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 2/2016
Long Island Unified Solar Permit <pdf>
Quick Checklist for Municipal/Jurisdiction Adoption <pdf>
Complete Jurisdictional Guidelines for Permit Adoption <pdf> 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 As of 4/1/2016 Long Island Unified Solar Permit 
Aurora 
Babylon (Town)
Baldwinsville
Babylon (Village)
Bedford (Town)
Brookhaven
Berkshire
East Hampton
Bethel (Town)
Great Neck Plaza
Bethlehem
Hempstead
Blenheim
Huntington
Brockport
Islandia
Camden
Islip
Camden (Village)
Long Beach
Cattaraugus
Mastic Beach
Canastota (Village)
Manorhaven
Cato
Oyster Bay Cove
Cazenovia
Port Jefferson
Chatham
Riverhead
Clifton Park
Shelter Island
Clinton
Smithtown
Cobleskill
Southampton
Cortlandt
Southold
Corton-on-Hudson
Stewart Manor
Denning
Westhampton Beach
DeRuyter
Westhampton Dunes
Dewitt

Enfield

Fabius

Fenner

Fenton

Florence

Fulton

Gardiner

Genoa 

Georgetown

Gilboa

Gowanda

Hamilton

Hardenburgh

Horseheads

Lacona

Lafayette

Lebanon

Lenox

Lincoln

Liverpool

Malone

 Mamaroneck

Marcellus

Mentz

Milan 

Milo

Minetto

Minoa (Village)

Montezuma

Morrisville

Nassau

Nelson

New Paltz (Town)

New Paltz (Village)

Newark Valley

Newfield

Norfolk

Nyack

Ogdensburg

Olive

Oneida <pdf>

Orwell

Oswego

Otto

Owasco

Paris (Town)

Parish (Town)

Parish (Village)

Pompey

Port Byron

Pulaski

Red Hook (Town)

Red Hook (Village)

Richland

Rhinebeck

Rochester

Roseboom

Rosendale

Sandy Creek

Schenectady

Scipio

Scotia

Sennett

Skaneateles (Town)

Somers

Sylvan Lake

Troy

Tully

Warwick (Town)

Warwick (Village)

Weedsport

White Plains

Whitehall

Williamson

Williamstown

Woodstock

Yonkers