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Building General

What forms do I need to complete for a roofing permit?

Re-Roofing Application - Complete this form for all re-roofing jobs.

Owner-Builder Declaration - Complete this form if you will be doing the work yourself or hiring licensed contractors to assist you with the work. [download form]

When is the Building Department open?
Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Counter: 
Monday - Wednesday & Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed daily from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
There are no permit submittals, resubmittals, or permit issuance when the counter is closed

During counter hours we can accept applications and plans checks for review, accept re-submittals and revisions, and issue over-the-counter permits.
Over-the-counter permits are permits for roofs, water heaters, furnaces, and kitchen and bathroom upgrades with no structural components. Permit applications and plans that require longer review re not over-the-counter permits and therefore, cannot be issued on the same day.
What is the location, the phone number, and the fax number for the Building Division?
We are located in the Burlingame City Hall at 501 Primrose Road Burlingame, second floor. Get a Google Map.  Phone: (650) 558-7260; Fax: (650) 696-7208.
Where can I find a copy of the California Building Codes?
A complete set of the California Building Codes can be found in the Reference Section of the Burlingame Main Library.
Why does Burlingame encourage Green Building techniques?
Burlingame recognizes the need to promote a more sustainable community and green building techniques enhance our natural environment by increasing energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserving water, preserving natural resources and providing healthier environments.
Where can I find the expiration date on my building permit?
The expiration date for your permit can be found on the front of the Building Permit, in the lower righthand corner.
How do I get archived building permit information?
Information for permits that have been electronically archived can be accessed through a public computer located in the Building Division lobby. The computer is available Monday through Friday from 9am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm. During those hours a permit technician is available to show you how to use the public terminal and to answer questions regarding archived permits.
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You will need either one inspection, an In-Progress Final Inspection, or two inspections, a Sheathing Inspection and a Final Inspection

The requirements for each are as follows:

 

  • In-Progress Final Inspection (1) (*Does not apply to Flat Roofs)>
    • Type: Single-family residential
    • Materials: Shingles, shake, composition or fiberglass
    • Form: Complete the In-Progress Inspection form
    • Before scheduling the inspection:
      • Remove old roofing material, if applicable;
      • Expose original sheathing, or apply new sheathing;
      • Call for In-Progress Final Inspection; begin work on new roof;
      • Complete at least 3-courses, but no more than 50% of the new roof prior to inspection.

Building - Roofing Permits

What forms do I need to complete for a roofing permit?

When is the Building Department open?
The Building Division counter hours are 8am to 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and 9am to 4pm on Thursday and closed for lunch from noon to 1pm.
During these hours we can accept applications and plans checks for review, accept re-submittals and revisions, and issue over-the-counter permits.
Over-the-counter permits are permits for roofs, water heaters, furnaces, and kitchen and bathroom upgrades with no structural components. Permit applications and plans that require review are not over-the-counter permits and therefore, cannot be issued on the same day.

Building Inspection

When is the Building Department open?
The Building Division counter hours are 8am to 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and 9am to 4pm on Thursday and closed for lunch from noon to 1pm.
During these hours we can accept applications and plans checks for review, accept re-submittals and revisions, and issue over-the-counter permits.
Over-the-counter permits are permits for roofs, water heaters, furnaces, and kitchen and bathroom upgrades with no structural components. Permit applications and plans that require review are not over-the-counter permits and therefore, cannot be issued on the same day.
Can we cancel an inspection on the same day it is scheduled?
You cancel an inspection if you call the Inspection Request line at 650-558-7260 before 9:00 a.m. on the day of the inspection.
How do I get archived building permit information?
Information for permits that have been electronically archived can be accessed through a public computer located in the Building Division lobby. The computer is available Monday through Friday from 9am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm. During those hours a permit technician is available to show you how to use the public terminal and to answer questions regarding archived permits.