As I found out here in unincorporated Will County, Illinois, I really didn't
need any permit but as I convinced the reviewers that I was going to be pouring
concrete with rebar and they needed to inspect that because that's what they
do! So they agreed and let me apply for a permit. All inspections went fine
and I got my final and they issued me a CO (Certificate of Occupancy) for each
tower (3). I did this because eventually (?) I'll be gobbled up by the local
city who has a very restrictive antenna ordinance. So IMHO, it's better to get
permission first and be safe than be worried later. Phil KB9CRY
> So I called my local city planners office to begin the process of
> getting a permit to install a tower on my one acre lot. We live in a
> kind of agricultrual area, but more horse-country than agricultrial. At
> first I'm told I'd need to get a "conditional use permit" to install my
> tower. But later when trying to get more details of what I'd need for
> the permit, I speak directly with the city planner who tells me I don't
> need a permit at all because the city ordinance requiring a "conditional
> use permit" is only for towers over 75'. And since my tower is only
> 60', he does not think I need a permit at all. He goes on to read from
> the ordinance, and explains that it specifically exempts singe pole
> radio structures and the like under 75'. I'm a little concerned about
> the words "single pole" because my tower is not a single pole. But a
> triangular tower with four guys wires. I explain that to the city
> planner and he still says I don't need a permit, if I keep the
> installation under 75'.
> So my concern is, if I install my tower without a permit, and keep it
> under 75'. What protection, if any, do I have if later someone
> complains about my antenna and tower? Not that I expect it from my
> neighbors but you never know.
> According to the city planner, I can still get a "building permit" to
> ensure the installation meets proper installation requirements, but that
> it is not necessary. I'm kind of relieved I don't have to get permit
> but wonder if I should anyway, or just go ahead with my installation and
> see what happens.
> Thanks for any suggestions
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
> and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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