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The Office of Planning and Research (OPR), created by statute in 1970, is part of the Office of the Governor. OPR serves the Governor and his Cabinet as staff for long-range planning and research, and constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency.

Announcements

The Governorís Office of Planning and Research, the California Building Standards Commission and the Government Operations Agency have updated the Solar Permitting Guidebook  01-13-2017

The Governorís Office of Planning and Research, the California Building Standards Commission and the Government Operations Agency have updated the Solar Permitting Guidebook in response to new legislative orders and updated building codes. The focus of the Winter 2017 Update includes highlighted changes to Appendices 3, 4 and 7 as well as relevant National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Tentative Interim Amendments (TIA). We hope these serve as useful resources as jurisdictions across California continue to expand solar energy.

Solar Permitting Guidebook - Winter 2017 (Third Edition)

Please contact Sam Diaz at Samuel.Diaz@opr.ca.gov with any questions regarding the Solar Permitting Guidebook or AB 2188 (Streamlined Solar Permitting Ordinance) or suggested modifications.

Please refer to the California Building Standards Commission website for more details on code changes.





Coming Soon: Solar Permitting Guidebook Update.   01-05-2017
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OPR Releases the Results of the 2016 Annual Planning Survey and 2016 Directory of Planning Agencies  11-29-2016

The Governorís Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is pleased to announce the release of the 2016 Annual Planning Survey Results. OPRís Annual Planning Survey is distributed to all cities and counties in the State and provides the latest information on local planning activities, the status of city and county General Plans, and an important local perspective on issues of statewide concern.

In addition to the Survey Results, we have also released the 2016 Directory of Planning Agencies. This publication is sets of comprehensive lists that reference Californiaís planning agencies.

2016 Annual Planning Survey Results - https://www.opr.ca.gov/docs/2016_APS_final.pdf
2016 Directory of Planning Agencies - https://www.opr.ca.gov/docs/2016dopa.pdf





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