Know whether you need to carry Workmen’s Compensation Insurance. Fill out the Workers Comp Affadavit. CLICK HERE
Considering Home Improvements in Gardner MA for 2022?
There are a couple ways you can go. You can hire a General Contractor who will take care of everything including permits and Workmen’s Comp. Or you can apply for a building permit as a homeowner and assume the responsibilities and liabilities.
The City of Gardner is now using online permit and license tracking via Viewpoint Cloud for all building, electrical, plumbing, gas, and vacant/abandoned property permits. CLICK HERE. For Viewpoint cloud, click here. Other Links: Zoning Regulations – Zoning Map – MA State Building Code – Building Department page
The majority of citizens signing the Homeowner’s Exemption Form are not aware of the responsibilities that go along with assuming the construction responsibilities. You are now personally responsible for all work on this project. You are responsible to see that all work meets the Massachusetts Building Codes. You must supervise all work. You must call the Building Department to schedule all required inspections. You have waived all rights to the Massachusetts Guaranty Fund. You are the General Contractor of the project and a court of law will view you as such if you are sued, or if you should have the need to sue another party. Your subcontractors may lien your property. Any worker injured on your project may sue you if you do not carry Workmen’s Compensation Insurance. – Failure to carry Workmen’s Compensation insurance may result in criminal penalties, i.e. fines and/or imprisonment.