Do You Need a Permit for Solar Panels?

Posted on July 7, 2022 in by kcoughlin

You may be wondering “do I need a permit for solar panels” if you are looking to add solar energy to your home. The answer is 100% absolutely. If any company tells you otherwise, run the other way – fast. True, permitting is an arduous and lengthy process, but a necessary step. And, it is something that Bison Roofing & Solar takes care of for you.

Why Do You Need a Permit for Solar Panels?

Do You Need a Permit for Solar PanelsPermits are something most people don’t think of until they become homeowners or business owners. Or, sometimes they learn the hard way by getting a hefty fine for installing something that wasn’t permitted correctly.

Permitting is important because it ensures that any major remodeling project is done properly, safely, and up to the code of your local municipality. Permits are required on many things such as (and not limited to):

  • New construction
  • Electrical work
  • Roof replacement
  • Pool installation
  • Fencing
  • Some landscaping
  • And, of course, solar panel installation

We know, it may be tempting to skip this step in many DIY projects, simply because of the time and energy it takes to get things right. Permitting isn’t easy! However, when it comes to roofing and solar, Bison takes care of all the permitting, making sure everything is in perfect condition. We are well versed in the specific codes for every township in Palm Beach and Broward, and make sure your permits are done correctly.

Solar panel installation is considered a major upgrade to your home. As it should be! Solar will provide you with years of clean, renewable energy. It will also likely reduce the amount of money you spend each month on your electricity bill. At Bison, we are fully licensed and insured, and we have a specific permitting department and process to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. We leave no stone unturned!

solar permitUnfortunately, proper permitting is often the biggest hurdle in installing solar roofing. It takes time and patience. We can’t push the permitting process to go faster – if we could we would. And trust us when we say we get as frustrated as you do when permitting slows things down! Alas, it is important.

Without proper permitting, you can face fines, lawsuits if something goes wrong on your property, and you’ll have a hard time selling your property if major renovations were done without permits. It simply isn’t worth it. It is a long and arduous process, but a necessary one.

Many people ask if you can avoid getting a permit for solar installation. We are sure there are, but not if you are working with us. We believe in the integrity of our work, which is why we dot all of our i’s and cross our t’s. We have been in the business of roofing and solar since 2005, and the last thing we want is to create issues for any of our customers, whether it be during the install or ten years down the road when you go to sell your home.

Installing solar panels without a permit is kind of like driving without a valid license. Can you do it? Sure. Is it worth it? No. Will you eventually get caught and pay for it anyway? Most likely.

Do you need a permit for solar panels? Yes.

We are happy to walk you through our process and how it works. The good news is that you don’t have to worry one bit about the frustrations of permitting, we take care of all of that fun stuff for you! Your dedicated solar expert will also keep you up to date on how the process is progressing, and how long it will take. If anything changes, you will be the first to know!

If you are looking for a full-service, licensed and insured, knowledgeable and trustworthy solar company in Palm Beach or Broward Counties, look no further! Contact us today for a free quote.

Contact Bison Today!