Solar Panel Installation
Welcome to the Woodbridge Township Building Department’s webpage for the installation of solar panels. Installing solar panels is a great way to help the environment and lower your electric bills. The process for installing solar panels on your home is no different than making any other home improvements to your property. Normal permits and inspections are required. The process does not take longer than any other home improvement project.
How to Get Started?
When adding solar panels to your roof, it is necessary to know if your roof can support the weight of the installation. You must have a certification by a professional stating that your roof can support the installation. Ask your solar installation company if they can provide a letter certifying your roof can support the installation. This certification is necessary for obtaining permits.
Building Permits Are Available Online!
Visit the Township’s Construction Forms webpage.
Please Read “Construction Permits”
You will have to print, complete, and submit the following items to the Building Department:
- Zoning Permit Application
- UCC Electric Sub-Code Section Permit Application
- UCC Building Sub-Code Section Permit Application
- Three (3) copies of the manufacturer specifications
All applications and fees can be mailed or personally submitted to the Building Department, located on the third floor of Townhall at 1 Main Street, Woodbridge. The Building Department is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for Tuesdays when the department closes at 6:30 p.m. Your permit will be ready within 10 business days.
Woodbridge Township has an efficient and streamlined process for scheduling solar panel installations, which make installations easy for installers and homeowners. Only one visit to Townhall is usually necessary from start to end. Permit applications for solar panels can be mailed to the Township. Permits are available within 10 business days. Contractors and home owners can request inspections either by e-mail or by calling the Building Department at 732-602-6033. Inspections are usually scheduled for the next day or within three business days. Upon final inspection, an application for a Certificate of Approval is provided to the solar installer, which the installer would later receive via fax; the home owner receives the original Certificate of Approval in the mail.