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A. It is unlawful for any person to engage in the business, trade or occupation of a mechanical or gas contractor, journeyman or apprentice in the city unless he is registered with the code enforcement office and has a current and valid certificate of registration issued by the code enforcement office.
B. Only persons who have current and valid license as a mechanical or gas contractor or journeyman issued by the state construction industries board, may register as such with the code enforcement office; and only persons who have current and valid certificates of registration as a mechanical or gas apprentice issued by the state construction industries board may register as such with the code enforcement office of the city.
C. Upon application to the code enforcement office, the applicant shall give full name, residence and place of business and, in case of removal from one place to another, shall make corresponding change in said register accordingly and the payment of the required fee to the city clerk's office, the code enforcement office shall register such applicants and issue to them certificates of registration.
D. Such city certificates shall not be valid after the termination or expiration of state licenses of certificates. Registration certificates of mechanical or gas contractors, journeymen or apprentices issued as provided herein shall expire July 31 of each year.
E. For all certificates of registration authorized by this section, there will be charged and collected the following fees:
Mechanical or gas piping contractor
$300.00 initial year and $50.00 per year renewal fee thereafter (if not renewed by July 31, renewal will be $300.00)
Mechanical or gas piping journeyman
$10.00 per year
Mechanical or gas piping apprentice
$5.00 per year
F. The mechanical or gas piping contractor shall be responsible for the payment of all fees required herein for journeymen and apprentices under the contractor's supervision. (Ord. 1542, 11-7-2011)