Do I need a permit for roofing / siding?

As of March 5, 2018 roofing and siding permits are no longer needed for single-family homes only. If the single-family house is attached to another house(s), such as a townhouse, condo, or row house, then a permit is required.


If the roof sheeting or plywood under the shingles needs to be fully replaced, then a permit is needed. Sometimes this is not known until the shingles are removed.

The repair or replacement of polypropylene siding does still need a building permit since it is not considered ordinary maintenance.

The cost of a building permit for a roof is $30 per $1000 cost of the job. The building permit application must be filled out by the contractor.

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1. Am I required to have at least one bathtub in my house?
2. Do I need a permit for roofing / siding?
3. Does the Township keep copies of property surveys?
4. How can I get a Building Permit Application?
5. How close can I build a deck / addition to my property line?
6. How high off the ground can a deck be before a railing is required?
7. How long is a Building Permit good for?
8. What are the fees for a Building Permit?
9. Why is a plot plan / survey required for certain building work?
10. What Building Permits can be obtained over the counter (EZ Permit)?
11. What type of work requires a Building Permit?
12. Where do I get a Chimney Certification Application?