Solar Permits

Photovoltaic Solar Systems

Where do I start?

Fill out and submit your Micro-Generation application form, and the required documents by visiting Inspections & Licensing on the third floor of City Hall (4914 - 48 Avenue) between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Once your application has been received, you will get an email directing you to your MyCity account for payment. 

What else should I know?

After receiving all initial and supplemental documentation, Electric Light & Power will provide an approval notification, subject to permit requirements within 14 business days. Once Electric Light & Power has received a Certification of Inspection, and agreed on an installation date, the Interconnection Agreement will be provided to the applicant for signing. 

Once the meter installation is complete, the Interconnection Agreement will be finalized and a copy provided to the applicant. 

Development Permits
The first step of any project is to obtain development approval

Who can apply?

An owner, developer, contractor or anyone authorized to do so on behalf of the owner of the property can apply. If you are not the owner of the property, you will need a Letter of Authorization (pdf) .

How do I apply?

Fill out and submit your application and the required documents (listed on page 2 of the development application) by visiting Inspections & Licensing on the third floor of City Hall (4914 - 48 Avenue) between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

When your application has been received, you will get an email directing you to your MyCity account for payment.

Required Forms

What else should I know?

Development approval can take up to six weeks to process. You may submit your building permit application at the same time as your development permit application. 

Building Permits
Learn more about building permits and apply

The next step is to apply for your building permit. 

Who can apply?

An owner, developer, contractor or anyone authorized to do so on behalf of the owner of the property can apply. If you are not the owner of the property you will need to submit a Letter of Authorization (pdf) .

How do I apply?

You can apply for your permit by filling out a paper application and submitting your application and the required documents listed on the Residential Application Requirement List (pdf)  in person by visiting Inspections & Licensing on the third floor of City Hall (4914 - 48 Avenue) between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Required Forms

What else should I know?

It may take up to three weeks for an application to be processed. Once a permit has been reviewed and approved by a Safety Codes Officer it will only be released when all applicable sub trade permits are in place. 

What inspections will I need?

You will need a final inspection, including written verification of installation. 

Other inspections may also be needed depending on the build. Any deficiencies brought up during the inspections will need to be corrected. A re-inspection or a verification of compliance (written completion notification) may be required. Re-inspection fees or other penalties may apply.

How do I schedule an inspection?

Electrical Permits
Learn more about electrical permits and apply

Who can apply?

A master electrician with a City of Red Deer Business License and Solar Certification can apply for a Solar Permit. Contact Licensing at 403-342-8182, licensing@reddeer.ca or visit us on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for business license information.

How do I apply?

You can apply for your permit online using MyPermits or fill out a paper application and submit it in person on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Please note: electrical permits for solar installations must be applied for in person at Inspections & Licensing. Additional documentation and a Safety Codes Officer review will be required.  
 

Required Documents

  • Single Line Diagram 
  • Equipment List including manufacture and model number for each major component
  • Images of where panels will be placed on the building

What inspections will I need?

You will need at least two Safety Code inspections during the course of your electrical installation:

  1. A rough-in inspection before concealing any work
  2. A final inspection when all fixtures and covers are installed and all wiring is complete.

You will be required to correct all deficiencies. Re-inspection fees or other penalties may apply.

How do I schedule an inspection?