Wednesday, May 4, 2016

SA City Code Department's Code Connection May 2016

Code Enforcement Section, Development Services Department

Roof Repair and Permits

Recent storms in San Antonio have caused considerable roof damage to many of our homes, leading to many re-roof projects.  Before you begin these repair projects, keep in mind that your roof contractor is required to obtain a City permit to re-cover or fully replace your roof.

Why is it necessary to get a permit?
  • To safeguard the safety of your family and ensure your project follows the City’s building codes
  • To ensure that your home roof contractor is properly registered and licensed with the City of San Antonio, properly pulls City building permits and has passed the required criminal background check
  • It’s the law.  Work without the proper permit can result in citations ranging from $300 to $1,000 to the contractor and/or homeowner
  • The City’s Code Enforcement can issue a “Stop” work order to cease all work until a permit is issued causing an unnecessary delay to your repair project.  A double fee penalty will also apply for starting the work before acquiring your permit.
  • When selling your home, you generally need to show the work was done with the proper permit
The cost of a home re-roof permit is $26.50 and is typically obtained directly by your roofing contractor.  More information on obtaining a permit is available here

You can check if the contractor you are hiring is properly registered with the City through our website
For more information, don’t hesitate to call us at (210) 207-1111. We look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards,

Rod Sanchez
Director, Development Services Department

"Partnering with our Community to build and maintain a safer San Antonio"

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