What you need to know about roof mitigation and Progress Check and final inspections if you have a re-roofing permit

Roof mitigation

If your roof was installed prior to the 2007 Florida Building Code and more than 25% of the total roof area or roof section of any building or structure is replaced or recovered in any 12-month period, the entire roof system or section must conform to the current codes. Notwithstanding any provision in the Florida Building Code to the contrary, if an existing roofing system or roof section was built, repaired, or replaced in compliance with the requirements of the 2007 Florida Building Code, or any subsequent editions of the Florida Building Code, and 25 percent or more of such roofing system or roof section is being repaired, replaced, or recovered, only the repaired, replaced, or recovered portion is required to be constructed in accordance with the Florida Building Code in effect, as applicable.

Attestation statement

The following Attestation statement must be agreed to during the re-roofing permit application:

“I attest that I am the contractor of record for this permit application or a duly authorized representative of the contractor. In accordance with FBC B110, I hereby certify the existing roof decking, roof underlayment, and roof covering will be installed in accordance with the requirements of the Florida Building Code or if applicable the Florida Existing Building Code and all applicable federal, state, and local codes and laws regulating construction in Hillsborough County. Under penalty of perjury, provided for in Section 837.06, Florida Statutes, I declare all info associated with this permit application is true, accurate, and complete. I understand any false or misleading information will render this permit request null and void and may subject the contractor of record to legal action. I acknowledge by submitting this permit application, I am agreeing to the terms and conditions on this statement.”

Progress Check inspection

The roofing Contractor can request a Progress Check inspection or can schedule a virtual inspection and send in supporting Pictures/Videos. Inspectors will check that roof attachments are strengthened and corrected as required per the Florida Building Code. 

Homeowners installing their own roofing must schedule a Progress Check inspection by the County inspector or can schedule a virtual inspection and send in supporting Pictures/Videos.


After the Progress Check inspections are performed or the Roof Mitigation Verification Statement has been uploaded through HillsGovHub, a final roof inspection can be performed.

Last Modified: 2/26/2024, 9:31:24 PM

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