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(A) License Required: It shall be unlawful to engage in business in the municipality as a contractor without having first obtained a license therefor as hereinafter provided.
(B) Fee: The fee for such license shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00).
(C) Term Of License: All licenses shall expire one (1) year from the date they are issued.
(D) Property/Homeowner Construction License: A property/homeowner may be the general contractor/contractor of his/her new home provided the following conditions are met:
1. For projects exceeding twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) in value, the homeowner must submit a builder risk insurance policy in the amount of seventy five percent (75%) of the estimated completed value prior to obtaining a building permit.
2. All subcontractors must be licensed by the village.
3. The homeowner must live in the residence for at least a year from the date of the certificate of occupancy.
(E) Compliance With Regulations: It shall be the duty of all contractors to comply with all ordinances relating to the construction of buildings or other structures, to the construction of sidewalks, and to all laws or ordinances pertaining to or regulating the activities engaged in such construction.
(F) Insurance Required: No license shall be issued for the construction of a building or structure in the village, or for the repair or alteration of the exterior of any building or structure, unless a certificate or other proof is filed showing that the contractor carries workers' compensation insurance in accordance with state and federal law, and general liability insurance with limits of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) and fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) on property damage liability. If the contractor due to no employees carries no workers' compensation, an affidavit must be signed at the time of licensing. If employees are later discovered on the job, the license will be revoked and a new license will be required with approval given by the village board. Repayment of license fee and a fine will apply before work can continue.
(G) Revocation Of License: Any contractor's license may be revoked by the village board for repeated violations of any ordinance relating to the construction of buildings, the use of streets, or the replacing of streets, sidewalks or parkways, or any other ordinance relating to the work performed by such contractor. Such revocation may be in addition to any fine imposed for violation of this chapter.
(H) Renewal: The village shall not renew any contractor's or subcontractor's license if, during the preceding license year, the contractor or subcontractor has been guilty of two (2) or more violations of the village's ordinances, rules or regulations. (Ord. 13-07, 6-3-2013; amd. Ord. 20-25, 2-16-2021)