A permit is required for a new roof within the City Limits of Georgetown. A new roof covering shall not be installed without first removing existing roof coverings when any of the following conditions occur:
- When the existing roof or roof covering is water soaked or deteriorated to the point of being unacceptable as a base for additional roofing
- When the existing roof covering is wood shake, slate, clay or cement tile . When the existing roof has two or more layers of any type of roofing
- In some cases, the roof framing and supporting of loading may need to be examined prior to re-roofing
- When the roof is completed request final inspection online at www.mygovernmentonline.org for final inspection.
References are located in the 2015 International Residential Building Code Chapter 9 Roof Assemblies
- Contractors must register with the City of Georgetown by completing Contractor Registration. Click here to register
- Contractor must create an account at www.mygovernmentonline.org
- Apply online for a re-roof permit at www.mygovernmentonline.org. All permits are required to be applied for online at ww.mygovernmetonline.org
- Once application is accepted and processed, a notification is sent to the applicant to pay online at www.mygovernmentonline.org. The cost of the permit is $45.00
- Install Roof and request roof final inspection online at www.mygovernmentonline.org
- Process Time: 24-72 hours to process depending on volume of permits being received.
- Address Checker: Click here to use the interactive maps tool
- Contractors are required to Register: Click Here to Register
- Cost of permit is $45.00
- All permits are required to be submitted electronically
- Adopted Building Codes
- Directions for creating an account at www.mygovernmentonline.org
- Directions to apply for a permit
- Directions to pay for a permit
- Directions to print a copy of a permit
- Directions to request an inspection
- Solicitor Permits
- Fee Schedule
Are ice barriers required? No
Is drip edge required? Yes, per section R905.2.8.5 of 2015 IRC
Are metal roofs allowed? As long as they are installed per 2015 IRC ***
Are Roofing Company Signs allowed to be placed in the yard?
One 2×2 sign is allowed to be place in the front yard during construction. The sign must be located on private property and out of the Right of Way. A rule of thumb: At least ten feet from curb. Sign must be removed immediately after construction.
Is an address inside the city limits? Click here to go to address checker tool
Can you please tell me what underlayment requirements you are enforcing in roof valleys (i.e… rolled 3’ wide or ice and water shield material )in Georgetown for re-roofing? Also are you enforcing starter row shingles on eave and rake like drip or just eave?
City of Georgetown has adopted the 2015 IRC and all installations must be in accordance with manufactures instructions. All roof installations must be to the 2015 IRC.
Per Section R905.2.5.2 : Valley linings shall be installed in accordance with the manufactures instructions. See code for the following types permitted.
Per section R905.2.8.5 Drip Edge shall be provided at eaves and rake edge of shingle roofs.
***If your address is in the Old Town Overlay or Downtown Overlay, you may need a Certificate of Appropriateness if you are changing materials.***
How long does it take to get a Re-Roofing Permit?
Due to a influx of re-roofing permit requests, re-roofing permits may take up to seven business days or longer to process. If you have not received notification that your roof permit has been processed after seven business days, please email permits@georgetown with the application number and address.
General Questions: Email: email@example.com
Permits under review or Issued Permits:
Please include the permit/project number and the address
Email the assigned inspector
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