Do-it-yourself guidelines

We explain what you need to know if you're planning a do-it-yourself (DIY) project.

If you are planning a do-it-yourself project:

If you hire someone to do the work and that work requires a permit:

  • The person must be licensed to do that particular type of work.
  • Rental property, duplexes and non-owner occupied single family houses and townhouses need licensed contractors for permit work.

See Permits Overview


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