Solar Panels and System

  1. Step 1 - Review and Prepare
  2. Step 2 - Create an Account
  3. Step 3 - Apply
  4. Step 4 - Review and Payment
  5. Step 5 - Schedule an Inspection

Review and Prepare

Permits are required for installation of solar panels and PV systems.

Please review the information packets pertaining to your construction project:

Additional information packets related to your construction project are available below in the Documents section.

Information and Documents Needed
to Submit a Permit

The following documents need to be available for upload during the online application process. Please note, all documents need to be in a PDF format.

  • Manufacturer's Details and Installation Requirements
  • Plans designed by a MN Structural Engineer
     or verification that roof structure can handle weight of system, see handout)


For the most current fees related to your project, view the Fee Schedule (PDF).


Inspections typically include the following, but depending on your project, inspections may be added or removed. 

  • Framing
  • Electrical RI and Final
  • Final

To schedule an inspection follow the directions in Step 5 Schedule an Inspection.

Allow 3 to 4 business days for scheduling inspections and during the busy construction time please allow more time.

General Information

  • Electrical Permits can be applied for at
  • If you are a homeowner hiring a contractor, the contractor must pull the permit.
  • If you would like to view your inspections please follow create an account to view your homes permits and inspections.