Can I Pull My Own Permits?


In this video, Brad from Home Love Construction answers a common question: “Can you pull your own permits?” The short answer is yes, but there are some important caveats to keep in mind. First, you must be the owner of the property and it must be your primary residence. If you’re in the state of Florida, this is particularly important because it’s a requirement for pulling your own permits.


However, there are certain situations where you cannot pull your own permit. For example, in a commercial setting, even if you’re the owner of the building, you cannot do renovations or pull permits without using a licensed contractor who has the necessary trade-specific license. The same goes for rental or investment properties that are not your primary residence. In these cases, it’s illegal to do improvements without the required license.


Fortunately, there are simple licenses that you can obtain for property maintenance. In some cases, all you need to do is pay a fee to the county and fill out some paperwork. There may also be a test required for some licenses, such as the painting license.


To illustrate an example, Brad provides the scenario of a customer who wants to remodel their bathroom by changing out the tub and shower pan. In this case, they can pull permits for the remodeling activities and do the work themselves since it’s their primary residence. No license is required for this type of work.


The key takeaway from this video is that you can pull your own permits if it’s your primary residence and you’re the owner of the property. However, you need to be aware of the restrictions when it comes to commercial and rental properties. There are also licenses available for property maintenance that you can obtain to do certain types of work.


If you have more questions about pulling permits or any other construction-related topics, you can contact Home Love Construction at their email address. They are happy to answer any questions and be a resource to their community.

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