Solar Panels

Requirements for Permit Application Submittal


  • Application (PDF)
  • Manufacturer's details and installation requirements.
  • Plans designed by a MN Structural Engineer or provide proof of structural compliance.

How to Submit a Permit Application and Required Information

  1. Permit and Plan Submittal Preferred Method

    Email the application and supporting paperwork requested to plans@blainemn.gov.

    Do not send a credit card authorization form, Building Inspections will contact you for payment method when the permit is approved.

Fee & Permit Process

The Permit Fee for Solar Panels is $101.
  • Fee Schedule (PDF)
  • Review time is 5 to 7 business days.  During the busy construction months longer delays may occur.
  • Once your plan has been reviewed you will be contacted to come pickup and pay for your permit.
  • When your permit has been paid for and you have the approved plans, you may start your work and schedule inspections. 
  • When scheduling Inspections please plan at least 2 business days out.  During the busy construction months longer delays may occur. 

General Information


  • If the homeowner is hiring a contractor the contractor must pull the permit.
  • Permit, approved plans, inspection card and all inspection notices shall be on site at all times.

Documents