Welcome to the City of Calabasas
Building and Safety
Expedited Solar Permitting Program

The goal of this program is to offer a practicable method to help facilitate building permit issuance and inspection approvals for small residential roof-top mounted solar photovoltaic and solar water heating systems, in a manner that is transparent, collaborative, and consistent with other Building and Safety Departments in our region.


Effective September 30, 2015

Email based permits – Complete Steps 1-8

“Start Here”

Step 1 Eligibility Requirements (Form 2)
Step 2

Permit Application (Form 3)

Step 3

Pay Pal Fee Payment

Step 4

Standard Plans (please choose one appropriate plan via Forms 4-7)

Step 5

Structural Criteron (Form 8)

Step 6

One Building Inspection Process - Photographs
Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Affidavit

Step 7

How To Submit All Documents

Step 8

Inspection Requests – Inspection Criterion

Appendix 1

Form 1 – Overall process described - In Person Submittals
All expedited solar permit documents combined “Application Package”

Appendix 2

AB2188 - Building Official Opinion

Appendix 3

California Solar Permitting Guidebook


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