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
Imperial County Planning Division: (442) 265-1736 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Zoning Review)
Imperial County Fire Department: Please email Lt. Andrew Loper and Deputy Fire Marshall Robert Malek.
City of Calipatria: (760) 348-4141
City of Calipatria Fire Department: (760) 348-4144
Please include the following additional information with your submittal:
Maximum height of solar panels and rooftop. (example)
Clearance distance around panels (CA Fire Code Section 605.11-605.11.2)
Completed Permit Application Packages may be submitted to:
Mail/In Person: 801 W. Main Street, El Centro, CA 92243
Email: email@example.com (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.