Roofing Inspection Policies

In-Progress Inspections

All re-roofing projects must have an in-progress inspection, which allows us to review the underlayment and / or final roofing material as it is being installed and make sure all work is code compliant.

This inspection should take place after the dry-in has been applied and the roof loaded. Hurricane Mitigation Affidavits will still be required for any portion of the roof that is not visible at the time of the in-progress inspection, such as deck nailing and the balance of the underlayment and flashing already covered.

You can request an in-progress inspection through both our Pinellas County Access Portal and our Automated Inspection Phone Line (formerly IVR) at (727) 453-4000. Learn more about how to schedule an inspection.

If you fail to request an in-progress inspection, you may be subject to discipline by the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (PCCLB).


Metal and tile roofs must still have a dry-in and flashing inspection, which must be successfully completed before the work can proceed.

Hurricane Mitigation

You no longer need to submit pictures with your affidavits, but you must still post affidavits on job sites at the time of final inspection.

Stagger Pattern of Shingles

Due to the various stagger patterns for shingles, even among the same manufacturer’s own product lines, you must have a wrapper on the job site at the time of final inspection on any permits obtained after August 11, 2008.

Roof Downspouts Connection Ordinance

Pinellas County Ordinance No. 06-13, Chapter 58, Article VI requires illegal connections to be disconnected from the stormsewer and waterways. Disconnecting a roof downspout from drainage systems or waterways helps keep runoff from overloading the sewer system and adding pollutants to our waters. View the Roof Downspouts Connection Ordinance