Guide to Solar Energy Permits

Updated May 2012

By: City of Sacramento
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Solar Energy

This guide acts as an overview of city permit requirements. It describes steps in getting a solar permit and provides a solar fee schedule. It provides submission checklists for residential PV and solar hot water installations and inspections as well as sample system plans and electrical diagrams. Most accessory solar is explicitly permitted, while free standing, primary solar, or a project in a historic district requires a special review permit. Residential applications must provide a site plan, structural roof framing plans, and details of electrical requirements.

Sacramento, CA

2010 Population: 466,488

2010 Population Density: 4,764.21/square mile