Building Permits are issued to Construction Supervisors licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Please note that there are also several specialty licenses. The state license is only valid for work involving structures less than 35,000 cubic feet, for one- and two-family dwellings. As an exception to this requirement, Building Permits are also issued to homeowners doing work on one- and two-family dwellings where they reside or intend to reside. It is noted that when homeowners are issued Building Permits, they are liable for contractors working on their property and they are not eligible for protection under the provisions of the Home Improvement Contractor Law. The Maynard Building Department encourages homeowners to have the Building Permit taken out by a licensed contractor.