City of Oakland - Self Certification for Renewables

June 18, 2007


City of Oakland Ordinance 12327 allows for “Self-Certification for Renewable Energy Production Facilities”, waiving current design review requirements for installation. Filling out a simple form available at the City Planning and Zoning Desk streamlines the permit process by exempting qualifying facilities from design review.

Most solar energy systems installations are likely to be able to meet the requirements for using the form and the streamlined process. Wind projects will likely have more difficulty qualifying due to the limited height requirements.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: California
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Solar Pool Heating
  • Wind (Small)


Name: Ordinance for Renewable Energy Production Facilities


Name: Public Information - Oakland
Organization: City of Oakland
Address: 250 Frank H Ogawa Plaza Suite 2114
Oakland CA 94612-2031
Phone: (510) 238-3911

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.