[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Union City 1-7-1997 as § 13-11 of the 1996 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Every person engaged in the business of constructing, erecting, altering, restoring, reroofing, re-siding, moving or demolishing the whole or any part of commercial buildings or structures, or engaged in the business of erecting or altering signs, for any of which a permit is required by the applicable ordinances of the City, shall be required to register with the Building Department.
Every person engaged in the business of radio or television repair within the City shall be required to register with the Building Department.
The owner or occupant of a building or structure applying for a permit required herein shall not be required to register, provided that (s)he intends to do and supervise his own work.
Applications for the registration of contractors shall be submitted to the Building Inspector on forms supplied by him/her and shall include, in addition to any information (s)he may deem necessary, a statement giving the name of the contractor, and in the case of a firm, corporation or partnership, the name and address of the principal officers or members of such firm, corporation or partnership. The application shall also contain the number of years such person has been in business or in existence at the current location or any prior locations, including the addresses of such prior locations, if any.
No person shall be registered under this chapter or shall be registered after revocation of registration under § 126-5 until there is paid to the Building Inspector to the account of the City a fee in the amount set forth in Chapter 155, Fees. Thereafter, an annual fee, as set forth in Chapter 155, shall be due and payable on April 1.
Editor's Note: Original Section 4, Classes of registration, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 5-21-2013.
If any person registered under the provisions of this chapter fails to comply with any work for which a permit is required under applicable ordinances and regulations of the City relevant to the construction, erection, alteration, repair, restoration, re-siding, moving or demolition of any building, structure, swimming pool, sign or billboard, or part thereof, or in the repair or installation of radio or television equipment, the Building Inspector shall cause a notice of violation to be served upon such person, or the principal member or officer of any firm or corporation, in accordance with the established procedures set forth in the National Board of Fire Underwriters National Building Code, 1967 Edition.
Any person registered under the provisions of this chapter who violates the provisions of this chapter shall be liable to a fine not to exceed the sum of $300 or imprisonment for 30 days, or both, for each violation.
Upon conviction for such violation, or upon failure to correct such violation within the period of time stated in the notice of violation, the registration of such person shall be revoked by the Building Inspector and his/her name shall be deleted from the registration list and shall not be reentered or his/her registration reinstated during the time the violation exists or remains. Upon revocation, the Building Inspector shall forthwith cause the notice of revocation to be published in a newspaper, as required by law.
Any person whose registration has been revoked under the provisions of § 126-4 may be reregistered and have his/her name reentered upon the registration list upon filing with the Building Department a certification by the Building Inspector to the effect that all violations for which a conviction was secured have been corrected or are nonexistent and upon payment of the fee prescribed in Chapter 155, Fees.