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 a final inspection online at www.mygovernmentonline.org.
References are located in the 2015 International Residential Building Code Chapter 9 Roof Assemblies
- Contractors must register with the City of Georgetown. Click here to register
- A contractor must create an account at mygovernmentonline.org
- Apply online for a re-roof permit at mygovernmentonline.org. All permit applications must be done online.
- Once the application is accepted and processed, a notification is sent to the applicant to pay online at mygovernmentonline.org. The permit cost is $45.
- Once the roof is installed, request a roof final inspection online at mygovernmentonline.org
- The estimated time to process a roofing permit is seven business days due to volume of permit applications being submitted.
- Address checker: Click here to use our interactive maps tool
- Find a list of registered roofing contractors here
- 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
The Texas Department of Insurance has these tips to help residents avoid roofing scams:
- Get written estimates on company letterhead with clear contact information.
- Get more than one bid to gauge which ones are too high or too good to be true.
- Check references and phone numbers.
- Beware of those who only have out-of-town references or solicit door to door.
- Don’t pay in full upfront and don’t make a final payment until the job is done.
- Never sign a contract with blanks on it.
- Never sign anything before allowing a contractor on your roof to estimate repairs.
- Do not sign a contract that says, “Homeowner agrees to the listed repairs for the value of the insurance proceeds.” This means that you’ve agreed to give the contractor every penny you get from the insurance company.
- Make sure to get a list of the types of materials that will be used, and check as work is done to make sure the materials and quality are what you expect.
- Beware of contractors who offer to waive or absorb the homeowner’s deductible. It is illegal for contractors or roofers to offer to waive a deductible or promise a rebate for all or part of a deductible. Under House Bill 2102 effective Sept. 1, violators could get up to a $2,000 fine and up to six months in jail. If a contractor offers to waive a deductible, report it to the Texas Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 800-621-0508.
- Repairing My Roof after a Storm – Info by Texas Department of Insurance
- Texas Department of Insurance- Avoiding Scams
- Questions to ask your contractor before roofing
- Adopted Building Codes
- Address Checker – Is the address in the City Limits?
- Solicitor Permits
- Fee Schedule
Frequently asked questions
City contact information
General Questions: email@example.com
Permits under review or Issued Permits:
Please include the permit/project number and the address
Email the assigned inspector
Contact mygovernmentonline.org support
Additional helpful contact information
Texas Department of Insurance
Fraud Unit: 512-676-6285
Consumer Help Line: 800-252-3439
Texas Attorney General 800-337-3928
Federal Emergency Management Agency 800-621-3362
Red Cross 800-733-2767
Texas Windstorm Insurance Association 800-788-8247
National Flood Insurance Program 800-638-6620
Roofing Contractors Association of Texas
Central Texas Roofing Contractors Association (CTRCA)
Better Business Bureau