Solar Energy System Permits

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 2188, Temple City offers online permit applications for Small Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Systems meeting the following criteria:
  • Is a solar photovoltaic system no larger than 10 kilowatts alternating current or a solar thermal system no larger than 30 kilowatts thermal
  • Conforms to all applicable state fire, structural, electrical, and other building codes as adopted or amended by the city
  • Is installed on a single family dwelling or duplex
  • Does not exceed the maximum building height allowed under the Zoning Ordinance

Steps to Apply

  1. Download the permit application and related forms below
  2. Complete the forms on your computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader or other pdf software and save the form information with the pdf file OR print out the forms, complete them, and photograph or scan the completed forms
  3. Use the online application system by clicking the link below to upload your application and apply online
  4. Pay the plan check fee using your Visa, MasterCard, or eCheck.

Your permit application and proof of payment will be forwarded to Building & Safety.  Your application will be reviewed for completeness by the Building Official and you will be contacted regarding the status of your application.

Filing an application online does not constitute permit approval.  You may not begin work until you have paid the permit fee and been issued a permit.

Permit Application and Related Forms