Happy Sunday all, I'm going to start a renovation soon and if it goes well it may be something that I'd want to do more of. I want to manage the project myself for the experience, I have a background in construction and know a lot of subs. However here in CT I know that homeowners can pull their own permits. Will homeowner permits suffice for me if I don't plan on using the properties as a primary residence or if I purchase the property under a Sole Proprietorship with my name on it? The HIC license is extremely easy to get but I've been reading that because of the low barrier of entry it has almost no value unless you're selling your service to a customer which I don't plan on doing right now. I'm planning on owning every property I work on and subbing out the vast majority of the work. Does it make sense for me to pay the licensing fees or to pull permits as a homeowner?
@Ryan T. Doesn’t make any sense to get it because of the reasons you outlined. Best of luck with your project.
@Ryan T. Makes no sense to me for you to do this in CT, which as you mentioned, has a very low barrier to attaining the HIC license. I've pulled my own permits in the past and I am not aware of a distinction between homeowners pulling permits vs HIC pulling permits. I'm pretty sure a permit is a permit, but I've been wrong in the past, so..... do your due diligence. ;)