Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 11 – 8 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 2 CHAPTER 11. BUILDING AND HOUSING CODE | Article 11.3. Examining Boards & Licensing Sec. 11.3.1. Registration of Contractors Article 11.3. Examining Boards & Licensing Sec. 11.3.1. Registration of Contractors The registration of contractors shall conform to the provisions of the North Carolina Administration and Enforcement Requirement Code, North Carolina General Statutes, and City privilege license regulations. Sec. 11.3.2. Plumbing A. Board Established; Personnel There is hereby established a plumbing examining board (hereinafter referred to as the board) to consist of not less than 4 members: Two plumbing contractors and 2 journeyman plumbers. The Inspections Director shall be an ex officio member of the board. Each member of the board shall have had at least 5 years' experience in his respective field. The members of the board shall be appointed by the City Council as provided in §1-4002 of the City Code. The board shall elect from its membership a Chairman andVice-Chairman. The members shall serve without compensation. Present members shall continue to serve in accordance with their appointments. B. Meetings of the Board The board shall meet at such intervals as may be necessary for the proper performance of its duties, but in any case not less than twice a year. Examinations shall be held on the last Thursday in each of the following months: March, June, September and December. C. Standards and Procedures for Qualifying The board shall establish standards and procedures for the qualification, examination and licensing of journeyman plumbers, and shall issue an appropriate license with no expiration date to each person who meets the qualifications therefor and successfully passes the examination given by the board. The board shall keep an official record of all its transactions. D. Examination; Certificate Required No person shall engage in the business or trade of plumbing as a journeyman plumber in connection with public or private water supply or sewage disposal systems without submitting to an examination by and securing a certificate from the board; provided that nothing in this Article shall be construed to prohibit the working of one or more apprentices with each journeyman plumber. E. Journeyman Certificate; Suspension Holders of journeyman plumber certificates shall be furnished by the board of examiners with evidence of their having been so certified, in card form or otherwise, which shall be carried on the person of the holder while he is engaged in plumbing work and shall be exhibited on request of the plumbing inspector or of any person on whose premises he is working. Any certificate issued by the board may, after a hearing, be suspended or revoked if the person holding such certificate willfully or by reason of incompetence repeatedly violates the provisions of this UDO. F. Reexamination Any applicant failing an examination may take a reexamination after 90 days or more shall have elapsed upon payment of the regular examination fee. After 3 successive failures, an applicant shall not be reexamined within the next following 12 months. G. Temporary Journeyman Working Card Between the regular period of required examinations given by the board, any journeyman plumber, if the Inspections Director deems it an emergency or hardship, who first presents himself to the Inspections Director and shows he is employed by a master plumber licensed by the City and can pass an examination to be administered by the Inspections Director may have a temporary journeyman plumber working permit card issued to him for that period only between the regular examinations and upon payment of a minimum charge of $10.00. Temporary journeyman plumber cards issued shall be recalled and canceled by the Inspections Director if the holder thereof fails to conduct his work in a manner consistent with this UDO. H. Examination Fee Any person desiring to be licensed as a journeyman plumber shall make written application to the board. Examination fees for journeyman certificates shall be $35.00, payment of such fee to accompany the application. Examination fees are not returnable. All temporary card and examination certificate fees are to be paid to the City of Raleigh; all collected fees shall be promptly remitted to the Revenue Collector.