Green Building

Solar Photovoltaic Rooftop Permits

The intent and purpose of AB 2188 are to adopt an expedited (no greater than three days) permitting process for small residential rooftop solar energy systems that complies with California Government Code Section 65850(g).  It is designed to encourage the use of solar systems by removing unreasonable barriers, minimizing costs to property owners and the City, and expanding the ability of property owners to install solar energy systems.  Below are the permit fee limits for photovoltaic (solar) panels pursuant to AB 2188

AB 2188 Residential
City of Huntington Beach
15 kw or Less
More than 15 kW
$384 plus $10 KW above 15


AB 2188 Commerical
City of Huntington Beach
15 k W or Less
50kW or Less
50 kW - 250 kW
$1,000 plus $7 per KW above 50 kW
More than 50 kW
$2,000 plus $5 per kW above 250 kW

Did you know?

The Huntington Beach Fire Department conducts free home fire safety inspections for seniors.  You can also get a free smoke detector with a 10 year battery and carbon monoxide detector installed.  This free service is provided by Project SHIP senior home inspection program volunteers. You can schedule an appointment online or call 714-374-1615.

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