If you still want to push forward with the work on your own, you will very likely need to obtain a building permit. Rules vary by city and county in Arizona, but most municipalities require a building permit for major work, which includes installing a new roof. However, some cities and counties offer exemptions for minor jobs, such as roof repair. For example, both Mesa and Scottsdale do not require a permit if the same materials are used, such as replacing asphalt shingle roofs with asphalt shingles.
Generally, what you will need to do to obtain a building permit in Arizona is:
1. Fill out an application.
This may be available online, or you may need to go down to the appropriate city or county office to fill it out in person. The application will ask for important information about your property and the scope of your project.
2. Submit plans.
Every city and county has different requirements for the type of plans required and how they must be submitted, and these rules vary again according to the type of work being performed. You must check the requirements to ensure that you are submitting the right size of plans, the right number of copies, and the right information on the plans.
You may not need plans for your roofing project unless you are changing the structure itself or extending the roof.
3. Show verification of contractor license.
This step is required when you are working with a contractor to perform the roofing work. However, when you are working with a contractor, that person will apply for the permit on your behalf and submit all the required information.
4. Pay the fees.
Every city and county in Arizona requires a fee for a building permit. Fees vary depending on the scope of the work and the number of inspections that are required. In most cases, you can expect to pay a couple hundred dollars.
In some cases, a municipal board may need to review your plans and your application before a permit can be issued. This will likely not be necessary for a roofing project, but – again – it just depends on the scope of your project. Peoria roof repair will likely not require review, but adding a new roof could, especially if the roof is being changed in some way.
You can learn more about the requirements for building permits for the following major municipalities here:
- Scottsdale (http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Page46.aspx)
- Phoenix (https://www.phoenix.gov/pdd/development/permits/residential/resprocess)
- Mesa (http://mesaaz.gov/devsustain/homeownersguide/default.aspx)
- Maricopa County (http://www.maricopa.gov/planning/OnlineServices/OnlinePermitManager.aspx)
Some cities do not have a permitting office, so you will be required to work through the county office instead. You can find the specifics for your area online.
Of course, the easiest (and recommended) way to get the roof repair or new roof you need – and the permit for it – is to hire a licensed roofing contractor. Allstate Roofing has the experience you need, and we offer free estimates for your roofing project. Put your roofing project in the hands of the professionals at Allstate Roofing! Contact our office today!
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