Homeowner Permits


Residential Buildings

  • Pursuant to T.C.A. 62-6-103 State of Tennessee requirements of homeowner permits:
  • A homeowner of a residential property may perform work themselves, without a contractors license, as long as the residential structure is not open to the public; or for sale, lease or rent.
  • Allowed one homeowner permit once every two (2) years.
  • Anyone hired by the property owner is required to be licensed if they perform $25,000 or more of the work, as these contractors would be considered prime contractors since they are contracting directly with the owner.
  • Any Electrician or Plumber hired by the property owner is required to have a license for any and all work performed. A Limited Licensed Electrician (LLE) or Limited Licensed Plumber (LLP) are required for work performed $25,000 or less, a Contractors license with a (CE) for electrical or (CMC) for work performed $25,000 or higher.
  • Other than EPA Certifications there are no specific license for HVAC projects, less than $25,000. Projects $25,000 or more must obtain a Contractors license with the (CMC classification).