Roofing Permits

Ladder Safety Requirements – The permit holder shall provide a ladder, secured for safe access to the roof, on the day the inspection is requested to be performed.


All roofing systems will be inspected to the 2012 International Codes and the manufacturer’s installation specifications.  Douglas County does not require roofing materials or the attachment of roofing materials to meet high wind or severe climate conditions.

Roof systems shall not exceed 600 lbs per 100 sq ft. without analysis by a Colorado registered Professional Structural Engineer.

Roofing inspections requested before 3:30 p.m. will be performed the following business date from the date of the inspection request, understanding that workload and or severe climate conditions could delay the inspection process. Mid-roof inspections will be performed within 24-hours of the requested inspection. A Mid-roof inspection is required on tile, slate or any roofing material that requires the use of battens.

Wood shakes and wood shingles are not permitted in red zones identified on the Wildfire Hazard District Overlay Map. Where permitted, all wood shakes or wood shingles shall be minimum Class “C” fire resistance rated. Proof of the Class “C” fire resistance rating must be provided for the inspector at the time of inspections (tags on shingles or shakes, purchase order, etc.)

Basic Roofing Permits may be submitted online if it is a residential roofing permit, the existing roof type is asphalt composition or masonite product or metal and the replacement roof type must be asphalt composition or metal.  View Douglas County Roofing Fees.

Still have questions?  Visit Roofing Permit FAQs.