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Solar Panel Requirements & Eligibility

Apr 09, 2023

According to the Wake County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), most solar systems are allowed. The type of permit you apply for and the associated requirements will depend on the style of the solar system you install. Use the checklist linked below to help guide your next steps. 

Use the eligibility guide and follow the iMAPS instructions below to determine if your property is eligible for a solar system under Wake County's planning jurisdiction. 

Other planning and zoning regulations may apply since every project is site-specific. The best source for a comprehensive list of requirements is Wake County staff. We welcome you to contact us before you get started 919-856-6222.