Wireless Facilities / Antenna

Collocations:
The collocation of wireless communication antennae on existing monopoles in the Village of Orland Park is a preferred practice. Collocations are reviewed administratively by the Development Services Department and take approximately 15-30 days for complete review. 

A collocation petition does not go to the Plan Commission or to any of the trustee meetings. The Development Services Department is the lead department in all matters regarding wireless communication facility projects.

Small Wireless Facility

Village owned utility poles are subject to an annual fee of $200 per small wireless facility. 

To file for a collocation of a small wireless facility, you will need to submit ALL of the following items. INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE RETURNED.
  • A notarized and completed 5 page SWF Application
  • Check made out to "Village of Orland Park"
    • One facility on NEW utility pole: $1,000
    • One facility on EXISTING pole: $650
    • 2-25 facilities on EXISTING poles: $350 PER SWF
  • 2 full sets of structural analysis
  • 2 full sets of engineering plans
  • All of the application requirements on Page 4 of the SWF Application
  • A PDF file of all required documents listed above on either CD or USB flash drive
References:
Village light pole inventory: pole information
Village SWF Code: Village Code for SWF

Wireless Facility

 To file for a collocation or an antenna swap or any wireless communication tower work you will need to submit ALL of the following items. INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE RETURNED.
  • A notarized Appearance Review petition
  • Check in the amount of $150 made out to "Village of Orland Park"
  • Building Permit Application
  • Electrical Permit Application
  • Letter of consent from the property owner on property owner's letterhead with property owner's original signature  – (Not needed if the property is owned by the Village of Orland Park)
  • 2 full sets of structural analysis
  • 2 full sets of engineering plans
  • A PDF file of all required documents listed above on either CD or USB flash drive
Additional Resources:
Obtain more information about:

Structures that are not village-owned water towers
Village-owned water towers, call 708-403-6121
  • Suggested landscape plans
  • Co-location projects with shelters
  • New wireless communication monopoles, lattice towers, etc.
For more information, please contact Development Services.

Wireless Addition Non-Village-Owned Tower

Report Reviews:
For structures that are not village-owned water towers, the village's engineering consultants, Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd (CBBEL), will review the structural analysis report.

CBBEL will directly communicate with the project's structural engineers regarding the engineering review. The co-location petition will be simultaneously reviewed by the Building Division and the Planning and Engineering Division for Land Development Code and Village Code compliance and for incremental improvements.

Suggested Landscape Plan Wireless Providers

Screening of Ground Equipment Enclosures / Shelters:
The village shares this suggested landscape plan with all wireless communication providers and co-location petitioners. The landscape plan is for the screening of ground equipment enclosures / shelters and is typical of what other carriers and providers have installed in the past.

Shelters or New Wireless Facilities

New Monopoles, Lattice Towers, or Other Vertical Infrastructure:
The installation of new monopoles, lattice towers, or other vertical infrastructure is not a preferred practice. However, new monopoles and/or other vertical infrastructure that will serve wireless communication facilities are reviewed via the special use permitting process.

Requirements and Hearings:
This requires notifying neighbors, posting of public hearing signs, and publishing in the local media (Orland Park Prairie) for a public hearing per Section 5-101 of the Land Development Code. The public hearing is conducted at a Plan Commission meeting and the petition is reviewed by the Development Services, the Planning Committee of Trustees, and the Village Board of Trustees.

Wireless Communication Shelters:
Wireless communication shelters or small utility buildings underneath or near existing or new infrastructure are considered as “utility sub-stations” by the Land Development Code and require a special use permit and the public hearing requirements noted above.

Special Use Permitting:
For projects that require a special use permit, the village’s engineering consultants, Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd (CBBEL), will review the structural analysis report. CBBEL will directly communicate with the project’s structural engineers regarding the engineering review.

Co-Location Petitions:
The co-location petition will be simultaneously reviewed by the Building Division and the Planning and Engineering Division for Land Development Code and Village Code compliance and for incremental improvements.

The petition must meet preliminary engineering requirements prior to appearing for its public hearing at Plan Commission. Following the Plan Commission, CBBEL and the Planning and Engineering Division will work to complete final engineering as the petition moves to the Committee of Trustees and the Village Board of Trustees.

Process Length:
The process for special use petitions typically takes approximately 60-90 days. Please review the development petition for dates and times of Plan Commission, committee, and village board meetings.