From the City of Scottsdale:
When it comes time to install a new solar system, the local permitting process can be a difficult bureaucratic headache. Or it can be a walk in the park . . . a Scottsdale park.
Vote Solar, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring solar to the mainstream, named Scottsdale one of the top five best cities for solar permitting. Vote Solar cited Scottsdale as one of the best for a variety of reasons: Vote Solar cites the “best practices” fee of $250 per permit – Scottsdale’s typical charge is $148. In addition, Scottsdale issues most permits “over the counter” – meaning people can get it with no wait. Lastly, people can submit plans and purchase the permit online.
For more information about Scottsdale’s solar efforts or this recognition, contact Senior Plans Examiner Dustin Schroff at (480) 312-7762 or dschroff@ScottsdaleAZ.gov, or visit the City of Scottsdale’s Green Building Program page.