Accela Citizen Access Portal 

Accela Citizen Access

The Accela Citizen Access (ACA) portal, provides residents, contractors, developers, and visitors access to some permitting services online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is now fully operational. Capabilities of this portal include the following:

  • Searching for building permits
  • Scheduling inspections, view inspection results
  • Submitting and paying for building applications for the following permit types:
    • Commercial Re-Roofs
    • Residential Re-Roofs
    • Residential HVAC Systems
    • Residential Water Heaters
    • Residential Solar Systems, ESS and SolarAPP+ automated permits

All  ACA permits require an application, notarized authorization letter, licensed declaration, along with all corresponding documents. For questions regarding ACA email    

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or process through SolarAPP+  and Accela citizen solar permit  for automated plan review.

Before applying for an automated solar plan review and solar permit, projects must follow certain requirements outlined in the Eligibility Checklist. Only projects that conform to this list are eligible to use the automated SolarAPP+ portal for instant permitting. All other solar photovoltaic information.

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

1.Submit for automated review through SolarAPP+

2. Apply for Solar Permit

3. Inspection

  • Solar inspections shall be scheduled through Accela Citizen Access.     
  • Two inspections per solar company can be accommodated per day.
  • Field solar representative shall verify the inspection checklist and signed the document confirming completion prior to inspection. 
  • See how to schedule an inspection
  • Permit, SolarApp+ approved inspection checklist and specifications must be printed for inspection.
  • A reinspection will be applied if work is not ready or if revisions are not completed via SolarApp+. 
  • To cancel inspection the day of email, or call Building Department (951) 672-6777.

4. Revisions 

    Please see more guides and how to tutorials on the top right menu. 

For any solar questions email

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