In an effort to provide the best service possible for our residents and streamline the permitting process, the Building Department is pleased to offer owners and contractors an expedited process for residential roof top solar permits. 

In compliance with the Solar Rights Act and Assembly Bill 2188, roof top residential solar projects may now receive expedited permitting. This expedited process will encourage timely and cost-effective installations of solar energy systems, will promote the use of solar systems and will limit obstacles to their use. The expedited permitting process will streamline permitting for small residential roof top energy systems which comply with a developed checklist, Information Guideline 24A and 24B. These Guidelines are now available on the city’s web site at www.escondido.org/information-guidelines.aspx  and at the Building Department counter at City Hall. Qualifying solar systems will receive their permits over the counter.