Solar Panel Permits

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The solar panel installer is responsible for insuring that all of the code requirements are met and permits issued.

Required permits are: Development, Building and Electrical Permits.

Planning Department / Development Permit Requirements: 
• Outside of the Conservation District, Class D Minor Permit
• Within the Conservation District, Class C Minor Permit
• Letter of approval from the Homeowners Association (strongly suggested)
Refer to the Breckenridge Development Code, reference Section 9-1-19, Policy 5 (Absolute)(E) regarding solar panel policies

Red, White & Blue Fire District Requirements:
Meet to obtain information and sign-off regarding Fire code criteria.

Building Department Permits / Building & Electrical Permit Requirements:
• Meet with a Town of Breckenridge Planner (see above requirements)
• Building Permit (Submit a completed building permit application, along with two photovoltaic system electrical diagram drawings, stamped by a Colorado licensed engineer)
Electrical Permit

Contractor Requirements

• Must be certified by North American Certified Energy Practitioners (
• Must have a current Town of Breckenridge Business License

Electrical Contractor Requirements
• Colorado State and Town of Breckenridge licensed electrical contractor
• Electrical installations are subject to Article 690, 2014 NEC
• See sample diagram of minimum required electrical plans

Inspection & Sign-off Requirements
• Planning inspection must be scheduled 24 hours prior to electrical / building inspections
• Final electrical and building inspections must be called in for the same day
• Certificate of Completion issued upon Fire, Planning and Building Departments sign-offs

To learn about the Colorado State Solar Rebate Program please visit or

Questions?  Contact the Planning Department at 970-453-3160 or the Building Department at 970-453-3180.

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