Tower Ownership Changes Require FCC Filing

Posted on March 30th, 2021 by

The FCC regularly fines tower owners for failing to submit ownership changes in the FCC’s Antenna Structure Registration System.  A recent reminder of this requirement from the FCC included a note that there is inconsistent compliance with the tower ownership change process.

The system for doing so was revised in February 2019 and requires the prior tower owner to initiate the process, specifying the FRN of the new tower owner.  The new tower owner must then log in to the system and complete the filing, providing ownership and contact information.  The FCCs notice recommended that the ownership change process be included as part of sales transactions so that it is not forgotten.