Inspections for a commercial small solar energy facility, occupied by two acres or less, are provided by Rockingham County. Inspections for a commercial large solar energy facility, occupied by two acres or more, are provided by a third-party inspection agency.
Ground-mounted systems will require a site plan review <insert link to site plan review process page> approval letter at time of application. Roof-mounted systems will require verification of structural integrity and may require additional engineering.
Depending on the size of the facility and zoning of the site, a Special Use Permit may also be required prior to applying for a solar permit.
Building and related permits can be applied for in person or by using the online portal. To best prepare, have all supporting documents, including site plan approval letter, complete before applying.