[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Somers Point as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Commercial Contractors
[Adopted 7-23-2009 by Ord. No. 13-2009]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 103, Contractors, Licensing of, comprised of Art. I, Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning, adopted 9-23-1982 by Ord. No. 11-1982 (Ch. 48A of 1967 compilation), and Art. II, Home Renovations and Alterations, adopted 9-23-1982 by Ord. No. 12-1982 (Ch. 29, Art. I, of 1967 compilation).
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association or corporation to engage in the business of repairing, remodeling, renovating, altering or construction of any kind in the City of Somers Point unless such person, firm, association or corporation has obtained a valid license from the City of Somers Point. The requirements of this article specifically exclude home improvement contractors who are required to register with the State of New Jersey in accordance with N.J.S.A. 56:8-136 et seq.
Applications for licenses shall be made to the Construction Official who, upon receiving the application, will issue the proper license.
Proof of insurance. Prior to the issuance of a license, the applicant shall be required to present the Construction Official with a valid certificate of insurance, issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in the State of New Jersey which shall name the City of Somers Point as an additional insured. The certificate of insurance shall provide for comprehensive general liability insurance coverage, insuring against bodily injury and property damage, and shall include coverage for premises operation, independent contactors, product/completed operations, explosions, collapse and underground hazards, broad-form property damage and blanket contractorial coverage. Said coverage shall be in an amount not less than $100,000/$500,000 policy limits. The applicant shall also provide a certificate for workers' compensation insurance.
There shall be posted in the office of the Construction Official in the City of Somers Point a list of the names and addresses of commercial contractors.
Beginning September 1, 2009, the fee for all new licenses shall be $100 and the fee for all renewal licenses shall be $50, per year, payable to the City of Somers Point.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association or corporation to allow the use of his, their or its name by any person or persons, directly or indirectly, for the purposes of obtaining a permit to do any work defined under this article.
Any person, firm, association or corporation violating the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 or to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or to a period of community service not to exceed 90 days, or any combination of the foregoing.