I have construction experience from contracting in PA. I now live in Florida and possibly going to get into rehabbing and house flipping with some friends. Do I need a General Contractors license if I am overseeing my own projects?
@Jesse Allen great questions! It depends on the municipality you are working in. Most cities allow homeowners to self-perform many home improvement projects without a license. Some cities have stipulations if you are the owner and planning to sell, which you are doing. Best to ask the building department.
@Jesse Allen Yes. I have a GC license here but don’t do this type of work. The only exemption is as an owner builder and Only if it will be your primary residence. If you went with this exemption, most jurisdictions actually place a deed restriction that you can not sell for a year, to prevent abuse of the exemption.
@Sue Hough I really appreciate the information! I’ll look into everything! Thank you!
@Wayne Brooks thank you for the information! I’ll have to look into what it takes to get a license and make a decision from there. Thanks again!
@Jesse Allen 2 years supervisory experience, take the course (60 hours or so), pass the test. The Residential Builder License is easier than the GC, can do residential only up to 3 stories.
@Wayne Brooks thank you for the information! I’ll definitely be looking into it!