Town of Chapel Hill - Land-Use Management Ordinance (North Carolina)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place North Carolina

Name Town of Chapel Hill - Land-Use Management Ordinance
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Access Policy
Applicable Sector Residential, Neighborhood or Homeowners’ Associations
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2004-08-11
Last DSIRE Review 2012-07-02

References DSIRE[1]


In 2003, the Town of Chapel Hill adopted a land-use management ordinance that includes prohibitions against neighborhood or homeowners association covenants or other conditions of sale that restrict or prohibit the use, installation or maintenance of solar-collection devices. This ordinance was adopted prior to North Carolina's statewide solar access law. Chapel Hill's ordinance provides stronger protection for solar-energy systems than the state law.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name John Richardson
Department Town of Chapel Hill
Division Office of Sustainability
Address 405 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Place Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 27514-5705
Phone (919) 969-5075


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Land Use Management Ordinance, Article 4.6.7
Date Effective 2003

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"