Solar Photovoltaic Installations

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installations

There are several types of solar photovoltaic (PV) installation including:
 
1.    Small Residential Rooftop PV Systems (10Kw or less)
2.    Large Residential Rooftop (over 10Kw) 
3.    Commercial Rooftop and Ground Mount PV Systems
 
Attention Customers we will not have Over-the-Counter Solar Plan Check on Wednesday November 23, the next Over-the-Counter Solar Plan Check is November 30. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
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Permitting
 


To apply and obtain a permit for Small Residential Rooftop PV Systems, choose a method below: 

Attention Customers we will not have Over-the-Counter Solar Plan Check on Wednesday November 23, the next Over-the-Counter Solar Plan Check is November 30. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Submit plans and apply over-the-counter for same day permitting on Wednesday's between the hours of 8:30 am and 12:00 pm
  • Submit plans electronically or by fax with a three-day review cycle. 

For Ground Mounted PV Systems or Large Residential Rooftop PV Systems over (10Kw)

For Commercial Rooftop and Ground Mounted PV Systems

Fees

 

Fees for residential and non-residential solar permit application, plan check, and inspection are found within the City’s

Master Fee Schedule

(Resolution No. 8672) under “Title VII. Public Safety, Section C. Building and Safety, Item 3. Renewable Energy Systems”. Below is a summary of the solar fees as of February 26, 2016.  


 FEE CODE DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 012.4220.3340 a.  Residential Solar Panel Installations (applications, plan check, and inspection) $236.70/unit
 012.4220.3340 b.  Non-SFR Solar Panel Installations for commercial, institutional, industrial, and multi-family residential buildings (plan check and inspection) $89.70/unit
 012.4220.3756 c.  Additional or other inspection $90/inspection
 0124220.3756 d.  Re-inspection $90/inspection


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What do I do once I get this permit?


At certain phases of the project, you will need to schedule an inspection to make sure the construction is in general compliance with the appropriate code. 

Disclaimer

In order to issue the permit, the proposed installation must meet Planning requirements for placement and appearance and must also comply with the building and electrical code requirements.

This permit information can change at any time. Please contact the Development Services Center for the most current information.