City of Santa Monica - Building Permit Fee Waiver for Solar Projects (California)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name City of Santa Monica - Building Permit Fee Waiver for Solar Projects
Incentive Type Green Building Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Construction, Installer/Contractor
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Program Administrator City of Santa Monica

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


In early 2002, the City of Santa Monica began waiving building permit fees for solar energy systems. In December 2008, after months of working with industry trainers, solar contractors and staff from the Solar Santa Monica office, the city released their guidelines for basic information required for photovoltaic plan check submittal. The guidelines were subsequently amended in 2010. The guideline's purpose is to help standardize solar installation and inspection procedures while making sure all Code requirements are met.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Susan Munves
Department City of Santa Monica
Address 1212 5th Street
Address 2 First Floor
Place Santa Monica, California
Zip/Postal Code 90401-3126
Phone (310) 458-8229


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


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