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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
  • Safety.

This page offers a catalog of 430 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.

Total of 430 ordinances found.
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NH Town of Alton, New Hampshire - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 401  ...more
MA Topsfield, Massachusetts - Wind Energy Ordinance  ...more
KS Topeka, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Title 18 Section 18.265  ...more
IN Tipton County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 522  ...more
IN Tippecanoe County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance  ...more
NJ Tinton Falls, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance  ...more
CO Thornton, Colorado - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 18-172  ...more
TN Tennessee Model Wind Ordinance  ...more
IL Tazewell County, Illinois - Wind Energy Ordinance  ...more
IL Tazewell County, Illinois - Wind Energy Ordinance  ...more
MD Talbot County, Maryland - Wind Energy Ordinance  ...more
OH Swanton Township, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 9.21  ...more
CA Sutter County, California - Wind Energy Ordinance - Part 3 - Article 17  ...more
MI Superior Township, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 14.07  ...more
IL Sugar Grove, Illinois - Wind Energy Ordinance - Title 11 - Chapter 4 - Section 20  ...more