Washington Roofing Contractor License

The Roofing Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Install and repair materials common to the industry that form a water tight, weather resistant surface for roofs and decks, including:
    • All accessories
    • Plywood
    • Coping
    • Flashing
    • Valleys
    • Gravel stops
    • Roof insulation panels above the roof decks
  • Complete work using the following materials:
    • Asphaltum
    • Pitch
    • Tar
    • Felt
    • Glass fabric
    • Urethane foam
    • Metal roofing systems
    • Flax
    • Shakes
    • Shingles
    • Roof tile
    • Slate
    • Roofing materials
    • Waterproofing materials
    • Weatherproofing material
    • Membrane material
  • Work that includes roofing related architectural sheet metal

This specialty DOES NOT allow for structural repair of trusses, beams or joists.

How to Get the Roofing Contractor’s License in Washington?

  1. Determine the business type and register with the Department of Revenue:
    • If setting up a sole proprietor or partnership, determine the business name
    • If starting a Limited Liability Company (LLC) or a Corporation, refer to the Secretary of State for information on how to incorporate the business
  2. Complete and get a Washington Continuous Contractor Surety Bond for the required amount
  3. Purchase a general liability insurance policy for the required amount
  4. Fill out an Application for Contractor Registration with notarized signatures. If unsure of how to correctly fill out the application form, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries offers help with the application and business registration to those who visit their local offices
  5. Gather all the previous documents and send them with the registration fee to:
    Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
    Contractor Registration
    P.O. BOX 44450
    Olympia, WA 98504-4450
    It is also possible to visit a local office to deliver all the documents and fees
  6. Expect a registration card from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries after the application is processed
  7. Note that once the business has been registered, it will be listed in the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Verify a Contractor, Tradesperson, or Business website