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Licensed Contractors can now use SolarAPP+ for real-time rooftop solar permitting in the City of Lodi.

1. Eligibility to use SolarAPP+

  • Main Dwelling Rooftop, Permitted, Residential structures only.
  • No Ballasted Systems.
  • Any changes to Main Service Panel requires a separate application, permit and fees.
  • Located in City of Lodi jurisdiction.
  • Must be a licensed contractor that has previously registered with SolarAPP+
  • Permit Runners are not allowed to request SolarAPP+ permits.
  • For a full list of requirements, please click here.

2. Submit for Automated Review Through SolarAPP+

  • Must obtain pre-approval from Lodi Electric Utility
  • Submit your design to .
  • Click Login or Register to get started.                                                                                 
  • A $25 processing fee will be charged by the SolarAPP+ website. 
  • Click here for a demonstration on SolarAPP+

3. Required Documents

  • SolarAPP+ Approval Document
  • Specifications
  • Lodi Electric Utility Pre-approval documents

4. Apply for Permit                                                           

  • Apply for your building permit through the City of Lodi online permit portal
  • For information on how to register for an account contact or call (209)333-6714.
  • From the HOME SCREEN, select Apply/New Permit
  • Agree to the acknowledgement
  • Complete all application information
  • Required information is as follows:
    1. Select SolarApp PV as the permit type
    2. Select Solar Only  or  Solar with Battery Backup
    3. Add notes if relevant
    4. Enter the job value
    5. Enter the Lodi Electric Utility Pre-Approval #.
    6. Enter NREL Approval #
    7. Enter PV system KW
    8. Enter amperage of busbar at Main Service Panel
    9. Enter quantity of subpanels
    10. Prepare to attach the required documents
    11. Enter correct jobsite address
    12. Upload ALL required documents
    13. Select “Next Step”
      • Verify/Complete Contractor/Owner and Applicant Information
      • Review information and verify required documents have been attached
      • Pay fees.
      • Print Permit documents.  
      • All submittals will be verified for accuracy. If information is incomplete or inaccurate, additional fees may incur prior to inspection.

4. Getting an Inspection

  • Have your Construction ePermit printed and available on-site for an inspector.
  • Click here for instructions on how to schedule an inspection once your project is complete.

5.  SolarAPP+ Revisions

  • Must obtain pre-approval from Lodi Electric Utility
  • Submit your revision to, you will be provided with a downloadable revised SolarAPP+ Approval Document.
  • Contact a Permit Technician at City of Lodi Building Department (209) 333-6714 and request a revision to your existing permit.  Staff will look up the status of the existing permit to determine whether a revision can be made or if a new permit is required and will provide further instructions.  Additional fees will apply.