Can homeowners pull building permits?
Yes, with certain criteria and restrictions being met. Homeowners are in essence acting as their own contractor and must directly supervise all work on the project. They are also responsible for the coverage of taxes and insurance on individuals working on their property. The address on the permit must be the primary residence of the owner and it cannot be for sale or lease. The homeowner is responsible for hiring licensed contractors to do the construction work, except when the homeowner is a licensed contractor or is doing the work himself. We do not encourage the issuance of homeowner permits for electrical, mechanical or plumbing systems for safety reasons. We require that homeowners hire licensed contractors for this type work.

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1. How do I obtain a permit?
2. What are some common types of permits?
3. When is a permit required to do work?
4. You may do the following without a permit:
5. What are the building codes the City of Temple Terrace use?
6. Can homeowners pull building permits?
7. Can a contractor do any type work that I need done?
8. With permits, who is responsible for scheduling inspections, correcting violations and paying reinspection fees?
9. What incidental paperwork must I submit to obtain a building permit?
10. What construction documents are required to be submitted for building permits? Do they require the stamp and approval of an architect or engineer?
11. How does the inspection process work?
12. Do I need a permit to install a security system in my home?
13. At what stage of construction can I get an electric meter released for my project?
14. What constitutes a final inspection?
15. How can I find out how much a permit costs?
16. When do I have to file a Notice of Commencement?
17. Is a Certificate of Occupancy required for any construction project?
18. I have a project that is almost complete. Can I get a Certificate of Occupancy?