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Small Cell Infrastructure in Denver

Small Cell facilities are low-powered antennas that provide cellular and data coverage to smaller geographic areas, supplementing the larger cellular network and improving service for wireless customers.

DOTI is responsible for issuing permits for any utility equipment placed in the right of way and setting standards for physical appearance and safety.



Design guidelines

Applicants for small cell infrastructure in Denver must obtain a permit, must meet the requirements set forth in the design guidelines and consider the aesthetics of the existing streetlights and neighborhoods adjacent to proposed small cell locations.

updated May 2019

updated September 2019


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Connected Colorado Video: Impact of small cell laws



Small Cell Info SheetDownload the information sheet (PDF) about how Denver is working with communities and utility companies to manage small cell infrastructure in the city.


Contact Denver DOTI

Public Information Office,

Right of Way Services,


Approval Process

Freestanding Small Cell Infrastructure
ROW Permit


Small Cell Co-Location



See instructions for filling out and submitting these worksheets in the Entrance Requirements documentation.

Small Cell Submittal Check List (PDF)

Required Plan Notes (PDF)

MS Word format — right-click to save to local destination 

Adjacent Property Notification Template (.docx)

Colocation: SONO Template (.docx)

Colocation: SONO Checklist (.docx)

Denver NRHP and Landmarked Historic Parks and Parkways (PDF)

MS Excel format — right-click to save to local destination 

Geodatabase Template (ZIP file — right-click to save)


combined street light and small cell along sidewalk


small cell antenna in right of way on residential Denver street

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