Owner Builder Instruction
When you declare yourself as owner-builder on your permit for any type of construction, you are acting as your own general contractor and are taking liability for all work done. That means you can:
The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) regulates licensing laws for the State and closely monitors all construction projects with an owner-builder declaration on the building permit. You will be required to sign and have notarized an Owner-Builder Certification and Agreement to Comply form. Make sure you read and understand the form. Some of the restrictions you agree to are:
This form has to be notarized. The city usually has notaries available during working hours, call ahead to make sure. Please see the following link for the Utah State Laws regulating Owner-Builder. Once you open this link, scroll down to 58-55-305 Exemptions from licensure (http://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title58/Chapter55/58-55.html).
If you have further question regarding the owner-builder declaration or State laws governing contractors, contact DOPL at (801)530-6628, toll free at (866)275-3675 or www.dopl.utah.gov. Note: It is illegal to declare owner-builder on any commercial project.