SolSmart Designees

Routt County

SolSmart Silver
Population: 25,638
Designation Level: SolSmart Silver
Year Designated: 2020
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  • 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
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