NYS Solar Permits

nysolarpermitpic2 CUNY, in a collaborative effort under the NY-Sun Initiative, worked with NYSERDA, NYPA and municipalities across the state to develop a streamlined solar permit form for small-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems. The NYS Unified Solar Permit was based upon the Long Island Unified Solar Permit Initiative (LIUSPI) as well as the Solar America Board for Codes and Standards’ national best practices.

Municipal Incentives Available for Permit Adoption

Municipalities in Long Island that adopt the LIUSPI, and municipalities in the remainder of the state that adopt the NYS Unified Solar Permit are eligible for between $2,500 and $5,000, depending on population, through the New York State Cleaner, Greener Communities program to implement the new procedures.

Resources

NYS Unified Solar Permit <pdf>Updated 10/31/2014
Long Island Unified Solar Permit <pdf>
Guidelines for municipal adoption <pdf>
Regional Workshop Presentation <pdf>
NY-Sun Initiative Community Tools


Assistance

Contact a NYS Solar Ombudsman for assistance in adopting the NYS Unified Solar Permit.

Permit Adopters 


NYS Unified Solar Permit
Long Island Unified Solar Permit
In Process
Bedford (Town)
Babylon (Town)
Albany
Bethel (Town)
Babylon (Village)
Baldwinsville (Vilage)
Bethlehem 
Brookhaven
Clarkstown (Town)
Camden (Town)
East Hampton
Cohoes
Camden (Village)
Great Neck Plaza
Dryden (Town)
Canastota (Village)
Hempstead
Geneva (Town)
Cazenovia
Chatham
Huntington
Hastings-on-Hudson (Village)
Clifton Park
Islandia
Ira (Town)
Cobleskill
Islip
Irvington (Village)
Cortlandt
Long Beach
Knox (Town)
Croton-on-Hudson
Mastic Beach
Lewisboro (Town)
Denning
Port Jefferson
Mamaroneck (Village)
Dewitt
Riverhead
Mayfield (Town)
Enfield
Shelter Island
Mount Pleasant (Town)
Fenton
Smithtown
Nassau (Village)
Florence
Southampton
New Castle (Town)
Gardiner
Southold
Owego (Village)
Hamilton
Stewart Manor
Peekskill
Horseheads
Westhampton Beach
Poughkeepsie
Lafayette
Westhampton Dunes
Ulysses (Town)
Lebanon


North Hempstead (Town)
Lenox


Old Field (Village)
Lincoln


Oyster Bay (Town)
Liverpool


Shoreham (Village)
Marcellus



Malone



Minetto



Minoa (Village)



Montezuma (Town)



Morrisville



NewField



New Paltz (Town)



New Paltz (Village)



Norfolk
Paris (Town)



Nyack



Olive



Oswego



Otto
Owasco 



Parish (Town)



Parish (Village)



Red Hook (Town)



Red Hook (Village)



Roseboom



Rosendale



Schenectady



Scotia



Sennett



Skaneateles (Town)



Somers



Troy



Tully



Warwick (Town)



Warwick (Village)



Williamson 



Woodstock



White Plains



Yonkers