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quiltcv, Home Owner in Los Angeles, CA

What happens if you have a new roof put on your house but did not get a permit.?

Asked by quiltcv, Los Angeles, CA Sun Mar 24, 2013

We are planning to rent out the house, and are unsure how to prove a new roof without permit. What will be accepted?

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Call the City permitting department
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 17, 2015
Depends on your city requirements, ask your roofer.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 17, 2013
In most communities you can get a permit after the fact. And you should. Just go to the Building Dept. and tell them you'd like to apply for a permit for a roof that was recently done. Claim ignorance. In my experience, building depts. will allow you to do so without a penalty if you are the one to come forward. I have never had a building inspector inspect a roofing job. They just want you to call when you are finished. It's a money thing.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 25, 2013
You must have a bill when you paid for the roof, plus you are planning to rent the house, not sell it.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 25, 2013
Although a permit is usually required for a new roof, if you don't have one you should have a bill of sale from the contractor who installed the roof.

I hope this helps.

Nadine Mauro
Highlight Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 24, 2013
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