Expedited Solar Permitting for One & Two-Family Dwellings

This page provides all of the needed links to forms and checklists necessary to utilize the City’s Expedited Solar Permitting Process for One- & Two-Family Dwellings. This process provides an expedited and streamlined permitting process for qualifying small rooftop solar systems for one-and two-family dwellings that are no larger than 10 kilowatts AC nameplate rating or 30 kilowatts thermal. Once all of the documentation is correctly completed and submitted, a permit will be processed and approved for issuance in a timely manner (usually 1 to 3 business days).


Step 1 Download, review and complete the applicable Expedited Solar Toolkit forms for your specific type of solar project from below:

Step 2 Complete and sign the Smoke Alarm & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Declaration form.

Step 3 Fully complete and sign a Building Permit Application form.

Step 4 Submit all of the completed documentation (Step 1 through Step 3) along with a $100 application deposit to the City of Sonoma Building Department.

The Building Department will notify you when the documents have been reviewed and approved and the permit is ready to be issued.

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