I'm wanting to slap a D130 discone antenna on a 25ft pole, but I don't know if I need a permit or not to erect the pole and antenna. The antenna will just be used for radio scanning, no HAM. I'm in The Antelope Valley, CA. (Aka Palmdale/Lancaster)
This reminds me of when I put up my 40 ft tower in 1989(?). I was not sure I needed a permit. (Some neiby areas do and I could find just about everything else in the never enforced covenents by nothing about towers). The actual count building inspector came came out and said no. But he told me I would need a permit if it was a satellite dish (this was the time of only big dishes and well before DIRECTV and Primestar). I ask him why and he said because lightning might hit a satellite dish. I guess he thought towers were immune (actually I had trouble keeping from laughing out loud at the time). I later found out the county back then had the local cable TV guy inspect satellite dishes for satellite dish permits (so one now knows what actually was going on).