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stan64572 04-02-2009 08:07 PM

mississippi handyman license?
does anyone know if I have to have some sort of license to do minor home repairs in Mississippi? I have just started really as a favor to some elderly residents who have nobody to call but expensive professionals to do minor jobs,like fixing a fence,replacing rotted wood around doors , minor plumbing,etc. I only charge them for materials and whatever they want to give me for my time, if they dont have any money to spare,there will be no charge other than a thank you and a good feeling to have helped. but I an concerened that I could be breaking some kind of law or really making myself liabel in some way any thoughts? thank you

inspectorD 04-03-2009 05:18 AM

Welcome stan
You really need to ask your local town official. The building inspector is the place to start.
Use a payphone in a dark alley to call, and use a fake name.:D
No really they are there to help,:) tell them what you are doing, and ask what is covered under permits in your area. Some minor home repairs like painting and fixing a door do not need a permit. However once you remove the door jambs or change the door, that may require one.
Every town is different, go meet and greet.;)

stan64572 04-03-2009 03:43 PM

thanks for the reply inspector D, thats good advice

inspectorD 04-03-2009 03:57 PM

Your Welcome
Glad to see you are helping others, this is what it's all about.:D

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