City of Sacramento - Zoning and Subdivision Regulations (California)
This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being the most recent.
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Sacramento - Zoning and Subdivision Regulations|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Access Policy|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools|
|Eligible Technologies||Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-10-03|
Sacramento City Code, Title 16, Section 16.48.110 ensures that the Director of Parks and Community Services gives consideration to solar access, to the extent feasible, when selecting and planting residential street trees near residential buildings.
Sacramento City Code, Title 17, Section 17.220.010 contains a provision requiring the planning commission or zoning administrator to consider energy conservation issues, including adequate orientation for maximum solar access. Furthermore, Section 17.60.040, which contains the zoning code’s height regulations, contains an exception for solar energy systems on top of buildings. The exception allows solar systems to be of a greater height than the limit established for the zone.
|Contact Name||Carol Shearly|
|Department||City of Sacramento|
|Address||915 I Street, New City Hall, 3rd Floor|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Sacramento City Code 16.48.110|
|Authority 2:||Sacramento City Code 17.220.010|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.