Wireless Telecommunications (Small Cell)

The installation of wireless telecommunications, otherwise referred to as Small Cell, infrastructure in Austin is regulated by the City of Austin's Rules and Design Manual Section 12 and the amendment of Texas State law to include Chapter 284 of Local Government Code. Small Cell facilities are typically comprised of network nodes, antennas, associated wireless equipment, and transport facilities. The City's Small Cell application process was designed to facilitate the installation of small cell facilities within the public rights-of-way. The application process and guiding regulations set design parameters, limits, and standards for such facilities.
Wireless telecommunications providers may wish to view the following resources before beginning an application:
Additional information on each step of the Small Cell permitting process can be found within the tiles below.