This website is provided to assist wireless providers with pertinent resources to assist in efforts to construct small cell wireless facilities (SWF) in the City of Tucson Right-of-Way (ROW).
The point of contact (POC) for SWF inquires: Tucson_SWF_POC@tucsonaz.gov. City POC staff will respond in a timely manner.
The purpose of this website is to provide valuable guidance on the permitting, placement, construction, installation and maintenance of SWF structures in the City's ROW as defined by A.R.S. Article 8 Use of Public Highways by Wireless Providers § 9-591, et seq., and recognized in the "Wireless Facilities Standard Terms and Conditions" document.
Light Pole Reservations
The City of Tucson enables Small Cell applicants to apply for a 90 day reservation on individual light poles being considered for Small Cell replacement.
To apply for a light pole reservation, complete and sign the fillable Pole Reservation form and send it to Tucson_SWF_POC@tucsonaz.gov along with contact information to arrange payment of reservation fee.
Preliminary Site Review Meeting(s)
Tucson offers cellular providers and their contractors the opportunity to meet with key City staff to explore details of identified SWF sites prior to expending resources to prepare site and engineering documents. Please contact Tucson_SWF_POC@tucsonaz.gov to arrange a preliminary site review as needed.
Documents for Historic Review may be sent via email to PDSDhistoric@tucsonaz.gov for those wishing to send requests electronically.
Information Technology Infrastructure Review
Small Wireless Facility permitting requires a communications review. The Small Wireless Facility Engineering Review form needs to be completed and approved prior to the issuance of a Right-of-Way permit for each wireless installation. Please include the completed form with each plan submission for a new wireless facility.
SWF Application Submission for Permit Review
Individual applications, plans, and questions may be submitted via email to TDOTPermitCenter@tucsonaz.gov.
Public Utility Administrative Manual - Draft June 24, 2021
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Plan Submission Requirements
- Small Wireless Facilities Design Standards (March 9, 2018)
- Wireless Facilities Standard Terms and Conditions (November 5, 2020)
- Small Wireless Facility Review Process
- City of Tucson Streetlights Map
- Historic Preservation
- Map with historic lights and properties
- Tucson Water Review Group
- How To Determine Required SWF Light Fixture
- 2018 Rate and Fee Schedule for ROW Wireless (April 27, 2018)
- Site License Agreement (City owned pole)
- Power Sharing Rider to Wireless Right-of-way License Agreement
- Small Cell Information
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