Apply for a reroofing permit

Registered contractors can get permits online for some roof replacement work.

What to do

1. Check if you can get a reroofing permit online

You can only get a reroofing permit online if the work:

  • Does not require plans
  • Is for an R-3 residential building only (not historical) with no active complaints

If the work requires plans for an R-3 building, follow the directions to get an over-the-counter (OTC) building permit.

If the work is for a building that’s not R-3, follow the directions to get a building permit with In-House review.

If the building has active complaints, check and resolve the complaints before applying for the permit.

2. For C-39 contractors: Log into the online building permit system

If you don’t have an account, you can create one by registering with the City of San Francisco as a licensed contractor.

The system will only show you permits that you can obtain with your trade license. 

The application will ask you about your planned reroofing work. You can pay and immediately get your permit online.

Get help

For issues with the online permit system


For general permitting questions

Last updated September 6, 2023