Solar installation contractors can now apply for the solar permits through the City's permitting portal with Solar APP+. SolarAPP+ is designed to provide a code-compliance check for the majority of residential roof-mounted photovoltaic systems. . Contractors must be registered with SolarAPP+ in order to qualify for the automated review.
Please note: Daly City is currently only utilizing this program for PV installs under 10kW and for which no ESS/battery is proposed. For commercial projects, systems above 10kW, or installations of PV systems with one or more batteries, please email the project to the Building Division.
Steps for Obtaining a Permit with SolarAPP+
- Access Your SolarAPP+ account
- Register for a SolarAPP+ account or login to your existing account.
- Submit Project in SolarAPP+
- Submit your project through the SolarApp+ website.
- Pay the processing fee from SolarApp+. This is separate from the City's PV permitting fees.
- Download the approval documents. You will need these to upload into the City's permitting portal when applying for a City permit.
- Apply for Permit on the City's Permitting Portal
- Login to your City portal account.
- Choose the SolarAPP+ permit application and complete the steps. Upload the required SolarAPP+ approval documents when prompted.
- An invoice will be sent for the permitting fees. Submit payment to the City via e-mail using a credit card form or in-person at the cashier.
- Once fees are paid the permit will be issued and can be downloaded from your account. Documents should be be onsite for inspections.
- Schedule Inspections with the City
- Call the Building Division at 650-991-8061 between the hours of 8AM - 5PM, Monday through Friday, to schedule your inspection.
- SolarAPP+ Introduction Video
- What is SolarAPP+?
- Where is SolarAPP+ available?
- What projects qualify to be submitted in SolarAPP+? **
- Is there a limit on system size SolarAPP+ can review? **
- How much does SolarAPP+ cost an installer to use?
- Ho do I register with SolarAPP+?
- How do I submit a project through SolarAPP+?
- How do I make changes to approved SolarAPP+ plans?
- Being prepared for SolarAPP+ inspections.
- Contractors Guide: Release notes.
**Please see above note on projects currently accepted by Daly City through SolarAPP+ review.