1474.03  ENGAGING IN BUSINESS OR ACTING IN CAPACITY OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDER OR RESIDENTIAL MAINTENANCE AND ALTERATION CONTRACTOR OR SALESPERSON WITHOUT LICENSE.
   A person may engage in the business of or act in the capacity of a residential builder or a residential maintenance and alteration contractor or salesperson in this State without having a license, if the person is one of the following:
   (a)   An authorized representative of the United States government, this State, or a county, township, city, village, or other political subdivision of this State.
   (b)   An owner of property, with reference to a structure on the property for the owner's own use and occupancy.
   (c)   An owner of rental property, with reference to the maintenance and alteration of that rental property.
   (d)   An officer of a court acting within the terms of the officer's office.
   (e)   A person other than the salesperson who engages solely in the business of performing work and services under contract with a residential builder or a residential maintenance and alteration contractor licensed under MCLA 339.2401, et seq.
   (f)   A person working on one undertaking or project by one or more contracts, the aggregate contract price for which labor, material, and any other item is less than six hundred dollars ($600.00).  This exemption does not apply if the work of a construction is only a part of a larger or major operation, whether undertaken by the same or a different residential builder or residential maintenance and alteration contractor, or in which a division of the operation is made in contracts of amounts less than six hundred dollars ($600.00), to evade this act.
   (g)   An electrical contractor who is licensed under Act No. 217 of the Public Acts of 1956, as amended, being Sections 338.881 to 338.892 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. This exemption applies only to the electrical installation, electrical maintenance, or electrical repair work performed by  the electrical contractor.
   (h)   A plumbing contractor licensed under Act No. 266 of the Public Acts of 1929, as amended, being Sections 338.901 to 338.917 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. This exemption applies only to plumbing installation, plumbing maintenance, or plumbing repair work performed by the plumbing contractor.
   (i)   A mechanical contractor who is licensed under the mechanical contractors act. This exemption applies only to mechanical installation, mechanical maintenance, or mechanical repair work performed by the mechanical contractor.
(Ord. 2010-06.  Passed 7-6-10.)