City of Santa Monica - Building Permit Fee Waiver for Solar Projects (California)
Last modified on December 17, 2014.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||City of Santa Monica - Building Permit Fee Waiver for Solar Projects|
|Incentive Type||Green Building Incentive|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential, Construction, Installer/Contractor|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Program Administrator||City of Santa Monica|
|Date added to DSIRE||2004-08-19|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-11-05|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
In early 2002, the City of Santa Monica began waiving building permit fees for solar energy systems. In December 2008, after months of working with industry trainers, solar contractors and staff from the Solar Santa Monica office, the city released their guidelines for basic information required for photovoltaic plan check submittal. The guidelines were subsequently amended in 2010. The guideline's purpose is to help standardize solar installation and inspection procedures while making sure all Code requirements are met.
|Contact Name||Susan Munves|
|Department||City of Santa Monica|
|Address||1212 5th Street|
|Address 2||First Floor|
|Place||Santa Monica, California|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.