Before any DAS/Small Cell Wireless Facility equipment is installed in the city right-of-way, a permit must be approved. 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.
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.