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Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040

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Solar Photovoltaic Systems Checklist

The following checklist contains the minimum information and details required on plans prior to submission for plan review. This is a basic pre-submittal checklist that is intended to expedite the plan review process by minimizing the number of required revisions.

Permits Required 

  • A Building permit is required to construct/install building or ground mounted panels.
  • An Electrical permit is required for the electrical installations and connections.

Documents Required for Permit Application 

Information Required on the Plans 

  • A site layout plan
  • A footing/foundation plan for the ground mounted panels
  • Structural plans for the installation of building mounted panels
  • Design loads used for design of the panels
  • Refer to the Electrical Checklist for detailed electrical plan requirements.
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