City of Round Rock
In the City of Round Rock, antenna regulations are part of the
Ordinance. The relevant section is Chapter 11.423,
"Zoning Districts: Supplementary Use Standards".
Below is quoted the portion of the Ordinance describing "Wireless
Transmission Facilities", which may or may not apply to Amateur Radio
stations (10 June 2002:)
(31) Wireless Transmission Facility (WTF)
Wireless transmission facilities shall comply with all the following
(a) Generally Applicable
Any WTF that is not operated for a continuous period of 12 months shall
be considered abandoned, and the owner of such a facility shall remove
same within 60 days of receipt of notice from the City notifying owner
of such abandonment. If such facility is not removed within said 60
days, the City may remove such facility at the owner's expense. If
there are two or more users of a single WTF, then this provision shall
not become effective until all users cease operations on the tower.
(b) Self-Standing WTF
The standard setbacks for each zoning district will apply to WTFs with
additional setbacks or separation being required in the sections
below. To protect citizens in their homes, transmission towers shall
be placed a minimum distance equal to the height of the tower away
from any residential structure or residential zone boundary. No
guy wires may be used.
(ii) Proximity to Major Thoroughfares
To preserve and protect the City's major thoroughfares, WTFs must be
setback from freeways, espressways, and major and minor arterials by
a distance equal to three times the WTF height. The setback for these
areas is determined by measuring from the centerline of the
right-of-way of the thoroughfare.
(iii) Separation Between Towers
In order to prevent tower proliferation and protect the City's
natural beauty and skyline, the number of transmission towers per
square mile has been limited. New transmission towers shall be
placed a minimum distance from existing towers as described here:
1. New transmission towers 35 feet or less in height shall be
separated from existing towers by a minimum distance of 1500 feet.
2. New transmission towers more than 35 feet and less than 100 feet
in height shall be separated from existing towers by a minimum
distance of 2500 feet.
3. New transmission towers 100 feet or more in height shall be
separated from existing towers by a minimum distance of 3500 feet.
(c) Attached WTF
The antenna support structure or equipment shall be mounted flush
with the vertical exerior of the building or shall project no more
than 24 inches from the surface of the building to which it is
attached. Wireless Transmission Facilities shall not extend more than
10 feet above building and shall not violate the maximum height
restriction or building setback requirements of that zoning district.
The attached WTF shall be textured and colors so as to blend with the
surrounding surface of the building.
(d) Stealth WTF
Any WTF with appropriate stealth technology design approved by the
Zoning Administrator may be located in any zoning district that allows
WTFs as accessory uses. Approved stealth WTFs do not have to meet
the additional setbacks for tower separation or thoroughfares.
For more information, see the City
of Round Rock Website.
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