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(a) A home improvement general or limited contractor's registration and a sewer contractor's registration shall be issued in the name of the individual who successfully met the qualifications and passed the examination or examinations as required by this Chapter. However, said individual, at the time of applying for said Building Division issued registration, or at any time thereafter, may assign his or her rights to a registration to a business concern with whom he or she is associated as a legal, full-time officer, proprietor, partner, or employee, and may designate that his or her registration shall be issued in the name of said concern. In such event, such registration shall be issued in the name of said business concern, and said concern shall be known as the registered-business. The individual applicant shall not be issued a registration in his or her own name during the period he or she is associated with said business concern. In such event, the registration shall state on its face the name and position in the business concern of the individual who has qualified for the registration under the terms of this Chapter. No individual may be named on more than one (1) registration within a trade at the same time.
(b) The registration-holder is responsible to notify the building Division of any change of status of their Building Division issued registration.
(c) In the event the individual named on the Building Division issued registration becomes disassociated from the registered-business, the registration shall become null and void (90) calendar days after such disassociation, except where another registration-holder becomes associated with the business concern and the business concern so notifies the Division in writing. During this ninety (90) 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 Building Division issued registration, setting forth the name of the new registered individual, 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 Building Division issued registration-holder shall be named in any Building Division issued registration to a business concern, who within ninety (90) calendar days immediately preceding to the filing of an application for a Building Division issued registration shall have been the registration-holder designated as the registration-holder in the licensure of any business concern, unless it had been in the Building Division issued 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:
(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 the 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. The provisions of this exception may be implemented only once in any twelve (12) consecutive month period.
(g) When a Building Division issued 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 person named in the Building Division issued registration. Therefore, any violations of the terms of the Building Division issued registration, or of this building code, shall be imputed to the Building Division issued registration-holder named therein. The Building Division issued 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.
(h) No registration-holder shall permit his or her Building Division issued registration to be used in more than one business at any time. It shall be cause for revocation by the Building Division of the registration issued to a business concern if it shall be shown that the registration-holder is not, or is no longer, a legal, full-tine officer, proprietor, partner or employee of said business concern. No Building Division issued registration-holder shall be entitled to be named in any Building Division issued 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 Building Division issued registration or Building Division registration. However, another qualified Building Division issued registration-holder who is a full-time, proprietor, partner or employee may be substituted upon proper application therefore.
(Ord. C33-02. Passed 4-15-02.)