Telecom and Right-of-way Regulations
Regulations governing telecommunications company’s use of the City of St. Louis right of way can be found in one of two city ordinances.
Small Cell Deployments in St. Louis
Small wireless Facilities, SWF, also called Small Cells are the next generation of telecommunications technology. They are made up of antennas and radios that transmit Radio Frequency (RF) signals. All Carriers use 4G and 5G small cells to deploy their technology.
Learn about Small Cell Deployments in the City of St. Louis
Linear Foot Fee Compensation
St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 23.64: Division IV: Public Lighting: Communications Transmission Systems
Abstract: Communications Transmission Systems
Alternate Telephone Gross Receipts Tax
St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 23.34: Division II: Taxation: Telephone Company Alternative Tax
Abstract: Telephone Company Alternative Tax
NOTE: St. Louis City Revised Code (annotated) has been converted to electronic format by the staff of the St. Louis Public Library. This electronic version has been done for the interest and convenience of the user. These are unofficial versions and should be used as unofficial copies. Official printed copies of St. Louis City Revised Code may be obtained from the Register's Office at the St. Louis City Hall. III.
A Communications Transmission System License is required.
All companies are required to submit an Applications for Telecommunications Permit prior to any excavation of city streets or placement of conduit in City right of way.
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