Structural Design Checklist: Structural Design Checklist
- Link to Signals & Street Lighting Design Checklist: SSL Design Checklist
- Link to Civil Design Check Sheet: Civil Design Check Sheet
- Link to Pre-Application Meeting Check List: Check List Pre-Meeting
- Link to Construction Standards for City-owned assets: (web page)
- Link to INTERIM Standard Specifications for Small Cell Facilities on Illumination Poles: INTERIM Standard Specifications for Small Cell Facilities on Illumination Poles
Placement on non-City owned Utility poles ("3rd Party" poles)
- Link to non-City Pole Application Request : PAI Form 3RD Party Packet
- FCC Radiofrequency Safety FAQ
- City-owned Pole Inventory
- Link to online payment process (instructions) (DevHub page)
- Attaching to City-Owned Asset Process Flow Chart (coming soon)