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Wireless Communication Facilities

 

Wireless Communication Facilities (WCF) consist of antennas and equipment that transmit and receive data for cell phone and other mobile communication services. The Telecom Section reviews applications for compliance with the City's Land Development Code. There are approximately 3,000 WCF within the City.

Wireless Communication Facility (WCF) Requirements

Radio Frequency (RF) Safety

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates safety related to cell phones and antenna facilities. Based on regulations set forth in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the City is not permitted to evaluate applications based on health-related concerns. However, prior to issuance of a building permit, wireless carriers are required to submit a report demonstrating compliance with FCC regulations. For more information, see the links below:

Facilities on City Property

The City of San Diego's Real Estate Assets Department welcomes the opportunity to lease City property to wireless communication carriers seeking to expand their network infrastructure within the City and on City-owned property throughout the County of San Diego. Please contact Enza Charles at [email protected] or (619) 236-6052.

Downtown San Diego Projects within Civic San Diego’s Jurisdiction

For projects located in Downtown San Diego, you are encouraged to contact and obtain a Spectrum Act approval through Civic San Diego prior to submitting for a Spectrum Act (BP) application with the Development Services Department (DSD).  
 
If you submit a Spectrum Act application for a project located in Civic San Diego’s jurisdiction without initially obtaining their Spectrum Act approval, your project will be deemed incomplete and the determination for your project will be delayed until such approval is obtained separately through Civic San Diego.

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Visual Case Studies

  • Wireless communication facility at Beyer locationWireless communication facility at Beyer location (3310 Beyer Boulevard)
  • Wireless communication facility at Beyer locationWireless communication facility at Beyer location (3310 Beyer Boulevard)
  • Wireless communication facility at Beyer locationWireless communication facility at Beyer location (3310 Beyer Boulevard)
  • Wireless communication facility at Clairemont Mesa locationWireless communication facility at Clairemont Mesa location (4282 Genesee Avenue)
  • Wireless communication facility at Clairemont Mesa locationWireless communication facility at Clairemont Mesa location (4282 Genesee Avenue)
  • Wireless communication facility at Clairemont Mesa locationWireless communication facility at Clairemont Mesa location (4282 Genesee Avenue)
  • Wireless communication facility at Clairemont Mesa locationWireless communication facility at Clairemont Mesa location (4282 Genesee Avenue)
  • Wireless communication facility at Clairemont Mesa locationWireless communication facility at Clairemont Mesa location (4282 Genesee Avenue)
  • Wireless communication facility at Clairemont Mesa locationWireless communication facility at Clairemont Mesa location (4282 Genesee Avenue)
  • Wireless communication facility at Crown Point locationWireless communication facility at Crown Point location (3833 Ingraham Street)
  • Wireless communication facility at Crown Point locationWireless communication facility at Crown Point location (3833 Ingraham Street)
  • Wireless communication facility at Crown Point locationWireless communication facility at Crown Point location (3833 Ingraham Street)
  • Wireless communication facility at Crown Point locationWireless communication facility at Crown Point location (3833 Ingraham Street)
  • Wireless communication facility at Hazard Center locationWireless communication facility at Hazard Center location (5664 Mission Center Road)
  • Wireless communication facility at Hazard Center locationWireless communication facility at Hazard Center location (5664 Mission Center Road)
  • Wireless communication facility at Hazard Center locationWireless communication facility at Hazard Center location (5664 Mission Center Road)
  • Wireless communication facility at Hazard Center locationWireless communication facility at Hazard Center location (5664 Mission Center Road)
  • Wireless communication facility at Masonic locationWireless communication facility at Masonic location (1711 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard)
  • Wireless communication facility at Masonic locationWireless communication facility at Masonic location (1711 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard)
  • Wireless communication facility at Masonic locationWireless communication facility at Masonic location (1711 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard)
  • Wireless communication facility at Masonic locationWireless communication facility at Masonic location (1711 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard)
  • Wireless communication facility at Masonic locationWireless communication facility at Masonic location (1711 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard)
  • Wireless communication facility at Scripps Green locationWireless communication facility at Scripps Green (ROW North Torrey Pines Road)
  • Wireless communication facility at Scripps Green locationWireless communication facility at Scripps Green (ROW North Torrey Pines Road)
  • Wireless communication facility at Scripps Green locationWireless communication facility at Scripps Green (ROW North Torrey Pines Road)
  • Wireless communication facility at Scripps Green locationWireless communication facility at Scripps Green (ROW North Torrey Pines Road)
  • Wireless communication facility at Skyline locationWireless communication facility at Skyline (7222 Skyline Drive)
  • Wireless communication facility at Skyline locationWireless communication facility at Skyline (7222 Skyline Drive)
  • Wireless communication facility at Sorrento Pointe locationWireless communication facility at Sorrento Pointe (12025 Sorrento Valley Boulevard)
  • Wireless communication facility at Sorrento Pointe locationWireless communication facility at Sorrento Pointe (12025 Sorrento Valley Boulevard)
  • Wireless communication facility at Sorrento Pointe locationWireless communication facility at Sorrento Pointe (12025 Sorrento Valley Boulevard)
  • Wireless communication facility at Sorrento Pointe locationWireless communication facility at Sorrento Pointe (12025 Sorrento Valley Boulevard)
  • Wireless communication facility at UTC locationWireless communication facility at UTC (4465 La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Wireless communication facility at UTC locationWireless communication facility at UTC (4465 La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Wireless communication facility at UTC locationWireless communication facility at UTC (4465 La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Wireless communication facility at UTC locationWireless communication facility at UTC (4465 La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Wireless communication facility at UTC locationWireless communication facility at UTC (4465 La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Wireless communication facility at UTC locationWireless communication facility at UTC (4465 La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Wireless communication facility at UTC locationWireless communication facility at UTC (4465 La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Wireless communication facility at UTC locationWireless communication facility at UTC (4465 La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Wireless communication facility at UTC locationWireless communication facility at UTC (4465 La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Wireless communication facility at UTC locationWireless communication facility at UTC (4465 La Jolla Village Drive)
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