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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