Solar Photovoltaic System

The City of Menifee encourages the installation of renewable systems through low permit fees for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations and standardized solar permitting guidelines. All solar PV installations need an electrical permit. Additional permits may be required if structural work is necessary to support the solar PV system such as the addition of new struts and purlins or new framing members between existing framing to reduce spacing. New ground mount PV systems require Structural Calculations to be submitted. The required elements for permit applications for solar PV installations are detailed below.

All plans submitted for solar PV systems must comply with, and reference, the 2019 California Building Standards Code that became
effective on January 1, 2020, including the 2019 California Residential Code (CRC), 2019 California Electric Code (CEC), 2019 California
Plumbing Code (CPC), and 2019 California Mechanical Code (CMC) as appropriate including any amendments and/or errata.

E-Plan Submittals
Submit application, plans and submittal information to solar@cityofmenifee.us. We will process your application, email your invoice and notify you via email whether your plans have been approved, or if they have corrections. Please make sure that the application is complete, legible and includes the complete address, phone number, email address and valuation. Incomplete or illegible applications will not be processed. Permit Fees and plan check fees are due at permit issuance. A City of Menifee Business License must be active in order to obtain permits.

Plan check turn-around times for E-Plan submittals is 7 business days. Re-submittal turn-around times 7 business days. Master Solar plans
have a 14 business day turn around time.

Panel upgrades and panel de-rates require a separate application, permit and fees. Only Electrical C-10 licensed contractors may
obtain panel upgrade permits.

Applicants are responsible for contacting Southern California Edison (SCE) for utility disconnections and re-connections. 951-928-8290

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