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PublicMail.CESAJ-CC@usace.army.mil

clip art of phone Call us at
 1-888-ROOF-BLU
 (1-888- 766-3258)

About Operation Blue Roof

In disaster areas, Operation Blue Roof is a program for homeowners who have damage to their roofs. The program sends licensed contractors out to homes to cover the damage with fiber-reinforced plastic sheeting (tarp) until homeowners can arrange repairs.

Operation Blue Roof allows residents to stay in their homes, instead of paying for temporary housing or hotels. The program also protects property while homeowners recover from the storm. 

This is a free service to homeowners with homes that are primary residences or permanently occupied rental properties that have less than 50 percent structural damage. Vacation rental properties are not eligible for the program. Not all roof types qualify for the program (see eligibility below).

How to get help from Operation Blue Roof

Contractors secure a blue tarp to a roofOperation Blue Roof is available in these counties

 Broward    Charlotte    Collier    DeSoto    Glades    Hardee  ◦ Hendry    Highlands    Hillsborough    Lee    Manatee    Miami-Dade     Monroe    Palm Beach    Pinellas    Polk    Sarasota

Other counties may be added at a later time

Visit any one of these locations to start the process

More centers will be opening soon in Broward, Charlotte and Manatee.
You can sign up at any center listed below.
If you are unable to visit a center, you may send someone to sign up on your behalf.

(Check your eligibility at the bottom of this page)

 County Opening Date  Address  Hours 
Collier OPEN Growth Management Center (map)
310 Alachua St. 
Immokalee, FL 34142
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily
Collier  OPEN Development Services Building (map)
2800 North Horseshoe Dr.
Naples, FL 34103 
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily
DeSoto  OPEN County Library (map)
125 N Hillsboro Ave
Arcadia, FL 34266
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily 
Glades  OPEN County Training Center
1030 Industrial Highway
Moore Haven, FL 33471
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily 
Hardee Opening
Wednesday,
Sept. 20
County Library  (map)
315 N 6th Ave 
Waucahula, FL 33873
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily
 Hendry OPEN Walmart Parking Lot (map)
1951 W Hickpochee Ave
LaBelle, FL 33935
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily  
Highlands OPEN County Civic Center  (map)
4509 George Blvd 
Sebring, FL 33870 
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily
Hillsborough  OPEN Seffner-Mango Branch Library (map)
410 N. Kingsway Rd.
Seffner, FL 33584
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily
Lee  OPEN Lowe's Home Improvement (map)
8040 Dani Dr.
Fort Myers, FL 33966
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily
Miami-Dade  OPEN Lowe's Home Improvement (map)
1850 NE 8th St.
Homestead, FL 33033
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily
Miami-Dade Opening
Thursday,
Sept. 21
Clark Government Center (map) 
111 Northwest 1st St.
Miami, FL 33128
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily
Monroe CLOSED DTOS/Home Depot 
4555 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily
Monroe OPEN 30320 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key, FL 33050
(map)
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily  
Sarasota  OPEN Bee Ridge Park (map)
4430 South Lockwood Ridge Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34231
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily
Palm Beach  OPEN Belle Glade Library (map)
725 NW 4th St 
Belle Glade, FL 38430
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday-Saturday
Pinellas  OPEN The Outreach Center (map)
12629 Ulmerton Rd.
Largo, FL 33774
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily
Polk  OPEN Near Airport
5253 Airport Blvd.
Bartow, FL
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Daily

Do I qualify for Operation Blue Roof?

  1. The home must be the primary residence* of the person or household requesting the emergency roof covering; AND
  2. The residence has more than 50 percent of the roof framing undamaged. The framing must support the plastic sheeting as a temporary repair, and be able to provide safe shelter once contractors install the tarp; AND
  3. The resident certifies that he or she is the owner of the residence requested to be covered OR is a renter that has obtained legal permission to continue occupying the residence until more permanent repairs are made; AND
  4. The resident certifies that they will shelter in the residence that they have requested to be covered; AND
  5. The roof must be standard roof shingles, or a similar material that will allow contractors to nail the tarp in place. Contractors will consider repairs to metal roofs and mobile homes on a case-by-case basis and will install the cover if possible.  Contractors cannot cover roofs made of materials such as slate, asbestos or clay tile, or other material which would be exceptionally difficult to repair, or would likely be damaged during tarp installation.

Operation Blue Roof is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

* If homeowners are unable to visit a Right of Entry Center in person, they may send another person to make the request for them. Landlords may also make requests for tenants who use their homes as a primary residence.