Wireless Utility Permit

Photo of utility pole

Do you want to obtain a permit to place a small cell site in Culver City in the public-right-of-way?

If so, what type of permit do you need? 

If you are attaching a small cell site to a SCE or LADWP utility pole or plan to install a stand-alone pole - You need a Wireless Utility Permit

If you are attaching a small cell site to a City-owned streetlight or traffic signal - You need a Wireless Utility Encroachment Permit

How to Apply

Meet

Schedule a Pre-Application Meeting 

  • Although not required, you are encouraged to schedule a pre-application meeting in advance of submitting your application
  • At the pre-application meeting, staff will review submission requirements and provide guidance for completing your application
  • Contact Public Works Department - Engineering Division at 310-253-5600 to schedule a pre-application meeting

Complete

Complete Wireless Utility Application

Wireless Utility Application(PDF, 268KB)

The following additional documents are required if you are attaching a small cell site to a City-owned streetlight or traffic signal and need a Wireless Utility Encroachment Permit

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Submit

Schedule Appointment to Submit Application

  • Application and all required documents must be submitted to the 2nd floor Engineering counter at City Hall
  • Contact Public Works Department - Engineering Division at 310-253-5600 to schedule an application meeting

Appointments are available Mondays or Tuesdays during normal business hours

Pay

Pay Application & Permit Fees

  • $2,849 for a combined application/permit, due upon submission of your application for a LADWP/SCE Pole Attachment
  • $3,429 for a combined application/permit, due upon submission of your application for a New Stand-Alone or City-Owned Pole Attachment

1.  Where do I find the Streetlight Pole ID Number or GPS coordinates I need to enter into my application?

2.  Does the streetlight pole I want to use already have a small cell site installed upon it?


Go to Streetlight Inventory

Useful tips when using the Streetlight Inventory:

  • Zoom in until you see the streetlight/traffic signals on the map.
  • To find out detailed information about a particular streetlight/traffic signal, click upon the square (acorn) or round (cobra head) green dots. Then click on the right-facing arrow to view a window containing its assigned number, GPS coordinates, small cell site status, type, etc.
  • Click upon each of the icons located on the top left-hand side to find out what they do and don’t forget to click on the Attribute Table tab located at the very bottom/center of the page to see a matrix of information for all the streetlights/traffic signals that are displayed on the screen at any given time.