All work requests must be made by filling out the Application Form provided below. Adjacent is the Fee Schedule for information on cost estimates.
See the Resources drop-down menu for more information regarding the workflow processes of each type of work, a full list of Chicago Park District parks, FCC Regulations information pertaining to telecommunications equipment installation, and 811 Chicago Dig information.
Work requests must be categorized into the following definitions when submitting an application.
Major Modification or New Construction
Major modifications are modifications that structurally change the installation or increase the size of installation. New construction includes the replacement of poles and the installation of all or partially new equipment.
New construction includes the replacement of poles and the installation of all or partially new equipment.
Minor Modification or Maintenance
Minor Modifications are activities that do not structurally alter the installation or increase overall weight and/or size of the existing installations. Minor modification activities may comprise of radio swap outs, antenna changes, and internal component upgrades.
Maintenance activities include maintenance of equipment per industry standard procedures set forth by the carrier to keep their equipment in proper working condition.
Temporary Rental or COW
Temporary sites that can be rented out on an as-needed basis for special events such as the Taste of Chicago or music festivals.
An Access Permit is required to access Chicago Park District parks. Applicants are generally directed to apply for an Access Permit after submittal of an Application Form, when we at SPAAN Tech review and forward the Application to the Chicago Park District.
Access Permits must be requested directly from the Chicago Park District. Click below:
General Access Permit | Chicago Park District
To complete an application, please download and fill out the application form below. Your completed application and any additional documents should be emailed to CPkDApplication@spaantech.com. A non-refundable $500.00 application fee must be paid to the Chicago Park District at the time of application submittal. Instructions on how to pay the fee can be found in the application. Following the application submission, a project manager at SPAAN Tech will review the application to ensure it is accurately completed before sending it to the Chicago Park District for review. The Chicago Park District will review the application and make a decision. SPAAN Tech will then reach out to the applicant to let them know the status of their application. Should the application be approved, the process will begin to move forward with site visits and engineering reviews.
Engineering review invoices that remain unpaid after a period of 90 days will be terminated and the application will be removed from consideration. Should applicants desire to resurrect the project, a new application and fee will be required. Application fees are non-refundable.
Upon receipt of engineering review invoice payments all engineering submittals must be completed (pre-final) within a period of 180 days. If pre-final plans are not received within 180 days, the application will be terminated and the application removed from consideration. Should applicants desire to resurrect the project, a new application and review fee will be required. Engineering review fees are non-refundable.
* License Agreements: Agreements that remain unsigned by the applicants after a period of 90 days will be terminated. If the applicant decides to renew the project, a new application will have to be submitted.