humb drive. If provided in this manner the CD and/or the thumb drive will remain with the code official
and not be returned.
Election to Do Own Work:
Agreement for unlicensed, uncertified person to do their own work on an owner-occupied dwelling.
In accordance with the above referenced Building Code, I, __________________________ Hereby
request authorization to do my own work on a one or two family dwelling, located_________________
__________________________, Lot ______________, Block _______________, Subdivision ________
__________________________, which is existing or in the process of being newly constructed.
It is understood and I agree that this authorization is contingent on the fact that I shall personally
purchase all materials to be used, in this work, and I shall personally perform all labor in connection
therewith. It is further understood and agreed that as permittee and/or Owner, I shall not allow any
person to do or cause to be done and work under a permit secured myself, unless such person is a
licensed, certified and bonded contractor or master contractor of the said type of work performed.
I hereby certify that all work, for which this application is submitted, will be done in accordance with the
terms of the above agreement and in accordance with the Codes and Laws of the City of Independence,
Exclusions of Owner Performed work:
1. The Following are area of work that cannot be performed by an Owner, these items will need to
be performed by a licensed contractor of that particular trade:
2. Installation of gas lines and connects thereof to any heating appliance and or cooking appliance.
3. Installation of a permanent heating appliance (regardless of what type)
4. Installation of an electrical service panel, disconnect or electrical service entrance.
5. Main electrical branch and secondary branch circuits. Wiring may be installed by the owner
wever, a licensed electrician shall make all connections within the electrical panel,
disconnects, receptacles and switches. All connections shall be certified by said electrician shall
be provided to the Building Inspections Department.
The following inspections are required for residential construction projects within the City of
Independence. When your project is ready for an inspection, you may call (620) 332-2541, before
4:00PM the day prior to that requested for the inspection.
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