Apply for a Roofing Permit


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This is a stand-alone permit, also known as a sub-trade permit. Owners or contractors can apply for a roofing permit.


  • Roofing Residential:  $130 up to 2000 sq. ft. + $10 for ea. addl. 1000 sq. ft.
  • Roofing Commercial:  $220 up to 2000 sq. ft. + $15 for ea. addl. 1000 sq. ft.
  • Surcharge for building permits: 3% or $4 min. 


  • Property owner name, email, phone, fax (if applicable)
  • Folio number
  • Address of the proposed work – If the address is not available, provide site plan Section/township/range
  • Building type
  • Job valuation
  • Is this a wind borne debris area
  • Property appraiser assessment value (if applicable)
  • Is roof being applied over existing roof
  • Roof type
  • Contractor name, license #, address, email address, phone and fax

Things To Consider

  • If there is an active building permit for this project, you cannot apply for a sub-trade permit online
  • Licensed contractors can submit applications in person or online (after registration)
    • You can only pull the following roofing permits online:
      • Re-roof
  • Owners must appear physically at the permit office to submit the application
    • your name MUST be on the deed for the property to apply for the permit
    • you must live at the address on the permit – no rental or commercial properties
      • if this is for a non-owner occupied property, only a licensed contractor can apply for the permit
      • you can’t send a relative, friend or agent to apply for the permit
        • this includes those holding a power of attorney or a legal representative
  • If the property is held by a corporation, LLC or other business/financial entity, only a licensed contractor can apply for the permit
  • Permits are valid for 180 days after we issue them
    • The permit will extend for an additional 180 days when you request an inspection and it passes
  • Roofing must be secured with six (6) nails per shingle

How To

  1. Download the application
  2. Submit the application

*Fillable forms may not work with many browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, etc.) - if you have issues with the form, do one of the following:

  • Download the form to your computer, open it up with a PDF viewer, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, then fill it out and print it
  • Download the printable version of the form, print and fill out by hand
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What's Next

  1. Staff will review the application, plans, if applicable, and any accompanying documentation
  2. We will notify you if any corrections are needed
  3. If no corrections, or corrections are completed satisfactorily, we will notify you when the permit is ready
  4. Walk-ins are normally done while you wait
  5. If a plan review is required (usually commercial permits) you must drop the application off
  6. Contractors
  7. Owners
    • only the person on the application can pick-up the permit
  8. Pay full permit costs in person
  9. Submit your notice of commencement (NOC) (if applicable)
    • an inspection cannot be scheduled unless a recorded and certified NOC is submitted to Building Services
  10. Schedule inspections

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(813) 272-5600

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