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. NYSERDA will  accept applications through the existing program, PON 2721 until 4:00 PM Eastern Time on September 30, 2019, until funds are exhausted, or until the solicitation is revised by NYSERDA, whichever comes first.

Resources

NYS Unified Solar Permit <pdf>Updated 10/31/2014
Long Island Unified Solar Permit <pdf>
Quick Checklist for Municipal/Jurisdiction Adoption <pdf>
Complete Jurisdictional Guidelines for Permit Adoption 5/18/2015
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
Bedford (Town)
Babylon (Town)
Bethel (Town)
Babylon (Village)

Bethlehem 
Brookhaven

Camden (Town)
East Hampton

Camden (Village)
Great Neck Plaza

Canastota (Village)
Hempstead

Cazenovia
Chatham
Huntington

Clifton Park
Islandia
Cobleskill
Islip

Cortlandt
Long Beach
Croton-on-Hudson
Mastic Beach
Denning
Port Jefferson

Dewitt
Riverhead

Enfield
Shelter Island
Fenton
Smithtown
Florence
Southampton

Gardiner
Southold

Hamilton
Stewart Manor
Horseheads
Westhampton Beach

Lafayette
Westhampton Dunes

Lebanon



Lenox



Lincoln

Liverpool

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