SEC. 73-59-15. Persons and matters exempt.
(1) This chapter shall not apply to:
(a) Agricultural buildings, buildings used for agricultural purposes, buildings constructed as a community effort, or tenant houses;
(b) Any person who undertakes construction or improvement on his own residence * * *, or who acts as his own general contractor in the performance of construction or improvement on his own residence * * *, or who acts under the supervision of the owner-occupant who is the general contractor;
(c) Any person who undertakes residential construction or improvement, or who acts as a general contractor in the performance of residential construction or improvement, or who acts under supervision of the owner-occupant with respect to residential construction or improvement, when the owner of such construction or improvement is related to such person by consanguinity or direct affinity;
(d) The owners of property who supervise, superintend, oversee, direct or in any manner assume charge of the construction, alteration, repair, improvement, movement, demolition, putting up, tearing down, or maintenance of any building, railroad, excavation, project, development, improvement, plant facility or any other construction undertaking on such property for use by such owner and which will not be for sale, rent, public use or public assembly;
(e) An employee of a licensed residential builder;
(f) A contractor holding a valid license or certificate of responsibility for general construction from the board;
(g) Any nonresident contractor holding a valid license or certificate of responsibility for general construction;
(h) Any person who constructs two (2) single residences or less within a period of one (1) year in any county or municipality which does not require a building permit or any local certification for such construction.
(2) A person specified in subsection (1)(b) shall not make more than two (2) applications for a permit to construct a single residence or shall not construct more than two (2) single residences within a period of one (1) year. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that such person intends to construct for the purpose of resale, lease, rent or any similar purpose if more than two (2) applications are made for a permit to construct a single residence or if more than two (2) single residences are constructed within a period of one (1) year.
(3) The provisions of this section shall not apply to builders and remodelers who are not domiciled in the State of Mississippi. Builders and remodelers who are not domiciled in the State of Mississippi are not required to be licensed under the provisions of this chapter if the state in which they are domiciled requires licensing and the licensing state's requirements are at least the equivalent of those requirements provided in this chapter.
SOURCES: Laws, 1993, ch. 534, Sec. 8; reenacted and amended, 1995, ch. 431, Sec. 8, eff from and after passage (approved March 16, 1995), and shall stand repealed July 1, 2000; Laws, 1998, Ch. 535, § 4, HB 1894, eff April 9, 1998. Reenacted and amended by Laws 2000, Ch. 345, Sec. 8, HB263, eff. July 1, 2000.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2000