Who may get a building permit?

A homeowner is allowed to pull their own Building Permit and perform their own work as long as they are the owner and occupant of a single-family residence. 

To be the owner and occupant of a single-family residence is determined where you have your taxes mailed.  A landlord or renter cannot pull their own permit. You meet both requirements to qualify for the exemption – owner and full-time occupant. 

A licensed contractor must pull building permits if the owner is not the occupant of the single-family residence the permit is being pulled for.

 The holder of the permit is responsible for all the work.

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1. Where do I get a building, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical permit?
2. Is a building permit required for a storage shed?
3. Do detached garages require a building permit?
4. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
5. I want to put a fence around my backyard. Do I need a permit?
6. I want to do some exterior remodeling, for what do I need a permit?
7. What are the permit requirements for interior remodeling?
8. Who may get a building permit?