Who can request the building permit?

For residential building projects, including roof work, yard wall construction, porches, or sheds, the homeowner can request the permit and do the work themselves. All heating and cooling work must be completed and permitted by a contractor holding the appropriate license.

For plumbing and electrical work, there is a written test that the city will administer. If you pass the test, you can do the work on your own. If not, you will need to hire a licensed contractor. Anytime you are paying someone else for contracting services, they must be licensed and they must request a permit.

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1. Do I need to get a permit for work I am doing at my home?
2. When do I need to get the permit?
3. Who can request the building permit?
4. What is involved in getting a permit?
5. What do I have to have with me to apply for a building permit?
6. Can I build a wall on my property?
7. How do I register my business