Local Option - Building Permit Fee Waivers for Renewable Energy Projects (Connecticut)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Connecticut

Name Local Option - Building Permit Fee Waivers for Renewable Energy Projects (Connecticut)
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Construction, Fed. Government, General Public/Consumer, Industrial, Installer/Contractor, Institutional, Local Government, Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Tribal Government
Eligible Technologies Biomass, Fuel Cells, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas, Ocean Thermal, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind, Low E Renewables
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Last DSIRE Review 2013-07-03
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


As of July 2011, Connecticut authorizes municipalities to pass a local ordinance to exempt "Class I" renewable energy projects from paying building permit fees. Class I renewable energy projects include energy derived from solar power, wind power, fuel cells (using renewable or non-renewable fuels), methane gas from landfills, ocean thermal power, wave or tidal power, low-emission advanced renewable energy conversion technologies, certain newer run-of-the-river hydropower facilities not exceeding five megawatts (MW) in capacity, and sustainable biomass facilities. (Emissions limits apply to electricity generated by sustainable biomass facilities.)


Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Information - DEEP
Department Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Address 79 Elm Street

Place Hartford, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06106
Phone (860) 424-3000

Email deep.webmaster@ct.gov
Website http://www.ct.gov/deep/site/default.asp

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

Authority 1: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-263
Date Effective 2011-07-01
Date Enacted 2011-07-01

  • 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"