gc your flips in MA?

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Hey Guys,

Do I need a csl license to get a building permit for my own flips in MA? I'd like to manage the construction on my next flip and not sure what's required.

Thanks

Matt

I'm pretty sure you can pull building permits as the owner but I would highly recommend that you get a licensed contractor (CSL license) to pull permits for your rehabs.

Originally posted by @Justin Silverio :
I'm pretty sure you can pull building permits as the owner but I would highly recommend that you get a licensed contractor (CSL license) to pull permits for your rehabs.

Are contractors likely to do that if you're hiring your own subs??

Licensed only. You can't even replace a front door without a licensed contractor pulling the permit.

@Matthew Dovner , I've recently pulled 2 permits. One on a primary as the homeowner, the other for limited work for electrical. The homeowners permit was more paperwork and waivers. The electrical was a licensed contractor and much easier, I just did the leg work. Check with the local dept.

Matthew Dovner I should have mentioned the contractor for the primary is also licensed.

Yes, the contractor should be fine with it but they may ask that you get insurance docs and licenses from the other subs. That is, of course, if you're not using the GC's subs.

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