Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems
Miami-Dade County is committed to green building design and construction standards in order to safeguard our environment, enhance quality of life and promote sustainability in our communities.
Under current permitting processes, small solar photovoltaic (PV) projects are permitted via the Concurrent Plans and Processing (CPP) system. This process allows the plans and documentation to be routed electronically to multiple departments for review and approval concurrently, thus allowing the permitting process to take three days or less after a complete application is received.
Residents seeking a permit for a small solar PV energy system are required to submit the following items at the time of permit application:
- A completed Building Permit Application signed and notarized by the property owner and contractor.
- A completed Electrical Fee sheet signed by the contractor with the Electrical Category 34- Solar Photovoltaic information completed.
- Submission of electronic plans in a CD-ROM which contain all drawings and supporting documents in PDF file format based on the CPP guidelines. Plans must comply with electronic signature requirements outlined in Florida Statutes Chapter 471 and Chapter 481 and Florida Administrative Rules 61G15-23 and 61G1-16.
Applicants submitting plans in a paper format will be assessed a conversion fee. The fee must be paid in addition to required upfront fees prior to the documents being routed for plan review and permit issuance. For more information, call the Permit Records Section at 786-315-2100.