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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.12A Contractors

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Chapter 8.12A
Contractors

Sections:

8.12A.010 Chapter 8.12 suspended.
8.12A.020 Definitions.
8.12A.030 License required.
8.12A.040 Graduated business license tax--Schedule.
8.12A.050 Graduated business license tax--Designated.
8.12A.060 Subcontractors to be named in application.
8.12A.070 Administration.
8.12A.080 Prosecution or liability not affected.
8.12A.090 Effective date of provisions.
8.12A.100 Penalty for violations.

8.12A.010 Chapter 8.12 suspended.

The application, administration and enforcement of Ordinance 53560, Ordinance 55387, Ordinance 56137 and Ordinance 57487 as codified in Chapter 8.12 are suspended during the period the ordinance codified in this chapter is in full force and effect.
(Ord. 61094 1, 1988.)

8.12A.020 Definitions.

The term "contractor" when used in this chapter shall include, but not be limited to, every individual, firm, association, joint stock company, joint venture syndicate, co-partnership and corporation engaged in or carrying on or conducting a business within the City as acoustical supplies contractors; air-conditioning equipment or systems contractors; asphalt work contractors; boilers contractors; brickwork contractors; bridges contractors; building contractors; building maintenance contractors; building or house moving, raising, shoring, or wrecking contractors; carpentry contractors; carpets contractors; caulking contractors; cement or concrete work contractors; culverts contractors; decorating contractors; dredging contractors, drilling contractors; electric work contractors; elevators contractors; excavating contractors; fire escapes contractors; flooring contractors; foundations contractors; furnace contractors; grading contractors; guttering and spouting contractors; heating contractors; hoisting contractors; home building contractors; janitor service contractors; kitchen equipment contractors; landscaping contractors; land clearing contractors; lathing contractors; linoleum laying contractors; machinery contractors; millwrighting contractors; office building contractors; paint spraying contractors; painting contractors; paper contractors; paper hanging contractors; paving contractors; pile driving contractors; pipelines contractors; plastering contractors; plumbing or gas fitting contractors; prefabricated buildings contractors; roofing contractors; sandblasting contractors; sewer contractors; sheet metal stamping or other works contractors; sidewalks contractors; sprinkler systems contractors; stairs contractors; steam fitting contractors; steel erection contractors; store or office fixtures contractors; street lighting contractors; stonework contractors; street contractors; swimming pools contractors; terrazzo or tile work contractors; tuck pointing contractors; waterproofing contractors; window contractors.

"Person" as used in this chapter shall mean every individual, firm, association, joint stock company, joint venture, syndicate, co-partnership, or corporation.

As used in this chapter, "St. Louis employee" means either: a sole proprietor of, or partners or joint venturers conducting an activity for which a graduated business license is required by this chapter; or an individual performing work, for remuneration, who is employed for one thousand nine hundred twenty (1,920) hours or more in any calendar year preceding any year in which a graduated business license is required to be obtained; or a full-time equivalent of a St. Louis employee. A full-time equivalent of a St. Louis employee means each group of two or more part-time employees who in the aggregate are employed by the same employer for one thousand nine hundred twenty (1,920) hours in any calendar year preceding any year in which a graduated business license is required to be obtained. If work or service of employees is performed partly within and partly without the City, the number of hours any employee worked within the City shall be considered and utilized in computation of St. Louis employees.
(Ord. 61094 3, 6, 1988.)

8.12A.030 License required.

No person shall engage in, or carry on or conduct the business of a contractor without first having obtained a license for the performance of such work within the City from the License Collector.
(Ord. 61094 2, 1988.)

8.12A.040 Graduated business license tax--Schedule.

Every person engaged in, carrying on or conducting the business of a contractor shall apply for a business license upon forms prepared by the License Collector and pay the graduated business license tax by January 31, 1989, for a license tax period of January 1, 1989, through June 30, 1989. Upon application and payment of tax due, the License Collector shall issue a business license for the six-month period of January 1, 1989, through June 30, 1989. The tax for said license shall be one-half () of the annual tax due pursuant to the graduated business license tax with a minimum tax of seventy-five dollars ($75.00).

Thereafter, every contractor shall be subject to the graduated business license tax and shall apply for a business license upon form prepared by the License Collector and pay the applicable graduated license tax by July 31, 1989, and every July 31 thereafter. Such license shall be valid for one year, beginning on July 1 of each year and ending on the following June 30.
(Ord. 61094 4, 1988.)

8.12A.050 Graduated business license tax--Designated.

The graduated business license tax for contractors shall be the same as in Chapter 8.07.
(Ord. 61094 5, 1988.)

8.12A.060 Subcontractors to be named in application.

Whenever any contractor subcontracts out work or services, he shall set forth in his application the name and addresses of the subcontractors he used during the last calendar year; but the contractor is not required to set forth the number of employees used by the subcontractors nor shall the contractor be responsible for the tax liability or licensing requirements for any subcontractor.
(Ord. 61094 8, 1988.)

8.12A.070 Administration.

This chapter shall be administered and enforced by the License Collector of the City, who is authorized to devise forms, regulations and procedures consistent with this chapter for such administration and enforcement.
(Ord. 61094 9, 1988.)

8.12A.080 Prosecution or liability not affected.

This chapter shall not affect or impair any act done or right vested or accrued, or any proceeding, suit or prosecution had or commenced in any cause before the effective date of the tax provided for by this chapter; but every act done, or right vested or accrued, or proceeding, suit or prosecution had or commenced shall remain in full force and effect to all intents and purposes as if the prior law had remained in full force and effect. No offense committed and no liability, penalty or forfeiture either civilly or criminally incurred prior to the effective date of the tax provided for by this chapter, shall be discharged or affected by this chapter; but prosecutions and suits for such offenses, liabilities, penalties or forfeitures shall be instituted and proceeded with in all respects as if the tax provided for by this chapter had not taken effect.
(Ord. 61094 10, 1988.)

8.12A.090 Effective date of provisions.

All present City ordinances providing for the licensing of contractors shall remain in force and effect until December 31, 1988, and this chapter shall be effective on December 31, 1988.
(Ord. 61094 7, 1988.)

8.12A.100 Penalty for violations.

Any person convicted of violating this chapter shall be fined the sum of not less than one dollar ($1.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment of not less than one (1) day nor more than ninety (90) days or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(Ord. 61094 11, 1988.)


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