Renewable Energy Permit

What is the process?

Apply Online

1. Access the Citizen Self Service (CSS) Portal.  

(If you do not have a log in, you will need to register by selecting “My Account.” Contractors should begin by selecting “Guide for Contractors.”) 

2. Select Apply 

3. Select “Construction Permits” 

4. Find the appropriate permit type for your project 

5. Select Apply 

6. Follow the online instructions to apply for your permit and pay the appropriate fees. 

Who can use this service?

A state licensed contractor acting on behalf of a property owner can apply for a construction permit via CSS.

NOTE: Property owners and/or agents acting on behalf of the property owner need to schedule an appointment by calling 805-781-5600 and submit for a renewable energy permit with paper plans.

Is there a charge for this service?

Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions


Public Information and Permit Processing Online Services

Preview of Public Information and Permit Processing Online Services (CSS Portal)

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