New Guidelines for Cellular Antenna Installations

Posted on September, 30 2021

The DOB has issued a Buildings Bulletin to clarify the requirements for cellular antenna installations. Part of the intent of the Bulletin is to issue guidance so that New York City’s 5G infrastructure buildout is accelerated to provide better internet access to New Yorkers.

Prior guidance on antenna installation was from 1998; since technologies have significantly advanced since then, the bulletin seeks to provide further clarification based on current antenna technology. The Bulletin also has several illustrative diagrams as examples.

For more information regarding cellular antenna installations, see Buildings Bulletin 2021-011, the Highlights document, and the online FAQs