DCRA has instituted two process changes (involving zoning and neighbor notifications) that are reducing the time it takes to permit solar systems in the District. See the notification below for details of the original roll-out; the form is provided to apply for zoning self-certification, strongly encouraged for all systems less than 4' above the roof or parapet wall:

  • Solar Permitting Pilot Notification (PDF)
  • Solar Zoning Self-Certification Application (PDF)

Solar Permitting & Inspections

For guidance on DCRA solar permitting and inspections, including solar permitting fees, download the following guidelines.

  • Solar Permitting Guidelines - Updated August 2018 (PDF)

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