[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken 3-13-1978 by Ord. No. 78-3 as Ch. 123 of the 1977 Code; amended in its entirety 12-27-1995 by Ord. No. 95-43. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 133.
Every contractor, general or subcontractor, for all trades in the construction industry, including but not limited to carpentry work; brick, block or masonry; plastering or dry wall; cement or bituminous cement work; insulation; roofing or siding; pool installation; fence installation; sign installation; electrical work; plumbing work; low-voltage communications; tank installation or removal; asbestos removal; heating, ventilation or air-conditioning installation; pipe fitting; sprinkler systems; special suppression systems; alarm; and standpipe systems within the Township of Pennsauken shall register with the Construction Official.
All contractors, general or subcontractor, who are required to register, per § 135-1, with the exception of those who hold a State of New Jersey license within the trade registered, shall be licensed and pay a license fee to the Construction Official. Said license shall be good for one year from the date issued.
All license renewal applications shall be submitted to the Construction Official not less than 30 days prior to the expiration of the current license.
The fee for the license shall be $100.
A license shall be issued by the Construction Official after the proper applications are completed and the information given proves correct. If the Construction Official finds that any statement is false, then a license shall not be issued. The applicant then has the right to appeal as listed in § 135-7.
All licenses shall expire one year from the date of issuance. A license may be revoked by the Construction Official for the violation of the Uniform Construction Code, violation for any work requiring a permit under the Township Code or for unprofessional workmanship. Any person whose license has been revoked has the right to appeal as listed in § 135-7.
Any applicant who has been turned down for a license or who has had the license revoked may appeal to the Board of Appeals as listed in § 135-8.
The Board of Appeals shall be the BOCA Property Maintenance Appeals Board.
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,250 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge.