What is it?

You do NOT need a Reroofing Permit prior to beginning work on a house or duplex as long as you are replacing the existing roofing material (shake or composite shingles) with like material or material that weighs four or less pounds per square foot. Commercial, multifamily and industrial buildings require a reroofing permit to replace roofs.
Examples of common projects roofing projects:

  • Removal and replacement of commercial torch downing roofing (a permit is required).
  • Removal and replacement of residential roof sheathing (a permit is required).

How Much Does it Cost?

Fees are based on the value of your project. Payment of a plan review fee is required upon submittal of a permit application, and additional fees are due when you pick up your approved permit. Use our fee estimator to estimate how much your permit will cost. See the Fee Schedule (A-Z) page to download the Miscellaneous Fee Schedule for fee related information. 

How Long Does It Take?

Reroofing Permits are issued over-the-counter and no plan review is required for replacing roofing on an existing commercial, multifamily or industrial building. If you are changing the style of roofing or adding a roof to an existing structure, contact the Plans Examiner of the Day at 425-556-2493 because you will need an Exterior Alteration Permit or other permit depending on the complexity of your project.  

Steps to Get Your Permit

1. Research
Get your property information. Find property information to help you plan your project. Property Viewer Interactive Map

Fill out forms:
Building Permit Application

Over-the-counter permits can be applied for in person at the Development Services Center using a paper application form, and are issued at the time of application. Intake appointments are required when you are submitting three (3) or more over-the-counter permits. Call 425-556-2473 to speak with a Permit Technician or schedule an intake appointment using the appointment button below.

Pay fee. Permit fees are due at permit application. The fees are calculated based on your project value.
Get related permits. You may need to get additional permits or approvals from other departments.

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Sprinkler

2. Schedule Inspection
Request an inspection.  See the E-Track Portal page to schedule an inspection online or call 425-556-2435 and use the pin number on the permit to request an inspection. A Final inspection needs to be requested and approved to complete the inspection process.
3. Complete Project

Close your permit. Your permit information will be archived in our electronic document management system.