File a Solar Energy Exclusion

Who is eligible?

The first purchaser of a building with a solar energy system may use this service.

When and where is this service offered?

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

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Monday - Friday 8-4

6565 Capistrano Avenue
Atascadero, CA 93422

Tel: (805) 461-6143

Fax: (805) 461-6159

Monday - Friday 8-5

1055 Monterey Street Suite D360
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5643

Main Office Fax: (805)-781-5641

Real and Business Property Fax: (805)-788-2042

Public Service/Front Counter Fax: (805)-788-2041

Mapping and Transfers Fax: (805)-781-4034


A property owner who adds an active solar energy system to an existing structure does not have to file for the exclusion. The exclusion should be automatically granted when the assessor receives a copy of the building permit.

If a developer installs an active solar energy system while constructing a new building however, the initial purchaser of the building may receive the exclusion if:

  1. The building was completed on or after January 1st, 2008,
  2. The developer/builder did not receive the exclusion, and
  3. The purchaser files an Initial Purchaser Claim for Solar Energy System New Construction Exclusion form with the Assessor.