Applying for a Small Wireless Facility Permit

The City of Shreveport has a new application and approval process for small wireless facilities. The process started on May 01, 2018.

Follow the instructions on these forms:

“Small wireless facility” refers to a wireless facility that meets both of the following qualifications:

  • (i) each wireless provider’s antenna could fit within an enclosure of no more than six (6) cubic feet in volume; and;
  • (ii) all other wireless equipment associated with the wireless facility, whether ground or pole-mounted, is cumulatively no more than twenty-one (21) cubic feet in volume.

Note:  The following types of associated ancillary equipment are not included in the calculation of equipment volume: electric meter, concealment elements, telecommunications demarcation box, grounding equipment, power transfer switch, cut-off switch, vertical cable runs for the connection of power and other services.

Small cell telecommunications facilities increase capacity to a wireless provider’s network in high-traffic areas. They are typically comprised of an antenna, enclosed or exposed, and associated wireless equipment.

The approval process for small cell telecommunications facilities is in accordance with Chapter 105 of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Code of Ordinances , enacted by the Shreveport City Council on April 24, 2018, which establishes regulations for small cell telecommunications facilities seeking to co-locate on existing structures on private property or in the public right of way.  A copy of the legislation can be found on the City of Shreveport’s website.