It’s taken a partnership from both the private and public sector to enable the community to enjoy this recognition and achieve this milestone. A lot of work has gone into shining the light on all that the county and city are doing around solar and sustainability.” Routt County Building Official Todd Carr
Created an online permitting checklist, increasing transparency for community members and solar installers.
Reviewed local zoning codes and identified restrictions that intentionally or unintentionally prohibit solar PV development
Allowed solar by-right accessory use in all zones (so solar installations don’t require special permits or hearings)
Cross-trained both inspection and permitting staff on solar PV