Small Cell Technology

Click HERE for easy, convenient online small cell application submission.

Small cell towers are affixed to poles located both within the rights-of-ways of the City and on private properties, and are installed to provide consist service throughout the City. This technology will eventually be utilized to provide 5G service. The City Council adopted and approved Ordinance Number 2814-A to regulate this technology and Ordinance Number 2815-A to regulate small cell fees.

Ideally, the requesting media entity would survey areas identified for needed coverage and attempt to collocate on existing poles in the area. If an existing pole is unavailable, the request for a new pole, when submitted, will go before the City Council for approval. Notification of the request and public hearing will be advertised via a sign posted at the site of the request as well as door hangers that will be hung at adjacent residences/businesses of the area. A public hearing will be conducted to determine approval and/or denial of said request. Note: Notification times are short due to the limited processing time allowed by the FCC. The City will make every attempt to provide as much notification as possible with each new pole request.

Click HERE to complete the application for a small cell location(s) online or download the application below:

Need more information?

Questions should be directed to the Vestavia Hills City Manager at or the Vestavia Hills City Clerk at