Wind Energy Ordinances
Federal, state, and local regulations govern many aspects of wind energy development. The nature of the project and its location will largely drive the levels of regulation required. Wind energy ordinances adopted by counties, towns, and other types of municipalities are one of the best ways for local governments to identify conditions and priorities for all types of wind development. These ordinances regulate aspects of wind projects such as their location, permitting process, and construction. The standards specified in ordinances provide clarity to wind developers and the public. Ordinances may also address issues of community impact such as:
- Land use
- Noise standards
This page offers a catalog of 411 wind energy ordinances used by municipalities across the country to place requirements of the role of wind energy in their communities. Policymakers can use these ordinances as examples when modifying or drafting new ordinances in their jurisdictions.
These ordinances are provided as examples. Their inclusion here implies no endorsement of their content.
If you know of an ordinance that is not included in this list, please let us know.
State and Local Wind Energy Ordinances
Total of 411 ordinances found.
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|VA||Bland County, Virginia - Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter 62 - Article 3 - Section 62-135||...more|
|MI||Bloomfield, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 4 - Section 42-4.37||...more|
|IA||Boone County, Iowa - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|MA||Boston, Massachusetts - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|VA||Botetourt County, Virginia - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|NV||Boulder City, Nevada - Wind Energy Ordinance - Title 11 - Chapter 20 - Section 9||...more|
|CO||Boulder County, Colorado - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 4-514||...more|
|UT||Box Elder County, Utah - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|MN||Brainerd, Minnesota - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|VT||Braintree, Vermont - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 6 - Section 6.10.8||...more|
|VT||Brandon, Vermont - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article III - Section 325 (a)||...more|
|NJ||Brick Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|VT||Bristol, Vermont - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article V - Section 527||...more|
|CT||Brookfield, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|SD||Brown County, South Dakota - Wind Energy Ordinance - Title 4 Chapter 4.36||...more|