Contractor Licensing Application

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Contractor Licensing Application
Introduction
A) A current contractor license will be required for all contractors to apply for and receive a building permit.

B) Contractor Licenses are not required for:
1. An employee working under a licensed contractor
2. A homeowner who personally occupies or will occupy and undertakes the construction, alteration, repair, or maintenance of such homeowner's single-family residence or an accessory structure. All subcontractors working under a homeowners permit MUST be licensed.

C) A licensed contractor under this ordinance is responsible for all work performed under this contract including workers, agents, and subcontractors.

Contractor LIcenses and Descriptions
Class A Commercial
A “Class A Commercial” license shall entitle the holder thereof to construct, remodel, repair, demolish any structure and perform work described in Class D, Building Specialties of framing and concrete. A Class A Commercial license requires six (6)
years of qualifying experience within the commercial construction industry. The holder thereof must also have a Certificate of Competency or, hold a bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, or construction science from an accredited institution of higher learning. The license and renewal fee shall be as set by the resolution of the Governing Body. Renewals will also require 6 contact training hours (0.6 CEU) of continuing education.
Class B Commercial
A “Class C Residential” license shall entitle the holder thereof to construct, remodel, repair, and demolish single-family or duplex residences, buildings accessory thereto and perform work described as Class D, Building Specialties of framing and concrete. A Class C Residential license requires four (4) years of experience within the industry. The holder thereof must also have a Certificate of Competency or, hold a bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, or construction science from an accredited institution of higher learning. The license and renewal fee shall be as set by the resolution of the Governing Body. Renewals will require four (4) contact training hours (0.4 CEU) of continuing education.
Class C Residential
A “Class C Residential” license shall entitle the holder thereof to construct, remodel, repair, and demolish single-family or duplex residences, buildings accessory thereto and perform work described as Class D, Building Specialties of framing and concrete. A Class C Residential license requires a certificate of competency or a bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, or construction science from an accredited institution of higher learning; four (4) years of experience within the industry and 20 Code Training Hours, or 2 CEU.
Class D Specialties
“Class D Specialty” licenses shall entitle the holder to perform one or both of the services below as shown on their license:
Framing Contractor:
A Framing Contractor license shall entitle the holder thereof to frame a structure or building, including bearing walls and non-bearing walls, and including repair to any of the above. A Framing Contractor license requires a minimum of three (3) years of qualifying experience within the construction industry.
Concrete Contractor:
A Concrete Contractor license shall entitle the holder thereof to perform general concrete work to include the placing and erecting of steel bars for the reinforcing of foundations, pavement, flat, and other concrete work. A Concrete Contractor license requires a minimum of three (3) years of concrete placing, erecting, and structural experience within the construction industry.
Swimming Pool Contractor:
A Swimming Pool Contractor license shall entitle the holder thereof to install and repair permanent in-ground and above-ground pools. A Swimming Pool License requires a minimum of three (3) years of qualifying experience working within the swimming pool industry. The holder thereof must also have a score of 75% or higher on the Prometric Unlimited Swimming Pool test.
Local and Conditional Contractor Licenses
There are two (2) separate classes of licenses for contractors in this section
Local Commercial
A “Local Commercial” license requires a minimum of six (6) years in commercial construction of a commercial construction company performing various tasks common to the construction industry to include a minimum of two (2) years management at a level of foreman or above. Renewals will require 3 contact training hours (0.3 CEU) of continuing education. The Local Commercial license may not allow for reciprocating licensing in other jurisdictions without further testing. Special building limitations to the Local Commercial License will be: No new structure/building project to be over a single story; No commercial addition to a structure/building project to be over a single story; and structural alterations to buildings over a single story will not be allowed.
Local Residential
A “Local Residential” license requires a minimum of six (6) years in commercial or residential construction as an employee of a commercial or residential construction company performing various tasks common to the construction industry to include a minimum of two (2) years of management at a level of foreman or above. Renewals will require 3 contact training hours (0.3 CEU) of continuing education. Local Residential licenses may not allow for reciprocating licensing in other jurisdictions without further testing.
Addional Requirements
- Contractors who obtain an A, B, C, or local license shall keep in force general liability insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,00. The city shall be added as an additional insured to the insurance policy. At the time of licensing the contractor shall provide the City of McPherson with an original certificate of insurance.

- Contractors who obtain a Class D specialty license shall keep in force general liability insurance in an amount not less than $500,000. The city shall be added as an additional insured to the insurance policy. At the time of licensing the contractor shall provide the City of McPherson with an original certificate of insurance.

- Licenses will be issued for each calendar year beginning January 1 and expiring December 31.

- A license renewal application may be submitted to the City beginning on December 1st through January 31st without a penalty. Renewals submitted after January 31st will be subject to the original license fee.

- A single person (owner or another qualifying party) is qualified to hold a license for only one firm unless the firms have majority ownership in common.

License Fees
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