Can a homeowner act as their own contractor?
Yes, only under the following circumstances:
1. If the total value is less than $5,000.00
2. If the property will be used solely by the owner and his immediate family as a residence for a period of at least two (2) years.
3. If the project is a farm building or portable storage building less than five thousand (5,000) square feet used only for livestock or storage of farm equipment.
All other work must be performed by properly licensed contractors. All persons directly employed by the owner to work on the project are subject to state and federal laws covering occupational safety, family and medical leave, workers' compensation, social security, income tax withholding, and minimum wage requirements. Work performed must comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, building codes and zoning regulations.

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1. How much does a building permit cost?
2. How do I obtain a residential building permit?
3. Can a homeowner act as their own contractor?
4. Can non-residential projects be performed by the owner?
5. How do I obtain a permit to move a manufactured (mobile) home?
6. How do I schedule an inspection?
7. How will I know the results of my inspection?