Guided Steps

    1. Commercial
      • Radio, Television, Cellular service where services are provided for resale (customer is charged in some manner, fees, rents, advertising, etc).
      • Any non-governmental entity where services are not resold.
    2. Public/Non-Commercial
      • A Non-Commercial user must show a broad public benefit for leasing the space at a reduced rate.
      • Services provided are not for resale:
        • 2-way radio
        • Emergency service agencies (DWR, Caltrans, CDF, CA Technology Agency - PSCO, Parks, Fish & Game, DOJ, Corrections, CYA, CHP, OES, National Guard, FBI, US Coast Guard, US Weather Service, USFS, and other local agencies providing emergency service)
        • Public service agencies which provide services to the broad, general public (state, federal, local agencies, and non-profit organizations)
    1. Telecommunications Facility Lease
      1. Space (land or rooftop) is leased to construct or install a telecommunications vault or equipment shelter to place equipment, antenna space (tower or pole or RF umbrella) and peripheral equipment (ac, generators, solar panels, propane tanks, batteries etc).
      2. Space in a state building or on rooftop with placement of Lessee’s equipment in a rack or closet or small equipment cabinet.
    2. Telecommunications Vault Lease
      1. Rack and antenna space in the state’s vault and tower. Vault Space (includes one rack space or any portion of a rack space) and tower/antenna space. Road maintenance, commercial and emergency power may be included or at an additional cost.
  1. Use the U.S. Census Bureau California County Total Population data to determine the geographical location category:

     

    County

    Population

     

    County

    Population

     

    County

    Population

    Alameda1

    1,647,704

     

    Madera2

    154,697

     

    San Joaquin2

    733,709

    Alpine3

    1,071

     

    Marin1

    260,651

     

    San Luis Obispo2

    282,887

    Amador3

    37,383

     

    Mariposa3

    17,410

     

    San Mateo1

    764,797

    Butte2

    226,864

     

    Mendocino2

    87,628

     

    Santa Barbara2

    446,170

    Calaveras3

    45,171

     

    Merced2

    268,672

     

    Santa Clara1

    1,919,402

    Colusa3

    21,588

     

    Modoc3

    8,795

     

    Santa Cruz2

    274,673

    Contra Costa1

    1,135,127

     

    Mono3

    13,981

     

    Shasta2

    179,631

    Del Norte3

    27,540

     

    Monterey2

    435,232

     

    Sierra3

    2,947

    El Dorado2

    185,625

     

    Napa2

    142,166

     

    Siskiyou3

    43,603

    Fresno2

    979,915

     

    Nevada2

    99,107

     

    Solano2

    440,207

    Glenn3

    28,085

     

    Orange1

    3,172,532

     

    Sonoma2

    503,070

    Humboldt2

    136,646

     

    Placer2

    380,531

     

    Stanislaus2

    541,560

    Imperial2

    180,883

     

    Plumas3

    18,627

     

    Sutter2

    96,651

    Inyo3

    18,144

     

    Riverside2

    2,387,741

     

    Tehama2

    63,276

    Kern2

    884,788

     

    Sacramento2

    1,514,460

     

    Trinity3

    12,782

    Kings2

    149,785

     

    San Benito2

    59,414

     

    Tulare2

    460,437

    Lake2

    64,116

     

    San Bernardino2

    2,140,096

     

    Tuolumne2

    53,804

    Lassen3

    30,870

     

    San Diego1

    3,317,749

     

    Ventura2

    849,738

    Los Angeles1

    10,137,915

     

    San Francisco1

    870,887

     

    Yolo2

    215,802

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Yuba2

    75,275

     

    Source: US Census Bureau, 2016 Population Estimates Program

    This chart can be viewed on the web at FactFinder with additional city data.

    1Prime Urban Category 1: All prime urban areas within the Northern California counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara along with Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.
    2Urban Category 2: All areas defined as “urbanized” in 23 U.S.C. 101: “…an area with population of 50,000 or more designated by the Bureau of the Census…”
    3Rural Category 3: Remaining areas.
  2. Determine the rent from the appropriate Commercial or Public/Noncommercial pricing guideline below based on type of lease.

Commercial or Public/Noncommercial Pricing Guidelines Based on Type of Lease

TELECOM GROUND/FACILITY LEASE
Telecommunications Pricing Guideline – Public/Non-Commercial and Commercial

DEFINITIONS:

Macrocell: Facility with 9 or more antennas and/or fenced area with equipment building or concrete pad space and space required for the foundation of the monopole or tower, when combined exceeds 500 square feet, not to exceed 16 antennas or 2,500 square feet. 
Minicell: Facility with 4 to 8 antennas and/or fenced area containing equipment building or concrete pad space and space required for the foundation of the monopole or tower, when combined is in excess of 300 square feet but less than 500 square feet.
Microcell: Facility with 1 to 3 antennas and/or fenced area with equipment building or concrete pad space and space required for the foundation of the monopole or tower, when combined is less than 300 square feet.

If the proposed facility exceeds one category by the number of antennas or the amount of square footage requested, the facility will be classified in the next higher category.

Carriers requesting a facility with more than 16 antennas or a fenced area exceeding 2,500 square feet must pay a higher rate than the pricing matrix dictates. 

Adjustments in the rate, increase or decrease, whenever equipment area or the number of antennas changes (e.g. carrier removes one antenna from a total of 4, changing the site from a Minicell to a Microcell).

ANNUAL BASE FEE

 

July 1, 2019 July 1, 2020       July 1, 2021 July 1, 2022 July 1, 2023

MACROCELL

 

 

 

Prime Urban

$ 62,928

$ 64,872

$ 67,152            $ 69,504  $ 71,928

Urban

$ 40,032

$ 41,436

$ 42,876

$ 44,376 $ 45,936 

Rural

$ 25,572

$ 26,472

$ 27,396

$ 28,356  $ 29,340

MINICELL

 

 

 

   

Prime Urban

$ 53,772

$ 55,644

$ 57,600

 $ 59,616  $ 61,692

Urban

$ 37,068 $ 38,376 $ 39,720  $ 41,100  $ 42,540

Rural

$ 25,572 $ 26,472  $ 27,396  $ 28,356  $ 29,352

MICROCELL

 

 

 

   

Prime Urban

$ 44,796  $ 46,368  $ 47,988  $ 49,668  $ 51,408

Urban

$ 29,652  $ 30,684  $ 31,764  $ 32,868  $ 34,020

Rural

$ 21,840  $ 22,596 $ 23,388  $ 24,204  $ 25,056

Note: These are the Department of General Services telecommunication rate guidelines and are subject to change. Rates currently increase at a rate of 3% annually.

FY 2019-2020 ANNUAL FEES

VAULT RACK SPACE
Per Rack (2’ width x 2’ depth, 7’ height)

Rural

Urban

Prime Urban

Public/Non-Commercial

$4,992

$7,010

$11,043

Commercial

$8,068

$10,082

$15,726

**Prices above do not include antennas.  Add cost of antennas based on pricing below.

ANTENNAS
(Public/Non-Commercial and Commercial)

Exposed dipole antenna or panel antenna, YAGI

$1,091

Whip Antenna

$1,585

Microwave dishes

 

  • 2’ Diameter

$369

  • 3’ Diameter

$850

  • 4’ Diameter

$1,491

  • 6’ Diameter

$3,365

  • 8’ Diameter

$5,978

  • 10’ Diameter

$7,501

Transmitter/receiver power and connection to state-owned multi-coupler & combiner systems included in rack rent unless excessive.
Note: These are the Department of General Services telecommunication rate guidelines. Rates currently increase at a rate of 3% annually.