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Plumbing Contractor License

Plumbing Contractor License

Plumbing Contractor means any person that undertakes or performs, with or for another, any plumbing installation, alteration, repair, or other work in the city for which a plumbing permit is required from the city or fuel gas piping as described in the fuel gas code.

Plumbing contractor does not include subcontractors working for and under the supervision of a plumbing contractor licensed under this chapter or a homeowner performing work upon the owner’s residence or a building or structure accessory thereto intended for the owner’s personal use.

License required

  • No person shall conduct the business of a plumbing contractor in the city without first obtaining a plumbing contractor license the city.
  • No person shall conduct the business of a plumbing contractor in the city without first obtaining a plumbing contractor license the city.
  • No person required by 12-58-105, C.R.S., to be licensed as a plumbing contractor shall perform any work as a master, journeyman, or residential plumber in the city unless such person holds a valid state license to perform such work.

Qualifications for license

  • An applicant for a plumbing contractor license shall be a master plumber currently licensed by the Colorado State Plumbing Examiner's Board or shall have in charge and responsible for all plumbing work a master plumber so licensed.
  • If the supervising master plumber leaves the employment of the licensee or no longer holds a valid state plumbing license, the licensee shall immediately notify the chief building official, who shall suspend the license until a qualified master plumber is employed to supervise the business of the plumbing contractor licensee. If such suspended license is thereafter reinstated during the calendar year, no further license fees shall be due to the city for such year.
  • No master plumber of record may be designated as supervisor for more than one plumbing contractor licensee.

Application for Plumbing Contractor License

  • Complete a City of Boulder Contractor Licensing Application
  • Provide a current copy of a Certificate of Insurance as required by BRC 4-1-8.
  • Pay the annual licensing fees as required by BRC 4-20-15(a)
  • An applicant for a plumbing contractor license shall provide the name of the master plumber of record for the business, as prescribed in Subsection 4-15-5(a) B.R.C. 1981.

Contractor responsibilities

A plumbing contractor licensed by the city is responsible for all work performed under the contract, whether the contractor, an employee, or a subcontractor performs the work.

Supervision ratio

  • On all work requiring a plumbing permit in the city, no person shall permit a ratio of more than two licensed apprentices to one licensed journeyman or master plumber on each jobsite.
  • For purposes of this section, "jobsite" means:
    On all work requiring a plumbing permit in the city, no person shall permit a ratio of more than two licensed apprentices to one licensed journeyman or master plumber on each jobsite
    • For commercial properties, the scope of work included on one plumbing permit;
    • For residential properties, the scope of work included on one plumbing permit and the work on up to one platted lot on either side of the lot for which one permit is issued.

Revocation or suspension of license

  • The chief building official may suspend or revoke the license of a plumbing contractor or an apprentice plumber for the grounds and under the procedures prescribed by Section 4-1-10, “Revocation of Licenses,” B.R.C. 1981. Grounds for suspension or revocation include, without limitation, failure to maintain required insurance.
  • No person engaged in the plumbing contractor business shall employ or continue to employ for work in the city covered by the city plumbing code an apprentice who is not licensed or a person required to be licensed under 12-58-105, C.R.S., who is not so licensed.

 

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