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Jerry Barth
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November 24, 2014 8:21 pm  

I'm buying some land on STT. I'm an experienced builder. I looked at various places on the internet for answers but they seem to be contradictory. So here's my questions:
Do you have to have an architect to get a building permit? (I understand you need stamped engineering drawings, but can't I just go straight to the engineer instead)
Can a self builder install plumbing/electrical in his own home and have the building inspector sign off on it? (I saw somewhere that only licensed plumbers/electricians can do that)
Are composting toilets and graywater systems allowed in lieu of a septic system?
Do you have to connect to WAPA for a certificate of occupancy or can you have a off grid solar system instead?
I appreciate all of your input, sorry if these have been answered before on this forum. My intent is to make a small vacation house to live in for 4 to 6 months/year.
Thanks,
Jerry Barth


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speee1dy
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November 24, 2014 9:01 pm  

same ( from what i understand ) as floridas building code. i know for the hurricane guidelines it is the same as florida


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OldTart
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November 24, 2014 9:56 pm  

I would think your questions would be best answered by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources since they issue all necessary permits:

http://dpnr.vi.gov/ You certainly can't bank on USVI rules being the same as in FL or any other state!


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