Beginning June 1, the windstorm certification process will be administered solely by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). At that time:
- TWIA will stop accepting applications for Certificates of Compliance for completed structural improvements. May 31 is the last day TWIA will accept applications.
- TDI will start issuing Certificates of Compliance for completed structural improvements. TDI will continue to issue Certificates of Compliance for new and in-progress structural improvements.
This change and its effective date are required by legislation passed in 2019 (Senate Bill 615 and House Bill 1900).
Background: Windstorm Certification
The windstorm certification process:
- certifies a structure can withstand strong wind and hail, and
- produces a Certificate of Compliance (WPI-8/WPI-8-C).
Certificates of Compliance are an important eligibility requirement for wind and hail coverage through TWIA and some private insurance companies.
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