Wireless Communications Facilities

County Ordinances


The following items contain information relevant to Wireless Communications Facilities (WCF):

Board of Supervisors Policies


Location


The table below provides a quick reference to determine if a particular proposed WCF is not permitted/permitted or specially permitted (SUP). Note that if a parcel has been rezoned and is subject to proffers there may be additional use or height restrictions in the proffers.
Zoning District Maximum Tower Height SUP Required
Economic Opportunity (EO) <60' >60'
General Agriculture (A-1) <35' >35'
General Business (B-1) <60' >60'
Industrial, (M-1, M-2) <60' >60'
Limited Business (LB) Not Permitted Not Permitted
Mixed Use (MU) Not Permitted All Towers
Planned Unit Development (PUD) Not Permitted All Towers
Public Lands (PL) <60' >60'
Researth & Technology District (RT) <60' >60'
Residential (R-1, R-2, R-3, R-5, R-6) Not Permitted Not Permitted
Residential Planned Community (R-4)
With designation other than residential on a 
Board-adopted master plan
Not Permitted All Towers
Residential Planned Community (R-4)
With residential designation on a 
Board-adopted master plan
Not Permitted Not Permitted
Rural Residential (R-8) <35' >35'

Setbacks


In addition, any proposed tower mounted WCF needs to be able to meet the following setbacks: Setbacks specified for the zoning district; 400-foot setback from any existing residential structure; an occupied school of building used primarily for daycare; and setbacks from all property lines and right-of-ways either 110% of the tower height (if it does not meet structural standards) or 110% of the documented collapse radius (if it meets structural standards).