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Residential Solar Photovoltaic

New installation or replacement of any solar photovoltaic component on the ground or on the roof of a residential (non-multifamily) structure.

Required Forms & Documents

  • Application for Construction Permit (1-page form) 1 original signed.
  • Application Package for Simplified Solar Ready PV Permit 1 original signed: Includes the application, checklist, owner-builder disclosure statement (for OB's), notice of commencement & subcontractor worksheet forms.
  • Notice of Commencement (1 copy recorded): Any improvement for which the direct contract price is greater than $2,500. Must be submitted prior to scheduling the first inspection.
  • Subcontractor Worksheet (1 original or copy): Submit if contractor is hiring a subcontractor to perform any electric, mechanical, plumbing or roofing.
  • Site Plan or Roof Layout Plan (2 sets or copies)
  • Construction Documents (2 sets or copies): Electrical diagram; manufacturers specification sheets or signed/sealed engineering; load calculations; and Roof Structure Affidavit.
  • Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement (1 original, personally signed at the permit counter): Eligible Owner-Builders must complete this form in person at the time of application. Required by Florida law in order to be exempt from having to be a licensed contractor (sale or lease of the property is prohibited for 1 year from permit completion).
  • Owner-Builder Permits Information: Please read this information about what & who may qualify for an Owner-Builder permit. An Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement form must be completed.
  • Affidavit - Solar Roof Structure (1 Signed Copy)
  • Construction Guidelines for Solar Ready Construction: Construction guidelines to be used.

Fees

On Application
  • Building Flat Fee: $90
  • Surcharge: $4

Licenses That Can Pull This Permit Type

  • Owner-Builder: Must not rent or sell the property within one (1) year of completion of the permit.
  • Certified Master Electrician
  • Certified Solar Energy Specialty
  • Certified Solar Systems
  • Certified Solar Water Heater
  • Registered Master Electrician

Review Disciplines

  • Zoning: A review the proposed work for compliance with the land development regulations. This includes zoning, setbacks and any other regulations pertaining to the location and type of structure.
  • Electrical Plans Examiner: Ensure that the proposed structure or component will comply with the electrical provisions of the National Electrical Code (NEC).
  • Building Plans Examiner: A review of the proposed work to ensure that the structure will be in compliance with the applicable structural requirements of the Florida Building Code: also includes wind loads and flood loads.

Typical Inspections/Certifications/As Builts

Inspection Type (IVR System Code):
  • Electric Final (935): Made once power is connected to the building, all electrical work has been completed and all electrical trim is installed.
  • Building Final (925): Made after all work is complete. Electrical, mechanical, plumbing, driveway and tree final inspections may be made prior to the building final inspection.

Note: Fee payments by check should be made payable to either "CCBCC" or Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners. Payments are also accepted by Mastercard or Visa credit or debit cards.

Roof top installations require both Electrical Plans Examiner & Building Plans Examiner review stops. If installed on the ground, or other non-roof top area, the permit application will need Zoning, Electrical Plans Examiner & Building Plans Examiner review stops. If water is to be heated by the system, a Plumbing Plans Examiner review stop & a Plumbing Final inspection will need to be added to the review stops & inspections.

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