City of Kansas City - Solar Easements and Geothermal Access

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Eligibility: 
Commercial
Construction
Nonprofit
Residential
Institutional
Savings Category: 
Solar Water Heat
Solar Photovoltaics
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Program Info
Sector Name: 
Local
State: 
Missouri
Program Type: 
Solar/Wind Access Policy
Summary: 
Solar Easements

Owners of accessory solar energy systems are responsible for negotiating with other property owners for any desired solar easements to protect access to sunlight. An easements must be recorded in the office of the appropriate county recorder of deeds.

The State of Missouri also has a similar state law pertaining to solar easements.

Geothermal Access

Kansas City municipal code expressly permits geothermal heat exchange systems in all zoning districts. Systems must be located entirely within the lot lines of property or within appropriate easements and may not be located within a stream or stream buffer.