The City of Menifee encourages the installation of renewable systems through low permit fees for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations and standardized solar permitting guidelines. All solar PV installations need an electrical permit. Additional permits may be required if structural work is necessary to support the solar PV system such as the addition of new struts and purlins or new framing members between existing framing to reduce spacing. New ground mount PV systems require Structural Calculations to be submitted. The required elements for permit applications for solar PV installations are detailed below.
All plans submitted for solar PV systems must comply with, and reference, the 2016 California Building Standards Code that became effective on January 1, 2017, including the 2016 California Residential Code (CRC), 2016 California Electric Code (CEC), 2016 California Plumbing Code (CPC), and 2016 California Mechanical Code (CMC) as appropriate including any amendments and/or errata.