Apartments, Condos and HOAs


Common Questions

“I’m living in a condo… can I install an outdoor antenna?”

“My HOA said that I can’t put an antenna on the outside of my house.  Am I allowed to install one?”


The short answer is, yes. As long as you have “care and control” of your space, and don’t exceed the maximum allowable antenna size per the FCC ruling noted below, you can likely install an outdoor antenna without issue. Of course, we always recommend confirming this info with your Homeowner’s Association or Apartment Management Company.

In 1996, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted homeowners the right to place antennas on property they own or control.

The rule applies to individuals who place antennas that meet size limitations on property that they own or rent and that is within their exclusive use or control, including condominium owners and cooperative owners, and tenants who have an area where they have exclusive use, such as a balcony or patio, in which to install the antenna.  The rule applies to townhomes and manufactured homes, as well as to single family homes.”

More info on this ruling may be found here: