Broward County - Rooftop Solar System Permit Standard

October 13, 2016


This ordinance is intended to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens by removing barriers to the installation of alternative energy systems and encourage the installation of rooftop photovoltaic solar systems.

There are no standards or guidelines within the code of ordinances that can prohibit the installation of rooftop solar systems as accessory equipment on residential or commercial buildings.

The height of the rooftop photovoltaic solar systems cannot be higher than the roofline (top of the roof). For flat roofs, the system cannot be greater than five (5) feet above the roof.

The permit does not guarantee the installation of a system if the property is located in a homeowner’s association, condominium association, or any other restrictive organization that has its own set of rules. The permit cannot cut down trees or limit the growth of trees that are located on another property.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics


Name: Broward County Code of Ordinances


Name: Cathy Randazzo
Organization: Planning and Zoning
Phone: (954) 519-1295

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.