If you are the homeowner and living or about to occupy the home or you are doing the work, then you can pull the permits. If you are having a licensed contractor doing the work, then they must pull the permit. If the home is a rental, a licensed contractor must pull the permit.
All contractors offering to do work that totals $600 or more for labor and materials must have a state license. A Residential Builders license allows a contractor to build a complete structure as well as do maintenance or remodeling work.
Please be aware that as the permit holder, the homeowner assumes all responsibility and liability that the licensed contractor would assume: