Residential Rooftop-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Permit
A Residential Rooftop-Mounted Solar PV Permit is required to install a residential rooftop-mounted solar PV system or solar photovoltaic shingles. PV systems for single-family, duplex or townhouse roof installations designed per the template in Information Bulletin (IB) 301 will be self-issued with no plan review with the limits/allowances below.
- Not more than 38.4 kW AC maximum output.
- Fire Plan Review not required (see IB-301, Section F)
- Structural review not required (see IB-301, Section II, C, 1).
- No work necessitating a Combination Building Permit such as structural modifications to the roof structure, adding a new structure, etc.
Scope can include the following scope of work, in addition to PV installation:
- A panel upgrade of up to 320 amps.
- An energy storage system up to 38.4 kWh with each unit no greater than 20 kWh.
- An Inverter-integrated electric vehicle charger.
What You Should Know
- Residential Rooftop mounted PV permits are required before installing a solar PV system. Learn more by reviewing Information Bulletin 301 - Solar Photovoltaic Systems.
- All solar PV systems that are proposed on a structure other than a single-family home or duplex require an Electrical Permit with plans.
- All ground-mounted solar PVs located five feet above the ground, commercial solar PV with structural or projects requiring building modifications will need to submit online for a Building Permit.
- Review the Residential Solar PV Project Plan Template and incorporate all elements outlined within the template into your design.
Inspection, review and other fees vary based on the project scope. Learn more by reviewing Information Bulletin 301 - Solar Photovoltaic Systems.
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