A permit is required for all Solar Photovoltaic Systems. View the Permit Application (PDF).

The below checklist will ensure complete submittal for Solar PV permits.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for more Solar PV System information and frequently asked questions.

Solar PV Permit Application Checklist

  • Use this checklist (PDF) to ensure complete submittal for Solar PV System permits.
  • Combined General Permit Application and Solar Electric Fee Worksheet (PDF)
  • Compliance with solar energy systems ordinance for applicable zoning district. Any deviation from the required standards of the Ordinance may be permitted through an Interim Conditional Use Permit in accordance with section 24-407
  • Electrical diagram showing PV array configuration, wiring system, overcurrent protection, inverter, disconnects, required signs, and AC connection to building.

Application Submittal:

The permit application may be submitted for review by way of any of the following methods:

Application Submittal:

Complete and thorough applications for residential rooftop solar PV permits will be processed in the order received. Typical processing time is 2-3 weeks.

 Associated Fees:

Payment can be made with credit card over the phone (Discover, Master Card or Visa), or at City Hall with cash, check or credit card

Electrical Permit Fee: Current Electric Fee Schedule (PDF).

Building and State Surcharge Fees: Are based on the total value of all work. Value includes, but is not limited to, all construction work, including labor and materials, roofing, electrical, mechanical systems, structural, and all other costs related to the project. Current Building Permit Fee Schedule (PDF).