Everything You Need To Know About Solar Panel Permitting

When you decide to go solar, there are many steps in the process, but trust us, it’s worth it in the end! One of the most important steps in the process is a little more complex, and it involves getting the proper permits from the city, county, or state.

We get it, it can feel daunting to get started, so here are some FAQs that our team at Solar Bear Orlando often gets about the solar permitting process.

Solar Permitting Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t see your question on this list, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team! Now, let’s get into those FAQs!

#1. Do I Need a Permit to Install Solar?

Yes. Just like any other home improvement project you do, permits are required before our team can get to work. This ensures that your project complies with local building codes.

Solar installs involve a lot of complex electrical work and are seen as a higher risk to people and property if they aren’t installed properly, so getting a permit is key.

Generally, there are 3 different permits that we will need to acquire before moving forward:

  • Building: This outlines any structural work that will be completed.
  • Electrical: Ensures all electrical work is up to code and wired correctly.
  • Zoning: Allows property owners to modify their buildings in compliance with designated land use zones.

#2. Do All Solar Installs Require a Permit?

Yes, most solar system installations, whether mounted on your roof or the ground, will need a permit.

#3. Do I Need to Pull My Permits?

No. When you work with our experienced solar team at Solar Bear Orlando, we handle the entire process for you and will submit permits on your behalf.

Once the necessary permits are approved, we will give them to you for final inspection before we start the installation process.

#3. What if My Permit is Denied?

Every project that is undertaken in your city needs to be compliant and up to code. While we rarely run into any problems with solar permits, there are sometimes changes that need to be made to comply with your county’s regulations. 

We will make any necessary changes and resubmit the denied permit so it can get approved as soon as possible.

#4. How Long is the Solar Permitting Process?

The timeline to obtain a solar permit will vary depending on the scope of your project and location. It can take days, weeks, or months to be approved, but rest assured we do everything in our power to get your solar array permitted and installed as quickly and safely as possible.

#5. Will My System Need to Be Inspected?

After we install your solar system, yes, it will need to be inspected to ensure that it is up to code. Once it passes, you will then be able to be connected to the utility grid.

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Enjoy Easy Permitting and Installation with Solar Bear Orlando

At Solar Bear Orlando, our skilled team is dedicated to providing you with a seamless and hassle-free experience. From determining the right size of the solar system to handling all necessary permits, we are here to guide you through every step of the installation process.

Contact us today at (727) 471-7442 for a solar installation quote anywhere in Central Florida!