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Can homeowners perform work themselves?
Homeowners may perform work on their primary residence without registering as a contractor with the State of Idaho. However:
  • If you act as the sub-contractor on your project you must get a permit for the work and physically perform the work yourself.
  • If you're not doing all of the work yourself (such as electrical, plumbing, or mechanical work), the person performing the work must be a State of Idaho registered and licensed contractor in that trade.

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1. Can homeowners perform work themselves?
2. Where will smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors be placed?
3. What are the size requirements for stairways and handrails?
4. What requires a building permit and inspection in residential construction?
5. What are the size requirements for guardrails?
6. What are the requirements for emergency exit windows?