Local Roofers Volunteer for Stricter City Regulations

The City of Lubbock will consider tighter regulations for roofing contractors during a City Council meeting on Thursday evening.
LUBBOCK,TX -- The City of Lubbock will consider tighter regulations for roofing contractors during a City Council meeting on Thursday evening.

Public records associated with the City Council’s meeting agenda say, “Local roofing contractors are not state-regulated, and desire an increase in the fiscal responsibility requirements governing their sector of the industry in order to assist in policing their own.”

Those same records day, “At present, contractors must provide either a $20,000 compliance bond or a certificate of liability insurance in the amount of $100,000.”

However state-licensed contractors, such as plumbers and electricians are required to maintain a minimum $300,000 liability policy. So, local roofing contractors are asking the city to require liability insurance in the amount of $300,000 for residential jobs and $1,000,000 for commercial projects.

Lubbock’s Model Code and Construction Ordinance Advisory Board recommended approval. The first reading of the proposal, if approved, would be Thursday. A second reading would be held by the council two weeks later.

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