The Board of Trustees shall have the power to issue, suspend and revoke plumbing licenses.
No person shall install, alter or repair, or cause to be installed, altered or repaired, any plumbing installation within the scope of this chapter except a person holding a master plumber's license as a registered plumber of the Village or a person employed by the holder of such a license, except that this chapter shall not apply to any employee of the State of New York or any political subdivision thereof when actually employed on the official business of said municipality.
An applicant for a master plumbing license shall have attained at least 21 years of age and have at least five years' experience as a journeyman plumber.
All applications for master plumbing licenses shall be made to the Plumbing Inspector in such form as he may, from time to time, prescribe. The application shall be referred to the Board of Plumbing Examiners, which shall promptly investigate and report to the Board of Trustees as to the fitness of the applicant and make a recommendation concerning the application.
Name of licensee. An application for a master plumber's license may be made in the name of an individual, partnership or corporation, but the name of the licensee must, in each case, be that of the individual who executes the application and meets the other requirements of this chapter.
Identity of applicant. Each application for a master plumber's license shall be verified under oath and shall set forth the full name, place of residence, business address and telephone number of such applicant, and if the applicant is a partnership or corporation, the foregoing information shall be provided for each partner or each officer. An applicant on behalf of a partnership or corporation shall be a partner or officer of said entity.
Photographs. All applications for licenses under this chapter shall be accompanied by two photographs of the applicant taken not more than 60 days before the submission of the application, which photographs shall be two inches by two inches showing the head and shoulders of the applicant. One photograph shall be affixed to the application and the other to the renewal record card.
Certificate of registration. Where an applicant intends to conduct business under an assumed name, trade name or partnership, there shall be filed, together with the application, a certified copy of the certificate of registration of such name as required by appropriate laws of the State of New York.
Certificate of incorporation. Where an applicant is a corporation, there shall be submitted, together with the application, a certified copy of the certificate of incorporation, a certified copy of the certificate of assumed name, if any and a statement giving the name and residence address of each of the officers of the corporation. Immediate notice in writing shall be given the Board of Plumbing Examiners of any change in the identity of such officers or any change in their addresses.
Certificate as to workmen's compensation. An applicant who has any employees shall submit with the applications for plumber's licenses a certificate of workmen's compensation insurance as required by appropriate laws of the State of New York.
Examination fee. All applications for a plumber's license shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable examination fee of $25.
An applicant who qualifies for a plumber's license shall pay an annual fee of $75, which shall not be prorated, and shall supply and maintain a surety and street opening combination bond with a company approved by the Village in the amount of $2,000 for faithful and complete compliance with the Plumbing Code of the Village.
[Amended 7-5-1988 by L.L. No. 7-1988]
No license shall be effective until issued by the Village Clerk and countersigned by the Chairman of the Board of Plumbing Examiners or the Plumbing Inspector.
Exception. Any person holding a valid certificate of competency or license to conduct the business of an employing or master plumber duly issued by any municipality which is a party to the Tri-Town Reciprocal Agreement, upon presentation of a certified copy of same to the Village of Hempstead, shall be deemed to be competent to conduct that business in the Incorporated Village of Hempstead, New York, and shall not be required to obtain a certificate of competency from the Examining Board of Plumbers of the Incorporated Village of Hempstead, New York; however, he/she must comply with and shall be subject to and bound by all other provisions and requirements of this Code and by the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
Editor's Note: This local law provided that the provisions of this section shall be effective January 1, 1989.
A plumbing license shall be issued for the calendar year in which issued.
Charges. The annual license renewal fee shall be $75. In the event that the holder of a license does not apply for a renewal of the license before the 31st day of January following the expiration of his or her license, said license shall be deemed to have expired and may be renewed upon payment of $150 if application for renewal is made within one year from the date of expiration. Renewal applications made more than one year after the date of expiration shall be accompanied by a fee of $250.
[Amended 7-5-1988 by L.L. No. 7-1988; 9-7-2004 by L.L. No. 3-2004]
Editor's Note: This local law provided that the provisions of this subsection shall be effective January 1, 1989.
Failure to receive notice, bill. Failure to receive notice of renewal or bill shall not relieve the licensee from the provisions of this section and shall not constitute a waiver by the Village of any of its rights or powers hereunder.
Renewals of licenses of plumbers entering the Armed Forces or Merchant Marine of the United States shall be extended, without charge, to include the year of discharge from such service.
The name of the licensee and the address thereof shall be inscribed upon the sides of any vehicle used in connection with the licensed activity when working within the Village; such inscription may be a metallic or plastic sign with magnetic attachment or permanently painted on the vehicle.
No certificate of competency shall be issued to any applicant until he has been examined by the Board of Plumbing Examiners and said Board has approved the issuance of such certificate.