The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, the California Building Standards Commission and the Government Operations Agency have updated the Solar Permitting Guidebook in response to new legislative orders and updated building codes. The focus of the Winter 2017 Update includes highlighted changes to Appendices 3, 4 and 7 as well as relevant National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Tentative Interim Amendments (TIA). We hope these serve as useful resources as jurisdictions across California continue to expand solar energy.
Please contact Sam Diaz at Samuel.Diaz@opr.ca.gov with any questions regarding the Solar Permitting Guidebook or AB 2188 (Streamlined Solar Permitting Ordinance) or suggested modifications.
Please refer to the California Building Standards Commission website for more details on code changes.