Although the specific steps to obtain a roofing permit vary between local building departments, the first step usually involves locating a roofing permit application. These forms are found either on a city's website or by visiting the building department's office.
Next, an applicant must provide details about the planned project such as the address, property size, contact information, names of mortgage lenders, cost estimates and the names of building contractors. Upon completing the application, supporting documentation should be gathered and submitted alongside the application to prevent processing delays. These documents typically include the project's blueprints along with any other plans outlining the work being done. The property owner may also be required to provide proof of ownership and bonding information depending upon the city's building codes. The final steps involve delivering the completed application in person to the appropriate office and paying the required fees.