Information from the Better Business Bureau:
There is currently not a requirement for roofing contractors in Texas, but each City will have their requirements for roofing companies to do work in that area and roofers are required to fulfill those requirements. Consumers are responsible for knowing the licensing requirements and making sure the roofing company they use is registered.
If a contractor states they are not registered at eth City or that they have a state license, or if they ask you to pull a permit for your job, contact City Building Safety and the BBB.
For additional information and to check permits which are required per job, go to your city’s website or call building safety or code enforcement in your City. For Amarillo go to www.amarillo.gov.
Most panhandle cities’ require a fee of $35 – $50 to register and bond and liability insurance.
If the company working for you does not have these requirements, your job may not be protected. The industry is damaged by those not following City ordinances. Trust is lost. Worst of all, when you use contractors who are not registered appropriately you allow them to continue operating under the radar.
BBB reports on companies will have licensing and registration information or will let you know if licensing is required in the industry and advise you to check with the appropriate licensing authority. Use several resources to gather information on the company you plan to use.
BBB Reports will also have BBB accreditation information. Accredited Businesses agree to Standards for Trust which include fulfilling registration and licensing requirements and resolving complaints should they arise.
Better Business Bureau
600 South Tyler, Suite 1300