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Residential photovoltaic (solar) systems are an alternative way to provide power to a home. The solar panels are usually attached to the roof of the house or other residential structure (such as a detached garage). They may also be built as a separate structure on the ground (in which case the solar array will be treated as a residential accessory structure).

Solar projects require two permits: a building permit (for the attachment of the solar panels) and an electrical permit (for the connection to the home’s electrical service). Rooftop solar projects must be applied for electronically.

Note: Townhouses 4 stories above grade and over are considered commercial structures and need to apply for a commercial solar permit.