Ladders are required to be onsite for inspection. Please see the inspection information in the following.

Permits and inspections are required for residential and commercial roof replacement allowing building department staff to verify your project meets the minimum building code requirements.

Re-Roofing Guidelines

Replacement of roofing material, up to a total of 100 square feet per year, is considered maintenance and does not require a Re-roofing Permit. If a roof is damaged on only one face/side, it is possible/acceptable to replace only that portion of the roofing material if allowed by the manufacturer's installation instructions and the proper code requirements are followed. Below are links to additional Re-Roofing topics.

  • Inspections
  • Commercial Roofs
  • Residential
  • Other Requirements

Submit Your Application

Applications can be submitted in person or electronically. Applications that are submitted online will be reviewed and you will be notified via email when the permit is approved and ready for payment. Licensed contractors will login using your contractor license number in the "Arvada Contractor" field and your password. If you don't remember your password you can use the "Forgot your password" link.

Online Application Process

The City of Arvada uses eTRAKiT for the Permit application process.

Utilize the eTRAKIT Application.


Building Permit Fee and Use Tax. Use the fee calculator to get an estimate on roofing permit fees. Use our Fee Calculator.

Please note that inspection dates for roofing inspections are subject to weather and volume of inspections. Please schedule your inspection and check Arvada Permits Site for inspection completion. An email confirming the completion of the inspection will be sent to the applicant on completion of the inspection.

Items required:

  • Mid-Roof inspections are only required when the roof is flat (1:12) or for special roofing materials such as heavy tiled roofs.
  • Roofing final inspections are required for all Re-Roofing permits.
  • No one needs to be home for the inspector to complete their inspection. Please make sure that access to lower roofs is available and no dogs are in the area.
  • Ladders Required:
    • A duty rated ladder(s) must be provided for all scheduled roofing inspections. This includes both mid-roof and final roof inspections. A second story ladder(s) will also need to be provided, if applicable. Ladder(s) must be set and secured to the roof with a minimum extension of three feet. Failure to provide such ladder(s) may result in a re-inspection fee.
    • Ladders must be placed on a level firm surface.
    • Ladders must be a solid ladder that can handle at least 200 pounds.
    • Extend ladder a minimum of three foot above roofs edge.
    • Ladders shall be set up a minimum of three feet from any roof corner.
    • Permission must be granted prior to entering a fenced yard, if applicable.
    • The roof must be ready for inspection and free of rain, frost or snow on the scheduled day of inspection. Otherwise the inspection will be canceled and required to be rescheduled the next available business day.
  • Due to the volume of work after hail storms and daily weather conditions (rain, snow, wind, etc.), the inspection may not be made for several days after it is requested. The inspection status is available on Arvada Permits Site

Closing the Permit

Once the ROOFING inspection is completed with an approved or final result, the permit will be finaled and considered closed. Please review the permit status and inspection results on Arvada Permits Site