Do I need a permit to re-roof?

Commercial Buildings - All commercial buildings require a building permit to re-roof. Commercial projects that include the removal of roof insulation must replace the insulation with thicknesses that meet the current energy code. An energy code calculation is typically required and generally results in an increase in insulation thickness.

Residential Buildings - One & two-family dwellings do not require a permit to replace shingles only. Permits are required for re-roofing projects that include the repair or replacement of roof decking, or structural members like rafters or trusses. 

What is the code on decking?  Decking is per 2018 IRC Section R803  and Table R503.2.1.1(1)
Is drip edge required? Yes, if replacing decking per 2018 IRC Section R905.2.8.5
Ventilation requirements?Per 2018 IRC Section 806

 All re-roofing projects, including those that do not require a building permit, must meet code provisions. Flashings and drip edges are required. Shingles must be completely removed before the installation of new shingles. Underlayment must also be replaced when re-shingling a roof.

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1. Where can I find a list of building permits issued?
2. Where do I find the fees for building permits?
3. Do I need a permit to build a storage shed in my backyard?
4. Do I need a permit to have a garage sale?
5. Do I need a permit to re-roof?
6. Do I have to replace roof decking when replacing shingles on my home?
7. We are remodeling our kitchen. Do I need a permit, even if we are doing the work ourselves?
8. What are the fencing requirements for a swimming pool?
9. Will the City of Mansfield inspect my home and tell me what is wrong if I am having problems?
10. Before I start digging, what do I need to do?
11. What should I look for in a contractor?
12. How do I request an inspection from Building Safety?
13. Must I obtain a Fire Inspection prior to obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy?
14. Who can I use to provide a roll-off dumpster?
15. Building Setback: What is building setbacks?