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Does this jurisdiction have an online system to actually accept permit applications over the internet?
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A project of the Vote Solar Initiative, Project Permit is an interactive website that scores municipal solar permitting practices nationwide. It is designed to help permitting staff, solar advocates, and municipal leaders understand how their city or town compares to permitting best practices. Project Permit includes tools and resources to help more municipalities achieve permitting best practices. Project Permit is funded by Solar 3.0, a DOE Sunshot Initiative grant recipient. Vote Solar is a non-profit grassroots organization working to fight climate change and foster economic opportunity by bringing solar energy into the mainstream. Since 2002, Vote Solar has engaged...

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Vote Solar and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s (IREC) residential solar permitting best practices were last updated in May 2013. The best practices were developed with feedback from municipal officials and permitting experts. Download the Best Practices: Project Permit_ Best Practices in Solar Permitting. The scorecards on Project Permit were developed by matching ‘best practice’ fields to data fields captured in the SolarPermit.org, a FREE and active community-based database that compiles solar permitting requirements around the nation into one single & easy-to-use website.   Best Practices in Solar Permitting Scorecard:   # SolarPermit.org Question Matched Scorecard Field Score = Best Practice Score = Not Best Practice Weighting Final Score...

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