Yes, there are many building code, electrical code, and fire safety considerations involved when adding solar panels to your residence. A Building Permit is required.
What Insurances are Required?
NYS has very specific insurance requirements that must be met before the municipality may issue a building permit. Proof of insurance is required to be submitted along with the permit application whether a contractor is performing the work or the homeowner is performing the work themselves.
Saratoga Springs residents participating in the NY State Unified Solar Permit program.
Below is a link to the application, which contains a detailed list of requirements. At a minimum, the completed application must include:
A site plan, meeting all requirements detailed on page 1 of the application
An electrical diagram
Specification sheet for all manufactured components of the system