STATE LAW REQUIRES NEW CONSTRUCTION, REPAIRS, ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS AND REMODELS TO BE DONE BY A LICENSED CONTRACTOR. The Owner/Builder Affidavit and Building permit application that you are applying for is under an exemption to this law. The exemption allows you, as the owner of your property, to act as your own contractor with certain restrictions even though you do not have a license.
THIS EXEMPTION APPLIES TO BUILDING OR IMPROVING A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY RESIDENCE ONLY. Further information is under the Community tab FAQ's - Building Department.
PLEASE NOTE: A Residential contractor means a contractor whose services are limited to construction, remodeling, repair, or improvement of one-family, two-family, or three-family residences not exceeding two habitable stories above no more than one uninhabitable story and accessory use structures in connection therewith.
INDIAN SHORES DOES NOT USE SUBCONTRACTOR CARDS. THE PERMIT APPLICATION FOR YOUR TRADE WILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED PRIOR TO SCHEDULING FOR ANY SUBCONTRACTOR INSPECTIONS.
FAILED INSPECTIONS WILL BE CHARGED A $25 REINSPECTION FEE AND MUST BE PAID BEFORE ANOTHER INSPECTION CAN BE SCHEDULED.
A CONTRACTOR'S AUTHORIZATION LETTER IS REQUIRED FOR AN AGENT TO SIGN PERMIT APPLICATIONS. INDIAN SHORES DOES NOT HAVE A FORM FOR THE LETTER, PLEASE CREATE YOUR OWN ON YOUR COMPANY LETTERHEAD SIGNED, DATED AND NOTARIZED.