Wireless communication facilities are subject to all rules and regulations found under Chapter 33.49 CCC. While remaining consistent with the provisions set forth in the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, the goal of the Wireless Communication Facilities code is to protect visual and aesthetic features of Clallam County.
Wireless Communication Facilities require a WCF Permit unless specified in Exemptions, Chapter 33.49.200(2) CCC. If a WCF Permit is not required, the proposal may still require a Building Permit through the Building Division. Contact the Planning Division for further information. Please refer to the following sections:
- Site Location Preferences, Chapter 33.49.400 CCC
- Site Priorities, Chapter, Chapter 33.49.410 CCC
- Development Standards, Chapter 33.49.500 CCC
- General Standard, Chapter 33.49.510 CCC
- Pole Replacements
- New Support Towers
- Health, Safety, and Welfare
- Other Regulations
- Performance Standards, Chapter 33.49.520 CCC
- Color and Camouflage
- Security and Lighting
Proposals will either be processed administratively (Types I & II) or quasi-judicial (Type III). Proposals requiring Type III review will require the approval of a Conditional Use Permit.
|Site Priorities||Type I Review||Type II Review||Type III Review|
Co-located attached WCF
Power pole replacement
Preference 1 areas
Attached WCF (nonresidential zones)
Preference 2 areas
Attached WCF (residential zones)
Preference 3 areas
The following documents are required alongside any WCF permit submittal. Full details about each entry can be found in Chapter 33.49.630 CCC.
- Scaled site plan.
- Landscaping and screening plan (new support towers only).
- Description and photographic depiction of the proposed facility, including any camouflaging or shroud information.
- Elevation drawings.
- Description of the existing or proposed facilities, technical reasons for the design and configuration, design and dimensional information, coverage schemes, and the capability of future co-location opportunities.
- Report by a licensed professional engineer demonstrating the following:
- The facility complies with all requirements of the International Building Code;
- The structural capability of the facility will support co-located antennas (if applicable);
- The facility complies with all applicable standards of the FAA and FCC, including RF energy standards; and
- The basis for the calculation of capacities.
- Documentation that establishes the applicant’s right to use the site.
- FAA final air space determination (Form 7460-1, prior to issuance of a CUP).
- An analysis of the proposal area and discussion of factors influencing the decision to target the proposed location.
- Photographic analysis of the proposed site.
- All applicable fees.
- Any additional applicable information the Review Authority deems necessary to adequately review the proposal.
Permit fees are described in detail within Chapter 33.49.650 CCC.
|Permit Type||Associated Fee|