Re-Roof Permit

What is it?

You need a re-roof permit when you are repairing an area greater than 500 square feet or replacing roofing materials on commercial and multifamily projects. A re-roofing permit is not required for one- and two-family homes and townhouses. You need a re-roofing permit if you are replacing the roof cover, sheathing, or insulation. You are required to get this permit so we can verify that your project complies with the energy code requirements. You need to add insulation to meet current energy code standards when the existing roof sheathing or insulation is exposed or the existing roof cavities are not insulated.

How Much Does It Cost?

We charge a flat fee for re-roof permits. It costs half of our base fee plus the state surcharge.

How Long Does It Take?

Review time should be minimal for your permit as long as you have completed the preliminary application and contractor disclosure forms.

Start your application. Complete the Building & Land Use Pre-Application online using the Seattle Services Portal

Complete the Contractor Disclosure Form. To complete this form you will need the contractor information and owner information.

Schedule an intake appointment. Schedule an electronic intake appointment through the Seattle Services Portal. You must upload all application documents by 7:00 a.m. on the day of your appointment. We may contact you that day for more information. 

Pay fees. Fees are due when you submit your application. The fees are calculated based on your project value. 

Close your permit. An on-site inspection is not required for a re-roof permit. To close and final your permit, fill out the “Affidavit-Roof Replacement” and email the completed document to or