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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.
For qualified projects, visit the eSolar webpage for more information. 

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