Roofing Inspection Guidelines

Contractors working in Palo Alto can download inspection guidelines to help comply with 2016 California Building Code, Mechanical, Plumbing, Energy Code, Green Building Standards, and Electrical Code requirements and provide insight about what to expect during an inspection. The Inspection Voice Response (IVR) number(s) are in front of the inspection title.

Section  IVR# Checklist
1.0 GENERAL    
    How to Read Changes, Municipal Code Requirements, and Best Practices
    Construction Hours
    Common Adoptive Ordinances-Roofing
    Address and Premises Identification 
    Roofing Requirements - Summary
  801-808 Roofing (New and Reroofs)
    Roofing (New and Reroofs) - Wildland Urban Interface (West of 280)
    Roof Drainage and Roof Drains
  801, 805, 808 Roof Overlays
  801/802, 803, 805, 808 Metal Roofs (Panels and Shingles)
  801/802, 803, 804, 805,808 Single-Ply Membrane Roofs
  806, 808 Spray-Applied Foam Roofs
  801, 805, 808 Tar and Gravel Overlay
  802, 803, 805, 808 Clay and Concrete Tile Roofs
    Cool Roofs - Residential Reroofs
    Green Reroofs
  605, 609, 613 Rooftop Equipment 
City of Palo Alto Guide Books are intended to help permit holders prepare for and pass inspections, providing a path to successful completion of all project types. By taking a systematic approach, we have attempted to provide a “comprehensive checklist” for many types of projects. Guide Books are not to be confused with Code Books (California Title 24). Guide Books reference state, local codes and adoptive ordinances, but do not supersede them. Guide Books are available for Commercial, Residential, Tenant Improvements, Electrical, Roofing and other types of projects. We welcome any feedback you may have to help us improve these resources.