§ 51.10  CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE AND EXAMINATION.
   (A)   No person shall engage or offer to engage in or carry on the business of installing private sewage disposal systems or any components of private sewage disposal systems, including but not limited to, septic tanks, ground absorption trench systems and/or individual mechanical sewage treatment systems within the county unless they have obtained a valid county sewage treatment or disposal system installation contractor’s license.
   (B)   An annual installation contractor’s license fee designated in Appendix A shall be required for all sewage treatment or disposal systems installation contractors wishing to operate within the county. This fee is non-refundable.
   (C)   The Health Authority shall issue a license to persons applying who comply with the following items:
      (1)   Obtained a valid installation contractor’s license issued by the state;
      (2)   Successfully passed the County Health Department installation contractor’s examination; and
      (3)   Paid the required annual license fee to the County Health Department.
   (D)   Any person who owns an occupies a single-family dwelling and who is installing the private sewage disposal system which services the single-family residence on their own property, for their own use, must successfully pass an examination. An examination fee designated in Appendix A must be submitted prior to the issuance of the examination. This fee is non-refundable.
   (E)   No person shall engage or offer to engage in or carry on the business of cleaning or pumping, hauling or disposing of waste from a sewage treatment or disposal system or portable toilet units within the county unless they have obtained a valid county sewage treatment or disposal system pumping contractor’s license.
   (F)   An annual pumping contractor’s license fee designated in Appendix A shall be required for all sewage treatment or disposal systems or portable toilet unit pumping contractors wishing to operate within the county. This fee is non-refundable.
   (G)   The Health Authority shall issue a license to persons applying who comply with the following items:
      (1)   Obtained a valid pumping contractor’s license or applicable portable toilet certification issued by the state;
      (2)   Successfully passed the County Health Department pumping contractor’s examination; and
      (3)   Paid the required annual license fee to the County Health Department.
   (H)   All licenses shall expire on December 31 of the year they are issued.
   (I)   Individuals and businesses in the portable sanitation business must be in compliance with regulations set forth in the State Department of Public Health rules and regulations entitled Private Sewage Disposal Licensing Act and Code, ILCS Ch. 225, Act 225 and any subsequent revisions.
   (J)   Each person who desires to apply for admittance to the examination for a sewage treatment or disposal system installation contractor’s license or a private sewage treatment or disposal system pumping contractor’s license, shall file an application for examination on forms provided by the Health Authority.
   (K)   Examination dates and locations shall be established by the Health Authority. A completed application, a photograph of the applicant and a fee designated in Appendix A must be filed with the Health Authority at least 30 days prior to the examination date. This fee is non-refundable.
   (L)   The examination requirements and results are as follows.
      (1)   Installation license examination. The examination for a sewage treatment and disposal system installation contractor license shall test the applicant’s knowledge of the design, installation, operation, maintenance, repairing and servicing of sewage treatment and disposal systems.
      (2)   Pumping licensing examination. The examination for a sewage treatment and disposal system pumping contractor license shall test the applicant’s knowledge of the pumping, hauling and disposal of wastes removed from sewage treatment or disposal systems or portable toilet units.
      (3)   Both licenses.  Individuals desiring both the installation contractor license and pumping contractor license must pass the examination for each license.
      (4)   Passing grade. The examination shall consist of questions with a combined grade value of 100 points. In order to successfully pass the examination, a grade of not less than 75 must be obtained.
      (5)   Failure to pass. Any person who fails to pass the examination shall be admitted to a subsequent scheduled examination after filing a new application and fee with the Health Authority in accordance with this section.
      (6)   Expired license. A private sewage disposal system pumping contractor or private sewage system installation contractor whose license has expired for a period of less than three years may apply to the WCHD for reinstatement of the license and by paying the annual license fee to the County Health Department. A license which has expired for more than three years may be restored by reapplying to take the examination and by successfully passing the written examination and by paying the annual license fee to the County Health Department.
(1980 Code, §51.11)  (Res. 87-75, passed 7-16- 1987; Res. 07-412, adopted 10-18-2007; Ord. 11- 74, passed 2-17-2011; Ord. 14-279, passed 10- 16-2014; Ord. 16-235, passed 8-18-2016)