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If your city or county wants to receive national recognition for its solar energy efforts — and no-cost technical assistance to help you get there — you’ve come to the right place. You can begin the application process here.

We encourage all communities that have questions about the process to request a consultation call first. If you feel like you’re prepared to complete the SolSmart Intake Form, please click either the “Standard Designation Pathway” or “Modified Designation Pathway” button below to get started.

Take the application pathway that best applies to you:

  • The Standard Designation Pathway is for municipalities and counties which control permitting, planning and zoning, and/or inspection processes.
  • The Modified Designation Pathway is for counties which do not control permitting, planning and zoning, and/or inspection processes.

If you need to leave some of the questions blank, don’t worry — please continue and submit your application. This is only the beginning of the process and we don’t expect you to have all the answers yet. Once you submit the application, SolSmart representatives will contact you to follow up on the next steps.

You can save your work on the Intake Form and return to complete it later. When you request to save and return, you will receive an email with a link that will allow you to return to the form within 30 days. After 30 days, this link will expire. In addition, please note that the form will not save any documents you have uploaded prior to submitting the form. Therefore, please wait to add documentation until you are ready to click submit.