Solar Panels / Wind Turbines

Solar Panel and Wind Turbine installation requires a permit from the City of Denton's Building Safety Department and the approval from your electric service provider.

Denton Municipal Electric Providers

If the electric provider is Denton Municipal Electric (DME), the Submittal Requirements are as follows:

Note: All engineered plans must be designed in accordance with the City of Denton's current adopted codes (2012 IRC and 2011 NEC).

Plan Submittal

Plans shall be submitted online.

Inspections Required

  • Service Update Inspection (if required to upgrade service)
  • Finals for Release

Fees

  • $150 or $200 if service update required

Please see the Distributed Generation Manual (PDF) for more DME specific information.

Non-DME Electrical Providers

If the electric provider is not DME, the Submittal Requirements are as follows: 

  • Completed and signed residential permit application (PDF)
  • Aerial view of panel location including fire access
  • Structural letter from engineer verify the existing roof can support proposed solar panels*
  • One-line electrical diagram
  • Configuration of electrical equipment
  • Manufactured specifications for panels and all other equipment
  • Attachment details and manufactured specifications
  • Documentation of approval from energy provider

Note: All engineered plans must be designed in accordance with the City of Denton’s current adopted codes (2012 IRC and 2011 NEC).

Plan Submittal

Plans shall be submitted online.

Inspections Required

  • Service Update Inspection (if required to upgrade service)
  • Finals for Release

Fees

  • $150 or $200 if service update required