Homeowners Performing Repairs or New Construction

Article 2 of UBTC – search for owner/owner occupant.

A homeowner can do the following construction to his/her home as long as:

  1. The home is owned by the applicant (must have name on title/deed).
  2. The owner applicant lives/resides in the home and the home is the primary residence.
  3. The home is classified as a detached single family dwelling.
  4. The owner applicant is applying for a new residential building permit and a previous new residential building permit has not been issued by the applicant in the last three (3) years.

ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS REQUIRE A PERMIT AND INSPECTIONS

If you are not certain if a permit and inspections are required, it is your responsibility to call MABCD at (316) 660-1840.

(If you are buying/using lumber (2 x 4, 2 x 6, 2 x 8, 4 x 4, etc.), steel or wood beams, trusses, electrical wiring, electrical boxes, pvc or copper plumbing pipe, heating and/or air conditioning ducts, hot water tank, furnace, air conditioning compressor, windows, siding, or shingles there is a very good chance you will need a permit and inspections. If you are renting/using a backhoe, bobcat or other larger equipment, there is a very good chance you will need a permit and inspections.)

General Contracting**

Electrical (UBTC Sec. 4.1.050)

Before you make any changes, additions or modifications to any electrical systems in your home, you must get educated and then take the MABCD’s electrical homeowner’s exam. After successfully completing this exam with a score of 75% or more,

The work you can do after meeting these requirements is:

YOU CANNOT PERFORM THE FOLLOWING WORK. The following work must be done by a licensed electrical contractor.

Mechanical (UBTC Sec. 5.1.300)

Before you make any changes, additions or modifications on any mechanical systems in your home, please contact the chief mechanical inspector at (316) 640-0461 or Stoney.Nethercot@sedgwick.gov to determine if you will need a plan review or if you will need to take the MABCD mechanical homeowner’s exam.

The work you can do after passing the mechanical exam with a 75% score or approval of your mechanical plans AND obtaining a mechanical permit:

Plumbing

Before you make any changes, additions or modifications on any plumbing systems in your home, you must get educated and then take the MABCD’s plumbing homeowner’s exam. After successfully completing this exam with a score of 75% or more, you can:

If you are just replacing your hot water tank, there is a water heater exam you can take. After successfully completing this exam with a score of 75% or more, you can: