Small Cell/DAS

Before any telecommunications contractor can install DAS/Small Cell Wireless Facility equipment in the city right-of-way, a permit must be issued by the City of East Grand Rapids under approved ordinances. On November 4, 2019, the East Grand Rapids City Commission approved amendments to Chapter 50 Section 5.75E and Chapter 79D for the regulation of DAS/Small Cell Wireless Facilities. These city ordinances are in compliance with State of Michigan PA 365 and FCC Order 18-133. Below you will find these ordinances, the permit application, and more information relevant to DAS/Small Cell Wireless Facilities. 

If you have any questions regarding any of this information, please contact the Public Works Administration Department at (616) 940-4817.

FAQ on Small Cell Wireless Facilities in East Grand Rapids (updated 9/1/2020)

East Grand Rapids Ordinances & Materials:

Title 5 - Chapter 50, Section 5.75E 

Title 7 - Chapter 79D 

DAS/Small Cell Wireless Facility Permit

State of Michigan PA 365

FCC Order 18-133


Information on Current Small Cell Antennas in EGR:

Map of DAS/Small Cell Wireless Facilities in Grand Rapids

Map of DAS/Small Cell Wireless Facilities in East Grand Rapids

What do these small cell antennas look like?

Determination on Verizon Waiver Requests (9/1/2020)


The City of East Grand Rapids was a member of the Grand Valley Metro Council (GVMC) DAS Consortium which was established to create a uniform regulation and permitting process between Grand Rapids Metropolitan communities. Information on the GVMC DAS Consortium can be found here.