Rooftop Solar

All permits submitted for solar panels require a pre-inspection.

Small Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Systems (SRR-SES)

In accordance with AB 2188, the County of Imperial has enacted a new Ordinance, Title 9, Division 32: Rooftop Solar Ordinance. This ordinance details the procedure and requirements for contractors to qualify for the expedited, streamlined permitting process, which shall take effect (30) days after the Ordinance was adopted

Please review all documentation carefully before submitting.



  • County of Imperial (unincorporated): $500.00*

  • City of Calipatria (incorporated): $450.00*

*up to 15kW


Additional Information

Please include the following additional information with your submittal:


Completed Permit Application Packages may be submitted to:

  • Mail/In Person: 801 W. Main Street, El Centro, CA 92243

  • Email: (Subject: Permit Submittal)

  • Fax: (442) 265-1735

  • Any application documentation submitted must be legible. Illegible application documentation is grounds for deeming an application incomplete or not accepting an application.


Inspection Requests for SRR-SES must be made before 4:00pm, no later than one business day before the requested inspection date. Inspections should be called into the Inspection Message Line at (442) 265-1736, press 1.

Please note, this request line is reviewed once a day. All other inquiries should be made to (442) 265-1736.


Please direct any questions regarding the streamlined permitting process to this office at (442) 265-1736.