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1/26/2012 12:35:30 PM
I'm looking across the 50 states (+ DC) to understand when permits are required for roof work. Based upon my research so far, it seems that in many states, you do not need a permit if you remove and replace all of the roof covering, but you do need a permit if you do anything with the layers below the covering (sheathing, rafters, flashing) So I have a few questions:
Thanks much for any help you can give!
1/26/2012 1:34:47 PM
All commercial requires a re-roof permit
1 & 2 family no permits unless the more than 10% of the sheating is being replaced
ICC does not stand for Intentionally Clear and Concise
1/27/2012 8:18:07 AM
In Pa. under the Uniform Construction Code I interpet the modified administrative section and definitions related to roofing;
Residential - You can remove covering and re-apply. The trigger for permits would be effective once the sheathing or other structural member is removed, replaced or altered.
I have observed plenty of roof permits issued as a result of shingle replacement without structural work and no municipal amendments.
1/30/2012 11:34:02 AM
In GA I would guess 70% require permits for re-roof we do. No amendment either. Our state does not require anything but a business license for roofers therefor it makes it easer to keep up with the complaints.
1/30/2012 8:21:48 PM
Florida has extremely stringent requirements for reroofing as identified in Section 611 of the FBC - Existing Building Code. In some cases, complete retrofitting of the roofing system is required per Chapter 16 of the FBC - Existing Building Code.
In most jurisdictions, even minor repairs require permtting & inspection. A typical reroof job in Florida requires a sheathing nail-off inspecion, dry-in / in-progress inspection, & final inspection. Florida Statutes also requires the contractor to submit a "Contractor's Inspection Affidavit."
Bryan P. Holland, MCP