Telecommunication towers

The City of Waterloo is a commenting agency for new telecommunication facilities. Our intent is to address land use concerns while respecting the federal jurisdiction of Industry Canada.

Our areas of interest include:

  • locating towers away from residential areas where feasible
  • addressing sensitive location sites
  • encouraging appropriate design and co-location
  • defining the local consultation process and requirements

Consult the Telecommunication Policy (PDF) for full regulatory details.


  1. Download and complete a Telecommunication Facility Application (PDF).
  2. Submit in person at the IPPW counter on the second floor of Waterloo City Centre.
  3. Fees apply: $4,680 per facility application. We accept cash, cheque or debit.

If you have questions about your application, contact 519-747-8773, TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941 or