1312.04  REQUIREMENTS FOR GENERAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR'S REGISTRATION.
   (a)   Application.  An application for a general construction contractor's registration shall be made in writing in the name of the person, individually or as a member of a partnership, corporation or other unincorporated association applying therefor on forms prescribed by the City.  If such application is made by a partnership, it shall be signed by one of the partners; and if made by a corporation, it shall be signed by an officer of the corporation.
   (b)   Certification for Lead Based Paint Poisoning Prevention. Firms conducting construction in target (pre 1978) housing or child occupied facilities must be certified and use contractors with accredited training and follow the work practice requirements of the Lead Based Paint Poisoning Prevention regulations contained in the Code of Federal Regulations at 40 CFR 745, Subpart E Residential Property Renovation, unless the renovation qualifies for one of the exceptions identified in Section 745.82(a) or (c) of the Code of Federal Regulations. For purposes of this section, "Firm" means a company, partnership, corporation, sole proprietorship or individual doing business, association or other business entity; a federal, state, tribal or local government agency; or a non profit organization.
   (c)   Application Fee.  Upon the filing of the application required in this section, an applicant for a general construction contractor's license shall pay a fee of seventy-five dollars ($75.00).
   (d)   Bond.  An applicant for a general construction contractor's license shall file a surety bond in the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for the approval of the Chief Building Official, the form of which shall be approved by the Law Director, and conditioned that the applicant shall save and keep the City harmless from all loss and damage that may arise from negligence or failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter by the applicant, his agents and employees.  The general construction contractor shall file and keep in force and effect a good and sufficient bond or continuation certificate during each period of renewal of license.
   (e)   Workers' Compensation Certificate.  An applicant for a general construction contractor's license shall submit a copy of his workers' compensation certificate prior to being eligible for a license. The general construction contractor shall file and keep in force and effect a current certificate during each period of renewal of license.
   (f)   Liability Insurance.  Maintain contractor's liability insurance in an amount no less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) and in only in one contracting company name. The general construction contractor shall file and keep in force and effect a current certificate during each period of renewal of license.
   (g)   License Fees.  License fees for general construction contractors shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) and shall be tendered upon the issuance of a registration certificate.  Registrations issued during the year shall require the full year's registration fee.  Such registration shall be renewable annually on or before December 31 of each year.
   (h)   If an application for a registration is refused, the Chief Building Official shall send to the applicant a written statement setting forth the reasons for the refusal to grant the registration.  An applicant may appeal an adverse decision under this section to the Canton Construction Board.
   (i)   No person, partnership, corporation or unincorporated association may hold or renew a General Contractor Registration unless the Contractor is paid in full or is current and not otherwise delinquent in the payment of City income taxes, including any obligation to pay taxes withheld from employees under Canton Codified Ordinance Section 182.05, et. seq. and any payment on net profits under Section 182.06, et. seq.
      (1)   A certificate of compliance issued by the Treasurer or the Canton Income Tax Department must be provided at the time of application for registration or renewal.
      (2)   Falsification of any information related to or any violation of the requirement to pay City income taxes set forth in subsection (i) shall constitute cause for the rescission of the registration at the City's discretion.
      (3)   No person, partnership, corporation or unincorporated association which has as one of its partners, shareholders or owners, a person who is a twenty percent (20%) or greater equity owner in such partnership, corporation or unincorporated association and who is delinquent in the payment of City income taxes as set forth in subsection (i), may receive or renew a registration with the City under Chapters 1311, 1312, 1313, 1315, 1317, 1319 or 1321 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Canton.
         (Ord. 271-2017.  Passed 12-18-17.)
      (4)   The licensed contractor agrees to withhold all City income taxes due or payable under Chapter 182 of the Codified Ordinances for wages, salaries, fees and commissions paid to its employees and further agrees that any of its subcontractors shall be required to agree to withhold any such City income taxes due for services performed under this contract. In addition, the licensed contractor agrees with the City regarding the manner of withholding of City income taxes as provided in Section 718.011(F) of the Ohio Revised Code.
         A.   Municipal income tax withholding provisions of Ohio R.C. Sections  718.011(B)(1) and 718.011(D) shall not apply to qualifying wages paid to the licensed contractor's or any of its subcontractor's employees for work done or services performed or rendered inside the City or on City property.
         B.   The licensed contractor agrees to withhold income tax for the City from employees' qualifying wages earned inside the City or on City property, beginning with the first day of work done or services performed or rendered inside the City.
            (Ord. 247-2019.  Passed 12-16-19.)