Township of Radnor, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Radnor 7-15-1996 by Ord. No. 96-21.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 125.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 156.
Fees — See Ch. 162.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 166.
Grading, excavations and fills — See Ch. 175.
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 195.
Plumbing — See Ch. 218.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 222.
Sewers — See Ch. 235.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 245.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 250.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 255.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance repealed former Ch. 145, Contractors, adopted 5-9-1983 by Ord. No. 83-17, as amended.

§ 145-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOARD
The Code Appeals Board as appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
The Board of Commissioners of Radnor Township.
CODE OFFICIAL
The Director of Community Development of Radnor Township or duly authorized representative.
A. 
Any person, other than a bona fide employee of the contractor, who engages in the business of constructing, altering, repairing or remodeling residential or nonresidential buildings or structures within the Township of Radnor.
B. 
Any person, other than a bona fide employee of the contractor, whose work is limited to a specific discipline as determined by the Director. "Specialty contractors" shall include but shall not be limited to the following disciplines: sign installation, masonry work, installation of septic systems, installation of fire suppression systems, demolition of buildings and structures, tank removal.
DEPARTMENT
The Department of Community Development of Radnor Township.
TOWNSHIP
The Township of Radnor, Delaware County, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

§ 145-2 Enforcement.

The code official shall administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter.

§ 145-3 Licensing requirements.

A. 
License required. Effective the date of this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in the business as a contractor within the Township of Radnor without first having obtained a license from the Department of Community Development.
B. 
Application. Application shall be made on a form furnished by the Township and shall include the name of the business, partnership or corporation and the name of the individual to be licensed, along with any additional information which the Township may require. One member of the business, partnership or corporation shall be sufficient for the issuance of a license. Contractors shall be required to provide proof of registration as a contractor with another municipality, provide acceptable job references, or furnish such other information as the code official determines satisfactory for the issuance of license.
C. 
Fees. License fees shall be charged as set forth in Chapter 162, Fees, of the Township Code and shall be valid for a period of one year from the date issued.
D. 
Insurance. No contractor shall be issued a permit unless a certificate of insurance is filed with the Department. The certificate of insurance shall contain a provision that coverage afforded under the policy will not be canceled, materially changed or not renewed until at least 30 days' prior written notice has been given to the Township. The certificate of insurance must evidence policies of insurance maintained at the expense of the applicant for comprehensive liability, including products/completed operations/broad contractual and property damage; each occurrence, $500,000.

§ 145-4 Change in place of business.

Immediate notice shall be given by any licensee hereunder to the Township of any change of his place of business.

§ 145-5 Misrepresentation.

It shall be unlawful for any person who does not have a contractor's license issued by the Township to engage in or represent himself as engaged in the business of contracting work within the Township.

§ 145-6 Revocation of license.

A contractor's license may be suspended or revoked by the code official for violation of any section of this chapter, or for violations of any standards, conditions or requirements under which a permit is issued by the Township. Notification and justification for such action shall be provided to the contractor by the code official by both certified and regular mail. The contractor, or authorized agent or attorney, may, within 10 calendar days from the date of the notice, appeal the decision to the Code Appeals Board. The appeal shall be in writing, state the decision of the code official and reasons for the exception taken thereto and shall be filed with the Township Secretary. The Code Appeals Board shall, within 30 calendar days from receipt of the appeal, fix a date, time and location for a hearing to allow all parties to be heard. Upon conclusion of the hearing, the Code Appeals Board shall render a prompt decision and affirm, modify or reverse the decision of the code official, with such decision being duly recorded and final.

§ 145-7 Violation and penalties.

Any person who shall violate a provision of this chapter or fails to comply with the requirements thereof shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.