Division of
Professional Regulation

Temporary Home Inspection Permit

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.



  • Enclose the 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.

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.

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