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