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(a) Invalidation of specific Building Division issued contractor registrations. Effective with the close of the business day for the Building Division on September 16, 2001, all contractor registrations that originated from the Building Division for electrical contractor, warm air heating and ventilating contractor (HVAC), steam and hot water (hydronics) contractor, plumbing contractor, and refrigeration contractor shall become void.
(b) Subsequently, such specific registrations are no longer acceptable for any purpose of licensure, or renewal, or registration, or for obtaining any permit within the corporation limits from the Building Division.
(c) Consequently, effective with the start of the business day for the Building Division on September 17, 2001, and pursuant to Section 4740.13 of the Ohio Revised Code, the following shall become effective:
(1) Within the corporation limits, no person shall act as or claim to be a heating- ventilating-air conditioning contractor, refrigeration contractor, plumbing contractor, electrical contractor, or hydronics contractor unless that person holds or has been assigned an Ohio Construction Industry Examining Board (OCIEB) specialty contractors license pursuant to Chapter 4701 of the Ohio Revised Code for the type of contractor that person is acting as or claiming to be. In addition, any person engaged in, or wanting to be engaged in, any of the specific contractor types listed above shall have a current, valid OCIEB specialty contractor registration and be duly registered with the Building Division in order to apply for and obtain permits to do work of their specific OCIEB licensed craft or trade.
(2) Effective September 17, 2001, any reference in this building code to electrical contractor, warm air heating and ventilating contractor (HVAC), steam and hot water (hydronics) contractor, plumbing contractor, and refrigeration contractor shall mean a OCIEB licensed specialty contractor in such specific craft or trade duly registered with the Building Division.
(Ord. C33-02. Passed 4-15-02.)