Solar Permitting

View the Permitting Checklist (PDF).

Steps for Online Solar Permitting

All permits required for solar installations can be completed online by following these steps:

  • Step One: Create Account (if not already created)
  • Step Two: Apply for Building Permit to Install Solar
  • Step Three: Apply of Electrical Permit to Install Solar
  • Step Four: Pay for Permit to Install Solar

The City of Rockford processes all residential rooftop solar PV permits in three business days or less once all required information is submitted.

Rockford Fire Department is updated as permits are issued for solar installation so fire personnel can respond accordingly in an emergency situation. In addition, the fire department receives an annual report of addresses that have solar installations.