Can I do my own work?

State and local regulations allow a person to do any permitted work on a house if he both owns and resides in that house.  That includes  electrical, plumbing or mechanical work, with the understanding that  permits, if required, are obtained and necessary inspections performed.  A landlord cannot do plumbing, electrical or mechanical work that  requires a permit on his rental units, unless he also happens to be a  contractor.  Only approved contractors, duly licensed by the State and  registered with the City, are allowed to do this type of work.  With  respect to new or remodeled commercial properties, all plumbing,  electrical or mechanical work requiring a permit is to be done only by  properly licensed contractors.

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1. When do I need a building permit?
2. How do I get a building permit?
3. How much does a permit cost?
4. What is the Uniform Building Code Commission?
5. Can I do my own work?
6. How do I know if a contractor is licensed and registered?