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How to Apply for a Solar Permit

  1. Fill out a permit application form.
  2. Submit the permit application by:
    • Email to along with an 11-by-17-inch PDF set of the plans.
    • Or, visit the Building Division service counter, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - noon.

How Long It Will Take to Get a Solar Permit?

Plan review turnaround is typically one to three business days.

Cost for a Solar Permit

Fees are charged upon permit issuance.

  • Residential PV Solar Fee: $212.36.
  • Commercial PV Solar Fee: $305.00.

Additional Information and Helpful Links

Additional Questions?

Please contact the Building Division, at (650) 802-4261, or, if you have questions.

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