Learning about Solar Zoning in the Neighborhood

The regulations for solar zoning vary depending on where in Utah you are. You must be aware of the rules being implemented in your community. 

Take note that these rules get revised often. This is why checking the regulations before proceeding with the installation is essential.

However, do not be surprised if you find that your community still doesn’t have provisions in its zoning code regarding solar. It doesn’t mean that you can’t have one installed. But you have to talk with the proper authorities who will sign the approval and permits.

West Valley City

Check out Land Use Development and Management Act (Municipal Code Title 7). This contains the provisions and protections for solar access in the area. It recommends that newly built houses consider having solar access by making sure the roofs face south and receive full sunlight during the peak hours of the day.

Summit County

Check the Summit Country Building Division for permitting information. To date, the County Development Code is still a work in progress regarding the incorporation of solar.

Salt Lake County

Check the Salt Lake County Building and Inspection for more details about building permits and related regulations. The area allows solar energy construction in all its zones. However, its Zoning and Development Ordinance is currently undergoing revisions.

Park City

You can contact the Park City Planning and Zoning Department to get the information you are after. In particular, its solar power zoning attributes are included in the Park City Land Management Code 15-12.


Get in touch with the department handling building permits since its zoning ordinances do not include any provision for solar energy.

Other Communities

For the other communities not listed above, get in touch with your planning and city zoning office to ask about the zoning rules in your area.