Photovoltaic System Submittal Requirements

Roof-Mounted Solar Panels


Submissions may be done online or at our counter. For online submissions, please visit our website.

Application Form


All submissions require a completed Building Activity Application form. Over-the-counter applications for Roof-Mounted PV Systems require submission of 2 sets of Building Plans.

Please provide the following information for all roof-mount submissions:
  • List project valuation on the Building Activity Application.
  • Provide a site specific roof design showing the location of all photovoltaic arrays.
  • Provide details on the rack system including mounting hardware.
  • Provide anchoring and fastening details for mounting the rack system to the roof structure.
  • Show location of all equipment.
  • Provide product listing information for the PV array, inverter and related equipment.
  • Indicate compliance with Maricopa County's current adopted edition of the NEC.
  • Provide complete one and three-line electrical drawings for the PV system.
  • Provide manufacturers product information and equipment specifications for the PV system.
  • Provide manufacturer's specifications and product nameplate data for new electrical services, sub-panels and combiner panels.
  • Provide the name of the serving electrical utility.
  • Clearly indicate whether or not the system is utility interactive; if so show the required bi-directional meter on the submitted drawings.

Fee Information


Per Section 208 of the Maricopa County Local Additions and Addenda, the permit fee for a roof-mounted residential solar system is $300. This includes all Administrative and Building Plan Reviews and Building Inspection. Payment of $300 is due upon acceptance of the project.
Solar panels mounted on a roof

Ground-Mounted Solar Panels


Over-the-counter applications for Ground-Mounted PV Systems require submission of 2 sets of Building Plans along with 7 sets of Site Plans.

Please provide the following information for all ground-mount submissions:
  • List project valuation on the Building Activity Application.
  • Provide details on the rack system including mounting hardware.
  • Provide anchoring and fastening details for the ground mounted rack system.
  • Show, on the site plan, the location of the PV array and all related equipment.
  • Provide product listing information for the PV array, inverter and related equipment.
  • Indicate compliance with Maricopa County's current adopted edition of the NEC.
  • Provide complete one and three-line electrical drawings for the PV system.
  • Provide manufacturers product information and equipment specifications for the PV system.
  • Provide manufacturer's specifications and product nameplate data for new electrical services, sub-panels and combiner panels.
  • Provide the name of the serving electrical utility.
  • Clearly indicate whether or not the system is utility interactive; if so show the required bi-directional meter on the submitted drawings.

Fee Information


Per Section 208 of the Maricopa County Local Additions and Addenda, Section 1602.1 of the Maricopa County Zoning Ordinance, Section 201 of the Maricopa County Addressing Regulations, and the Maricopa County Drainage Regulations, the permit fee for a ground-mounted residential solar system that is less than 6-feet in height is $500. This includes all Administrative, Zoning and Building Plan Reviews and Building Upfront Inspection fees. Payment of $500 is due upon acceptance of the project Upon review of the permit additional Drainage fees may be assessed depending on site specific engineering requirements.
Solar panels on the ground

Checklist for Components


Find the fillable PV Checklist form (PDF).