(a)   It shall be unlawful to undertake or perform work of any Building Division registered contractor, or trade, as defined in this building code within the corporate limits without first obtaining a Building Division issued registration.
   (b)   It shall be unlawful for any person other than an owner, officer, partner, or employee of a Building Division issued registered contractor to represent or advertise him or herself, for or without compensation, either publicly or privately, as being ready, willing or able to contract to undertake or offer to undertake, to plan for, lay out, supervise, install and/or make additions, alterations or repairs for any work within the scope of any Building Division registration required to perform such work, unless such work will be performed under the auspices of a Building Division registration as required by this Chapter. Such Building Division issued registration shall be issued by the Building Division.
   (c)   The requirements of subsection (a) and (b) above shall apply to any work within the scope of a Building Division issued registration for work in any new or existing building or structure, which shall include one-, two-, and three-family dwellings, governed by either the City Building Code or the Ohio Basic Building Code.
   (d)   The Building Division requires and issues registrations for the following types of contracting:
      (1)   Home improvement - general contractor.
      (2)   Home improvement - limited contractor.
      (3)   Sewer contractor.
   A Building Division issued home improvement contractor registration in the specific craft or trade as defined hereafter in this Chapter, is required to perform such work in, or on, any one-, two-, and three-family dwelling within the corporate limits.
   (e)   No home improvement general contractor registration, home improvement limited contractor registration, or sewer contractor registration shall be required of any person when acting in the particular capacity or particular type of transaction set forth in this subsection as follows:
      (1)   A trades person who performs labor or services for a Building Division registered contractor for wages, salary, or compensation of any type, manner or form provided such person is a direct employee or a legally leased trades person under the direct supervision of the Building Division registered contractor.
(Ord. C33-02.  Passed 4-15-02.)