CHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTIONCHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION\ARTICLE 1. BUILDING CODE

ARTICLE 1. BUILDING CODE

This article shall be known as the “Building Code” and will be referred to herein as “this code.”

Buildings used in whole or in part as a home or residence of a single family or person and every building used in whole or in part as a home or residence of two or more persons or families living in separate apartments shall conform to the requirements of this code.

The purpose of this code is to protect, preserve, and promote the physical and mental health of the people, investigate and control communicable diseases, regulate privately and publicly owned dwellings for the purpose of sanitation and public health, and protect the safety of the people and promote the general welfare by legislation which shall be applicable to all dwellings now in existence or hereafter constructed and which legislation:

(a)   Establishes minimum standards for basic equipment and facilities for light, ventilation and heating, for safety from fire, for the use and location and amount of space for human occupancy, and for safe and sanitary maintenance;

(b)   Determines the responsibilities of owners, operators and occupants of dwellings; and

(c)   Provides for the administration and enforcement thereof.

(a)   For the purpose of this article, the following rules shall apply:

(l)    Words and numbers used singularly shall include the plural and the plural the singular. Words used in the present tense shall include the future.

(2)   The word “persons” includes a corporation, members of a partnership or other business organization, a committee, board, trustee, receiver, agent or other representative.

(3)   The word “shall” is mandatory.

(4)   The word “use”, “used”, “occupy” or “occupied” as applied to any land or building shall be construed to include the words “intended”, “arranged” or “designed” to be used or occupied.

(5)   Whenever the words “dwelling”, “dwelling unit”, “rooming house”, “rooming unit”, premises” are used in this article, they shall be construed as though they were followed by the words “or any part thereof”.

(b)   For the purpose of this article, certain terms or words used herein shall be interpreted or defined as follows:

(1)   Basement - a portion of a building located partly underground, but having less than half its clear floor-to-ceiling height below the average grade of the adjoining ground.

(2)   Boarding House - a building other than a hotel, where, for compensation and by pre-arrangement for definite periods, meals, or lodging and meals, are provided for three or more persons. A boarding house shall include dormitories for students.

(3)   Cellar - a portion of a building located partly or wholly underground, and having half or more than half of its clear floor-to-ceiling height below the average grade of the adjoining ground.

(4)   Dwelling - a building or portion thereof, designed exclusively for residential occupancy, including one family, two family, multiple family, boarding and lodging houses but not hotels.

(5)   Dwelling Unit - a detached building arranged, intended, or design for occupancy by one family.

(6)   Habitable Dwelling - any structure or part thereof that is used or intended to be used as a home or place of abode by one or more persons.

(7)   Habitable Room - a room used or designed to be used for living, sleeping, eating or cooking purposes, excluding bathrooms, toilet rooms, closets, halls and storage places, or other similar places, not used by persons for extended periods.

(8)   Infestation - the presence, within or around a dwelling, of insects, rodents, or other pests.

(9)   Multiple Dwelling - any dwelling containing more than two dwelling units.

(10) Occupant - any person, over l year of age, living, sleeping, cooking or eating in, or having actual possession of, a dwelling unit or rooming unit.

(11) Operator - any person who has charge, care, or control of a building, or part thereof, in which dwelling units or rooming units are rented.

(12) Owner - any person, firm or corporation, who jointly or severally along with others, shall be in actual possession of, or have charge, care and control of any dwelling unit within the city as owner, employee, or agent of the owner, or as trustee or guardian of the estate or person of the title holder, and such person shall be deemed and taken to be the owner or owners of such property within the true intent and meaning of this code and shall be bound to comply with the provisions to the same extent as the record owner. Notice to any such person shall be deemed and taken to be a good and sufficient notice as if such person or persons were actually the record owner or owners of such property.

(13) Person - any individual, firm, corporation, association or partnership.

(14) Plumbing - includes all of the following supplied facilities and equipment: gas or fuel pipes, gas or fuel burning equipment, water pipes, garbage disposal units, waste pipes, water closets, sinks, installed dishwashers, lavatories, bathtubs, shower baths, installed clothes-washing machines, catch basins, drains, vents and any other similar supplied fixtures, together with all connections to water, sewer, gas or fuel lines.

(15) Public Officer - the legally designated authority and such assistants as the city council may designate for the enforcement of this article.

(16) Rooming Unit - any room or group of rooms forming a single habitable unit used or intended to be used for living and sleeping, but not for cooking or eating purposes.

(17) Rooming House - any dwelling, or that part of any dwelling containing one or more rooming units, in which space is rented by the owner or operator to three or more persons who are not husband or wife, son or daughter, mother or father, or sister or brother of the owner or operator.

(18) Refuse - for the purpose of this article, refuse shall include garbage, rubbish and ashes which are defined as follows:

(A)  Garbage - garbage includes every accumulation of animal, vegetable, or other matter that attends the preparation, consumption, dealing in or storage of meats, fish, fowl, birds, fruit or vegetables, including the cans, containers or wrappers wasted along with such materials.

(B)   Refuse - all putrescible and non-putrescible solid wastes (except body wastes). Refuse includes garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleansing, dead animals, abandoned automobiles, and solid market and industrial wastes.

(C)   Rubbish - non-Putrescible solid wastes (except ashes). Rubbish consists of both combustible and non-combustible materials, such as paper, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, wood, glass, bedding, crockery, metals, and similar objects.

(D)  Ashes - residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke, or other solid combustible materials.

(19) Supplied - Paid for, furnished, or provided by or under the control of, the owner or operator.

(20) Temporary housing - any tent, trailer, or other structure used for human shelter which is designed to be transportable and which is not attached to the ground, to another structure, or to any utilities system on the same premises for more than thirty (30) consecutive days, or one which is located in a mobile homes court duly licensed under ordinances of the city.

Every dwelling, including all yards, lawns and courts shall be kept clean and free from any accumulation of filth, rubbish, garbage or any similar matter. It shall be the duty of each occupant of a dwelling unit to keep in clean condition the portion of the property which he occupies and of which he has exclusive control, to comply with the rules and regulations, to place all garbage and refuse in proper containers. If receptacles are not provided by the owner, then the occupant shall provide receptacles as may be necessary to contain all garbage and trash. Every occupant of a dwelling containing a single dwelling unit shall be responsible for the extermination of any insect, rodents or other pests therein or on the premises; and every occupant of a dwelling unit in a dwelling containing more than one dwelling unit shall be responsible for such extermination whenever his dwelling unit is the unit primarily infested. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, whenever infestation is caused by failure of the owner to maintain a dwelling in a rat proof or reasonable insect-proof condition extermination shall be the responsibility of the owner and operator. Whenever infestation exists in two or more of the dwelling units in any dwelling, or in the shared or public parts of any dwelling containing two or more dwelling units, extermination thereof shall be the responsibility of the owner.

No person shall occupy as owner-occupant or rent to another for occupancy any dwelling or dwelling unit, for the purpose of living, sleeping, cooking, or eating therein, which does not comply with the following requirements. The following requirements are hereby declared essential to the health and safety of the occupants of such dwelling or dwelling unit:

(a)   Basement or Cellar. The basement or cellar of any dwelling shall be reasonably dry and ventilated and shall be kept free from rubbish accumulation.

(b)   Heating. Every dwelling and every dwelling unit shall be so constructed, insulated, and maintained and be provided by the owner or occupant with heating units so that it is capable of reaching an air temperature of Seventy degrees (70°) Fahrenheit under ordinary winter conditions. The chimney or vent of the dwelling shall conform with the Building Code of the City of Minneapolis.

(c)   Ventilation. Every habitable room in a dwelling or dwelling unit shall contain a window or windows half of which shall be openable directly to the outside air and the total area of such window or windows shall be not less than ten percent (10%) of the floor area of such room. An approved system of mechanical ventilation or air conditioning may be used in lieu of openable windows. Such system shall provide not less than four air changes per hour, except that in toilet compartments such system shall provide a complete air change every five minutes.

(d)   Windows and Doors. Every window and exterior door shall be reasonably weather-tight and water-tight, and shall be kept in good working condition and good repair and provided with screens or other devise to protect occupants from insects, rats, rodents, or other vermin.

(e)   Lighting. Every habitable room shall have a ceiling electric outlet and a duplex outlet in the wall or floor, or at least two wall or floor outlets.

(f)    Basement Dwelling Units. The use of basements or cellars for dwelling units is prohibited unless they comply with Section 6, governing ventilation, provided, however, if occupied at the time of the passage of this code and if it complies with all other provisions of this code, the public officer may approve a window less than required, if in his opinion, the window area is not detrimental to the occupants.

(g)   Floor Area. Every dwelling unit shall contain at least One Hundred Fifty (150) square feet of floor space for the first occupant thereof and at least One Hundred (100) additional square feet of floor space for every additional occupant thereof. The floor space shall be calculated on the basis of total habitable room area, inside measurements. No floor space shall be included in determining habitable room area, inside measurements. No floor space shall be included in determining habitable room area over which the ceiling is less than seven (7) feet above the floor for the purpose of this subsection.

(h)   Sleeping Rooms in Rooming House Establishments. No room shall be used for sleeping purposes unless the ceiling height is at least seven (7) feet and there are at least Seventy (70) square feet of floor area for the first occupant and 50 square feet for each additional occupant. In sleeping rooms with sloping ceilings, the ceiling height shall be at least seven (7) feet over at least fifty percent (50%) of the floor area.

(i)    Kitchen Sink. In every dwelling unit containing two (2) or more rooms, there shall be at least one kitchen sink with public water under pressure and connected to the public sewer.

(j)    Water Heating Facilities. Every dwelling shall have supplied water heating facilities which are installed in an approved manner and are maintained and operated in a safe and good working condition and are properly connected with the hot water lines to the kitchen sink, lavatory and bathtub or shower.

(k)   Bathing Facilities. Every dwelling unit shall contain within a room which affords privacy to a person in said room, a bathtub or shower in good working condition and properly connected to an approved water and sewer system.

(l)    Toilet Facilities. There shall be at least one flush water closet in good working condition for each dwelling unit, which flush water closet shall be located within the dwelling and in a room which affords privacy.

(m)  Lavatory Facilities. Every dwelling unit shall contain within its walls a lavatory basin in good working condition and properly connected to an approved water and sewer system and located in the same room as the required flush water closet or as near to the room as practicable.

(n)   Plumbing. All plumbing, water closets and other plumbing fixtures in every dwelling or dwelling unit shall conform with the city plumbing code and amendments thereto.

(o)   Privies. All pit privies, privy vaults, “dry hopper”, sewer-connected privies and frost-proof closets are hereby declared to be a public nuisance and shall be eliminated.

(p)   Lighting of Toilets and Bathrooms. Every toilet and every bathroom in every dwelling shall have at least one electric light in either the ceiling or on the wall.

(q)   Garbage and Refuse Receptacles. Garbage cans shall be:

(l)    water tight

(2)   provided with a tight fitting lid

(3)   rust resistant

(4)   structurally strong to withstand handling stress

(5)   easily filled, emptied, and cleaned

(6)   of a size that when full can be conveniently handled by one man

(7)   furnished with side handles or a bail

(r)    Entrances. Every dwelling unit shall have access to open space at ground level and shall meet the requirements of the City of Minneapolis Building Code.

(s)    Drainage. All courts, yards or other open space areas on the premises of any dwelling shall be so graded and drained that there is no pooling of the water thereon. Properly constructed wading and swimming pools and fish ponds are excepted from this section.

(t)    Walls, Ceilings and Floors. Walls, ceiling and floors shall be maintained in good condition.

(u)   Porches and Porch Railings. Porches and porch railings shall be firm and in good condition.

(v)   Dangerous or Inflammable Materials. The premises shall be free of dangerous or inflammable materials unless stored in approved containers.

(w)  Maintenance and Repair. Every dwelling and every part thereof shall be maintained in good repair by the owner or agent and be fit for human habitation. The roof shall be maintained so as not to leak and all rain water shall be drained therefrom so as not to cause dampness in the walls or ceilings. All floors, stairways, doors, porches, windows, skylights, chimneys, toilets, sinks, walls and ceilings shall be kept in good repair and good usable condition.

(x)   Water Supply. Every dwelling unit shall be supplied with a water system meeting the minimum requirements of the State Board of Health. Plumbing for said water shall conform with the city plumbing code and be connected to all kitchen sinks, bath tubs or showers, flush water closets and lavatories.

Boarding and rooming houses shall comply with the requirements contained in 4-106 above except for the following:

(a)   A kitchen sink for each unit shall not be required.

(b)   Bathing facilities shall be provided in the form of a tub or shower for each eight (8) occupants. Separate facilities shall be provided for each sex and plainly marked.

(c)   A water closet shall be provided for each six (6) occupants and shall be separated with separate access from bathing facilities if more than four (4) occupants are served by each. Separate facilities shall be provided for each sex and plainly marked.

(d)   Minimum room sizes shall not apply except that eighty (80) square feet shall be considered a minimum area for a sleeping room for each occupant.

(a)   Inspection. For the purpose of determining compliance with the provisions of this code, the public officer or his authorized representative is hereby authorized and directed to make inspections to determine the condition, use, and occupancy of dwellings, dwelling units, rooming units, and the premises upon which the same are located. For the purpose of making such inspections, the public officer or his authorized representative is hereby authorized to enter, examine and survey all dwellings, dwelling units, rooming units and premises upon which the same are located. Upon determining the need for an inspection, the public officer shall send a written request for inspection to the owner of said dwellings, dwelling units or rooming units. Upon receipt of said notice the owner shall notify the public officer of the date and time such inspection may be made; said date being within two (2) weeks of the date of request. In the event the owner of such dwellings, dwelling units or rooming units shall refuse said inspection, the public officer or his authorized representative shall procure right to enter and inspection by application to and proper orders from a court of record or municipal court in the city and county. Every occupant of a dwelling shall give the owner thereof, or his agent or employee, access to any part of such dwelling, or its premises, at all reasonable times, for the purpose of making such repairs or alterations as are necessary to effect compliance with the provisions of this code or with any rule or regulation adopted and promulgated, or any order issued pursuant to the provisions of this code.

(b)   Enforcement. For the purpose of protecting health, welfare, and safety of the habitants of dwellings or dwelling units, the public officer is hereby authorized to enforce provisions of this code and of other ordinances which regulate or set standards affecting habitable buildings.

(c)   Public Officer: Authorized to Make Recommendations. The public officer is hereby authorized to make recommendations from time to time as shall be necessary to carry out the purpose of this code; which recommendations and regulations shall become effective when approved by ordinance of the city council.

(d)   Right of Appeal. Any person affected by any notice or order relating to the condemning and placarding of a dwelling or dwelling unit as unfit for habitation may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the Housing Board of Appeals, under the procedure set forth in this code.

The designation of dwellings or dwelling units as unfit for human habitation and the procedure for the condemnation and placarding of such unfit dwellings or dwelling units shall be carried out in compliance with the following requirements:

(a)   Standards. Any dwelling unit which shall be found to have any of the following defects shall be condemned as unfit for human habitation and shall be so designated and placarded by the public officer:

(l)    One which is so damaged, decayed, dilapidated, unsanitary, unsafe, or vermin-infested that it creates a serious hazard to the health or safety of the occupants or of the public.

(2)   One which lacks illumination, ventilation, or sanitation facilities adequate to protect the health or safety of the occupants or of the public.

(3)   One which, because of its general condition or location, is unsanitary, or otherwise dangerous to the health or safety of the public, or the occupants therein.

(b)   Placarding: Order to Vacate. Any dwelling or dwelling unit condemned as unfit for human habitation, and so designated and placarded by the public officer, shall be vacated within a reasonable time as ordered by the public officer.

(c)   Compliance Required Before Re-occupancy. No dwelling or dwelling unit which has been condemned and placarded as unfit for human habitation shall again be used for human habitation until written approval is secured from, and such placard is removed by the public officer. The public officer shall remove such placard whenever the defect or defects upon which the condemnation and placarding action were based have been eliminated. It shall be unlawful for anyone to let, lease, occupy or permit the occupancy, whether for a consideration or not, of any dwelling so posted and any violation of this provision shall constitute a misdemeanor within the meaning of this code. It shall be unlawful for any person to deface or remove the placard from any dwelling or dwelling unit which has been condemned as unfit for human habitation and placarded as such, except the public officer as herein provided, and any violation of this provision shall constitute a misdemeanor within the meaning of this code.

Except in those instances in which 4-109 (Designation of Unfit Dwellings and Procedure for Condemnation) hereof is applicable, whenever the public officer or his authorized representative determines that there has been a violation of any provision of this code (or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto) he shall give notice of such alleged violation to the person or persons who are or may be responsible therefore, as enumerated below.

(a)   Notice shall be in writing.

(b)   Notice shall Particularize the violations alleged to exist or to have been committed.

(c)   Notice shall provide a reasonable time, but not less than thirty (30) days in any event for the correction of the violations Particularized.

(d)   Notice shall be addressed to and served upon the owner of the property, the operator of the dwelling, and the occupant of the dwelling unit or the rooming unit concerned, if the occupant is or may be responsible for violation. Service shall be by personal service or by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, delivered to addressee only. If one or more persons whom the notice is addressed cannot be found or served after diligent effort to do so, service may be made upon such person or persons by posting a notice in a conspicuous place in or about the dwelling affected by the notice, in which event the public officer or his authorized representative shall include in the record a statement as to why such posting was necessary.

(a)   Order of Repair, Remove and Demolish. At the time of the placarding and order to vacate specified by section 4-109, paragraph (b) hereof, the public officer shall also issue and cause to be served upon the owner in the manner specified for serving notice in section 4-110 hereof, further order which:

(l)    If the repair, alteration, or improvement of the structure can be made at a cost which is less than three hundred percent (300%) of the then current assessed taxable value of the structure, requires the owner, within the time specified in the order, to repair, alter, or improve such structure so as to render it fit for human use or habitation and commanding the owner to leave such structure vacant until compliance with such order; or

(2)   If the repairs, alterations, or improvements of the structure cannot be made at a cost which is less than three hundred percent (300%) of the then current assessed taxable value of the structure, requires the owner within the time specified in the order to remove or demolish such structure.

(b)   Repair or Demolition by Public Officer. If the owner fails to comply with the order under this section, for the repair, alteration or improvement of such structure, the public officer may cause such structure to be repaired, altered or improved. If the owner fails to comply with an order to remove or demolish such structure, the public officer may cause such structure to be removed or demolished. The amount of the costs of such repairs, alterations or improvements or demolition by a public officer shall be a lien upon the property upon which the cost was incurred and such lien, including as a part thereof an allowance of his costs and necessary attorney’s fees, may be foreclosed in judicial proceedings in the manner provided or authorized by law for loans secured by liens on real property or shall be assessed as a special assessment upon the lot or parcel of land on which the structure was located and the city clerk at the time of certifying other city taxes, shall certify the unpaid portion of the aforesaid costs and the county clerk shall extend the same on the tax rolls against said lot or parcel of land. If the structure is removed or demolished by the public officer, he shall sell the materials of such structure and shall credit the proceeds of such sale against the costs of the removal or demolition and, if there is any balance remaining, it shall be paid to the parties entitled thereto as determined by judicial proceedings instituted by the public officer, after deducting such costs of judicial proceedings, including the necessary attorney’s fees incurred therein, as determined by the Court.

(a)   There is hereby adopted by the City of Minneapolis Kansas, for the purpose of establishing rules and regulations for building, construction, alteration and maintenance of buildings, including permits and penalties, a certain building code known as the Uniform Building Code Volume I, recommended by the International Conference on Building Officials particularly the 1997 Edition thereof and the whole thereof, except such portions as are hereinafter deleted, of which not less than three copies have been and now are filed in the office of the city clerk of the City of Minneapolis, and the same is hereby adopted by reference and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, as authorized by Kansas Statutes Annotated, 12-3001 to 12-3007, inclusive.

A building permit is required prior to any construction within the city. The following fees shall be charge for said building permit:

(a)

Construction of a fence, porch, deck, up to 12x12 storage building

$25.00

(b)

Add room on to existing house

$50.00

(c)

Construction of a garage

$50.00

(d)

Erect or move a house on to a lot

$150.00

Any permit issued for building purposes pursuant to this article shall be revoked if work on the building for which the permit was issued has not commenced within ninety (90) days. Any building permit application, requesting the construction of an accessory building as defined in the zoning and subdivision regulations, in a residential zone with sidewalls in excess of ten (10) feet in height or a door in excess of eight (8) feet in height shall require City Council approval prior to construction. Any building permit application requesting the construction of any structure within ten (10) feet of the property line shall have with it either a survey from a license surveyor showing the exact location of the property line or an agreement between adjacent landowners establishing where the property line is located. In both situations the property line shall be located and pinned.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this article, or doing any of the acts or things prohibited by this article, or failing or refusing to perform any duty imposed by this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00), or be imprisoned not to exceed thirty (30) days, or be both so fined and imprisoned. Each day during or on which the violation occurs or continues shall constitute a separate offense.

(a)   Journeymen and apprentices, electrical, plumbing and gas fitting trades.

(1)   The original license or registration fees for journeymen and apprentices in the electrical, plumbing and gas fitting trades are:

(A)  Journeyman - $25.00

(B)   Apprentice registration - $10.00

(2)   Renewal of license for the trades listed in this section:

(A)  Journeyman - $25.00

(B)   Apprentice registration - $10.00

(3)   Registration for out-of-city licenses for the trades listed in this section:

(A)  Journeyman - $25.00

(b)   It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct, carry on or engage in the business or electrical, plumbing or gas fitting without first obtaining a license.

(c)   Utility firms exempt

(1)   Any gas utility company doing business under a franchise with the city shall not be required to secure a license or file a bond when engaged in the performance of duties, obligations or rights conferred upon such utility by the franchise. The employees and agents or the utility shall comply with the requirements of this article in all respects when engaged in work required by the further provisions to be performed by gas fitters.

(d)   Application and examination.

(1)   Each initial application for examination for journeyman license shall be made on forms provided by the public officer for regularly scheduled examinations. Applications for examination shall be made to the public officer at least four weeks prior to the scheduled examination date. In addition, each applicant for initial examination shall be responsible for paying Experior directly for the cost of the exam where the public officer has adopted and approved the Experior exam.

(2)   Examinations for journeymen and apprentices, electrical, plumbing and gas fitting trades shall be the Experior exam, by Experior, Gainesville, Florida. Limited exams for the trade shall be prepared or approved by the public officer.

(3)   The minimum passing score shall be Seventy-five percent (75%) for any of the trade examinations.

(4)   The following individuals and organizations are considered grandfathered and will not be required to take the exam as long as they maintain a current license.

Business/Contractor Name

License

B&W Electrical

Electrical

Bradshaw, James

Plumbing & Electrical

Christman, Dale

Plumbing & Electrical

Cline, Kevin

Plumbing & Electrical

Eckert, Richard

Plumbing & Electrical

Frick, Ben

Electrical

General Air

Plumbing & Electrical

Griffin’s Contracting

Plumbing & Electrical

Hogg, Gary

Plumbing

Johns, Brian

Electrical

Dan Meinhardt Construction

Plumbing & Electrical

Plunkett Plumbing

Plumbing & Electrical

Plumbing Unlimited

Plumbing

Spa’s & Such 4 U

Plumbing & Electrical

Tasker Construction

Plumbing & Electrical

Trout Plumbing

Plumbing & Electrical

Watson Electric

Electrical

(e)   License Qualifications and Responsibility--Journeyman.

(1)   The requirements to become a licensed journeyman in the plumbing, electrical trades shall include, a minimum of four (4) years’ experience working within the trade in conjunction with training of a school approved by the appropriate public officer or a minimum of five (5) years’ experience working within the trade only, licensed journeyman shall have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience working within the trade

(2)   in conjunction with training of a school approved by the public officer of a minimum of three (3) years’ experience working within the trade. Work experience shall be verified by previous and current employers on forms provided by the building code enforcement division.

(f)    License Qualifications and Responsibility--Apprentice.

(1)   An apprentice is an individual who is registered with the building code enforcement division as working within a licensed trade. The working ratio for licensed journeyman or master to registered apprentice shall be one to two.

(g)   When licensed and registration expire.

(1)   All licenses and registrations shall expire the last working day before December 15. All licenses may be renewed for a period of ninety (90) days after expiration. Failure to renew within ninety (90) days shall cause the license to be null and void. Thereafter, renewal of license shall be considered and treated as an application for a new license and subject to all applicable provisions.

(h)   Suspension or revocation.

(1)   The public officer shall be empowered to suspend a license holder for the following infractions:

(A)  Failure to obtain a permit within forty-eight (48) hours of initiating work on the project.

(B)   Creating a hazardous situation which endangers life and/or property.

(C)   Failure to correct a written violation notice within the allotted time.

(2)   The public officer shall be empowered to revoke a license holder’s license for the following infractions:

(A)  Loaning of his license to another individual or company.

(B)   Creating a hazardous situation which endangers life and/or property.

(C)   Subsequent violations of failure to obtain a permit within forty-eight (48) hours of initiating work on the project, creating a hazardous situation which endangers life and/or property, or failure to correct written violation notice within the allotted time after having been previously suspended for such violation.

(3)   The public officer shall send written notice to the license holder setting forth the alleged infraction(s) and setting forth a time and place at which the matter of suspension will be heard by the public officer. The license holder may appear with or without counsel. After hearing the matter, the public officer shall make written findings and specify the length of suspension, if any. During the course of suspension all work shall cease except that work necessary to correct a hazardous situation of correct a written violation notice. In the case where a license holder is found to have committed any of the infractions listed in this section, the license shall be suspended for a minimum of two weeks, not to exceed a maximum of one year.

(i)    Display of electrician’s licenses.

(1)   All plumbing and electrical contractors licensed pursuant to this division shall display or post the required license in their place of business, and all electricians shall carry their licenses on their persons and exhibit the license on the demand of the electrical inspector, his assistants or any officer of the city.