A Residential Rooftop-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV) permit is required to install a residential rooftop-mounted solar PV system or solar photovoltaic shingles. Integrated electric vehicle (EV) chargers can be included in this permit along with a panel upgrade of up to 320 amps.
For customers installing a solar PV system or solar shingle roof with an independent separate EV charging unit or battery, a separate simple Electrical Permit is required for the EV charging unit and/or battery system.
The Professional Certification (Pro-Cert) program allows eligible design professionals to obtain a permit for a Residential Solar PV installation without a full plan review.
This program applies to roof-mounted Solar PV modules on single-family residences that utilize the City’s Residential Solar PV Plan Template. Plans submitted by certified design professionals will be permitted with only a limited review by staff to assure the correct plans, documents and fees have been submitted. Designers now only need to add the professional certification notes on plan sets with a signed statement and meet the Pro-Cert requirements.
Inspection, review and other fees vary based on the project scope. Learn more by reviewing Information Bulletin 301 - Solar Photovoltaic Systems.
Download and complete the Project Contact Information Form (DS-345)
You will be required to upload the completed PDF documents from Steps 2 and 3.