When to Apply
If you are not a Delaware-licensed Home Inspector, you must apply for a Delaware Temporary Home Inspection Permit before inspecting a property in Delaware. You are limited to five Temporary Home Inspection Permits per year. The requirements for a Temporary Home Inspection Permit are:
- The property to be inspected is located in Delaware.
- You are currently licensed or certified as a Home Inspector in another jurisdiction (state, U.S territory or District of Columbia).
- Your home inspection business in Delaware is of a temporary nature and is limited to a particular assignment.
If the permit is granted, you may provide home inspection services only for the assignment identified on the permit. The term assignment means engagement by a single client to inspect one property in a single contract.
- Submit completed, signed and notarized Application for Temporary Home Inspection Permit .
- Enclose non-refundable processing fee by check or money order made payable to “State of Delaware.”
- Arrange for the Board office to receive a letter of good standing directly from the jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia) where you were first licensed by examination.
- If you have never been issued a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN), submit a Request for Exemption from Social Security Number Requirement.
Temporary Home Inspection Permits expire ten days from the date of issue.
You may request an extension by sending a written request to the Board office.