[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Florence 5-5-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-13. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 64.
[Amended 3-15-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-7]
Every general contractor or contractor for masonry, plastering, carpentry or heating or cooling systems shall be licensed by the Construction Official of the township prior to the issuance of any construction permit.
As used in this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated:
- Any person or firm seeking a construction permit except a property owner who is working on his own property in which he resides.
All such licenses shall expire on December 31 of each year.
Prior to the issuance of the contractor's license, the Construction Official shall be familiar with the applicant's experience, workmanship and capability of performing the work normally undertaken by such contractors. The Construction Official may request up to three references from other municipalities for applicants who have not previously done work in Florence Township. For applicants who have not done prior contracting work, the Construction Official may restrict the new contractor's work until such time as the new contractor has proven his capability to perform in an acceptable manner in accordance with established code standards.
The contractor license may be revoked by the Construction Official upon serious violation of the construction codes or upon repeated minor violations of the construction codes or upon inadequate and poor quality workmanship as determined by consumer complaints and testimony of two other licensed contractors.
The Construction Official may refuse to issue a contractor's license or may revoke an issued license only after notice to the contractor stating his reasons for the refusal or revocation; within 10 days of the notice, the contractor may request a hearing at which the contractor may present evidence indicating why the license should be issued or not revoked. The hearing shall be conducted by a hearing officer appointed by the Mayor.
The fee for a general contractor's license shall be $25 and a renewal for same shall be $15 for each subsequent year or a portion thereof.
A special license may be granted to the contractors who are licensed in other communities and are performing a single contract in Florence Township with a value of $1,000 or less upon payment of an application fee of $10. Special licenses are not renewable.
Prior to the issuance of any license, each contractor shall provide evidence of insurance to the Construction Official for general liability coverage, including completed operations with bodily injury limits of $100,000 for each occurrence and $300,000 aggregate and $50,000 property damage. Such evidence of insurance shall remain in effect during the license year or shall provide ten-day notice of cancellation to the Construction Official.
Any person in violation of this chapter, upon conviction, shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than 90 days, or both.