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Anyone can apply for a permit online, but if this is your first time applying, you will need to create a user account.
Property owners, Architects, Agents, etc:  You can create an account in the permitting portal  Here
Contractors:  To apply for permits you will need to be logged into your account.  To request an account click here if you do not already have one.

For setback and noise requirements click here.

To see an example of what your generator plans should include click here 

Building Permit Application can be found here.

Residential Generators

  • Permit type "Generator Online" sub type "Residential" for permanently installed generators. (full plans required)
  • Permit for portable generators  use sub type "Transfer Switch"  This permit will be for the modifications to the electrical panel.   Plans required:   Site Plan with generator location when in use and electrical diagram. Temp use generators will need to comply with setback and noise limitations.

Commercial Generators 

  • Permit Type  “Generator Online”   Sub Type “Commercial”
  • Check with the Planning Division before Submitting to see if your project needs a separate Planning approval


Plans/Documents required for permitting

  • Site plan (see example)
    • Showing all property lines and structures
    • Distance of unit to property lines and neighboring bedroom windows
  • Manufactures Specifications Including:
    • Decibel ratings for unit and distance from unit the rating is measured at.
    • Installation instructions, including details how the unit will be permanently installed
  • Electrical information
    • including modifications to be made to existing electrical service and connection to the unit.
    • Provide electrical line diagram showing all conduits and conductors (number, size, distances), transfer switches, panels, equipment, and loads.
  • Gas Schematic (see diagram)
    • Required when connecting to your existing Natural Gas system.
  • Additional Items if applicable:
    • Product documentation for any Noise reducing measures or products that may be added to the unit.
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