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Apply for Solar Energy Systems & Facilities

Solar energy systems are any solar collector, solar energy device, or structural design whose primary purpose is to provide for the collection, storage, and distribution of solar energy for space heating, electric generation, or water heating. Before installing a solar system or facility, you must submit a completed permit application along with all required documentation as outlined.

Go Solar Faster with SolarAPP+!

SolarAPP+ logo showing rooftop solar panel installation

Going solar just got a whole lot easier for eligible homeowners in Oakland!

The City of Oakland is pleased to announce the launch of SolarAPP+ — a new online portal allowing most residential solar projects to obtain same-day permits, cutting approval time by an average of 5 days.

See Permit Requirements and Application Steps below!

Before you Start

Please review the Permit Requirements and Application Steps below as these vary from project to project.

Ready to get started? First, make sure you are registered and activated at our Online Permit Center. For instructions, please visit our Planning & Building Video Tutorials webpage.

What to Do

Permit Requirements & Application Steps

Need to Know

QUESTIONS?

Call (510) 238-3891 or find quick answers through our Permit & Services Questions Portal. You may also schedule an appointment with Permit Counter staff during open hours.

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