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Re: [TowerTalk] My Tower cost

To: Blake Bowers <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] My Tower cost
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 16:29:05 -0700
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At 04:06 PM 8/24/2004 -0500, Blake Bowers wrote:
> >about.  Your local ordinances or county or whatever may not require a
> >tower permit but virtually all counties in the US require a permit
> >whenever you pour structural concrete.  And tower bases are structural

I would be very careful with this comment.  Most of the counties
in KS, MO, AR, NE, IA, TX, OK, and many more require no
permits of any kind for a tower base, as well as a tower.

Actually, that was KB9CRY's comment...

I'd venture to guess that there's huge variability in regulatory requirements. In Southern California, where I live, there's not only county, but often, city requirements (not to mention CC&Rs, but they rarely regulate structural issues).

In Thousand Oaks, just digging the hole might require a permit, if you're moving enough dirt. (if Excavation is greater than 2 feet at grade..)(and of course, Thousand Oaks as a $685 fee for a free standing ham radio tower; all or a portion thereof maybe waived or reduced in order to avoid a cost prohibitive impact on applicant) (i.e. PRB-1)


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