Wireless Utility Permit

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To obtain a Wireless Utility Permit for placement of small cell sites in the Culver City public right-of-way, please submit the following documents to the 2nd floor Engineering counter at City Hall for review to start the process. Applications are accepted in-person and by appointment only on Monday and Tuesday during normal business hours.

  1. A pre-application submittal meeting is encouraged to review submission requirements prior to submitting the Wireless Utility Application. To schedule a pre-application meeting and/or to set up an appointment to submit an application, contact Engineering at 310-253-5600.

    Complete and submit a Wireless Utility Application. (The answers to the application questions and other documentation attached to the application require review prior to issuing a Wireless Utility Permit described in Step Two below.)
    1. Important documents to refer to when completing a Wireless Utility Application:
    2. Fees:
      • A $2,849 combined application/permit fee is due upon submission of the application for a LADWP/SCE Pole Attachment.
      • A $3,429 combined application/permit fee is due upon submission of the application for a New Stand-Alone or City-Owned Pole Attachment.
  2. If you are attaching a small cell site to an SCE or LADWP utility pole or plan to install a stand-alone pole:
    • City will issue a Wireless Utility Permit upon the successful completion of the application process.
  3. If you are attaching a small cell site to a City-owned streetlight or traffic signal:
    • Applicants are required to execute a General Terms and Conditions Agreement
    • A Light Pole Addendum, which is referenced in the General Terms and Conditions Agreement (once every 20 years); and
    • A Light Pole Addendum Order, which is Exhibit B to the Light Pole Addendum (one for each small cell site location).
    • The City will issue a Wireless Utility Encroachment Permit upon execution of these documents and the successful completion of the application process.