If you are building, adding to, modifying, or even upgrading a commercial antenna system, and most especially if you hope to erect a new tower, then zoning laws apply to you. Antenna Zoning enables you to successfully navigate structure regulations, permitting, and even lease negotiations. Whether you are involved with broadcast radio or television, cellular telephone, paging, wireless internet service, or other telecommunications, this book is a must-have before you begin work on the project.

Author Fred Hopengarten is a specialized communications lawyer with extensive experience in antenna and tower regulation, and has been involved in many high-profile zoning cases. His first-hand experience comes to you in this book with lessons learned, case studies, examples, and material you can use presented in an easy-to-understand manner.

chapter 1|8 pages

Principles That Will Help You Win

chapter 2|16 pages

The Process in a Nutshell

chapter 3|18 pages

Your Winning Team

chapter 4|14 pages

Basic Preparations

chapter 5|22 pages

Getting to Know the Players

chapter 6|52 pages

Selected Applicable Law

chapter 7|50 pages

Possible Objections — Safety Issues

chapter 10|18 pages

Possible Objections — Diversionary Tactics

chapter 11|12 pages

The Permit Application

chapter 13|4 pages

Deliberations and Decisions

chapter 14|4 pages


chapter 15|10 pages


chapter 17|28 pages

Awkward Post-Permit Situations

chapter 18|8 pages

Post-Construction Issues

chapter 19|44 pages

Lease Issues