City of Los Angeles - Zoning Code (California)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Los Angeles - Zoning Code|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Access Policy|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Historical building, structure or property|
|Eligible Technologies||Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Date added to DSIRE||2001-02-02|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-10-11|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
Chapter I of Los Angeles' Municipal Code, Height of Building or Structures, provides an exemption for solar energy devices, or similar structures. They may be erected above the height limit specified in the district in which the property is located. In all zones, solar devices may exceed the roof surface by 3 feet even if the roof surface is at or above the allowable building height limit. In all zones except R1 and more restrictive zones, solar devices built on a flat roof may exceed the roof surface by up to 15 feet. In the R1 and more restrictive zones, a solar device may exceed the roof surface by up to 15 feet on a flat roof only if the structure is also used for the purpose of shading a habitable rooftop deck or rooftop parking.
|Contact Name||Bill Glauz, P.E.|
|Department||Los Angeles Department of Water and Power|
|Address||P.O. Box 111|
|Address 2||111 North Hope Street, Room 940|
|Place||Los Angeles, California|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Los Angeles Municipal Code Chapter 1 Section 12.21.1|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.