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

Eligibility 
Commercial
Construction
Residential
Installers/Contractors
Savings Category 
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Photovoltaics
Program Info
Sector Name 
Local
Administrator 
City of Santa Monica
State 
California
Program Type 
Green Building Incentive
Summary 

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.