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City of Santa Monica - Building Permit Fee Waiver for Solar Projects

Eligibility 
Commercial
Construction
Installer/Contractor
Residential
Savings Category 
Photovoltaics
Solar Water Heat
Program Info
State 
California
Program Type 
Green Building Incentive
Provider 
City of Santa Monica

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 [http://www.solarsantamonica.com/documents/PVSubmittalRequirement2010.pdf 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.