SolarApp+ For Solar Installers

SolarApp+ Automated Solar Plan Reviews

SolarAPP LogoBefore applying for an automated solar plan review and solar permit, projects must follow certain requirements. At this time, SolarAPP+ is designed to provide a code-compliance check for the majority of residential, roof-mounted, retrofit photovoltaic systems. To see which systems are eligible, please refer to the Eligibility Checklist. Only projects that conform to this list are eligible to use the automated SolarAPP+ portal for instant permitting. 

1. Submit for automated review through SolarAPP+

  1. To start using SolarAPP+, register and submit your design through the SolarAPP+ Webpage.
  2. A processing fee will be charged by SolarAPP+. Download the approved plans.

2. Apply for a San Mateo Permit

  • Active San Mateo Business License is required. Contractor must also be added to SolarAPP+ program eligibility list. Please email solarapp@cityofsanmateo.org to request to be added to the program eligibility list.
  • Go to SolarAPP+ to complete your SolarApp+ approved inspection checklist, which needs to be submitted with the permit request.
  • Apply for a City of San Mateo Solar Photovoltaic (SolarAPP) permit at our Online Permit Center
  • Pay for the Permit.

3. Schedule Inspection

Contact

For questions regarding City of San Mateo Solar Permits: Building.info@cityofsanmateo.org 

For question regarding Solar APP+: https://solarapp.nrel.gov/contact_us