Program Broward County - Rooftop Solar System Permit Standard
Category Regulatory Policy
Implementing sector Local
Last Update
State Florida
Technologies Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors Residential

This ordinance is intended to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens by removing barriers to the installation of alternative energy systems and encourage the installation of rooftop photovoltaic solar systems.

There are no standards or guidelines within the code of ordinances that can prohibit the installation of rooftop solar systems as accessory equipment on residential or commercial buildings.

The height of the rooftop photovoltaic solar systems cannot be higher than the roofline (top of the roof). For flat roofs, the system cannot be greater than five (5) feet above the roof.

The permit does not guarantee the installation of a system if the property is located in a homeowner’s association, condominium association, or any other restrictive organization that has its own set of rules. The permit cannot cut down trees or limit the growth of trees that are located on another property.

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