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 Pages Tagged With: "Home Owner Improvements"

Construction Activity, Large Area: Agricultural, Residential, Commercial, Industrial, or Institutional

Land disturbing activities greater than 5,000 square feet of disturbance – for any commercial, residential, institutional, industrial, or utility construction including clearing, grading, excavating, transporting and filling of land – all require approval of a Sediment and Stormwater Management Plan prior to beginning the land-disturbing activity. Construction activities with disturbances of 1.0-acre or greater require […]

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Construction along Delaware’s Coastline

Coastal Construction Permits in areas along the coastline including along the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean The Shoreline and Waterway Management Section regulates coastal construction along with dune and beach protection and conservation practices. The primary purpose of the regulations is to enhance, protect, and preserve public and private beaches of the State through […]

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Electrical Inspection Agency

The Board of Electrical Examiners issues licenses to apprentices, journeypersons, master electricians, master electricians special, limited electricians, and limited electricians special. Master special and limited special licenses limit practice to certain specialties such as elevators or HVAC. The Board also licenses electrical inspection agencies. The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Electrical Examiners is […]

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Electrician

The Board issues licenses to apprentices, journeypersons, master electricians, master electricians special, limited electricians, and limited electricians special. Master special and limited special licenses limit practice to certain specialties such as elevators or HVAC. The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Electrical Examiners is to protect the general public from unsafe practices and practices […]

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Federal Consistency review under the Coastal Zone Management Act

Any Federal activity occurring within any area in Delaware may be subject to this review (i.e. Federally funded projects, or projects on behalf of a Federal Agency) Projects that require a federal permit to be issued may be subject to Federal Consistency review, which requires that projects conducted by a federal agency, projects authorized by […]

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Home Inspector

The Board of Home Inspectors licenses home inspectors and trainees. It also issues temporary permits that allow inspectors licensed in another jurisdiction to inspect Delaware properties. The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Home Inspectors is to protect the public from unsafe practices and practices which tend to reduce competition or fix prices for […]

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Homeowner Permits for Electrical Work

The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Electrical Examiners is to protect the general public from unsafe practices and practices which tend to reduce competition or fix prices for electrical services. The Board must also maintain standards of professional competence and service delivery. To meet these objectives, the Board •develops standards for professional competency […]

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HVACR

The Board of Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Examiners issues master plumber, master HVACR and master restricted HVACR licenses. Restricted licenses limit practice to a specialty such as air conditioning. The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Examiners is to protect the public from unsafe […]

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Lead Activity Firms

For contractors and firms that deal with lead paint removal, abatement, or renovation Delaware law requires contractors that disturb painted surfaces in homes, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. The mission of the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is […]

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Manufactured Home

The Board of Manufactured Home Installation issues licenses to manufactured home installers and inspectors. The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Manufactured Home Installation is to protect the public from unsafe practices and practices which tend to reduce competition or fix prices for services. The Board must also maintain standards of professional competence and […]

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