Contractors can register or submit approved projects to

Fountain Valley Permit Center

Before applying for a SolarAPP+ automated solar plan review,
 projects must follow certain requirements outlined in the Eligibility Checklist
Only projects that conform to this list are eligible to use the automated SolarAPP+ portal for instant permitting.

To start using SolarAPP+, register and submit through SolarAPP+.
A processing fee will be charged by SolarAPP+ for plan review. 
A Checklist and SolarAPP+ ID will be generated when approved.

Apply for a SolarAPP+ solar permit

  • Create an account and login to the Fountain Valley Permit Center.
  • Select “+ New Application” and begin filling out the application
  • Select “SolarAPP+” for the Project Type.
  • Enter the applicable Owner, Applicant and Contractor information.
  • Enter the SolarAPP+ ID in the field provided.
  • Upload the SolarAPP+ Checklist to the documents area.
  • Review your application.
  • Pay the required permit fee.
  • Digitally sign the permit when you receive an email request to do so.


Below are a few SolarAPP+ tutorials for Contractors on how to submit various types of solar projects through SolarAPP+ website. Additionally, there is a PDF tutorial on how to submit a revised project through SolarAPP+ and the Fountain Valley Permit Center.

SolarAPP+ help
Electrical Microinverters
Electrical String with DC
Electrical String without DC
Input Example Relating to Current Carrying Conductors
Revision Process