Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Ordinance

On November 29, 2022, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors adopted the Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Ordinance--a comprehensive set of regulations for cell towers and antennas within the unincorporated areas of the county. 

The regulations went into effect in the Inland Zone on December 29, 2022. The regulations in the Coastal Zone must be approved by the California Coastal Commission prior to going into effect.

 If you wish to inquire about the regulations, or if you wish to develop a wireless telecommunications facility within the unincorporated area of Humboldt County, please contact the Front Counter team at (707) 445-7541 or at planningbuilding@co.humboldt.ca.us.

Photograph of small cell facility mounted on streetlight

Image by City of Seattle

Photograph of large lattice cell tower

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