Tucson City - Solar Farm Permit Requirements

August 16, 2023


The City of Tucson has several permits that are needed for the authorization of solar farms. This table provides the information about regulations that will most likely be needed in order to develop a large solar facility.

Examples of permits include a groundwater / surface water management permit, a site plan / development plan review, a engineering preconstruction, and an electrical permit. Permits can last 1 day or 14 months depending on the individual permit.

It should be noted that some permits on this table will not be needed, and many can be approved during the processing of other permits. The information in this table may not be fully accurate, so it is wise to check with the individual agency to find out more information.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Arizona
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Web Site: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/gs/tucson-city-solar-installations
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Thermal Process Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics


Name: Permitting Table


Name: Bruce Plenk
Organization: City of Tucson Solar Energy Coordinator
Phone: (520) 791-5111
Email: bruce.plenk@tucsonaz.gov
Name: Jason Laros
Organization: Energy Manager
Address: PO Box 27210
Tucson AZ 85726
Phone: (520) 837-6325
Email: Jason.Laros@tucsonaz.gov

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.