City of Sebastopol - Solar Access (California)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place California

Name City of Sebastopol - Solar Access
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Access Policy
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, 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 2012-11-27

References DSIRE[1]


As a condition of approval of a property subdivision parcel map, the City of Sebastopol has the right to ask for dedication of solar easements for the purpose of assuring that each parcel or unit in the subdivision receives sunlight for any solar energy system. Sebastopol also has the right to place restrictions on vegetation or building that would interfere with solar access. These easements can be required as long as they do not reduce allowable densities or the percentage of a lot that can be occupied by a structure according to applicable zoning laws. The easements do not apply to condominium projects subdividing airspace in an existing building.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name City Hall
Department City of Sebastopol
Division City Hall
Address 7120 Bodega Ave.

Place Sebastopol, California
Zip/Postal Code 95472
Phone (707) 823-1153


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

Authority 1: City of Sebastopol Municipal Code, Section 16.36.060

  • 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)"