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Legislation #: 020025 Introduction Date: 1/10/2002
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 2/10/2002
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 18-14 through 18-16, 18-20, 18-324 through 18-340, and 18-343, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters, and deleting Sections 18-288 through 18-307, change in contractor licensing from two year renewal to a three year renewal basis and raising the renewal fee.

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1/10/2002

Prepare to Introduce

1/10/2002

Referred Operations Committee

1/23/2002

Do Pass

1/24/2002

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

1/31/2002

Passed


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ORDINANCE NO. 020025

 

Amending Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 18-14 through 18-16, 18-20, 18-324 through 18-340, and 18-343, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters, and deleting Sections 18-288 through 18-307, change in contractor licensing from two year renewal to a three year renewal basis and raising the renewal fee.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Sections 18-14 through 18-16, and 18-20, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 18-14. Required licenses; exceptions.

 

(a) Heating and ventilating work. Any person(s) doing heating or ventilating work or causing such work to be done shall first be licensed as a heating and ventilating contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed heating and ventilating contractor and under the supervision of that licensed heating and ventilating contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(b) Refrigeration work. Any person(s) doing refrigeration work or causing such work to be done shall first be licensed as a refrigeration contractor or a pipe fitting contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed refrigeration or pipe fitting contractor and under the supervision of that licensed refrigeration contractors or licensed pipe fitting contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(c) Pipe fitting work. Any person(s) doing pipe fitting work or causing such work to be done shall first be licensed as a pipe fitting contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed pipe fitting contractor and under the supervision of that licensed pipe fitting contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(d) Plumbing work. Any person(s) doing plumbing work or causing such work to be done shall first be licensed as a plumbing contractor, or shall be a certified journeyman or master plumber doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed plumbing contractor and under the supervision of that licensed plumbing contractors qualified supervisor. Certification and licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(e) Installation or servicing of gas-fired appliances. Any person(s) installing or servicing gas-fired appliances shall first be licensed as a gas-fired appliance contractor or as a plumbing contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed gas-fired appliance or


plumbing contractor and under the supervision of that licensed gas-fired appliance contractors or licensed plumbing contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(f) Electrical work. Any person(s) doing electrical work or causing such work to be done shall first be licensed as an electrical contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed electrical contractor and under the supervision of that licensed electrical contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(g) Installation or servicing of automatic sprinkler systems, non-water based fire extinguishing systems, or standpipe and hose systems. Any person or organization who engages in the installation, alteration, modernization, repair, maintenance, or service of automatic sprinkler systems, non-water based fire extinguishing systems, or standpipe and hose systems regulated by chapter 9 of the International Building Code and article II of this chapter shall first be licensed as a fire protection contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed fire protection contractor and under the supervision of that licensed fire protection contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(h) Installation or servicing of elevators, escalators, walks, lifts, and hoists. Any person or organization who engages in the installation, alteration, modernization, repair, maintenance, testing, inspection, or service of elevators, escalators, walks, lifts, or hoists shall first be licensed as an elevator contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed elevator contractor and under the supervision of that licensed elevator contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(i) Erection or maintenance of signs. Any person or organization who engages in the business of maintaining, erecting, painting, or removing signs or marquees shall first be licensed as a sign contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed sign contractor and under the supervision of that licensed sign contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(j) Demolition of buildings. Any person, firm or organization who contracts to demolish any building for another shall first be licensed in the appropriate class of demolition contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed demolition contractor and under the supervision of that licensed demolition contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(k) Exceptions to license requirements.

(1) Permits for work as required by this code may be issued to any person to do any work regulated by this code in a single-family dwelling used exclusively for living purposes, including the usual accessory buildings and quarters in connection with such buildings, provided that such person is the bona fide owner of any such dwelling and accessory buildings and quarters, provided that the dwelling and accessory buildings are occupied by the owner, and provided that the owner and his or her immediate relatives shall personally purchase all material and perform all labor in connection therewith.

 

(2) Public utility companies will not be required to obtain licenses for their firms or corporations or for their employees when engaged in the installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment which will be used for the production, generation, transmission, or distribution of the product or service from the source of the product or service through the facilities owned or operated by such utility company to the point of the customer service, including the metering.

 

(3) Provisions of this chapter requiring employment of certified or licensed mechanics, craftsmen, or engineers shall not apply to maintenance or operation of equipment and accessories used for operations, production or processing by public utilities, government agencies, manufacturing, or processing plants or commercial enterprises which maintain a regular maintenance and operating staff supervised by a professional engineer registered by the state. However, work under such supervision shall be performed to comply in all respects with all applicable provisions of this chapter, including provisions for permits and inspections.

 

(4) The property owner or owner of the business on the property may install a temporary sign, as defined in this chapter, after obtaining the required permit.

 

(5) The owner of record may demolish any one-story building which is at least ten feet from all property lines or any two-story building which is at least 15 feet from all property lines. Such work must be done by the owner or by members of the owners immediate family.

 

Sec. 18-15. Penalties; additional remedies.

 

(a) General penalty. Conviction of any violation of this code, except those listed in subsection (b) of this section, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500.00, by imprisonment of not more than 180 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

 

(b) Penalties for offenses against enforcement system.

 

(1) Persons convicted of certain repeat violations as set forth in subsection (b)(2) of this section at any premises shall be punished as set forth in subsection (b)(3) of this section.

(2) Persons convicted of violating any of the following provisions of this chapter shall be punished as set forth in subsection (b)(3) of this section:

 

a. Violating an order to stop work issued pursuant to section 18-9(g).

 

b. Making any connection after an order to disconnect issued pursuant to section 18-11(c).

 

c. Failure to obtain a permit, or working without a permit, when required by this code.

 

d. Failure to obtain an inspection when required by this code.

 

e. Failure to obtain a certificate of occupancy when required by this code.

 

f. Failure to comply with all responsibilities of a licensed contractor, as set forth in section 18-332(a).

 

g. Failure to comply with all responsibilities of a holder of a certificate of qualification, as set forth in section 18-341.

 

h. Providing false information to the building official when submitting an application for a license, certificate of qualification, or permit.

 

i. Permitting occupancy of any structure for which a temporary certificate of occupancy has been issued and such temporary certificate of occupancy has expired.

 

(3) Conviction of any violation enumerated in subsection (b)(2) of this section shall be punished by a fine as set forth in the following minimum punishment schedule, but not more than $500.00, or by imprisonment of not more than 180 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment:

 

a. First conviction: a fine of not more than $500.00; imprisonment for not more than 180 days may also be adjudged.

 

b. Second conviction: a fine of not less than $250.00 and not more than $500.00; imprisonment for not more than 180 days may also be adjudged.

 

c. Third conviction: a fine of $500.00; imprisonment for not more than 180 days may also be adjudged.

 

d. Fourth and subsequent convictions: a fine of $500.00 and imprisonment for not less than ten days and not more than 180 days.

(4) For purposes of this section, only convictions within the prior three years before the date of the offense alleged shall be considered.

 

(c) Other remedies. The imposition of penalties prescribed in this section shall not preclude the city counselor from instituting appropriate action, including equitable and extraordinary remedies, to prevent any unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion, maintenance or use, or to restrain, correct or abate a violation, or to prevent the occupancy of a building or structure or portion thereof, or of the premises, or to prevent an illegal act, conduct of business or use in or about the premises.

 

Sec. 18-16. Permit required; exceptions.

 

(a) Required permits; permit conditions; annual permits.

 

(1) Generally; emergency work.

 

a. It shall be unlawful to construct, enlarge, alter, move, raise, shore, demolish, wreck or raze a structure or change the occupancy of a building or structure requiring additional strength, exit or sanitary provisions; or to change to another use; or to install or alter any equipment or sign for which provision is made or the installation of which is regulated by this code, unless a separate permit for each building or structure has first been obtained as required; except that repairs, as defined in section 18-4(b), which do not involve any violation of this code, and work as specified in subsection (b) of this section, shall be exempted from this provision.

 

b. In cases of emergency, the person or other entity doing work or causing work to be done may proceed with the work and file application for a permit within 72 hours after commencement of emergency work. Emergency shall be considered to exist only in those situations wherein life, health and safety would be adversely affected if work were not commenced immediately, and the burden shall be upon the person claiming such emergency to exist to prove the existence of such emergency by clear and convincing evidence.

 

(2) Moved buildings and building systems.

 

a. Moving, raising or shoring buildings. No building or fixed structure shall be moved in or within the city on or across a street or alley without a permit issued by the building official in accordance with the provisions set forth in other portions of this section and in the International Building Code section 3407. No building or major portion thereof shall be raised or shored without a permit from the building official.

 

b. Building systems. A permit shall be obtained for all heating, ventilating, comfort cooling and refrigeration systems, electrical service equipment, pipe fitting, incinerators and miscellaneous heat-producing appliances, moved with or installed in any moved building. A separate permit shall be obtained for the equipment installed in each separate building or structure.

 

c. Conditions of permit.

 

1. Insurance. The permit holder shall keep in force insurance, issued by a company approved by the director of finance, meeting the following conditions:

 

i. The policy shall provide for commercial general liability insurance with a minimum aggregate limit of $1,000,000.00 per occurrence.

 

ii. The city shall be listed as an additional insured to such policy by separate endorsement.

 

iii. The policy shall contain a separate endorsement requiring the insurance company to notify the city in writing of any change in or cancellation of the policy at least 30 days prior thereto, or ten days in the event of cancellation due to nonpayment of premium.

 

iv. The insurance certificate shall be produced by a company having a current A.M. Best rating of B+ V or better and licensed to do business in the state of Missouri.

 

v. Before the permit is issued, the permit holder shall deposit with the city a certificate of insurance evidencing that the endorsements required in subsections (a)(2)c.1.ii and iii of this section are in effect.

 

2. Indemnity. Every person, firm, or corporation to whom permission has been granted under the terms of this article and other ordinances to utilize public property for the moving of any building or structure shall at all times assume full responsibility for such work. Permission shall be further conditioned that any person, firm, or corporation shall release, hold harmless and indemnify the city and all of the agents and employees from any and all responsibility, liability, loss, or damage resulting to any persons or property caused by or incidental to the moving of the building or structure.

 

3. Commencement and completion of work. See section 18-19(c)(3), pertaining to expiration of building moving permits.

 

(3) Conditions of permit for demolition work. Conditions of permits for demolition work are as follows:

 

a. Insurance. The permit holder shall keep in force insurance, issued by a company approved by the director of finance, meeting the following conditions:

 

1. The policy shall provide for commercial general liability insurance with a minimum aggregate limit of $1,000,000.00 per occurrence.

 

2. The city shall be listed as an additional insured to such policy by separate endorsement.

 

3. The policy shall contain a separate endorsement requiring the insurance company to notify the city in writing of any change in or cancellation of the policy at least 30 days prior thereto, or ten days in the event of cancellation due to nonpayment of premium.

 

4. The insurance certificate shall be produced by a company having a current A.M. Best rating of B+ V or better and licensed to do business in the state of Missouri.

 

5. Before the permit is issued, the permit holder shall deposit with the city a certificate of insurance evidencing that the endorsements required by subsections (a)(3)a.2 and 3 of this section are in effect.

 

b. Indemnity. Every person, firm, or corporation to whom permission has been granted under the terms of this article and other ordinances to utilize public property for the demolition work of any building, structure or utility shall at all times assume full responsibility for such demolition and shall hold harmless and indemnify the city and the building official from any and all responsibility, liability, loss, or damage resulting to any persons or property or caused by or incidental to the demolition work.

 

c. Commencement and completion of work. See section 18-19(c)(4), pertaining to expiration of permits for demolition work.

 

d. Damage to public property. The permit holder assumes liability for any incurred damage to public property.

 

(4) Temporary electrical service permit. Permits for temporary service installations not to exceed 90 days' duration may be granted for fairs, carnivals, exhibitions, exterior lighting for decorative display and similar purposes. Permits for temporary service installations not to exceed 180 days' duration may be granted for construction jobs. The time limit shall be subject to renewal, if requested in writing and if the building official determines that the temporary permit is not being used to evade the requirements of permanent electrical service installation, will not adversely affect the public safety, or is justified because of circumstances not within the control of the permit holder.

 

(5) Conditional permits. Upon written application, the building official may issue conditional permits, which shall not be considered a building permit for the purpose of chapter 66 of the Code of Ordinances, pertaining to subdivisions.

 

(6) Special nighttime building permits.

 

a. Notwithstanding any other provision of this code or of any other provision of the Code of Ordinances, no construction work, including excavation, demolition, hauling, dumping or filling, may be performed between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. within 500 feet of an occupied residential structure located in an area zoned residential unless the building official issues a special building permit authorizing the work. The following types of construction work are exempted from the requirement of obtaining a special nighttime building permit:

 

1. Emergency work authorized pursuant to subsection (a)(1) of this section.

 

2. Construction work being completely conducted inside a closed-in structure whenever such construction work does not involve the use of jackhammers, air compressors or other heavy equipment or continuing truck operations.

 

3. Roofing during the months of June through September, both inclusive.

 

4. Framing activities for conventional, wood-framed residential structures during the months of June through September, both inclusive.

 

b. The building official shall address in each special building permit issued authorizing nighttime work the following items:

 

1. Traffic routes to be used by construction equipment and trucks;

 

2. Means of lighting the construction site or place of operation;

3. Whether the noise level shall be a provision of the permit;

 

4. The type of work to be done and the nature of the project; and

 

5. Density of the residential area potentially affected by the nighttime work.

 

c. The director of health and director of public works are authorized to assist the building official in establishing criteria for the issuance of a special building permit authorizing nighttime work.

 

(7) Annual permits. In lieu of an individual permit for each alteration to an already approved electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing installation, the building official is authorized to issue an annual permit upon application therefor to any person, firm or corporation regularly employing one or more qualified trade persons in the building, structure or on the premises owned or operated by the applicant for the permit. The person to whom an annual permit is issued shall keep a detailed record of alterations made under such annual permits. The building official shall have access to such records at all times or such records shall be filed with the building official as designated.

 

(b) Exempted work. A permit shall not be required for the types of work in each of the separate classes of permit as listed in this subsection. Exemption from the permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of the city.

 

(1) Building permits. A building permit shall not be required for the following:

 

a. One-story detached accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the projected roof area does not exceed 200 square feet (18.58 m2).

 

b. Oil derricks.

 

c. Movable cases, counters and partitions not over five feet nine inches (1753 mm) in height.

 

d. Retaining walls which are not over 4 feet (1219 mm) in height measured from grade on the low side of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge or impounding flammable liquids or when adjacent to a public right-of-way.

 

e. Fences.

 

f. Water tanks supported directly upon grade if the capacity does not exceed 5,000 gallons (18,927 L) and the ratio of height to diameter or width does not exceed 2 to 1.

 

g. Platforms and decks not more than 30 (762 mm) inches above grade and not over any basement or story below.

 

h. Temporary motion picture, television and theater stage sets and scenery.

 

i. Window awnings supported by an exterior wall of a Group R-3 and Group U occupancies when projecting not more than 54 inches (1372 mm).

 

j. Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a Group R-3 occupancy, which are less than 24 inches (610 mm) deep, in which the pool walls are entirely above the adjacent grade and which do not exceed 5,000 gallons (18,927 L).

 

k. Reroofing (replacement of roof coverings) one- and two-family residences with light roof covering or reroofing other structures in accordance with the requirements of this code pertaining to materials and installation methods. Exempted reroofing work does not include replacement of roof sheathing/deck or structural modifications or alterations to the building or structure.

 

l. Construction or alteration of public utility generation, communication, transmission and distribution facilities used by such utilities duly franchised or authorized as such in the city. Administrative office buildings for such franchised utilities shall require building permits as described in subsection (a)(1) of this section.

 

m. Replacement of exterior wall covering for detached one- and two-family dwellings.

 

n. Replacement of doors and windows in existing openings where fire resistance, smoke control and opening protection are not required by article II.

 

o. Repairs of holes in plaster or sheetrock walls.

 

p. Installation or replacement of wall or floor mounted cabinets (kitchen, bath, etc.).

 

q. Painting, papering, installation of carpeting/floor coverings and similar finish work.

 

r. Installation or replacement of exterior gutters and downspouts.

s. Projects on property owned and operated by the County, State or Federal government.

 

t. Tuckpointing brick and/or stone masonry.

 

u. Replacement of soffits and wall or roof sheathing less than 32 square feet (2.97 m2) in area for one- and two-family dwellings.

 

v. Replacement of interior or exterior trimwork.

 

w. Boarding up vacant buildings.

 

x. Walks, patios and driveways constructed on existing grade.

 

y. Shade cloth structures constructed for nursery or agricultural purposes and not including service systems.

 

z. Swings and other playground equipment accessory to one- and two-family dwellings.

 

(2) Mechanical permits. A mechanical permit shall not be required for the following:

 

a. Any portable heating appliance.

 

b. Any portable ventilating equipment.

 

c. Any portable cooling unit.

 

d. Any portable evaporative cooler.

 

e. Replacement of any component part or assembly of an appliance which does not alter its original approval and complies with other applicable requirements of this code.

 

f. Any refrigerating equipment which is part of the equipment for which a permit has been issued pursuant to the requirements of this code.

 

g. Replacement of grills and diffusers on existing mechanical ductwork.

 

h. Any self-contained refrigeration system that contains 10 pounds (4.5 kg) or less of refrigerant, or that are actuated by motors of 1 horsepower (0.75 kW) or less.

 

(3) Plumbing permits. A plumbing permit shall not be required for the following:

a. Repairs which involve only the working parts of a faucet or valve.

 

b. Clearance of stoppages.

 

c. Repairing or replacement of defective fixtures or valves provided alterations or extensions of piping systems are not made.

 

d. Replacement and repair of lavatory and sink traps.

 

(4) Elevator permits. An elevator permit shall not be required for the following:

 

a. Material hoists within the scope of ANSI A10.5.

 

b. Mobile scaffolds, towers and platforms within the scope of ANSI A92.

 

c. Powered platform and equipment for exterior and interior building maintenance within the scope of ANSI A120.1.

 

d. Conveyors and related equipment within the scope of ASME B20.1.

 

e. Cranes, derricks, hoists, hooks, jacks and slings within the scope of ASME B30.

 

f. Industrial trucks within the scope of ASME B56.

 

g. Portable equipment, except for portable escalators, which are covered by article IX of this chapter.

 

h. Tiering or piling machines used to move material to and from storage located and operating entirely within one story.

 

i. Equipment for feeding or positioning material at machine tools, printing presses, etc.

 

j. Skip or furnace hoists.

 

k. Wharf ramps.

 

l. Amusement devices.

 

m. Stage and orchestra lifts.

 

n. Lift bridges.

 

o. Railroad car lifts or dumpers.

 

p. Mechanized parking garage equipment.

 

q. Line jacks, false cars, shafters, moving platforms and similar equipment used for installing an elevator.

 

r. Mine elevators not located in or adjacent to a building or structure.

 

s. Manlifts within the scope of ASME 90.1.

 

t. Platform elevators installed in a ship or offshore drilling rig and used for the purpose of loading and unloading cargo, equipment and personnel.

 

u. Shipboard elevators.

 

(5) Electrical permits. An electrical permit shall not be required for the following:

 

a. Minor repairs and maintenance. Minor repair work, including the replacement of lamps or the connection of approved portable electrical equipment to approved permanently installed receptacles.

 

b. Public service agencies. The installation, alteration or repair of electrical equipment for the operation of communications and signals or the transmission of intelligence by wire by public service agencies, except for fire alarm systems.

 

c. Power companies. The installation, alteration or repair of electrical equipment of a power or public service company for its use in the generation, transmission, distribution or metering of electricity.

 

d. Temporary testing systems. The installation of any temporary system required for the testing or servicing of electrical equipment or apparatus.

 

e. Replacement of switches, receptacles and fixtures. Replacement of snap switches, receptacles and fixtures (other than ceiling fans) where no alteration or extension of an existing circuit is required.

 

(6) Sign permits. A sign permit shall not be required for the following:

 

a. The advertising copy or message, on a painted or printed sign only. Except for theater marquees and similar signs specifically designed for the use of replaceable copy, electric signs shall not be included in this exemption.

 

b. Painting, repainting or cleaning of an advertising structure or the changing of the advertising copy or message thereon shall not be considered an erection or alteration which requires a sign permit unless a structural change is made.

 

c. Any sign placed or painted on the inside of a building or on the inside or outside of any bus, taxicab or other vehicle.

 

d. Any sign painted or lettered directly on the wall of any building or structure which advertises the name of the owner or lessee or sublessee of the building, or the products manufactured, sold or stored in such building; or any sign painted on the surface of any window or door of a building.

 

e. Miscellaneous traffic or other municipal signs, danger signs, railroad crossing signs, legal notices or trespassing signs, or signs of public service companies indicating danger or aids to service or safety.

 

f. Emergency, nonadvertising signs.

 

g. Bulletin boards for public, charitable or religious institutions when such bulletin boards are located on the premises of the institution.

 

h. Real estate signs advertising the sale, rental or lease of the premises on which they are maintained; provided that there is not more than one such sign for any street frontage and the total gross area does not exceed 32 square feet (2.97m2).

 

i. Tablets constructed of bronze, brass, stone or other noncombustible materials, when built or attached to the walls of a building or other structure, provided that such tablets bear only the name of the owner, the name or use of the building, the date of erection of the building or commemorative matter.

 

j. Signs announcing the name of the architect, engineer and contractors of a building under construction, alteration or repair, and announcing the character of the building enterprise or the purpose for which the building is intended.

 

k. Signs of public service companies indicating danger, ownership of property, offices, or places where their service is available to the public, when the signs are placed flat against the wall of a building or other structure.

 

l. Political and other ideological signs may be installed on private property when permission is obtained from the owner of such property. Such signs shall not exceed 20 square feet (1.86 m2) in areas zoned R-1 or R-2, one- or two-family dwellings, and shall not exceed 32 square feet (2.97 m2) in all other areas. It shall be a violation of this code for a property owner or occupant to permit the posting of a sign which exceeds the prescribed size.

 

Sec. 18-20. Fees.

 

(a) Generally. Fees relating to work regulated by this chapter shall be assessed in accordance with the provisions of this section.

 

(b) Permit fees.

 

(1) Valuation of construction. The determination of the value or valuation under any of the provisions of these codes shall be made by the building official. The value to be used in computing the permit and plan review fees shall be the total value of all construction work for which the permit is issued. Separate values or valuations shall be computed and separate permits shall be obtained and separate plan review fees shall be paid for each building or structure included in an application for permits. All fees shall be rounded off to the next whole dollar amount. Fees may be waived at the discretion of the building official during times of declared emergency.

 

(2) One- and two-family detached dwelling building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, elevator and fire protection permit fees. One- and two-family detached dwelling building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, elevator and fire protection permit fees are as follows:

 

Total Valuation Fee

 

$0.00__$1,000.00 $ 40.00

 

$1,001.00__$2,000.00 45.00

 

$2,001.00__$100,000.00:

 

For the first $2,000.00 45.00

 

Plus, for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof,

to and including $100,000.00 3.34

 

$100,001.00 and over:

 

For the first $100,000.00 372.32

 

Plus, for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof 1.11

 

(3) Building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, elevator and fire protection permit fees for other than one- and two-family detached dwellings. Building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, elevator and fire protection permit fees for other than one- and two-family detached dwellings are as follows:

 

Total Valuation Fee

 

$0.00__$500.00 $ 40.00

 

$501.00__$2,000.00 73.00

 

$2,001.00__$200,000.00:

 

For the first $2,000.00 73.00

 

Plus, for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof,

to and including $200,000.00 10.57

 

$200,001.00__$1,000,000.00:

 

For the first $200,000 2,166.00

 

Plus, for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof,

to and including $1,000,000.00 7.01

 

$1,000,001.00 and over:

 

For the first $1,000,000.00 7,774.00

 

Plus, for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof 3.01

 

(4) Demolition permit fees. Demolition permit fees are as follows:

 

a. One- and two-family dwellings and detached accessory

buildings per building $ 67.00

 

b. All other structures 167.00

 

c. Pre-demolition inspection fee. A pre-demolition inspection

fee shall be paid to the building official prior to a pre-

demolition inspection being performed. The pre-demolition

inspection fee shall not apply towards the demolition permit

fee and shall be assessed as follows:

 

One and two family detached dwellings per building: 27.00

All other buildings per building: 80.00

 

(5) Sign permit fees. Sign permit fees are as follows:

 

Type of Sign Fee

 

a. Combination and freestanding signs:

 

1. Up to and including 20 square feet $ 106.00

 

2. And for each additional 20 square feet

or fraction thereof 18.00

 

b. Flat wall signs:

 

1. Up to and including 300 square feet 106.00

 

2. And for each additional 300 square feet

or fraction thereof 18.00

 

c. Marquees: Each marquee 351.00

 

d. Roof signs:

 

1. For surface area not to exceed 300 square feet 351.00

 

2. And for each additional 300 square feet

or fraction thereof 89.00

 

e. Temporary signs (displayed not longer than 60 days):

 

Each sign 40.00

 

f. Outdoor Advertising Signs:

 

Fees shall be calculated as required for freestanding signs. Each face of such signs shall be calculated separately for permit fee calculations.

 

Outdoor advertising sign pre-permit inspection fee. An outdoor advertising sign pre-permit inspection fee shall be paid to the building official prior to an outdoor advertising sign pre-permit inspection being performed. The outdoor advertising sign pre-permit inspection fee shall not apply as part of the sign permit fee.

 

Each sign 80.00

 

(6) Supplementary permit fees. The fee for a supplementary permit to cover any additional value not included in the original permit shall be the difference between the fee paid for the original permit and the fee which would have been required had the original permit included the entire value. The minimum supplemental permit fee assessed shall be $40.00.

 

(7) Partial permit fees. When a permit for the construction of part of a building, structure, or building service equipment is requested by the applicant, fees shall be determined in accordance with section 18-20(b)(2) and (3), based on the valuation of work to be performed, as separate permit fees and not as supplementary fees. The minimum fee for a partial permit shall be $62.00.

 

(c) Construction document review fees.

 

(1) Initial construction document review fee. For other than one- and two-family dwellings, when the total valuation of a proposed building exceeds $100,000.00 and a construction document is required to be submitted, a construction document review fee shall be paid to the building official at the time of submitting the construction documents for review. Such construction document review fee shall be one-half of the permit fee and shall be a credit toward the total fee when the permit is issued.

 

(2) Resubmittal construction document review fees. When previously identified deficiencies remain uncorrected on subsequent submittals or when items certified on the Checklist for Building Permit Construction Document Submittal as being provided are omitted, a resubmittal construction document review fee shall be assessed at the time of resubmittal of the discipline. This fee shall be one eighth of the total permit fee for resubmittal deficiencies. The fee for certified checklist omissions shall be $56.00. Such resubmittal construction document review fee shall not apply as a credit toward the total fee when the permit is issued. Maximum resubmittal fee shall be as follows:

 

a. One- and two-family dwelling construction document $ 22.00

 

b. Other than one- and two-family dwelling construction

document 223.00

 

(3) Scheduled express review fees. When scheduled express review is requested by the applicant, a fee of $22.00 for one- and two-family dwellings and a fee of $56.00 for all other structures shall be assessed. Such fees shall be in addition to required permit fees. Eligibility for scheduled express review service shall be determined by the building official based on the complexity of the review and availability of staff to perform the review.

(4) Optional preliminary code review design meetings. When requested by the applicant, preliminary code review meetings may be conducted and a fee shall be assessed for other than one- and two-family detached dwellings as follows:

 

a. One- and two-family dwellings no fee

 

b. Proposed design less than 20,000 square feet $ 56.00

 

c. Proposed design 20,000 square feet

to 40,000 square feet 111.00

 

d. Proposed design more than 40,000 square feet 167.00

 

(5) Re-review and stamping of lost construction documents to replace applicant's reviewed field set of construction documents. Such review and stamping shall be assessed a fee of $28.00 per hour with a minimum fee of $28.00. Such fees shall be in addition to other required permit fees.

 

(6) Stamping of additional sets of construction documents. One set of reviewed construction documents shall be provided to the applicant upon permit issuance. Stamping of additional sets of construction documents at the applicant's request shall be assessed a fee of $17.00 per hour with a minimum fee of $12.00.

 

(7) Nighttime building permits. The application fee for a nighttime building permit shall be $50.00. Such fees shall be in addition to other required permit fees.

 

(8) Occupant load certificate fee. When requested by the applicant, the occupant load of a building or portion of a building will be calculated and a fee shall be assessed of $107.00.

 

(9) Replacement of occupant load certificate or certificate of occupancy. When requested by the applicant, a replacement of a previously issued occupant load certificate or certificate of occupancy will be generated and a fee shall be assessed of $27.00 per certificate.

 

(10) Floodplain certificate fee. The application fee for a floodplain certificate shall be assessed as follows:

 

a. One- and two-family dwelling floodplain certificate $ 40.00

 

b. Other than one- and two-family dwelling floodplain

certificates 83.00

 

(11) Code compliance verification letter fee. When requested by the applicant, information related to the status of property with regard to building code and land use regulations will be retrieved and transmitted to the applicant and a fee shall be assessed of $107.00.

 

(12) Address change processing fee. When requested by the property owner, address changes in compliance with addressing standards shall be processed and a fee shall be assessed as follows:

 

a. One and two family detached dwellings per building: $ 27.00

 

b. All other buildings per building: 107.00

 

(d) Expiration of application. Applications for which no permit is issued within 180 days following the date of application shall expire by limitation, and plans and other data submitted for review may thereafter be returned to the applicant or destroyed by the building official. The building official may extend the time for action by the applicant for a period not exceeding 180 days upon request by the applicant showing that circumstances beyond the control of the applicant have prevented action from being taken. No application shall be extended more than once. In order to renew action on an application after expiration, the applicant shall resubmit plans and pay a new plan review fee.

 

(e) Commencement of work without permit.

 

(1) Wherever any work for which a permit is required by this article has been commenced without first obtaining a permit, a special investigation may be made before a permit is issued for such work.

 

(2) Where work for which any permit is required by this article is started prior to obtaining the permit, the fee specified for such permit shall be doubled. This provision shall not be construed as permission to begin work without the required permit except as follows:

 

a. In case of an emergency as set forth in section 18-16(a)(1)b.; or

 

b. In case the work is being done at a one-family dwelling by the person who owns and occupies such dwelling and the permit is applied for before the end of the workday following notification.

 

(f) Fee refunds. Where no portion of the plan check or inspection work covered by a permit issued by the building official has been commenced, the permit holder may request in writing that the permit be canceled. The permittee shall then be entitled to a refund of 90 percent of the applicable fee actually paid, except that a full refund will be made when the fee was paid or collected in error. Refunds will not be made for fees representing work having been done prior to the time the fee refund request is made. Under any circumstance, fee refund requests must be made within 180 days after the date of payment if no permit is obtained, or 30 days after the permit is canceled or expired.

 

(g) Fee for certificate of occupancy.

 

(1) Fee for certificate of occupancy not related to work under a building permit. Where a certificate of occupancy is required other than in connection with work under a building permit, the person applying for the certificate shall, at the time of filing application therefore, pay to the building official a fee as required for a team inspection in section 18-20 (h). If it is determined that work requiring a permit is necessary for issuance of the certificate, this fee shall be applied toward the permit fee.

 

(2) Temporary certificate of occupancy fees. When a temporary certificate of occupancy is requested by the applicant in connection with work under a building permit and conditions warrant issuance of a temporary certificate of occupancy pursuant to section 18-23(d) of this chapter, a fee shall be assessed according to the following schedule:

 

a. Residential one- and two-family dwellings:

 

1st temporary certificate $ 0.00

 

2nd and subsequent certificates 167.00

 

b. Residential apartments/condominiums per dwelling unit:

 

1st temporary certificate 0.00

 

2nd and subsequent certificates 28.00

 

(Minimum fee of $167.00; maximum fee of $334.00)

 

c. All other structures:

 

1st temporary certificate 0.00

 

2nd and subsequent certificates 334.00

 

(h) Inspection fees.

 

(1) Certificate of inspection for underground spaces. Inspection and certification of underground space pursuant to section 18-21(g)(2) of this chapter shall be performed by the building official upon payment of a fee of $278.00 payable upon application for certificate of inspection.

 

(2) Certificate of inspection for elevators. The fee for the administration of and or inspections and testing of elevator equipment pursuant to section 18-21(g)(1) of this chapter shall be of $101.00 for the first three floors, or 30 feet of travel, plus $7.79 for each additional three floors, or 30 feet of travel or fraction thereof. The elevator equipment owner or maintainer shall remit these fees within 60 days of billing. The elevator equipment inspection and tests shall not be scheduled or performed until these fees have been received. Failure to remit these fees within the 60 days will result in a $12.00 additional administrative fee associated with the cost of the re-billing process for each piece of elevator equipment being billed. All called-for inspections or tests to be performed by Department of Codes Administration inspectors shall be subject to a minimum fee of $28.00 per each piece of elevator equipment scheduled for inspection and test, if the inspection test is not made or is not completed and the Department of Codes Administration inspector has appeared at the inspection test site, ready to inspect or observe the test, or the scheduled inspection and test is either canceled or rescheduled less than three working days prior to the scheduled date. Payment of fees associated with the failure to perform an inspection and test scheduled with Department of Codes Administration inspectors is the responsibility of the registered elevator contractor who scheduled the elevator equipment inspection and test. All fees outlined above are due and payable to the Department of Codes Administration even when the inspection and testing is performed by a qualified person authorized by the enforcing authority.

 

(3) Certificate of inspection for communication towers. Inspection and certification of communication towers pursuant to section 18-21(g)(3) of this chapter shall be completed by the building official upon payment of a fee of $111.00 payable upon application for certificate of inspection.

 

(4) Certificate of inspection for multilevel parking station structures. Inspection and certification of multilevel parking station structures pursuant to section 52-31 of chapter 52, parking stations, shall be completed by the building official upon payment of a fee of $223.00 payable upon application for certification of inspection.

 

(5) Reinspection fees. When work for which an inspection is requested is not complete (not ready when inspector arrives) or when deficiencies identified on two previous inspection events have not been completed a fee of $56.00 shall be assessed and no further inspections shall be completed until such fee is paid.

 

(6) Inspections outside of normal business hour fees. When the permit holder requests inspections outside of normal business hours, a fee of $45.00 per hour, to include travel time, with a minimum fee of $134.00 shall be assessed for such service. Eligibility for inspections outside of normal business hours shall be determined by the building official based upon the nature of inspections requested and the availability of staff to perform the inspections.

 

(7) Team inspection fee. When requested by the applicant, the building official may conduct a team inspection of a site/building for the purpose of providing the applicant a written assessment of code issues which may assist the applicant in planning a project or in problem solving. Eligibility for team inspections shall be determined by the building official based upon the nature of inspections requested and the availability of staff to perform the inspections. A fee, payable prior to the inspection being performed, shall be assessed as follows:

 

a. Buildings/projects less than 20,000 square feet $ 167.00

 

b. Buildings/projects 20,000 square feet to 40,000 square

feet 223.00

 

c. Buildings/projects more than 40,000 square feet 278.00

 

(8) Electrical service reconnect fee: When a request is made by a property owner for an inspection of an existing electrical service for the purpose of approving the electric utility connection, a fee of $40.00 shall be assessed. If it is found that work requiring an electrical permit is required, this fee may be credited toward the permit fee.

 

Exception: Reconnection of a service due to a fire occurring within the 90 days prior to the request.

 

(i) Code modification request fees. Code modification requests (CMR) submitted pursuant to section 18-6 of this chapter shall be assessed the following fees:

 

(1) One- and two-family dwellings per dwelling unit $ 40.00

 

(2) All other structures per building or tenant space,

whichever is greater 83.00

 

(3) When multiples of (1) or (2) above are submitted

simultaneously for the same project, the maximum fee will be 445.00

 

(4) Requirements contained in article XII, contractors, division 3,

licensing 40.00

 

(j) Building and fire codes board of appeals fees.

 

(1) One- and two-family dwellings per dwelling unit $ 40.00

 

(2) All other structures per building or tenant space,

whichever is greater 83.00

 

(3) When multiples of (1) or (2) above are submitted

simultaneously for the same project, the maximum fee will be 445.00

 

(4) Requirements contained in article XII, contractors, division 3,

licensing 40.00

 

(5) Continuance requested by appellant one half of original filing fee

 

(6) No filing fee will be charged for appeals of decisions on code modification requests.

 

(k) Contractor license application fee $ 45.00

 

(l) Contractor license fees. Triennial fees for contractor licenses are as follows:

 

(1) Demolition contractor class I $ 108.00

 

(2) Demolition contractor class II 108.00

 

(3) Electrical contractor class I 108.00

 

(4) Electrical contractor class II 108.00

 

(5) Electrical contractor class III 108.00

 

(6) Elevator contractor class I 108.00

 

(7) Elevator contractor class II 108.00

 

(8) Fire protection contractor class I 108.00

 

(9) Fire protection contractor class II 108.00

 

(10) Fire protection contractor class III 108.00

 

(11) Gas-fired appliance contractor 108.00

 

(12) Heating and ventilating contractor 108.00

 

(13) Pipe fitting contractor 108.00

 

(14) Plumbing contractor 108.00

 

(15) Refrigeration contractor 108.00

 

(16) Sign contractor 108.00

 

Contractor license fees shall not be refundable.

 

(m) Certificate of qualification application fee $ 45.00

 

(n) Certificate of qualification examination fee $ 62.00

 

(o) Certificate of qualification renewal fee $ 108.00

 

The triennial renewal fee for all certificates of qualification shall be $108.00, except that the certificate fee shall be waived for employees of the city who work for the city as tradesmen or inspectors. Certificates of qualification shall be issued at no charge for the first three years and shall be renewed triennially thereafter at the rate established by this code.

 

(p) Encroachment ordinance application fee. Applications submitted pursuant to section 18-40 (Chapter 32 of the International Building Code, as amended) of this chapter for special ordinance approval of private use of public property shall be assessed an application fee of $111.00. This fee is not intended to represent any rental or other payments that may also be required by the city.

 

Section 2. That Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by deleting Sections 18-288 through 18-307.

 

Section 3. That Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Sections 18-324 through 18-340 and 18-343, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 18-324. Title and scope of division; definition.

 

(a) This division shall be known as the licensing division, and may be cited as such.

 

(b) Where the term director of codes administration is used in this division, this shall mean the director of codes administration or his authorized representative.

 

(c) For the purposes of this article and other sections of this code pertinent to licensing, the term employee shall not apply to consultants, contract labor, or subcontractors employed by the licensed contractor. Such individuals or entities shall be considered contractors in their own right and, as such, shall be required to obtain their own licenses as required by this chapter.

 

Sec. 18-325. Duties of director of codes administration.

 

(a) There is hereby vested in the director of codes administration the duty of examining the qualifications of applicants for licenses and certificates established and required by the various articles of this chapter, including the issuance, reissuance, renewal, suspension, or revocation of such licenses and certificates. The examination of applicants for certificates shall be in writing and shall be prepared and administered by a single third-party agency. Oral examinations are prohibited.

 

(b) Among the duties of the director of codes administration shall be the establishment of procedures consistent with this code for recommending the issuance of licenses. The director shall also select the agency, subject to approval by the city council when otherwise required, to prepare and administer the examinations of applicants for certificates of qualification.

 

Sec. 18-326. License required; exceptions.

 

(a) A license is authority granted to the person, firm, partnership, company, corporation, association, agency, or other entity to whom it is issued to engage in the business of contracting to perform certain work. A license is not transferable.

 

(b) Licenses shall be required for all types of work classified and described in this division.

 

(c) Exceptions to the license requirement are found in section 18-14 of this code.

 

Sec. 18-327. License classes; prerequisites for licensing.

 

(a) Classes; authorized work. There shall be various classes of licenses under this division, and the holder of each license shall be authorized to do the following:

 

(1) Demolition contractor class I. Demolition of any building, structure, or portion thereof, without limitation of height or size. All such work shall be performed by a licensed demolition contractor class I and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a demolition supervisor class I certificate of qualification.

 

(2) Demolition contractor class II. Demolition of any building not more than three stories in height, excluding the basement. All such work shall be performed by a licensed demolition contractor class II and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a demolition supervisor class I or demolition supervisor class II certificate of qualification.

 

(3) Electrical contractor class I. Installation, alteration, repair, or removal of any electrical equipment regulated by this chapter. All such work shall be performed by a licensed electrical contractor class I and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a master electrician certificate of qualification.

 

(4) Electrical contractor class II.

a. Maintenance or repair of an existing facility on property owned by the licensee or his employer;

 

b. Assembly, installation, wiring, and connection of electric lighting fixtures and extending existing circuits not more than ten feet;

 

c. Connection of new or replacement gas-fired heating equipment to existing electrical circuits, extension of existing circuits not more than ten feet, and installation of control circuits; or

 

d. Assembly, installation, wiring, and connection of electric signs when such connection is limited to extension of existing circuits not more than ten feet.

 

All such work shall be performed by a licensed electrical contractor class II and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a master (limited) electrician or master electrician certificate of qualification.

 

(5) Electrical contractor class III. Installation, alteration, repair, or removal of communication; fire alarm; burglar alarm; remote control; and other low-energy power, low-voltage power, signal, sound recording, and similar equipment regulated by this chapter. All such work shall be performed by a licensed electrical contractor class III and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of an electrical supervisor or master electrician certificate of qualification.

 

(6) Elevator contractor class I. Installation, alteration, modernization, maintenance, service, testing, or repair of any electric or electrohydraulic passenger or freight elevators, escalators, or moving walks. All such work shall be performed by a licensed elevator contractor class I and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of an elevator supervisor class I certificate of qualification.

 

(7) Elevator contractor class II. Installation, alteration, modernization, maintenance, service, testing, or repair of any hand-powered freight elevator, electric or hand-powered dumbwaiter, manlift, private residence elevator, chairlift, workmen's hoist, material hoist, conveyor, and related equipment. An elevator contractor class II license is also required for any person, firm, or corporation engaged only in the maintenance, service, or minor alteration of equipment covered by an elevator contractor class I license when such equipment is owned or operated by the person, firm, or corporation. All such work shall be performed by a licensed elevator contractor class II and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of an elevator supervisor class I or elevator supervisor class II certificate of qualification.

 

(8) Fire protection contractor class I. The installation, alteration, modernization, maintenance, servicing, repair, testing, and inspection of automatic sprinkler systems and standpipe systems for any and all types of occupancies, inclusive of all related underground fire lines and fire services and inclusive of, but not limited to, all appurtenances such as fire pumps; water storage tanks; fire control systems; automatic and manual water-spray and deluge systems; special extinguishing systems using carbon dioxide, foam, dry chemicals, or inert gas; and other such systems used for the control or extinguishment of fire. Backflow prevention devices are permitted to be installed, but they must be tested in accordance with city and state regulations. All such work shall be performed by a licensed fire protection contractor class I and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a fire protection supervisor class I certificate of qualification. A fire protection contractor class I shall place with the director of finance a cash deposit in the amount of $500.00. Should the contractor in any event fail to pay bills rendered by the city for any obligation, permit, service, or material, the amount of such bills shall be deducted from the deposit. Failure of the contractor to pay such bills or his failure to maintain the deposit in the full amount of $500.00 shall be cause for denial of the issuance of further permits.

 

(9) Fire protection contractor class II. Installation, maintenance, testing, or repair of only dry, wet, or combination standpipe systems as defined in chapter 9 of the International Building Code or article II of this chapter; and installation of fire hydrant lines. All such work shall be performed by a licensed fire protection contractor class II and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a fire protection supervisor class I or fire protection supervisor class II certificate of qualification. A fire protection contractor class II shall place with the director of finance a cash deposit in the amount of $500.00. Should the contractor in any event fail to pay bills rendered by the city for any obligation, permit, service, or material, the amount of such bills shall be deducted from the deposit. Failure of the contractor to pay such bills or his failure to maintain the deposit in the full amount of $500.00 shall be cause for denial of the issuance of further permits.

 

(10) Fire protection contractor class III. Installation, maintenance, testing, or repair of only special systems using carbon dioxide, foam, dry chemicals, or inert gas for the control or extinguishment of fire. All such work shall be performed by a licensed fire protection contractor class III and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a fire protection supervisor class I or fire protection supervisor class III certificate of qualification.

 

(11) Gas-fired appliance contractor. Installation, erection, alteration, repair, servicing, or resetting of gas-fired appliances other than warm air heating units, but including water heaters of not more than 100 gallons' storage capacity; and installation of low-voltage wiring not exceeding 48 volts when such wiring is not enclosed in conduit or raceway. All such work shall be performed by a licensed gas-fired appliance contractor and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a gas-fired appliance supervisor or master plumber certificate of qualification.

 

(12) Heating and ventilating contractor. Installation, alteration, servicing, replacement, repair, or maintenance of heating, duct, and ventilation systems; connection of a humidifier which is part of a heating system to an existing potable water supply system within a building; connection of gas piping from the nearest cutoff valve to the burner of a warm air heating system; connection of control wiring to an existing control box; and installation, alteration, servicing, replacement, removal, or repair of air conditioning units of not more than 7 1/2 ton capacity which are part of an air circulation unit. All such work shall be performed by a licensed heating and ventilating contractor and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a heating and ventilating supervisor certificate of qualification.

 

(13) Pipe fitting contractor. Installation, maintenance, repair, and servicing of refrigeration equipment; installation and servicing of low-pressure hot water and steam heating systems; installation of any system containing or connected to a boiler designed to operate under a steam pressure greater than 15 pounds per square inch; installation of any system containing or connected to an unfired pressure vessel designed to operate under a pressure greater than 15 pounds per square inch; installation of industrial or chemical piping designed to operate under a pressure greater than 15 pounds per square inch; installation of pipe insulation; and installation of low-voltage wiring which does not exceed 48 volts when such wiring is not enclosed in conduit or raceway. All such work shall be performed by a licensed pipe fitting contractor and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a master pipe fitter certificate of qualification.

 

(14) Plumbing contractor. Installation, maintenance, repair, servicing, and testing of all sanitary plumbing and potable water supply piping, and appliances connected thereto, including gas piping, and the complete installation of water heaters; the installation of piping for transmission of chemicals and gases where regulated by this code; the installation of gas ranges, domestic gas incinerators, gas dryers, and other gas-fired appliances; the installation of steam heating plants carrying pressures not exceeding 15 pounds per square inch gauge steam pressure; the installation of hot water heating plants carrying pressures not exceeding 30 pounds per square inch gauge hot water pressure; and installation of low-voltage wiring not exceeding 48 volts for gas-fired appliances and water heaters when such wiring is not enclosed in conduit or raceway. All such work shall be performed by a licensed plumbing contractor and shall be performed by the holder of a journeyman plumber or master plumber certificate of qualification under the supervision of the holder of a master plumber certificate of qualification. As a condition for obtaining and maintaining a plumbing contractor license and before any permit for work requiring excavation on any street, alley, public place, or easement shall be issued, the applicant for such license or permit shall have placed with the director of finance a cash deposit of not less than $500.00. This money shall be maintained and held as a special deposit to protect the city on account of any expense it may incur in repairing, refilling, paving, or resurfacing any cut or excavation, or for repairing any damages to any city-owned utility as a result of work done under such permit. Should the contractor fail to pay bills rendered by the city for any obligation, permit, service, or material, the amount of such bills shall be deducted from the deposit. Failure of the contractor to pay such bills or failure to maintain the deposit in full shall be cause for denial of issuance of further permits. Certain excavation permits shall require the contractor to post additional restoration deposit fees of up to $50,000.00 with the director of finance in accordance with chapter 64.

 

(15) Refrigeration contractor. Installation, maintenance, repair, servicing, or alteration of a system of mechanical refrigeration or a system where refrigerant piping must be installed or where a refrigerant-containing part must be cut into for connection or assembly; installation of pipe insulation; and installation of low-voltage wiring which does not exceed 48 volts when such wiring is not enclosed in conduit or raceway. All such work shall be performed by a licensed refrigeration contractor and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a refrigeration supervisor or master pipe fitter certificate of qualification.

 

(16) Sign contractor. Installation, maintenance, or repair of off-premise advertising (billboards or other outdoor advertising making use of rental panels or paint boards) and/or on-premise advertising (outdoor advertising making use of media other than rental panels or paint boards). All such work shall be performed by a licensed sign contractor and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a sign supervisor certificate of qualification. If electrical wiring is involved, an electrical contractor class I or class II license is also required.

 

(b) Indemnity insurance.

 

(1) Required. Every classification of contractor required by this division to hold a contractor license shall, as a condition precedent to issuance, maintenance, or renewal of a license, furnish to the city a certificate of insurance issued by a company approved by the director of finance.

 

(2) Policy requirements. The contractor shall provide a certificate of insurance indicating insurance meeting the following requirements:

 

a. The policy shall provide for commercial general liability insurance with a minimum aggregate limit of $1,000,000.00 per occurrence.

 

b. The city shall be added as an additional insured to such policy by separate endorsement.

 

c. The policy shall contain a separate endorsement requiring the insurance company to notify the city in writing of any change in or cancellation of such policy at least 30 days prior thereto, or ten days in the event of cancellation due to nonpayment of premium.

 

d. The insurance certificate shall be produced by a company having a current A.M. Best rating of B+ V or better and licensed to do business in the state of Missouri.

 

e. Before the license is issued, and annually thereafter, the contractor shall deposit with the city a certificate of insurance evidencing that the coverage required by this subsection is in force and that the endorsements required by subsections (b)(2)b and c of this section have been issued.

 

(3) Failure to maintain the required insurance shall be grounds for automatic suspension of a license and for denial of further permits and inspections.

 

(c) Any contractor holding a contractor registration and in good standing at the time this code becomes effective shall be grandfathered into the corresponding new contractor license classification. Any contractor not in good standing at the time shall be required to apply for a license under the new classification. These are the classifications to be grandfathered:

 

Old Registration Classification

New License Classification

 

Demolition contractor class I

Demolition contractor class I

Demolition contractor class II

Demolition contractor class II

Elevator contractor class I

Elevator contractor class I

Elevator contractor class II

Elevator contractor class II

Fire protection contractor class II

Fire protection contractor class II

Fire protection contractor class III

Fire protection contractor class III

Sign contractor

Sign contractor

 

Sec. 18-328. Application for license.

 

(a) Generally. Every applicant for a contractor license shall fill out a form provided by the director of codes administration. The name and signature of a designated certified supervisor shall appear on the license application.

 

(b) Application fee. A license application fee as provided in section 18-20 of this code shall be paid at the time of filing, except that the city and its departments shall be exempt. Such fee shall not be refundable and shall not apply on the license fee.

 

(c) License fee. A license fee as provided in section 18-20 of this code shall be paid at the time the application is filed, except that the city and its departments shall be exempt. The license fee shall be refunded in the event that the license application is rejected.

 

(d) Approval or denial. After review of each application, appropriate action shall be taken and the applicant shall be notified accordingly. If the application for license is disapproved, the applicant may appeal such adverse decision to the building and fire codes board of appeals within 30 days of the decision, in the manner provided in article I of this chapter. If the decision is overturned by the building and fire codes board of appeals, the contractor shall have ten days from the date of that decision to repay its license fee, or such application shall become null and void. Thereafter, a new application and license fee shall be due. In any event, no refund of the application fee shall be given.

 

Sec. 18-329. License fees.

 

Triennial license fees for contractor licenses shall be paid as provided in section 18-20 of this code.

 

Sec. 18-330. Renewal of license.

 

Contractor licenses shall be valid for three years, and must be renewed triennially at the fee established in section 18-20 of this code. It shall be a violation of this chapter to perform any regulated work after expiration of a license. If a license is renewed more than three years after its issuance, the triennial fee, plus an amount prorated by month, or part of a month, representing the period during which the license was dormant, shall be paid.

 

Sec. 18-331. Reissuance of license.

 

The director of codes administration shall have the authority to reissue a contractor license provided that such reissuance is requested within two years following expiration and there is no change in the supervisor, name, owner, organization, or principals of the firm. Otherwise, the license shall be null and void; and a new application shall be filed; and new application and license fees shall be paid.

 

Sec. 18-332. Responsibilities of licensees.

 

(a) Generally. All licensees under this division shall be responsible for work requiring a permit under the provisions of this chapter, and, without limitation, for the following items:

 

(1) To submit a written report to the director of codes administration within 72 hours of any accident occurring on any construction or undertaking which has resulted in lost time, injury or death to any person, or damage to any building or structure.

 

(2) To provide minimum safety measures and equipment to protect workers and the public as prescribed by this chapter.

 

(3) To observe any other city ordinances prescribing measures for the safety of workers and of the public.

(4) To observe and comply with any other city ordinances or regulations and any federal or state laws or regulations.

 

(5) To present his license card when requested by the director of codes administration.

 

(6) To employ a qualified supervisor certified in accordance with the requirements of this chapter and to provide the name of such supervisor on the employer's license card.

 

(7) To obtain a building permit when a permit is required.

 

(8) To faithfully construct without departure from or disregard of drawings and specifications, when such drawings and specifications have been filed with and approved by the director of codes administration and a permit has been issued for such construction, unless such changes are approved by the director of codes administration.

 

(9) To obtain inspection services when such services are required by this chapter.

 

(10) To pay any fee assessed under the authority of this chapter.

 

(11) To obey any order issued under the authority of this chapter.

 

(12) To provide all vehicles and other motorized equipment used in the operation of a business, where a license is required by this chapter, with identification of such business in a manner as prescribed by the director of codes administration.

 

(13) To maintain satisfactory levels of competence, integrity, workmanship, and recognized practice.

 

(14) To notify the director of codes administration in writing within ten days should the qualified supervisor leave the employ of the contractor.

 

(15) To always maintain one or more up-to-date business license(s) in the appropriate classification(s), company name, and ownership, per the requirements of the finance department.

 

(16) To always maintain an active fictitious name registration with the state of Missouri under the company name and ownership in which it is conducting business in this jurisdiction in compliance with all applicable state regulations.

 

(17) To procure a new license from the director of codes administration within ten days of making any change in company name, ownership, business designation, organization, or managing personnel.

(b) Indemnification. The applicant, in accepting the license, hereby agrees that, when the applicant or his subcontractors or agents make an excavation in a street, sidewalk, alley, curb, or public place in the city, with or without a permit:

 

(1) The applicant does indemnify, save harmless, and defend the city on any claim of loss, damage, or expense sustained on account of damages to persons or property occurring by reason of an excavation made by the applicant or his subcontractor or agent.

 

(2) The applicant does indemnify, save harmless, and defend the city from any and all liability for the city's own negligence occurring by reason of the opening or excavation. This indemnification agreement covering the city's liability for its own negligence shall not apply to injuries or damages sustained while city employees are present at the excavation pouring concrete or asphalt therein.

 

(3) The applicant assumes the sole responsibility for maintaining proper barricades and lights as required by sections 3303 and 3306 from the time of the opening of the excavation until the excavation is surfaced and opened for travel.

 

(4) For any and all other liability incurred subsequent to the completion of the operation and the excavation having been opened for travel, the applicant indemnifies the city for work performed by the applicant in the city, except liability arising out of the sole negligence of the city.

 

(5) These indemnification agreements shall not cover accidents occurring after a period of three years from the date of the citys acceptance of the resurfacing.

 

(6) The applicant shall restore or reimburse the city for restoring with the same material and in the same condition as before a street cut was made, all streets, sidewalks, alleys, curbs, or public property which have been disturbed or removed by him or his agents or his employees.

 

(7) The applicant shall comply with all applicable rules of city departments and all applicable ordinances of the city.

 

Sec. 18-333. Change in business name, owner, organization, business designation, or personnel

of licensee; submitting false information.

 

(a) A change in name, owner, business designation, organization, or managing personnel of a licensee under this division shall have the legal effect of terminating the license and of operating without a license. All such changes shall, therefore, be reported by the licensee to the director of codes administration within ten days after making such change.

 

(b) Incorporation or change in incorporation creating a new legal entity requires a new license, even though one or more stockholders or directors have a license.

 

(c) The organization of a partnership or a change in a partnership creating a new legal entity requires a new license, even though one or more of the partners are licensed.

 

(d) The dissolution of a corporation or partnership which has been licensed terminates the license; and no individual or firm may operate under such license.

 

(e) Submitting false information on an application for a license renders the license, if issued, invalid. No individual or firm may operate under such license. Depending upon the nature and severity of the offense, an individual or firm submitting false information when seeking a license shall be barred from obtaining a license for a period not less than six months but not more than two years from the date the license is determined by the director of codes administration to be invalid or the date the information is determined to be false if no license is issued. This decision may be appealed to the building and fire codes board of appeals within 30 days of its rendering.

 

Sec. 18-334. Suspension or revocation of license.

 

(a) Grounds. The director of codes administration may suspend or revoke a license issued under this division when the licensee commits one or more of the following acts or omissions:

 

(1) Failure to comply with any of the licensee responsibilities as outlined in section 18-332.

 

(2) Knowingly combining or conspiring with a person, firm, or corporation by permitting one's license to be used by such person, firm, or corporation.

 

(3) Acting as agent, associate, or partner or in any other capacity with persons, firms, or corporations to evade the provisions of this chapter.

 

(4) Violation of any provisions of this chapter.

 

(b) Procedure; effect and duration. When any of the acts or omissions enumerated in subsection (a) of this section are committed by a licensed contractor or a person or entity required to be licensed (referred to in this subsection as the contractor), and the director of codes administration initiates suspension, revocation, or disqualification proceedings, the procedure shall be as follows:

 

(1) The contractor shall be notified in writing, by certified mail or personal service, that the license will be suspended or revoked on a date not less than 15 days from the date of the mailing of the notification. The notice will also inform the contractor of the basis for the action. A contractor, not licensed, will be informed of the period of disqualification from obtaining a license, seeking certification, obtaining trades permits, performing tradeswork, and providing trades supervision.

 

Exceptions to the 15-day notification period: In the case of failure to maintain the required insurance coverage, the loss of a supervisor, or failure to report changes in supervisors within the ten-day grace period, suspension shall be automatic and immediate. Changes in company name, company owner, business designation, company organization, or managing personnel not filed within the allotted ten-day grace period shall be grounds for automatically and immediately declaring a license invalid. Nullification of a license due to violation of 18-333(e) shall be executed immediately upon discovery.

 

(2) The director of codes administration shall also state the length of suspension, revocation, or disqualification, according to the following restrictions:

 

a. Generally, a license may be suspended, or a period of disqualification imposed, for any period not to exceed six months.

 

b. However, if a contractor has been convicted four times, within a three-year period, of offenses punishable pursuant to section 18-15(b), the license shall be suspended, or a period of disqualification imposed, for one year.

 

c. Subsection (b)(5) of this section notwithstanding, if a contractor has been convicted five times, within a three-year period, of offenses punishable pursuant to section 18-15(b), the license shall be permanently revoked. If the contractor was working without the required license, the contractor shall be permanently disqualified from obtaining the required license.

 

(3) A hearing before the building and fire codes board of appeals as set forth in section 18-12 may be requested by the contractor, in writing, within 30 days of the date of the mailing of the notification. Appeal to the building and fire codes board of appeals shall stay the suspension or revocation until the board issues its decision.

 

(4) When a hearing is conducted, the contractor and all other interested parties may be in attendance. The building and fire codes board of appeals shall consider all properly admitted evidence. It shall determine, consistent with subsection (b)(2) of this section, whether a license should be suspended or revoked, or whether a person or contractor required to be licensed should be disqualified, and the length of any suspension or disqualification.

 

(5) At the end of any period of suspension, a contractor shall be reissued the license suspended to complete its three-year term, unless by its original terms it would have expired. A new application shall be filed before issuance of a license for the subsequent period, except that, where the suspension was due to failure to maintain insurance, and the account is otherwise up-to-date, the contractor shall instead provide a valid insurance certificate for reinstatement.

 

(6) Except as provided in subsection (b)(2) and (b)(5) of this section, a license suspended may not be reissued, nor may a new license be issued during the period of suspension. A person or contractor seeking a license following suspension must comply with all requirements for the initial issuance of a license.

 

(7) License revocation shall be permanent; and disqualification from obtaining a license may be either permanent or temporary. A license that has been revoked shall not be eligible for reinstatement, nor shall the parties thereto be eligible for new licenses, certificates of qualification, regulated tradeswork, or trades supervision in future. The same is true of any entity and representatives thereof permanently disqualified from obtaining a license.

 

(8) An individual, corporation, partnership, association, sole proprietorship, or other entity may not obtain a license if an officer or director of a corporation, a partner of a partnership, or the managing official of any entity, including a sole proprietorship, will be a person who has served as an officer or director of a corporation, a partner of a partnership, or the managing official of any entity, including a sole proprietorship, of a contractor whose license is suspended or revoked, or who has been disqualified from obtaining a license; nor shall such parties be allowed to seek trades certification, obtain trades permits, perform tradeswork, or provide trades supervision. This prohibition applies only during the period of suspension, revocation, or disqualification.

 

Sec. 18-335. Supervisor required for licenses.

 

(a) Type and class of supervisor. Every licensed contractor under this division shall be required to employ a full-time supervisor who holds a certificate of qualification as follows:

 

Licensee

Certificate

 

Demolition contractor class I

Demolition supervisor class I

Demolition contractor class II

Demolition supervisor class I or II

Electrical contractor class I

Master electrician

Electrical contractor class II

Master (limited) electrician or master electrician

Electrical contractor class III

Electrical supervisor or master electrician

Elevator contractor class I

Elevator supervisor class I

Elevator contractor class II

Elevator supervisor class I or II

Fire protection contractor class I

Fire protection supervisor class I

Fire protection contractor class II

Fire protection supervisor class I or II

Fire protection contractor class III

Fire protection supervisor class I or III

Gas-fired appliance contractor

Gas-fired appliance supervisor or master plumber

Heating and ventilating contractor

Heating and ventilating supervisor

Pipe fitting contractor

Master pipe fitter

Plumbing contractor

Master plumber

Refrigeration contractor

Refrigeration supervisor or master pipe fitter

Sign contractor

Sign supervisor

 

Any individual holding a certificate of supervisor registration and in good standing at the time this code becomes effective shall be grandfathered into the corresponding new certificate of qualification classification. Any individual not in good standing at the time shall be required to apply and test for the new certificate. These are the classifications to be grandfathered:

 

Old Certificate of Supervisor Registration Classification

New Certificate of Qualification Classification

 

Demolition supervisor class I

Demolition supervisor class I

Demolition supervisor class II

Demolition supervisor class II

Elevator supervisor class I

Elevator supervisor class I

Elevator supervisor class II

Elevator supervisor class II

Fire protection supervisor class II

Fire protection supervisor class II

Fire protection supervisor class III

Fire protection supervisor class III

Sign supervisor

Sign supervisor

 

(b) Designation of supervisor. An applicant for a contractor license may qualify with regard to the required supervisor in the following ways:

 

(1) If an individual, he may qualify by personal certification or by certification of a responsible managing employee.

 

(2) If a copartnership or a limited partnership, it may qualify by certification of a general partner or by certification of a responsible managing employee.

 

(3) If a corporation or any other combination or organization, it may qualify by the certification of a responsible managing officer or by certification of a responsible managing employee.

 

The person qualifying on behalf of an individual or firm shall be responsible for exercising such full-time, active supervision and control of his employer's or principal's construction operations as is necessary to secure full compliance with the provisions of the various articles of this chapter and other ordinances and rules and regulations of the city. The supervisor shall be a full-time management employee of the licensed contractor; and the supervisor shall not be the owner, principal, officer, member of the board, manager, or supervisor of or for any other contracting entity.

 

(c) Change of supervisor. The contractor license shall be valid only as long as the named supervisor serves as the supervisor for only one contractor in an active, full-time capacity.

 

(1) Notification of disassociation. If the individual designated as supervisor for the licensed contractor ceases for any reason whatsoever to be connected with the individual or firm to whom the contractor license is issued or in any manner ceases to fulfill the full range of duties of the qualified supervisor even though he remains in the contractors employ, the licensed contractor shall notify the director of codes administration in writing within ten days from such cessation.

 

(2) Effect of disassociation. If notice is given to the director of codes administration as required in subsection (c)(1) of this section, the contractor license shall remain in force until another supervisor is designated, but not to exceed 30 days from such notice. If the licensed contractor fails to notify the director of codes administration in writing within the ten-day period, the contractor license shall be automatically suspended at the end of that ten-day period. The contractor license shall be reinstated upon the approval of another supervisor.

 

(3) Designation of new supervisor. To replace a supervisor, the licensed contractor shall file with the director of codes administration an application, executed by the responsible managing employee of the firm, designating an individual to serve as supervisor as required by this code. The application shall be accompanied by the fee fixed by this code and shall state that the individual so serving is designated as the person responsible for work performed in the city.

 

Sec. 18-336. Certificates of qualification generally; examinations.

 

(a) Definition. A certificate of qualification is authority granted to an individual to perform and/or supervise certain skilled tradeswork and is issued by the director of codes administration upon successful completion of a written examination, provided that all applicable certification requirements have been met. A certificate of qualification is not transferable.

 

(b) Certificate required. Certificates of qualification shall be required for all types of work specified and classified in section 18-339.

 

(c) Examination required. Every supervisor required for a particular license shall be examined by the director of codes administration for conformance with established certification standards, including passage of the required third-party examination; and, if deemed qualified, shall be issued a certificate of qualification and shall be entitled to perform and supervise the work in the particular skilled trade for which he is qualified and certified. The certificate is an individual certificate and shall not be construed to be a license.

 

(d) Examination standards. The director of codes administration is authorized to make rules of procedure and to establish reasonable standards necessary for evaluation of certificate applicants. Examination standards shall be consistent with the purpose of this chapter, which is the protection of the public health and safety of the people of the city so that those who are approved under this division are qualified to supervise or perform the work for which they may be approved. The director of codes administration is authorized to set standards and examine supervisors in the following areas:

 

(1) Applicable portions of this chapter and other governing codes.

 

(2) Related technical knowledge.

 

(3) Related skills.

 

(4) Education.

 

(5) Experience.

 

Verification of information included on the application forms and references shall be included as part of this process. In addition, passage of written examinations prepared and administered by the Citys third-party testing agency shall be required for certification.

 

(e) Application for certificate. Every applicant for a certificate of qualification shall fill out the form provided by the director of codes administration and shall pay an application fee as provided in section 18-20 of this code, at the time of filing. Such fee shall not be refundable. The application fee shall not apply on the certificate fee. The city and its departments shall be exempt from paying this fee. Certificate applications are valid one year from the date accepted for processing.

 

(f) Temporary certificate. At the discretion of the director of codes administration, he may issue a temporary certificate of qualification. Such certificate shall be in effect until the examination procedure is completed. The applicant shall be given consideration only when he has previously been certified by the city but not suspended, revoked, or disqualified.

 

(g) Examination fee. Each applicant taking an examination shall be charged an examination fee as provided in section 18-20 of this code.

 

(h) Issuance of certificate. After an applicant has successfully passed the examination, the director of codes administration shall make a final review of the applicants qualifications and, if satisfied that the standards have been met, shall issue a certificate of qualification.

 

(i) Failure to pass examination. When an applicant has failed to pass the examination, he shall be so notified in writing by the director of codes administration. Every applicant who fails to pass the required examination shall not be eligible for another examination for a period of 30 days or until the next regularly scheduled examination thereafter, whichever is greater.

 

(j) Right of appeal. In every instance that the director of codes administration disapproves the application of a candidate for a certificate of qualification, the applicant may appeal that adverse decision to the building and fire codes board of appeals in the manner provided in section 18-12.

 

Sec. 18-337. Renewal of certificate of qualification.

 

Certificates of qualification issued under this division shall be valid for three years and must be renewed triennially. A triennial renewal fee as provided in section 18-20 of this code shall be paid. It shall be a violation of this code to perform any regulated work after expiration of a certificate. If a certificate is renewed more than three years after its issuance, the triennial fee, plus an amount prorated by month, or part of a month, representing the period during which the certificate was dormant, shall be paid.

 

Sec. 18-338. Reissuance of certificate of qualification.

 

The director of codes administration shall have the authority to reissue a certificate of qualification under this division without examination, provided such reissuance is requested within two years following expiration. Triennial renewal fees for the period during which the certificate was dormant must be paid prior to reissuance. If a certificate is not reissued during this period, the person must begin the application process, including passage of the required examination, anew.

 

Sec. 18-339. Classification of certificates of qualification.

 

(a) Generally. There shall be various classes of certificates of qualification under this division, and the holder of each certificate type shall be authorized to do the work specified for that class.

 

(b) Supervisor certificates. A supervisor certificate of qualification shall be required for certain contractor licenses as set forth in this division and shall allow the holder to serve as supervisor as follows:

 

Supervisor

Licensee

Demolition supervisor class I

Demolition contractor class I or II

Demolition supervisor class II

Demolition contractor class II

Electrical supervisor

Electrical contractor class III

Elevator supervisor class I

Elevator contractor class I or II

Elevator supervisor class II

Elevator contractor class II

Fire protection supervisor class I

Fire protection contractor class I, II, or III

Fire protection supervisor class II

Fire protection contractor class II

Fire protection supervisor class III

Fire protection contractor class III

Gas-fired appliance supervisor

Gas-fired appliance contractor

Heating and ventilating supervisor

Heating and ventilating contractor

Master electrician

Electrical contractor class I, II, or III

Master (limited) electrician

Electrical contractor class II

Master pipe fitter

Pipe fitting contractor or refrigeration contractor

Master plumber

Plumbing contractor or gas-fired appliance contractor

Refrigeration supervisor

Refrigeration contractor

Sign supervisor

Sign contractor

 

(c) Operators certificates. An operators certificate of qualification shall be required to operate and maintain the following equipment and shall entitle the holder to operate and maintain the equipment for which he is certified; except that equipment and accessories used for operations, production, or processing by public utilities, government agencies, manufacturing or processing plants, or commercial enterprises may be operated and maintained by a regular operating and maintenance staff when supervised by a professional engineer registered by the state. The work done under such supervision shall comply with all applicable provisions of this code, including required permits and inspections.

 

(1) Operating engineer. An operating engineer certificate shall entitle the holder to take charge of and to operate and maintain all steam-generating boilers, steam engines, internal-combustion engines, turbines, condensers, compressors, generators, motors, blowers, fuel-burning equipment, and refrigeration systems and all auxiliary apparatus, together with any necessary maintenance of piping used in connection therewith. The certificate is required for operating the following:

 

a. Steam-generating boilers carrying 125 or more pounds of pressure.

 

b. Boilers carrying 100 or more pounds of pressure when used for driving machinery.

 

c. Any system containing a Group 3 refrigerant.

 

d. Any system with a capacity greater than ten tons containing a Group 2 refrigerant.

 

(2) Steam operating engineer. A steam operating engineer certificate shall entitle the holder to operate and maintain the same steam equipment and accessories as an operating engineer, as follows: All steam-generating boilers, steam engines, internal-combustion engines, turbines, condensers, compressors, generators, motors, blowers, fuel-burning equipment, and all auxiliary apparatus, together with any necessary maintenance of piping used in connection therewith. The certificate is required for operating the following:

 

a. Steam-generating boilers carrying 125 or more pounds of pressure.

 

b. Boilers carrying 100 or more pounds of pressure when used for driving machinery.

 

(3) Refrigeration operating engineer. A refrigeration operating engineer certificate shall entitle the holder to operate and maintain any refrigeration system. The certificate is required for:

 

a. Any system containing a Group 3 refrigerant.

 

b. Any system with a capacity greater than ten tons containing a Group 2 refrigerant.

 

(4) Fireman. A fireman certificate shall entitle the holder to operate and maintain boilers carrying less than 100 pounds of pressure for the purpose of driving machinery, and to operate other steam tanks or steam boilers carrying less than 125 pounds of pressure. The certificate is not required for the operation of steam tanks or steam boilers carrying pressures of 15 pounds or less.

 

(5) Plant fireman. A plant fireman certificate shall entitle the holder to operate and maintain the same equipment and accessories as a fireman but shall limit the holder to a designated plant or system of plants with similar equipment.

 

(d) Journeyman plumber certificate of qualification. A journeyman plumber certificate of qualification shall entitle the holder to labor at the trade of plumbing as an employee of a licensed plumbing contractor.

 

Sec. 18-340. Submitting false information on application for certificate of qualification.

 

Submitting false information on an application for a certificate of qualification under this division renders the certificate, if issued, invalid. No individual may work under such certificate. Depending upon the nature and severity of the offense, any individual submitting false information when seeking a certificate of qualification shall be barred from obtaining a certificate for a period not less than six months but not more than two years from the date the certificate of qualification is determined by the director of codes administration to be invalid or the date the information is determined to be false if no certificate is issued. This decision may be appealed to the building and fire codes board of appeals.

 

Sec. 18-343. Transitional provisions.

 

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this division, this division shall not be construed to require the duplication or reissuance of any license or certificate within the same three-year period, the duplication of any examination, or the duplication of any payment of any fee for a particular grade of license or certificate within the same three-year period. All persons, firms, and corporations in the building and construction industries now lawfully certified or licensed under former codes and ordinances shall be deemed to be appropriately certified or licensed under this division. Any such licensee or certificate holder under a former code or ordinance who fails to reapply for a license or certificate at the conclusion of the licenses or certificates term shall surrender that license or certificate; and such license or certificate shall be deemed to be null and void.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney