Small Cell Right of Way Permits

Learn How to Get a Small Cell Right of Way (ROW) Permit

The Wireless Services (Small Cells) Design Manual (WSDM) governs the installation of small cell facilities proposed to be located in public ROW within the city of McKinney. The following provides guidance for the installation of small cell facilities on existing, new, private!y-owned and publicly-owned structures (i.e.: traffic signal poles and streetlight poles) within the public ROW in accordance with the City of McKinney Code of Ordinances and as identified in the WSDM.

  1. Submission & Review Process
  2. Application Requirements
  3. Application Checklists
  4. Submit GIS & Digital Info.
  5. Application Fees

Submission & Review Process

Important: Small cell antennas and small cell poles on private properties are permitted through the City of McKinney. 


Before applying for permits, obtain addresses for proposed small cell antennas / poles through www.McKinney.Tx.ROWay.net 


The following steps are to be followed by applicants for submission, review and approval of installation of small-cell facilities within the City of McKinney’s public right-of-way:


Step 1: Determine the Type of Project

Before applying for the permit(s) required for installation of small-cell facilities on new or existing structures within City of McKinney public right-of-way, determine if your project meets the definition of a small-cell facility as identified in the Right-of-Way Use and Management Ordinance PDF. Applicants are encouraged to review the ordinance amending the City of McKinney

Right-of-Way Use and Management Ordinance, the Wireless Services (Small Cells), Design Manual (WSDM) PDF and the Small Cell Tower availability map.


Step 2: Registration of Small Cell Network Provider

Before applying for a permit(s), a network provider seeking to install small-cell facilities must register with the City of McKinney Public Works Department through the Small Cell permit application. A certificate of insurance is required at the time of submittal.


Step 3: Submit Required Permit Application

Permit for Installation of Network Nodes, Poles, and/or Transport Facilities: This is the required permit application for all small-cell projects. Traffic Control Plans shall be included within the plans if lane closures are needed. Designate on the application whether the permit is for network nodes, poles or transport facilities.

 

Step 4: Application Review Process

The following review processes are applicable based upon the type of permit listed below:

  • The City of McKinney has 30 days to complete the initial review of each network node permit application and applicants will be notified by the City of McKinney Public Works Department whether the permit application is incomplete and what specific information is missing.
  • The City of McKinney has 30 days to complete the initial review of each support pole permit application and applicants will be notified by the City of McKinney Public Works Department whether the permit application is incomplete and what specific information is missing.
  • The City of McKinney has 10 days to complete the initial review of each transport facility permit application and applicants will be notified by the City of McKinney Public Works Department whether the permit application is incomplete and what specific information is missing.


Once the application is deemed complete during initial reviews, the City of McKinney Public Works Department will review the entire permit and notify the applicant of approve or disapprove status as follows:

  • Within 60 days for network nodes.
  • Within 150 days for support poles.
  • Within 21 days for transport facilities.


Once the  permit is approved, the City of McKinney Public Works Department will notify the applicant of approved status. The applicant is required to contact City of McKinney Public Works at 972-547-7352 or 972-547-7357 72 hours before start of work. The applicant has six months from date of approval to complete the work.