Regulatory Authority: Devens Enterprise Commission
Agency Contact: Peter C. Lowitt
Phone: 978.772.8831 ext 3313
Address: 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434
Massachusetts Register Number 1211
Effective Date: June 2012


10.08 Special Types of Wireless Communications Facilities

The following cases involve allowable uses of facilities where there is a user other than a duly licensed carrier:

  1. Antennas for business and institutional use may be allowed provided all height limitations, setbacks, and other dimensional requirements provided in 974 CMR 10.00 are met and permit application is made.

  2. Amateur ("ham") radio towers which conform to all provisions of 974 CMR 10.00 shall be allowed provided they are located to the rear of the building on residentially zoned parcels and are no taller than the minimum height that is technically necessary to engage successfully in amateur radio communications.

  3. Use of a temporary facility is allowed only if the owner has received a temporary use permit from the DEC or the Director and the Applicant has complied with the following requirements:

      (a) Time limits: no longer than 30 days if the facility is used while a permanent facility is being built, no longer than 5 days if the facility is used during a special event, and

      (b) Height: the maximum height is 50 feet.

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