City of Poughkeepsie, NY
Dutchess County
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[Ord. No. 6-20-1996, § 1; Ord. of 12-4-1997, § 6; Ord. No. O-07-19, § 1; Ord. No. O-11-01, 1-3-2011, § 10]
(a) 
No person shall engage in or conduct the business of the installation of new or replacement oil or gas heat-producing equipment in the City without first obtaining from the Building Inspector of the City a license to do such work. Persons applying to be licensed to engage in or conduct the business of the installation of gas and/or oil heat-producing equipment shall present satisfactory proof to the Building Inspector that (s)he is competent to make such installation and has been engaged in the installation of such equipment for a period of at least four years prior to the date of application or has graduated from a four-year college or university with major coursework in heating engineering and has had one year's experience as a journeyman heating contractor or (s)he shall be a licensed professional engineer. In addition, the applicant shall be required to take a written examination prepared by the Building Inspector and pay a nonrefundable examination fee as set forth in Section 6-26 above. If the applicant satisfactorily passes the examination, (s)he shall receive a heating license from the City. All licenses granted hereunder shall expire as of June 30 of each calendar year and must be renewed on an annual basis within 30 days preceding the expiration by application to the Building Inspector and payment of a renewal fee as set forth in Section 6-26 above. Any person who permits his gas/oil license to lapse may apply for and receive a certificate of renewal upon payment of a fee as set forth in Section 6-26 above. Prior to expiration, a person licensed under this section may petition the Building Inspector to suspend his/her license. A person whose license has been suspended at his/her request may reinstate such license at any time within five years from the date the license was scheduled to expire. There shall be a fee plus the license fee to reinstate a license that has been suspended at the request of the licensee. Any license granted under this section is revocable by the Building Inspector for cause. Licenses may be granted for installation of oil-burning apparatus only or gas-burning apparatus only. Fees for licenses shall be as set forth in Section 6-26 above.
(b) 
Any person, business, partnership or corporation who violates any provision of this section shall be liable to a penalty of $500 per day of violation or imprisonment not exceeding six months.
[Ord. of 12-19-1991, § 14; Ord. of 6-6-1996, § 5]
No person or firm licensed to perform installation of oil or gas heat-producing equipment pursuant to Section 6-179 of this chapter and/or issued a special permit for water connections for heat-producing equipment pursuant to Section 6-146(d) of this chapter shall allow his/her license or special permit to be used by any person, directly or indirectly, either to obtain a permit or to perform any work under the license or permit.
[Ord. of 6-6-1996, § 6; Ord. of 12-19-1991, § 15; Ord. of 2-7-2005, § 1]
The Plumbing Inspector shall investigate the license and special permit of every heating contractor and shall promptly report to the Fire Chief any violation of the provisions of this article relating to the use of the license or special permit, and the Plumbing Inspector shall immediately apply to the Fire Chief for the forfeiture of the license or special permit of the heating licensee who shall have misused the license or special permit in violation of this article.