On 6/30/02 7:11 PM, David L. Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>We have a Gwinnett County (Georgia) ordinance that allows up to 75 feet
>without the need for a special use permit. I would love to have 95 feet.
According to the information I obtained in 2000, when I got my building
permit, Gwinnett county does not place a limit on tower height. However,
depending on height, the requirements obtaining a permit change:
* < 50 feet - no plans, just apply for a permit.
* < 75 feet - vendor shop drawings (eg from the Rohn catalog) required
and must be reviewed before granting the permit.
* > 75 feet - full plans drawn and stamped by a PE registered in GA. You
must also obtain a Tall Structure Permit from the board of commissioners.
The plans are reviewed as for towers < 75 feet.
As you can see, there's no limit on height, but there's certainly a wall
of paperwork. There's a reason my tower is 49.5 feet tall....
Oh, and on a more humourous note, the permit for my tower describes the
project as follows:
"OTHER - AMATUER RADIO ANTENNA SUPPORT TOWER - 49 FT TALL - BLDG ONLY-
ATTACHED TO HOUSE BY BRACKETS - NO GUIDE WIRES ATTACHED"
I like that part -- "GUIDE WIRES"....
Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: email@example.com
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