As used in this chapter, "contractor" means any firm, individual, copartnership, corporation, association or any other organization, or any combination thereof, who or which, by himself, herself, or itself or by or through others, constructs, alters, repairs, adds to, subtracts from, reconstructs or remodels any building, structure or appurtenance thereto, or who or which undertakes, offers to undertake, purports to have the capacity to undertake or submits a bid to do so.
   "Contractor" includes subcontractors and also specialty contractors whose operations as such are the performance of construction work requiring special skill and whose principal contracting business involves the use of specialized building trades or crafts. Until this section is amended, "contractor" also includes the general contractor and those engaged in carpentry, electrical, heating and/or air conditioning, cement and/or asphalt, dry wall, excavating and/or earth moving, lathing and/or plastering, masonry, painting and/or decorating, plumbing and/or sewer, sign building and/or erecting, glazing, ornamental iron, awning, paving, grading, roofing and/or siding, tile setting, house moving and sheet metal work. Any property owner in the City requesting more than one building permit within a three-year period for the construction of a new dwelling shall be considered a general contractor.
(Ord. 1973-11. Passed 5-16-73.)