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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Generator Rebate Pilot Program Supports Proactive Preparedness

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved an ordinance establishing a generator rebate pilot program -- a move intended to promote preparedness, resiliency and residential reinvestment.

Qualifying homeowners must apply for the rebate by Nov. 30, which will be issued after completion and approval of all required city building inspections. The rebate covers permit and plan check fees associated with the installation of permanent standby generators.      The rebate offer will be available to homeowners who have received approval of all required city permits for the installation of a permanent standby generator, completed installation and received approval of all required city inspections between Feb. 15 and Nov. 30 of this year.

The generator rebate program builds on City Council’s previous approval of temporary measures that assisted residents who experienced damage during the winter the storm. This included past actions that included the following:  

  • Permit fees for repairs needed as a result of the winter storm were temporarily waived.
  • For repairs requiring a permit and inspection, inspections were allowed in-person or virtually or even through the submittal of photo documentation to expedite the inspection process. 
  • Homeowners completing repairs on their homestead did not need to have the homestead exemption form notarized as part of the permit process.
  • Contractors registering with the city to perform repairs related to the winter storm had their annual registration fee waived.

“This additional relief option is part of a broader residential reinvestment/resiliency pilot program,” explained Director of Planning and Development Services Lisa Kocich-Meyer.  “In an effort to support additional recovery efforts for residents while also looking ahead proactively as we start hurricane season, we believe this type of reinvestment in our neighborhoods promotes preparedness and supports resiliency during and after severe weather.” 

For more about generator permits and to submit a complete application, visit http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/193/Forms-Applications.

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