Maricopa Assn. of Governments - PV and Solar Domestic Water Heating Permitting Standards (Arizona)

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Place Arizona
Name Maricopa Assn. of Governments - PV and Solar Domestic Water Heating Permitting Standards
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Applicable Sector Commercial, Construction, Installer/Contractor, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2002-05-31
Last DSIRE Review 2012-07-23
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


In an effort to promote uniformity, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) approved standard procedures for securing necessary electrical/building permits for residential (single-family) and commercial PV systems. These procedures are a part of the MAG Building Code Standards. The standards address requirements for the solar installation, plans, diagrams, applicable warnings, and signage. The same standards were adopted by the City of Scottsdale, although many other cities in the Phoenix area are using them as well. The Arizona solar industry was also involved in the development of the procedures. The MAG is a Council of Governments that serves as the regional agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.

On June 18, 2003, MAG passed permit submission requirements for residential solar domestic water heating systems. This is in addition to the existing standards for residential and commercial PV systems. Local solar installers have reported that being able to refer permitting officials to these MAG standards has made it easier and quicker to get project permits.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Contact
Department Maricopa Association of Governments
Address 302 North 1st Avenue
Address 2 Suite 300
Place Phoenix, Arizona
Zip/Postal Code 85003
Phone (602) 254-6300
Fax (602) 254-6490

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

Authority 1: Residential PV Permit Standards
Date Enacted 08/2008

Authority 2: Residential Solar Domestic Water Heating Permit Standards
Date Enacted 2009-07-09

Authority 3: Commercial Solar PV Permit Standards
Date Enacted 2002-05-15

  • 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)"