City of Milwaukee: Solar Permitting Guide

 HOW TO INSTALL SOLAR: STEP BY STEP PROCESS

 The City of Milwaukee Department of City Development (DCD) works to ensure the quality and safety of a solar electric and solar hot water installation. There are requirements to install solar in Milwaukee. This website provides an outline of the step-by-step permitting and inspection process that solar installers and homeowners must navigate.

CHECKLIST: Installers are encouraged to use this helpful these help checklists to aid in the process to make sure they have the materials needed when submitting permits for a solar project.  Use the SOLAR ELECTRIC checklist or the  SOLAR HOT WATER checklist depending on your installation.

  • Home or Business Owners: For more information about solar energy, and how to connect with installers, incentives and resources, contact the City of Milwaukee’s solar program, Milwaukee Shines.
  • Solar Installers: For more information about state or federal incentives or training opportunities, visit our FOR PROFESSIONALS section or contact the City of Milwaukee’s solar program, Milwaukee Shines.

 

Solar Permitting PDF


Solar Permitting Process

Click HERE for a full-size PDF.

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Questions? Contact Us

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

City of Milwaukee, 809 N. Broadway Street

Zeidler Municipal Building, First Floor

DevelopmentCenterInfo@milwaukee.gov

414-286-8210; FAX: 414-286-0251

MILWAUKEE SHINES

Amy Heart, Solar Program Manager

City of Milwaukee, 200 E. Wells Street

City Hall, Room 603

solar@milwaukee.gov

414-286-5593


Looking for Permits?

Can be submitted online (via e-Permits), mail, fax, or in-person:

Can be submitted by mail, fax, or in-person:


Interconnection Information

Check out the We Energies website HERE which details the interconnection application and process.


Milwaukee Solar Zoning Ordinance

Click HERE to read the pieces of the Milwaukee Solar Zoning Ordinance passed in 2012.

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