Residential Solar Panel Permit

Solar panels (also known as "PV panels") are used to convert light from the sun, which is composed of particles of energy called "photons", into electricity that can be used to power electrical loads. An approved permit by the Building Inspections Division is required for installation of any residential solar panel (photovoltaic system).

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Step 1.Review Requirements

The following is required prior to issuance of a Residential Solar Panel Permit:

  • Address and legal description of project
  • Owner, Contractor and Electrician information
    • Registration is required for a Contractor
    • Registration and License is required for Electrician
  • Scope of work
  • Rooftop-mounted photovoltaic panel systems shall be designed (Engineered) to structurally support the system and withstand applicable gravity loads in accordance with the IRC. Additionally, the roof upon which the system is installed shall be designed, constructed and/or modified to support the loads imposed by the system and/or be provided with an Engineers analysis for compliance with the IRC.
  • Electrical PV design/diagram for all electrical connections to panel
  • Manufacturer’s specifications of PV system

Step 2.Apply Online

You can apply online for a building permit through the City of Grand Prairie's Customer Self-Service portal. First time users will need a valid email address to set up an account. It takes about 5 minutes to create a new account.

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What next?

After completing the online application, permits are processed in approximately 5-10 business days. Depending on updates needed from the applicant, as this can result in longer approval times.

Phone / In Person

You are welcome to call or visit in person for help submitting your online application.

Phone: 972-237-8230

Email: information@gptx.org

Location:
City Hall - Building Inspections Division
300 W. Main Street
Grand Prairie, Texas 75050

Business Hours:
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

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