I live in upstate South Carolina.
I contacted the city and the person who answered the phone call said it would be a new structure and can't be higher the the house on the property.
I looked at the county the city is in and they do not have any stipulations on ham radio antennas and towers, except that they are free to be up to 100ft, and if taller is needed, a form to apply for a tower greater then 100ft is available.
Looking at the federal government on the use of a tower for a license amateur radio operator, I read that it is fine and a city can not limit the height of the tower.
The amateur radio frequencies can be impaired if the proper heights are not met.
I am not in an HOA and there are no rules on the use of amateur radio antennas or any type of antennas in my neighborhood.
Does anyone know what can I do to get permission or a permit from my city so I can install a 50ft tower? Is there a ruling or a federal form that I can pursue to gather all the appropriate paperwork before I go to the city hall to apply?
It seemed the person I spoke with may not have been familiar with this issue. I did look up laws on amateur radio antennas in the city, and a commercial tower can not be put up in a residential area, but this does not apply to a licensed amateur radio operator. I mentioned this and he said as long as it does not exceed the height of the house. He obviously does not understand why the tower has to be taller then the house.