City of Oakland - Self Certification for Renewables (California)

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Last modified on January 9, 2012.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place California
Name City of Oakland - Self Certification for Renewables
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Solar Pool Heating
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2004-08-13
Last DSIRE Review 2007-06-18

References DSIRE[1]


City of Oakland Ordinance 12327 allows for “Self-Certification for Renewable Energy Production Facilities”, waiving current design review requirements for installation. Filling out a simple form available at the City Planning and Zoning Desk streamlines the permit process by exempting qualifying facilities from design review.

Most solar energy systems installations are likely to be able to meet the requirements for using the form and the streamlined process. Wind projects will likely have more difficulty qualifying due to the limited height requirements.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Ordinance for Renewable Energy Production Facilities

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information - Oakland
Department City of Oakland
Division Planning and Zoning Services Division
Address 250 Frank H Ogawa Plaza Suite 2114
Place Oakland, California
Zip/Postal Code 94612-2031
Phone (510) 238-3911

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"