Solar Energy

Solar energy projects have the same requirements as any electrical permit.   Plan review is required to ensure compliance with construction codes.

Submission Requirements

  • Completed Electrical Permit Application
  • Plans with sufficient detail and clarity to indicate the nature and extent of work proposed.  Technical specifications for the equipment should be included with the plans.
  • Owner/Builder Affidavit (only if applying for an exemption from state contractor licensing).
  • Floodplain Elevation Certificate, if in Special Flood Hazard Area.
  • Asbestos Survey for commercial projects where the the building was initially built prior to January 1, 1985.
  • Certificate of Appropriateness, if located in a historic district and work conducted on the exterior.

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed within 5 business days for single- and two-family dwellings and within 10 business days for all other building types once your permit application has been deemed complete and initialized in our system (you will receive a Permit submission Confirmation Letter). 


Electrical permits remain valid as long as work is proceeding and an inspection has been performed within the last 6 months. If work has halted or been abandoned and no inspection has been conducted within the last 6 months, the permit may be suspended. Extensions may be granted by the Building Commissioner through written request by the permit holder. Extensions are not guaranteed.