1379.16   ASSIGNMENT AND ISSUANCE.
   (a)   Demolition contractor registration. A demolition contractor's registration shall be issued in the name of the registrant who successfully met the qualifications as required by this Chapter. However, said registrant, at the time of applying for such contractor registration, or at any time thereafter, may assign his or her rights of a contractor registration to a business concern with whom he or she is associated as a legal, full-time officer, proprietor, partner, or employee. The registrant may designate that his or her contractor registration shall be issued in the name of said concern. In such event, such contractor registration shall be issued in the name of said business concern, and said concern shall be known as the registered business. The registrant shall not be issued a contractor registration in his or her own name during the period he or she is associated with said business concern. In such event, the contractor registration shall state on its face the name and position in the business concern of the registrant who has qualified for the contractor registration under the terms of this Chapter. No registrant may be named on more than one (1) contractor registration at the same time.
   (b)   The demolition contractor registration-holder is required to notify the Building Division immediately of any change of status of his or her contractor registration.
   (c)   In the event the demolition contractor registrant named on the contractor registration disassociates him or herself from the registered-business, the contractor registration shall become null and void ninety (90) calendar days after such disassociation, unless another demolition contractor registration-holder becomes associated with the business concern. This new registration-holder shall immediately notify the Building Division in writing of his or her association with the business concern and shall immediately assign his or her registration to the business concern. During this ninety (90) calendar day period, the work on existing permits may be followed through to completion, but no new work shall be commenced.
   (d)   In such event, a new contractor registration, setting forth the name of the new registrant, shall be issued to the registered-business. No additional fee shall be required for the issuance of this new registration within the same registration year.
   (e)   No demolition contractor registration holder shall be named in any contractor registration to a business concern, who within ninety (90) calendar days immediately preceding to the filing of an application for a contractor registration shall have been the registrant designated as the contractor registration-holder in the registration of any business concern, unless it had been in the demolition contractor registration of the registrant him or herself.
   (f)   Exception:  Upon presentation of satisfactory evidence of whichever of the following conditions having occurred that caused the termination of the currently registered-business, the ninety (90) day period may be waived by the Chief Building and Zoning Official because of:
      (1)   Closure of the registered-business because of Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
      (2)   Dissolution of the registered-business that is a corporation, limited liability partnership (LLP), or a limited liability corporation (LLC) that was filed and recorded and in good standing with the Secretary of State of Ohio.
      (3)   Merger or consolidation of the registered-business with a corporation, limited liability partnership (LLP), or a limited liability corporation (LLC) that is filed and recorded and in good standing with the Secretary of State of Ohio.
   (g)   The provisions of this exception may be implemented only once in any thirty-six (36) consecutive month period and shall only apply to a demolition contractor registration.
   (h)   When a demolition contractor registration is assigned to a business concern, all work carried on by the registered-business shall be deemed to be carried on under the personal supervision of the registrant named in the demolition contractor registration. Therefore, any violations of the terms of the contractor registration or of this building code shall be imputed to the registrant named therein. The demolition contractor registration-holder shall be actively engaged in the business and shall be readily available for consultation with the Building Division within two (2) business days after notification.
   (i)   No demolition contractor registration holder shall permit his or her contractor registration to be used in more than one business at any time. It shall be cause for revocation by the Building Division of the contractor registration issued to a business concern if it shall be shown that the registrant is not, or is no longer, a legal, full-time officer, proprietor, partner or employee of said registered business concern. No demolition contractor registrant shall be entitled to be named in any contractor registration who shall have outstanding against them, as an individual, or as a full-time officer, proprietor, partner, or employee of a business concern, any suspension or revocation of another contractor registration or Building Division registration. However, another qualified demolition contractor registration-holder who is a full-time, proprietor, partner or employee may be substituted upon proper application therefore.
   (j)   Fire Alarm and Detection Equipment and/or Fire Protection Company.  The registration of a fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company may not be assigned with the Building Division. A fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company registration shall only be issued in conformity to the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Licensing and Certification issued company certification submitted with the application. If any change or modifications to the fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company certification are needed, they shall be made with the State of Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Licensing and Certification prior to making an application for a fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company registration with the Building Division.
   (k)   The fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company registration-holder is required to notify the Building Division immediately of any change of status of his or her Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal fire issued company certification.
   (l)   When a change is made to the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal issued company certification with the issuing agency subsequent to obtaining a fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company registration with the Building Division, such change shall immediately invalidate the fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company registration issued by the Building Division to the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal company certification-holder. In addition, if continued registration with the Building Division is needed, it will require that an application be made for a new fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company registration that will conform to the changes made in the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal issued company certification so as to re-establish the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company registration with the Building Division.
   (m)   All work carried on by a registered fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company shall be deemed to be carried on under the personal supervision of the person named on the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal issued company certification and the applicable registered certified individual(s) providing the validation of the category of work in Section 1379.05(b). Therefore, any violations of the terms of a Building Division issued fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company registration, or of this building code, shall be imputed to the person(s) named on the Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Licensing and Certification company certification and the applicable registered certified individual(s) providing the validation of the category of work in Section 1379.05(b). The person(s) named on the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal company certification and certified individuals shall be readily available for consultation with the Building Division within two (2) business days after notification.
(Ord. C33-02.  Passed 4-15-02.)