[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paramus 11-13-1990 by Ord. No. 90-26. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- SATELLITE EARTH STATION
- Any apparatus, building or structure which is designed for the purpose of receiving or transmitting television, radio, microwave, satellite or similar signals, in connection with what is commonly referred to as "dish-type antennas."
No person shall install, construct, erect, operate or maintain a satellite earth station antenna, as hereinafter defined, or cause or permit the same on any lot or parcel of land anywhere within the Borough except in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
Any property owner or person or entity in possession of property shall submit to the Construction Code Official prior to the placement of a satellite earth station dish a plot plan and specifications showing the size of the dish, the proposed location of the same on the subject premises and such other information as may be required herein.
The Construction Code Official must grant to the property owner a building permit prior to the erection of a satellite dish antenna.
No satellite earth station antenna shall exceed a maximum diameter of eight feet nor exceed an overall height of 11 feet from the ground.
No more than one television satellite earth station antenna shall be permitted on any site, which shall include a house or building that exceeds more than one lot.
No satellite earth station antenna shall be permitted in a front or side yard, and it shall be limited for installation in the rear of a house only.
All satellite earth station antennas shall conform to all zoning setbacks of the particular zone in which the location of the antenna is intended when installation is proposed on the ground.
All construction and mounting of foundation on ground installation shall be as approved by the Construction Code Official in accordance with BOCA regulations.
Every satellite earth station antenna shall be reasonably screened to minimize the view of the antenna from the public and from public thoroughfares and the ground level of adjacent property.
Screening shall be a continuing requirement, and such screening shall be maintained as originally approved.
Upon adequate notice in the manner provided for building and zoning violations, the Construction Code Official may revoke the permit and proceed to enforce this chapter in the same manner as other violations or unlawful structures.
Roof installations may be permitted under the following conditions:
Ground installation must be first shown to be useless as a result of obstruction in the line of reception.
The satellite earth station antenna must be mounted on the sloping portion of the roof at the rear of the building to minimize the visibility of the antenna from the street in front of the building.
The Borough Engineer must approve licensed engineering plans for all roof structures so as to be assured that the roof is capable of supporting the installation of the antenna, considering its weight and the stress resulting from weather conditions.
The roof installation must have an aesthetic appearance.
No satellite earth station antennas are permitted for commercial use in any residential zone.
These regulations shall apply similarly to nonresidential properties.
[Amended 11-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-23; 3-14-2006 by Ord. No. 06-2]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties provided by § 1-15 of this Code.