City of Kennett, MO
Dunklin County
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[Ord. No. 2064 §§1 — 4, 12-20-1988; Ord. No. 2085 §1, 9-5-1989; Ord. No. 2605 §1, 11-21-2000]
A. 
No person, firm, corporation or partnership shall perform any building trade as hereinafter defined, in the City of Kennett, Missouri, without having first obtained a license therefor.
B. 
Licenses shall be required for the following:
1. 
Any person engaging in the business of installing or repairing or contracting to install or repair wires, conductors, and equipment used with or on buildings for the transmission of electrical current for electric light, heat, power or signalling purposes, together with the fittings for the same necessary for the protection of such wires, conductors and equipment.
2. 
Any person engaging in the design and installation of plumbing systems, including water supplies, storm water and sewage disposal in buildings, including the installation of gas piping, chilled water piping in connection with refrigeration, process and comfort cooling, hot water piping in connection with building heating, and piping for fire sprinklers and stand pipes and also including any type of irrigation system which requires connection with the City water supply.
3. 
Any person engaged in the business of contracting with individuals, firms, or corporations to build, alter or redesign any structure. This shall not include painting or plastering, so long as the same shall not involve any alteration to the structure.
4. 
Any person engaged in the business of designing, installing, maintaining, altering and inspecting of mechanical systems, including heating systems, ventilating systems, cooling systems, steam and hot water heating systems, water heaters, process piping, boilers and pressure vessels, appliances utilizing gas, liquid or solid fuel, chimney and vents, mechanical refrigeration systems, fireplaces, incinerators, fire suspension systems and air pollution systems.
5. 
Any person engaged in the business of exterminating or killing off termites, rodents and/or other insects.
6. 
Any person engaged in the business of cutting, trimming, removing or altering trees.
C. 
The City Collector shall not issue a license to any person, until such person has complied with the following requirements:
1. 
Submitting a completed application form setting out the name of the business or individual applying, the address of such person or firm, the type of work to be performed under the license.
2. 
A license and permit bond, with the City of Kennett as obligee, in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), secured by one of the following: Cash or its equivalence, a corporate security, or two (2) personal securities, owning real estate in Dunklin County, Missouri, of an equity value of at least twice the amount of the bond. One (1) such bond shall be sufficient for multiple licenses held by the same individual. In lieu of the foregoing bond, evidence of a policy of insurance naming the applicant as insured, for perils to completed operations of said applicant in a minimum amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) be shown, said policy to be paid up for the period of the license applied for. It shall be a further condition that such policy shall remain in effect for the period of such license.
3. 
An application fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).
D. 
No license shall be required for work performed by the resident owner of any premise, if such work does not involve any structure alteration, or any change in any utility service connection.
[Ord. No. 1972 §1, 5-21-1985]
No license shall be issued to a "tradesmen" by the Collector of the City of Kennett, Missouri, for work within the City of Kennett, Missouri, until and after such applicant has filed with the City Clerk, and the same has been approved by the Mayor, a policy of insurance with an insurance company or association or other insurer authorized to transact business in the State of Missouri. The policy of insurance shall provide for contractor's liability and completed operations insurance which shall bind the obligors to make compensation for damage to or destruction of any property to a maximum amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) and bind the obligors thereunder to make compensation for bodily injuries, including death, to a maximum amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) for any one (1) accident.
[Ord. No. 2064 §10, 12-20-1988]
Any person, firm, corporation or partnership who shall violate any of the provisions of this Chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by a jail sentence of not more than thirty (30) days. Each day that any violation shall continue shall be considered a separate violation and punishable as such.