Solar Panels

Requirements for Permit Application Submittal


  • Application (PDF)
  • Manufacturer's details and installation requirements.
  • Plans designed by a MN Structural Engineer or provide proof of structural compliance.

How to Submit a Permit Application and Required Information


  • Come to the counter between 8:00am and 4:30pm to drop off in person.
  • Mail to:
    Attn Building Inspections
    City of Blaine
    10801 Town Square Dr NE
    Blaine, MN  55449 

Fee & Permit Process

The Permit Fee for Solar Panels is $101.
  • Fee Schedule (PDF)
  • Review time is 5 to 7 business days.  During the busy construction months longer delays may occur.
  • Once your plan has been reviewed you will be contacted to come pickup and pay for your permit.
  • When your permit has been paid for and you have the approved plans, you may start your work and schedule inspections. 
  • When scheduling Inspections please plan at least 2 business days out.  During the busy construction months longer delays may occur. 

General Information


  • If the homeowner is hiring a contractor the contractor must pull the permit.
  • Permit, approved plans, inspection card and all inspection notices shall be on site at all times.