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Siting Telecommunication Tower Resources

Reference Number: MTAS-759
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: December 01, 2016
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A good information source for siting telecommunications towers can be found at the website of the Federal Communications Commission at

The FCC’s preliminary application to construct or alter a telecommunications tower (FCC Form 854) is at

Forms for notifying the FAA of a proposed tower construction or alteration (FAA Form 7460-1) are difficult to access via the Internet. Instead, prospective applicants should contact the FAA’s regional office at 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337 or call (404) 305-5685.

Forms for registering telecommunications towers with the Tennessee comptroller of the treasury are at