[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Englewood 10-5-1978 by Ord. No. 2335 as §§ 10-15 to 10-22 of the 1978 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall engage in the business of constructing, erecting, altering, repairing, restoring, rerouting, re-siding, moving or demolishing the whole or any part of buildings or structures, or engage in the construction, installation or maintenance of swimming pools, or engage in the business of erecting or altering signs without having registered with the Division of Code Enforcement in the manner prescribed in this chapter.
[Amended 8-3-1993 by Ord. No. 93-10]
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the owner or occupant of a building or structure performing any of the above work on such building or structure owned or occupied by him.
The registration requirements contained in this chapter shall not be applicable to the builders of new homes who are registered with the State Department of Community Affairs pursuant to Laws 1977, Chapter 467 (N.J.S.A. 46:3B-1 et seq.), effective September 3, 1978. Unless otherwise provided by law, however, such builders shall comply with all other rules and regulations established by this chapter.
[Amended 12-18-1984 by Ord. No. 84-50]
Applications for the registration of contractors shall be submitted to the Chief Inspector on forms supplied by him and shall include, in addition to any information he may deem necessary, the name or corporate or firm name of the contractor and in the case of a firm, corporation or partnership, the name and address of the principal officer or member of said firm, corporation or partnership; the number of years such person, firm or corporation has been in business or in existence at its current locations; and the address of such prior locations. The applicant shall state in which class he desires to be registered, choosing one or more of the classes designated in § 172-4 of this chapter.
No person shall be registered under this chapter, or shall be reregistered after revocation of registration under § 172-7 of this chapter, unless and until there is paid to the Construction Official a fee as provided for in Chapter 191, Fee Schedule.
For the purpose of this chapter, there shall be the following classes for registration:
General contractor: a contractor engaged in the business of constructing a building or structure from start to finish or performing alterations, additions, or repairs to any building or structure, and who is equipped to handle such work either by and through his own organization or appropriate subcontractors and, in the latter event to be completely responsible for the work of the subcontractor.
Roofing and siding contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of applying roofing and siding materials to existing or new buildings or structures.
Demolition contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of demolishing any building or structure in whole or in part.
Moving contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of moving any building or structure.
Swimming pool contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of the construction, installation or maintenance of swimming pools, their equipment and appurtenances.
[Amended 8-3-1993 by Ord. No. 93-10]
Sign or billboard contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of erection, alteration, or maintenance of signs or billboards.
Plumbing or heating contractor: a contractor engaged in the business of installing plumbing and heating equipment.
Electrical contractor: a contractor engaged in the business of installing electrical equipment.
Miscellaneous contractor: a contractor covered by the provisions of this chapter by performing work of a special character not within one of the foregoing categories.
[Amended 8-6-2002 by Ord. No. 02-16]
No person shall be registered under this chapter unless such person shall present proof, satisfactory to the Construction Official, that the applicant is covered by liability insurance insuring against bodily injury or death with limits of liability of not less than $500,000 and insuring against property damage with limits of liability of not less than $50,000 and covering liability from the operation of motor vehicles as well as liability arising from the conduct of the applicant's business. In addition, applicants shall maintain workers' compensation insurance as required by law. The applicant shall maintain the aforesaid insurance coverage in effect for as long as the applicant shall remain registered under this chapter.
[Amended 2-5-1985 by Ord. No. 85-01]
If any person registered under the provisions of this chapter shall fail to comply with the applicable ordinances and regulations of the City relevant to the construction, erection, alteration, repair, restoration, re-siding, reroofing, moving or demolition of any building, structure, swimming pool, sign or billboard, or part thereof, or fail to comply with any rule or regulation set forth in this chapter, the Construction Official shall cause a notice of violation to be served upon such person or upon the principal member or officer of any such firm or corporation and upon the owner of the premises upon which such construction is taking place.
Upon failure to correct such violation within the period of time stated in the notice of violation and after a hearing thereon, the registration of such person may be revoked by the Construction Official who shall strike the name of such person from the registration list and shall not reenter or reinstate such registration during such time as the said violation exists or remains. Upon revocation, the Construction Official shall forthwith cause the notice of revocation to be published in a newspaper in which official notices of the City are published.
Upon failure to correct such violation within the period of time stated in the notice of violation, the Construction Official shall issue a stop notice and shall cause a copy of such notice to be served upon the person registered under the provisions of this chapter or upon the principal member or officer of any such firm or corporation and upon the owner of the premises upon which such construction is taking place. In addition, a copy of the stop order shall be posted upon the premises. Upon issuance of the stop notices, neither the person registered under the provisions of this chapter, any employees, agents, or subcontractors of such persons, nor the owner of the premises upon which such construction has taken place, shall engage, or suffer or permit anyone to engage, in any further construction upon such premises unless and until the violation is corrected and the stop order is rescinded by the Construction Official.
Any person whose registration has been revoked under the provisions of § 172-6 of this chapter may reregister and have his name reentered upon the registration list upon certification by the Construction Official to the effect that all violations with reference to which the revocation was secured have been corrected or are nonexistent, and upon payment of the fee prescribed in § 172-3 of this chapter.
[Added 12-18-1984 by Ord. No. 84-50; amended 12-3-1985 by Ord. No. 85-50]
All persons required to be registered hereunder, as well as builders of new homes who are registered with the State Department of Community Affairs pursuant to P.L. 1977, c. 467 (N.J.S.A. 46:3B-1 et seq.), principals, employees, agents, contractors and subcontractors thereof, and the owner and developer of any premises upon which such construction takes place shall comply with the following rules and regulations respecting construction work within the City of Englewood:
The construction, erection, alteration or repair of any building or structure shall not be permitted on Sundays or legal holidays nor shall it be permitted other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, nor shall it be permitted other than between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and further the use of any heavy construction equipment in connection therewith, including the use of bulldozers, tractors, generators, pneumatic drills, pile drivers, cement mixers, or similar equipment, or any excavation, blasting, earth moving or demolition, or any felling of trees or land clearance, shall not be permitted other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. No construction shall be permitted at any other time, except in the case of urgent necessity in the interests of public health and safety, and then only with a permit issued jointly by the Division of Code Enforcement of the City of Englewood and the City Engineer, which permit may be granted for a period not to exceed three days while the emergency continues and which permit may be renewed for further periods of three days or less while the emergency continues.
No contractor hereunder shall suffer or permit any of its employees, principals, agents or subcontractors to report to the work site or assemble or congregate on any public street in the vicinity thereof prior to the starting hours set forth in Subsection A above nor to remain on the work site beyond the closing hours set forth in Subsection A above.
No contractor hereunder shall suffer or permit any of its employees, principals, agents or subcontractors to park any construction vehicles or equipment upon any public street in the vicinity of the work site except as required for loading and unloading and then only between the hours set forth in Subsection A above and for a period not to exceed two hours per day. "Construction vehicles and equipment" shall mean any truck, tractor, trailer, generator, bulldozer or similar vehicles or equipment used in connection with the construction work being performed on the site but shall not include passenger automobiles. Except as otherwise provided above, all such construction vehicles and equipment shall be parked upon the work site itself.
[Amended 2-5-1985 by Ord. No. 85-01; 12-3-1985 by Ord. No. 85-50]
Any person, including but not necessarily limited to, a contractor, subcontractor, developer, or owner of premises, whether an individual, partnership or corporation or any principal, agent or employee thereof, who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to arrest and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.