Except as is otherwise provided by this chapter, no person within the City on or after the effective date of this section shall:
   (a)   Act or hold himself out to be or undertake or perform any work as a general contractor, without first having obtained an appropriate license in the manner specified in this chapter.  However, in the event such person shall be a firm or corporation, it may act as or represent itself as such, if such work is under the actual and immediate supervision of a duly and appropriately licensed member, partner, officer or employee;
   (b)   Permit or cause any work as hereinbefore defined to be undertaken or performed other than by a duly licensed or registered building contractor on contract from the owner, lessee or owner and lessee.
      (Ord. 01-237.  Passed 6-26-01.)