Residential Solar Permits

Licensed solar contractors can now use our new Solar One Stop review process, a joint venture with Pima County, for residential solar projects that meet the eligibility criteria. Projects that do not meet the requirements for this same-day process need to continue to use the submittal portal.

The Solar One Stop is a collaborative effort between Pima County Development Services Department and the City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department, with the assistance of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to streamline the permitting of residential photovoltaic arrays.

  • Criteria: Residential solar projects are eligible as long as they are attached to a roof and are NOT located in a Historic Preservation Zone (HPZ) or Neighborhood Preservation Zone (NPZ). If your property is in an HPZ or NPZ please apply through Tucson Development Center Online.
  • Process: For additional information about the process and to submit your application through the Solar One Stop.

Please note that customers using the Solar One Stop, whether they are located in the City or the County, apply to Pima County for an electrical/mechanical building permit, and schedule inspections with the County.