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As a homeowner, can I get the required permit(s) to work on my house without a contractor?
Yes, if you or your immediate family members are performing the work and if you will live in your home for at least two years after the work is completed.
Can a homeowner secure a permit to make alterations on an existing structure?
Yes, if the homeowner is qualified to do the work and resides in the home. However, each project must be approved by the Building and Codes department.
What permits can a homeowner get?
As a homeowner, you can obtain a building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical permit. South Carolina State Law however prohibits a homeowner from obtaining a gas permit and performing the work. A licensed contractor has to get this permit.