Solar Panel Permits

As one of the few communities in America powered by 100% renewable energy, the City of Glenwood Springs will make every reasonable effort to accommodate solar energy harvesting on private property.

Install Solar Paneling on Your Property:
  • Fill out and submit a Building Permit Application (right column)
  • Submit the following required documents:
    • Site plan
    • Letter from a structural engineer which considers the following:
      • Weigh per square foot of the solar panels and solar platform;
      • Weight bearing capacity of the roof trusses;
      • Existing roof snow load;
      • Age of the roof structure;
      • Wind rating of the solar panels and solar platform;
      • Mounting method and hardware used (attach additional sheets if necessary
  • Complete necessary inspections
    • Pre-installation inspection of bracketing
    • Final inspection
Building Permit Application

Direct E-mail to file building permit applications

Start Date: August 19, 2019

Now you can E-mail building permit applications directly to the Building Department and they will not be lost in someone’s personal E-mail.

Just scan your document and its attachments and send it to:

If a plan review deposit is required, we will contact you for payment which is due before we perform the plan review. When the permit is ready for pickup, we will notify you by E-mail. You can make payment for the permit fees by check or by credit card.

City of Glenwood Springs COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT 101 W. 8TH STREET GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO 81601 970/384-6411 E-Mail: