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Wireless Facility Regulations

Updated September 10, 2018

Santa Monica Municipal Code (SMMC) Chapter 7.70 regulates personal wireless service facilities in the public right-of-way. Further, the City Council authorized the Public Works Director to publish a Wireless Application Policy and Guidelines (Standards) document to supplement the regulations set forth in SMMC 7.70. These Standards are published on this web page. You are encouraged to check this page regularly for updates.

Provided below are links to other important resources relevant to wireless facility permitting:
  • Santa Monica Map: The City's official mapping platform. Use this website to determine the nearest legal address of a proposed installation. This may differ from the address that appears on adjacent buildings or what is provided in mapping applications like Google Maps.
  • Excavation Work in Public Right-of-Way General Notes (Revised May 25, 2016): Required to appear on the construction documents that propose any type of excavation in the public right-of-way.
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