Do I have to be a certified tradesperson to work on my own home or a friend/relative's home?
You may perform construction work without having a trade certificate provided you are both the owner and occupant of the home. However, you must still obtain a permit, and have inspections completed during construction. If you are doing work on your secondary residence or a friend/relative's property, you need to have a contractor or trades license as well as the proper permits and inspections.

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1. Do I need a permit?
2. Can I build on a utility easement?
3. Do I have to be a certified tradesperson to work on my own home or a friend/relative's home?
4. Who issues permits for work done in the public right-of-way (i.e. curbs, sidewalks, etc)?
5. What contractor's licenses are issued by Building Inspections?
6. What certificates does Building Inspections issue to tradespersons?