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 six months. If work has halted or been abandoned and no inspection has been conducted within the last six 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.