Do I need to be a registered or licensed contractor to do work on my own dwelling?

RI General Law 23-27.3-113.3.2 requires a contractor to be registered prior to the approval of a permit issued for work that requires a permit.

RI General Law 23-27.3-113.31 requires a person to be licensed prior to the approval of a permit issued for work that requires a permit for plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and fire alarm work.

Both sections of the RI General Law have a provision that the owner/occupant of a single family dwelling may obtain permits for all work being completed by them on their residence without the need for a contractors registration or professional trade license.

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1. Where is my septic system located?
2. I want to buy/build a shed do I need a permit?
3. I want to install a fence do I need a permit?
4. I am installing a pool do I need a permit?
5. I am replacing my roof shingles, do I need a permit?
6. I am replacing my siding do I need a permit?
7. I am replacing my existing deck do I need a permit?
8. I am replacing my decking and railings without modifying it, do I need a permit?
9. I am replacing my kitchen cabinets do I need a permit?
10. I am installing replacement windows, do I need a permit?
11. I am installing new windows do I need a permit?
12. I want to finish my basement do I need a permit?
13. I am replacing my flooring do I need a permit?
14. I want to build an addition or a dormer do I need a permit?
15. I want to install a sign for my business do I need a permit?
16. Do I need to be a registered or licensed contractor to do work on my own dwelling?
17. What can I do about mold?
18. ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW – FAQ’S:
19. How to petition the Zoning Board of Review?
20. What documentation is needed at a preliminary review?
21. How do I create a Radius Map and Abutters List?
22. After the preliminary review and the application is accepted, how long is the wait to appear before the Board?
23. What should be expected at the hearing?
24. The Board has approved/denied the application, what happens next?
25. Does the variance or special use permit expire?
26. Is there any recourse if my application is denied?