Town of Brighton, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted as § 16-30 of Ch. 16 of the 1965 Code, derived from L.L. No. 6-1985, adopted 11-13-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Enforcement of State Building Code — See Ch. 73, Art. II.
[Added 1-24-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACTIVE PLUMBING LICENSE
A license issued yearly by the Building Department with a commencement date of January 1 and an expiration date of December 31 of the same year and renewed on a yearly basis, which license shall be considered revoked if not renewed for a period of three consecutive years.
[Amended 2-28-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990; 1-24-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]
No person, firm, partnership or corporation shall engage in or conduct the trade or business of plumbing within the Town of Brighton without first having obtained a license therefor issued by the Building Department and without having first obtained and filed with the Building Department an insurance certificate as provide for in Subsection D of this section. Such license shall be issued on forms provided by the Building Department and at an annual fee set by resolution of the Town Board and filed in the Building Department. No person shall sell, lend, rent or in any manner transfer or assign a license or license number to any other person, nor shall a person make use of a license, name or license number to which the person is not entitled.
[Amended 2-28-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990; 11-15-1994 by L.L. No. 7-1994]
The Commissioner of Public Works or designee may issue a license to any applicant holding a license issued by the Examining Board of Plumbers of the City of Rochester, New York.
[Amended 6-26-2002 by L.L. No. 4-2002]
A corporation or limited-liability company may conduct the trade within the Town of Brighton and shall be entitled to a license therefor, provided that one or more employees of such entity are the holders of a license, duly granted as provided in this chapter. No person shall perform the trade on behalf of such entity unless he or she is licensed hereunder.
[Amended 2-28-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990; 1-24-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]
An insurance certificate showing coverages set by resolution of the Town Board and filed in the Building Department shall be filed by every person or corporation engaged in the trade or business of plumbing within the Town of Brighton and shall be filed in the Building Department before the license shall be issued. Such insurance certificate shall name the Town of Brighton as an additional insured. Such insurance certificate shall be renewed from year to year so long as the licensee engages in or does plumbing in said Town.
The Town Board may revoke any license issued under the authority of this chapter, provided that before such revocation a public hearing shall be held thereon and that the Town Board determines thereafter that such licensee is incapable of properly conducting the trade or business of plumbing. Any violation of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code shall be sufficient grounds for the revocation of such license, but shall not be held to be the exclusive grounds for such revocation.
[Amended 1-24-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]
A license may be refused or revoked if the applicant is incapable of conducting the trade or business of plumbing. A license shall also be refused or revoked if a person, firm, partnership or corporation has not maintained an active license with the Town for a period of three consecutive years. At the end of the three-year period, a person, firm, partnership or corporation may requalify for a license as outlined in § 125-3 of this chapter. Any applicant who has been refused such license by the Commissioner of Public Works or designee may appeal to the Town Board from such refusal, and such license application may be approved or refused by the Board, notwithstanding the action of the Commissioner of Public Works or designee.
[Amended 1-24-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]
All plumbing installations by the owner shall comply with the requirements of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, and in such event, the word "owner" shall be substituted for the word "plumber." Persons doing work on their own private plumbing system are not required to file an insurance certificate, provided that such work is done in a single-family dwelling.
Public service corporations and their employees, while engaged in the work of such corporations, are not subject to the requirements of this chapter.
[Added 1-24-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]
Persons convicted of violating any provision of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions. Each day a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.