Solar Submittal

  1. Solar Submittal
  3. Battery Storage Systems

Expedited permit processing is available for residential solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that are roof-mounted and up to 10kW. PV installations that meet these criteria may be eligible for "over the counter" permitting. 

For Solar PV or Battery Systems Submit Here 

Submittal Requirements

Complete Building Permit Application Form (PDF)

Demonstrate compliance with the Eligibility Checklist for Expedited Permitting (PDF)

A complete set of plans which include the following items:

  • Locations of main service or utility disconnect
  • Total number of modules, number of modules per string and the total number of strings
  • Make and model of inverter(s), micro-inverters and/or combiner box if used
  • One-line diagram of system
  • Specify grounding/bonding, conductor type and size, conduit type and size and number of conductors in each section of conduit
  • If batteries are to be installed, include them in the diagram and show their locations and venting (Fire Department approval is required.)
  • Equipment cut sheets including inverters, modules, AC and DC disconnects, combiners and wind generators
  • Labeling of equipment as required by CEC, Sections 690 and 705
  • Site diagram showing the arrangement of panels on the roof or ground, north arrow, lot dimensions and the distance from property lines to adjacent buildings/structures (existing and proposed)
  • A roof plan showing roof layout, PV panels and the following fire safety items: approximate location of roof access point, location of code-compliant access pathways, PV system fire classification and the locations of all required labels and markings
  • Engineered design and structural calculations.
  • Product specifications
  • Any additional documentation deemed relevant to the project

Contact Us

  1. Questions or Concerns? 

    Building Division

    Tel: (310) 544-5280

    David Rasor

    Building Official

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    Tel: (310) 544-5279

    Office Location

    30940 Hawthorne Boulevard

    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

    Office Hours

    Monday - Thursday         

    7:30am - 5:30pm     

    (closed noon to 1pm)


    7:30am - 4:30pm

    (closed noon to 1pm)

     Saturday - Sunday


    Allowable Construction Hours

    Monday - Friday

    7am - 6pm                      


    9am - 5pm

    Sunday or State and Federal Legal Holidays: 

    Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code prohibit construction noise on holidays defined as “those days designated or observed as federal holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. No inspections will be conducted on those days.

    No work allowed, unless a Special Construction Permit is obtained from the director. Said permit must be requested at least 48 hours before work.

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