Network Node Permit

On August 15, 2017, City Council approved an Amendment to the Code of Ordinances, Part II, Chapter 78 (Right-of-Way Management) to adopt the Design Manual for the Installation of Network Nodes and Node Support Poles (PDF)

Map of all issued Network Nodes

The map shows the locations of all issued network nodes for applicant to ensure that any new proposed node poles meet the 300' spacing rule as stated in the design manual (PDF).

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Application Checklists

As specified in Chapter 284, network node Providers have four installation options within the public right-of-way (ROW). The application checklists summarize the information required for each submission for each type of network node installation.

  1. Utility Poles (not City Owned) Application Checklist (PDF)
  2. Transport Facility Application Checklist (PDF)
  3. Service Pole (City Owned) Application Checklist (PDF)
  4. Node Support Pole Application Checklist (PDF)

Each application can include up to 30 network nodes; however, it can only contain one type of installation in the public ROW. Each application must include the Network Node Application Fee Form.  View the state fees for network nodes.

Installation cannot occur in public right-of-way located in Design Districts and Parks without the prior written consent of the City.

As part of each network node application, GIS information is required to be provided to the City prior to filling out the ROW permit form.

Follow these 3 steps to submit the GIS and digital information to the city:

Step 1

To begin the permitting process, the City of Frisco's GIS Division requires network providers submit GIS data associated with poles and network nodes. Download one of the GIS data structures as a template and complete for proper submittal. This is required prior to submitting a ROW permit application.

The following attributes are required for data approval:

  • ProjectNumber
  • NodeNumber
  • Longitude
  • Latitude
  • PoleType
  • PoleSubtype
  • PoleOwner
  • PoleHeight
  • PoleInstallType
  • NetworkNodeType
  • NetworkNodeOwner
  • NetworkNodeBaseMountingHeight
  • NetworkNodePhysicalWidth
  • NetworkNodePhysicalHeight

In addition, a separate PDF or image file of the proposed view of the project is required.

Step 2

Once the spreadsheet is populated with the required attributes, submit to the city as a .csv file using the Network Node Permit Form.

The Network Node Permit Form shall also be used to submit all other application submittal requirements as a PDF to the city.

Step 3

Prior to final inspection, communicate the following attributes for the poles and nodes installed. 

  • PermitNumber
  • PoleInstallDate
  • PoleImage
  • NetworkNodeSerialNumber
  • NetworkNodeImage

When a permit is not required under the circumstances described in Section 284.157(a) of Chapter 284, the Provider is required to notify the City a minimum of 72 hours in advance of beginning work. However, if the Provider's work requires excavation or closing of sidewalks or vehicular lanes within the public ROW, then the Provider is required to obtain a ROW permit.

Collocation Process

  1. Company must include an exhibit that shows the location of the pole that they want to collocate on and a photo simulation of what it will look like with the network node on it.
  2. Company will obtain the latest standard Collocation Agreement (pdf) form from City’s Website.
  3. Company will edit the Agreement and enter the particular information concerning their request.
  4. Company shall send over a PDF version of the Agreement via email ROW Tech with their signature on their portion of the agreement PDF must be clear and legible.
  5. The ROW Manager will review the agreement and forward to the City’s attorney for review and approval.
  6. The City’s attorney will review it and return the agreement to the ROW Manager. All correspondence between the City attorney and the Company will go through the ROW Manager until both parties are in agreement and have signed it.
  7. The ROW Manager will forward the signed agreement to the City Secretary for both the City Manager and City Secretary to sign.
  8. Once the agreement is fully executed, the city management staff will send it back to the ROW Manager, who will forward it to the company.
  9. The company can then submit their application for the network node installation with a copy of the fully executed Collocation Agreement (pdf).