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A home improvement contractor registration is not required for any person performing a home improvement on a residential structure owned by that person or any member of that person’s immediate family.
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Yes, but it is it important that the homeowner understand the ramifications of doing that. Please consult this link for more information.
Plans can be prepared by a homeowner in the case of a detached single family home if intended to be used exclusively as his or her private residence. Owner must endorse the plans and show adequate details of competence and compliance in the opinion of the Official. If not used as a private primary residence plans must be prepared by a New Jersey licensed design professional.
Home improvement contractors are individuals and companies involved in repairing, renovating, modernizing, installing, replacing, improving, restoring, painting, constructing, remodeling, moving, or demolishing residential or noncommercial properties.
Home improvement contractors include those who work on residential driveways, sidewalks, swimming pools, terraces, patios, additions, landscaping, fences, porches, windows, doors, cabinets, kitchens, bathrooms, garages, finished basements, basement waterproofing, insulation installation, roofing and siding, wall-to-wall carpeting or attached or inlaid floor coverings, and more.
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