Photovoltaic Information

 

Information to help you through a streamlined permitting process for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects 10 kW in size or smaller for One and Two Family Dwellings with a turnaround time of three (3) business days.

 

Building and Safety now accepts Electronic Plan Submittal Applications.

 

 Photovoltaic submittals at the Building and Safety Counter MUST be submitted on 18” x 24” minimum paper size. We require three (3) complete sets of plans and two (2 ) copies of supplemental information (supplemental information such as calculations, etc can be on 8 ½ x 11 paper size).

FOR NEW SUBMITTALS AND RESUBMITTALS, EMAIL YOUR COMPLETED DOCUMENTS TO:  pvab2188@ci.ventura.ca.us

PV installation shall be done by qualified persons as required in NEC 705.6

 

All panels and inverters will be verified by the Field Inspector against the stamped and approved plans at the time of inspection

 

CITY OF VENTURA PHOTOVOLTAIC ORDINANCE

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Submittal Requirements Document

Submittal Requirements Commercial

Submittal Application

Expedited permit eligibility checklist

PLEASE NOTE:  We Cannot Accept documents sent as Zip files.

 

USEFULL RESOURCES

        

California Solar Permiting Guidebook

 

                     

 

For additional information regarding ther permit process, please call Building and Safety at 805-654-7869.


CITY OF VENTURA MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release
November 25, 2015
Contact: Yolanda Bundy, 805-677-3963
Lysa Urban, 805-677-3914

City of Ventura’s photovoltaic ordinance helps residents go solar with new, online expedited permitting process

In September 2015, the City of Ventura adopted an expedited, streamlined solar permitting process to help homeowners achieve timely and cost-effective installations of small residential rooftop solar energy systems.  The ordinance encourages the use of solar systems by establishing prescriptive guidelines and minimizing costs to property owners and the City Ventura.  In the two months since the ordinance took effect, 27 new solar energy systems have been electronically submitted and approved in Ventura.

The City’s Building and Safety Division accepts electronic plan submittal for small residential (single family and/or duplex) rooftop solar systems, with a plan check turnaround of three business days. Over the past two years, the City has reviewed, approved and inspected more than 1250 photovoltaic systems in our community.

The benefits of solar are well known, providing increased property values, lowering operating costs, saving on electricity bills, reducing dependence on grid electricity and protecting the environment.

For more information contact the City of Ventura’s Building and Safety Division at 805-654-7869, or visit www.cityofventura.net/page/photovoltaic-information.

This release is available on the City of Ventura website www.cityofventura.net.