State and local governments may impose certain aesthetics requirements on small cell facilities. Any aesthetic requirement must be reasonable, objective, published, and no more burdensome on small cells than on other similar types of infrastructure. The FCC’s Order states that “aesthetic requirements that are reasonable in that they are technically feasible and reasonably directed to avoiding or remedying the intangible public harm of unsightly or out-of-character deployments” are permissible.
In accordance with City Code, Eugene Public Works permits telecommunications equipment in the City’s right-of-way. The City has aesthetic requirements for small cell facilities that an applicant must comply with in order to obtain a permit.