Permitting Process for Small Rooftop Residential Solar Energy Systems (PV)
The Santa Barbara County Building and Safety provides a ten day expedited plan review for qualified, small roof-mounted residential rooftop solar energy systems. Owners must complete the eligibility checklist here to determine whether their project qualifies for the expedited process.
If your project qualifies for the expedited process, you must submit the necessary paperwork before work can begin. The application and required documents can be submitted in person at our office locations in Santa Barbara and in Santa Maria. Click here for hours of operation and office locations.