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ORC Ann. 715.27 Ohio Revised Code Annotated - TITLE 7.CHAPTER 715.BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION

ORC Ann. 715.27
Ohio Revised Code Annotated - TITLE 7.CHAPTER 715.BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION

§ 715.27. Regulation of fences, signs, other structures, electrical equipment; licensing of specialty contractors
(A)  Any municipal corporation may:
    (1)  Regulate the erection of fences, billboards, signs, and other structures, within the municipal corporation, and provide for the removal and repair of insecure billboards, signs, and other structures;
    (2)  Regulate the construction and repair of wires, poles, plants, and all equipment to be used for the generation and application of electricity;
    (3)  Provide for the licensing of house movers; plumbers; sewer tappers; vault cleaners; and specialty contractors who are not required to hold a valid license issued pursuant to Chapter 4740. of the Revised Code;
    (4)  Require all specialty contractors other than those who hold a valid license issued pursuant to Chapter 4740. of the Revised Code, to successfully complete an examination, test, or demonstration of technical skills, and may impose a fee and additional requirements for a license or registration to engage in their respective occupations within the jurisdiction of the municipal corporation.
(B)  No municipal corporation shall require any specialty contractor who holds a valid license issued pursuant to Chapter 4740. of the Revised Code to complete an examination, test, or demonstration of technical skills to engage in the type of contracting for which the license is held, within the municipal corporation.
(C)  A municipal corporation may require a specialty contractor who holds a valid license issued pursuant to Chapter 4740. of the Revised Code to register with the municipal corporation and pay any fee the municipal corporation imposes before that specialty contractor may engage within the municipal corporation in the type of contracting for which the license is held. Any fee shall be the same for all specialty contractors who engage in the same type of contracting. A municipal corporation may require a bond and proof of all of the following:
    (1)  Insurance pursuant to division (B)(4) of section 4740.06 of the Revised Code;
    (2)  Compliance with Chapters 4121. and 4123. of the Revised Code;
    (3)  Registration with the tax department of the municipal corporation.
       If a municipal corporation requires registration, imposes such a fee, or requires a bond or proof of the items listed in divisions (C)(1), (2), and (3) of this section, the municipal corporation immediately shall permit a contractor who presents proof of holding a valid license issued pursuant to Chapter 4740. of the Revised Code, who registers, pays the fee, obtains a bond, and submits the proof described under divisions (C)(1), (2), and (3) of this section, as required, to engage in the type of contracting for which the license is held, within the municipal corporation.

(D)  A municipal corporation may revoke the registration of a contractor registered with that municipal corporation for good cause shown. Good cause shown includes the failure of a contractor to maintain a bond or the items listed in divisions (C)(1), (2), and (3) of this section, if the municipal corporation requires those.
(E)  A municipal corporation that licenses specialty contractors pursuant to division (A)(3) of this section may accept, for purposes of satisfying its licensing requirements, a valid license issued pursuant to Chapter 4740. of the Revised Code that a specialty contractor holds, for the construction, replacement, maintenance, or repair of one-family, two-family, or three-family dwelling houses or accessory structures incidental to those dwelling houses.
(F)  A municipal corporation shall not register a specialty contractor who is required to hold a license under Chapter 4740. of the Revised Code but does not hold a valid license issued under that chapter.
(G)  As used in this section, "specialty contractor" means a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning contractor, refrigeration contractor, electrical contractor, plumbing contractor, or hydronics contractor, as those contractors are described in Chapter 4740. of the Revised Code.


ORC Ann. 4740.13
Ohio Revised Code Annotated - TITLE 47. CHAPTER 4740.

§ 4740.13. Impersonating licensee; control wiring
    (A)  No person shall act as or claim to be a type of contractor that this chapter licenses unless that person holds or has been assigned a license issued pursuant to this chapter for the type of contractor that person is acting as or claiming to be.
    (B)  Upon the request of the appropriate section of the Ohio construction industry licensing board, the attorney general may bring a civil action for appropriate relief, including but not limited to a temporary restraining order or permanent injunction in the court of common pleas of the county where the unlicensed person resides or is acting as or claiming to be a licensed contractor.
    (C)  A contractor licensed under this chapter may install, service, and maintain the related or interfaced control wiring for equipment and devices related to their specific license, on the condition that the control wiring is less than twenty-five volts.
    (D)  A person is not an electrical contractor subject to licensure under this chapter for work that is limited to the construction, improvement, renovation, repair, testing, or maintenance of the following systems using less than fifty volts of electricity: fire alarm or burglar alarm, cabling, tele-data sound, communication, and landscape lighting and irrigation.


MUNICIPALITIES
Akron, Ohio Code of Ordinances 111.379
Akron Code of Ordinances TITLE 11 - BUSINESS REGULATIONS Chapter 111 - REGULATIONS GOVERNING SPECIFIC BUSINESSES Article 23. Police and Fire Emergency Alarms

§ 111.379 Definitions.
For the purpose of this article the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

"Alarm administrator." A person or persons appointed by the Mayor to administer, control, and review alarm applications, licenses, and false alarm notifications.

"Alarm box." A device whose purpose is to send a coded telegraphic message over the city's alarm circuit network to the Fire Department Communications Center for the purpose of alerting the Fire Department.

"Alarm business." The business by any individual, partnership, corporation, or other entity selling, leasing, maintaining, servicing, repairing, altering, replacing, moving, or installing any alarm system or causing to be sold, leased, maintained, serviced, repaired, altered, replaced, moved, or installed any alarm system in or on any building, structure, or facility. Contractors licensed by the City of Akron Division of Building Inspection for making electrical installations, and registered with the Ohio State Fire Marshal's office for making alarm installations, are exempt from the license fees under this article.

"Alarm business license year." A twelve-month period beginning with the first of January and ending on the last day of December of each year.

"Alarm notification." A notification intended to summon the police or fire service, which is designed to either be initiated purposely by a person or by an alarm system that responds to a stimulus characteristic of unauthorized intrusion or the products of combustion which include but are not limited to heat, smoke, and light radiation.

"Alarm Review Board." A board that consists of one representative from the Police Department, Fire Department, and the professional alarm industry as well as two members from the public at large, all appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of City Council.

"Alarm site." A single premise or location served by an alarm system or systems.

"Alarm system." A device or system that emits, transmits, or relays a signal intended to summon, or that would reasonably be expected to summon, police or fire service of the City, included but not limited to local alarms. Alarm system does not include:

1. An alarm installed on a vehicle unless the vehicle is permanently located at site; nor
2. An alarm designed to alert only inhabitants of a premise that does not have a local alarm.
"Alarm user." A person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, or organization of any kind in control of any building, structure, or facility where an alarm system is maintained.

"Alarm user license period." A twelve-month period beginning with the date of issuance, except licenses for alarm sites classified as owner-occupied residential units shall be for a thirty-six month period beginning with the date of issuance.

"Automatic dialing device." A device which is interconnected to a telephone line and is programmed to select a predetermined telephone number and transmit by a voice message or code signal an emergency message indicating the need for an emergency response.

"False alarm notification." The activation of an alarm system through mechanical failure, malfunction, improper installation, or the negligence of the owner or lessee of an alarm system or of his employees or agents. Such terminology does not include, for example, alarms caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, or other similarly violent conditions.

"Interconnect." To connect an alarm system including an automatic dialing device to a telephone line, either directly or through a mechanical device that utilizes the telephone, for the purpose of using the telephone line to transmit a message upon the activation of the alarm system.

"License section." The section of the Treasury Division of the Finance Department of the city authorized to issue licenses and collect the fees for same as provided herein.

"Local alarms." Alarms which activate an audible signal within the proximity of the premises only.

"License holder." The person designated in the application as required in § 111.381(C)(1) who is responsible for responding to alarms and giving access to the site, and who is responsible for proper maintenance and operation of the alarm system and payment of fees.

"Person." An individual, corporation, partnership, association, organization, or similar entity.

"Primary trunkline." A telephone line leading directly into the Police or Fire Department which is for the purpose of handling emergency calls on a person-to-person basis, and which is identified by a specific number in the telephone directory.

"Special trunkline." A telephone line leading into the Police or Fire Department and having the primary purpose of handling emergency signals or messages originating either directly or through a central location from automatic dialing devices.


Akron, Ohio Code of Ordinances 111.380
Akron Code of Ordinances TITLE 11 - BUSINESS REGULATIONS, Chapter 111 - REGULATIONS GOVERNING SPECIFIC BUSINESSES, Article 23. Police and Fire Emergency Alarms

§ 111.380 Alarm business license.
    A. An individual, partnership, corporation, or other entity engaging in an alarm business within the city shall apply to the Licensing Section for a license to operate. The application shall be on a form to be furnished by the Licensing Section and signed by the individual proprietor of such business, or by a partner, or by the proper corporate official as is appropriate for the form of the business seeking the license, and shall include:
        1. The name, address, and telephone number of the alarm business and the type of business entity (e.g., individual, partnership, or corporate). The name, address, and telephone number of the individual proprietor, partners, or directors and principal officers, depending on the nature of the entity applying. A licensed alarm business shall notify the Alarm Administrator of any changes that would alter any information listed on the license application within two business days. No fee will be assessed for such changes;
        2. A description of the alarm systems and devices offered for sale or lease to the public and a description of any services related to alarm devices offered to the public;
        3. Certification that within ninety days after the effective date of this article or upon receipt of notice of approval of a license application, whichever date occurs later, a complete list of the names and addresses of all persons or businesses in the city to whom or for whom alarm systems have been sold and who are currently under contract to the alarm business;
        4. A list of all felony and misdemeanor convictions of individual proprietors, partners, or directors and principal officers of the applicant business. The date and location of each conviction shall also be included;
        5. A statement as to whether the applicant has been denied a license or permit in any jurisdiction to engage in the alarm business or has had such license or permit revoked;
        6. A statement as to the length of time the applicant has been engaged in the alarm business and where engaged.
    B. License applications shall be accompanied by a certificate of insurance in a minimum amount required by the State Fire Marshal.
    C. License applications shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable annual fee of one hundred fifty dollars to cover the costs to the city of processing the applications as described herein.
    D. Alarm businesses already engaged in providing services or alarm system equipment in the city on the effective date of this article shall submit an application for a license no later than sixty days after the effective date of this article. After 1991, an application for a license shall be submitted no later than January 1 of each subsequent year. The applicant may continue to do business while their license applications are being processed. An applicant not previously engaged in providing services as an alarm business in the city on the effective date of this article shall not commence doing business until his application is approved.
    E. Every alarm business shall meet the experience requirement of this article before it may engage in the alarm business.
        1. At least one individual who is an owner, officer, partner, or employee of the applicant shall establish that he was engaged in or employed by an alarm business, in sales, service, or installation for an aggregate period of two years prior to filing this application. Such individual shall file with the Alarm Administrator sworn statements of such experience by at least two citizens of the community or communities in which such individual was so engaged or employed. The individual whom the applicant relies upon to comply with this subsection shall be a person who devotes a substantial portion of his time to engaging in or supervising the sale, installation, or servicing of alarm systems on behalf of the applicant.
        2. For the purpose of the two-year experience requirement of subsection (E)(1) of this section, employment by or engagement in an alarm business in one or more communities within the state may be aggregated.
        3. In the event that the individual upon whom the applicant relies upon to comply with subsection (E)(1) of this section shall within a period of three years after such compliance or qualification, for any reason cease to perform his duties on a regular basis, the alarm business shall promptly notify the Alarm Administrator by certified or registered mail and shall obtain as promptly as possible a substitute eligible individual acceptable to the Alarm Administrator. If the alarm business fails to obtain such substitute eligible individual within six months from and after the disqualification of such individual, the Alarm Administrator may revoke the alarm business license or may in its discretion extend for a reasonable time the period for obtaining a substitute qualified individual; or said Alarm Administrator may determine, based upon experience and performance of the alarm business, that the alarm business need not obtain such substitute qualifying individual.
    F. The Alarm Administrator shall review each application for a license prior to the licensing section issuing an alarm business license and may conduct an investigation to determine whether the facts set forth in the application are true. He shall within sixty days after receipt of an application for such license either approve or deny issuance of same and, accordingly, forward written notification to the applicant of said decision by certified mail. A written notification of denial shall include the basis for said finding and if the grounds for denial are subject to correction, applicant shall be given ten days after receipt of such notice within which to make the required correction.
    G. The Alarm Administrator may deny the application for an alarm business license if he finds that the applicant or the individual having the authority and the responsibility for the management and operation of the applicant's alarm business within the city or the individual upon whom the applicant relies to comply with subsection (E)(1) of this section, or any of the applicants, owners, partners, or principal corporate officers have:
        1. Committed any act which if committed by a licensee would be grounds for revocation of a license under subsection H of this section; or
        2. While unlicensed knowingly and willfully committed or aided and abetted in the commission of any act for which a license is required by this article; or
        3. Been convicted in any jurisdiction of a felony or misdemeanor if the Alarm Administrator finds that such conviction reflects unfavorably on the fitness of the applicant to engage in the alarm business.
    H. A new alarm business shall provide the Alarm Administrator with a written list of all alarm users prior to the licensing section issuing an alarm business license.
    I. Licenses for alarm businesses may not be renewed in the manner hereinafter set forth if the licensee or any of its owners, partners, principal corporate officers, or the individual having the authority and the responsibility for the management and operation of the alarm business within the city are:
        1. Found to have violated any of the provisions of this article; or any rule or regulation of the Alarm Administrator which violation the Alarm Administrator determines to reflect unfavorably upon the fitness of the licensee to engage in the alarm business; or
        2. Found to have knowingly and willfully given any false information of a material nature in connection with an application for a license or a renewal or reinstatement of a license or in a notice of transfer of an alarm business licensed under this article; or
        3. Found to have been convicted in any jurisdiction of a felony or a misdemeanor if the Alarm Administrator determines that such conviction reflects unfavorably on the fitness of the applicant to engage in the alarm business; or
        4. Found to have committed any act while the license was not in effect which would be cause for the revocation of a license, or grounds for the denial of an application for a license; or
        5. Upon petition to the Alarm Administrator by a local governmental subdivision, found to have been convicted of a violation of a municipal ordinance which violation the Alarm Administrator determines to reflect unfavorably upon the fitness of the licensee to engage in the alarm business.
    J. An alarm business shall provide the Alarm Administrator with a written list of all alarm users annually prior to renewal of a license and shall make its records available to the Alarm Administrator or his designee upon request.
    K. No license issued pursuant to the provisions of this article shall be assigned or transferred either by operation of law or otherwise.
    L. No alarm business shall operate within the City of Akron without a license. Penalty, see § 111.999

Akron, Ohio Code of Ordinances 190.481
Akron Code of Ordinances - TITLE 19 - BUILDING CODE, Chapter 190 - GENERAL PROVISIONS, Article 12. Fire Detection, Alarm And Suppression Contractors

§ 190.481 Registration.
In addition to being registered pursuant to this building code, all installers, sellers or maintainers of fire alarms, detectors, fire communications, and fire suppression systems and equipment shall be certified by the state Fire Marshal and registered to work within the city, prior to advertising for or engaging in this work, selling systems or equipment or displaying any systems for sale or installation.


Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Code of Ordinances TITLE VIII - BUSINESS REGULATIONS, Chapter 807 ALARMS

§ Sec. 807-1-A Alarm Business.
"Alarm business" shall mean the business by any individual, partnership, corporation, company, firm, or other entity of selling, installing, leasing, maintaining, servicing, repairing, altering, replacing, moving, or monitoring any alarm system or causing to be sold, installed, leased, maintained, serviced, repaired, altered, replaced, moved, or monitored any alarm system in or on any building, structure or facility.

Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Code of Ordinances - TITLE VIII - BUSINESS REGULATIONS, Chapter 807 ALARMS

§ Sec. 807-1-A4 Alarm Registration.
(1) Alarm Business Registration.
    a. All Alarm Businesses, as defined in 807-1-A of this section, are required to register with the False Alarm Reduction Unit of the Cincinnati Police Department. A registration fee of $250 will be imposed annually and registration is valid for one year from the date of registration.
    b. At the time of initial registration, Alarm Businesses will be required to provide a listing of current Alarm Systems within the City jurisdiction, including the Alarm User's name, mailing address, alarm location, and date of activation.
    c. Alarm Businesses will subsequently be required to notify the False Alarm Reduction Unit of any new Alarm System installations within forty-five (45) days of activation, including the Alarm User's name, mailing address, alarm location, and date of activation.
    d. The False Alarm Reduction Unit will notify the Alarm Business of the Alarm User Registration Number as assigned by the Cincinnati Police Department. All Alarm Businesses will be required to use the Alarm Users registration number, in addition to the address, when requesting a police response to an alarm.
    e. A $1000 civil penalty will be imposed (1) for each request for a police response related to an Alarm System operated by an unregistered Alarm Business; or (2) for each request by an Alarm User for registration of an Alarm System installed by an unregistered Alarm Business.
    f. Any Alarm Business with sustained operation within the City jurisdiction and a prior registration that was not renewed within ninety (90) days of the expiration of the registration period will be considered unregistered for the purposes of imposing civil penalties. The effective date of any subsequent renewal will be retroactive to the expiration date of the prior registration.
    g. Upon failure to provide notification of a new Alarm System installation within forty-five (45) days of activation, a $50 civil penalty will be imposed, per offense, upon the Alarm Business. Upon failure to provide required listing of Alarm Systems at the time of initial registration, a monthly civil penalty of $1000 will be imposed upon the Alarm Business. For each failure of the Alarm Business to provide the alarm registration number of any registered Alarm User when requesting a police response, a $25 civil penalty will be imposed.

Columbus, Ohio Code of Ordinances 597.01
Columbus Code of Ordinances - Title 5 - BUSINESS REGULATION AND LICENSING CODE, Chapter 597 ALARM SYSTEMS, DEALERS, USERS

§ 597.01 Definitions.
The following words and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings ascribed to them in this section:

(A) "Alarm agent" means any person employed by or working as an independent contractor for an alarm dealer, who sells, repairs, services, alters, replaces, removes, designs, maintains, or installs, alarm systems, on/in the premises of the alarm user.
(B) "Alarm dealer" means any individual, partnership, corporation or other entity that sells, leases, monitors, maintains, services, repairs, alters, replaces, moves or installs any alarm system; or causes to be sold, leased, monitored, maintained, serviced, repaired, altered, replaced, moved, or installed, any alarm in or on any building, structure or facility. (This shall include owners of proprietary alarm systems).
Alarm dealer shall not include electrical and building contractors licensed by the city who do not advertise or otherwise represent themselves as being in the business of alarm dealers nor retail stores where the selling of alarm systems or components is not the store's primary business.
(C) "Alarm system" means any assembly of equipment, mechanical, audible or electrical, designed to signal any fire or occurrence of an illegal entry or other illegal activity requiring emergency response by the police or fire division, but does not include alarms installed in motor vehicles, or security devices carried on the person.
(D) "Alarm user" means any person, partnership, corporation, or any other entity who purchases, leases, contracts for, otherwise obtains or uses an alarm system in a facility that lies within the jurisdiction of the division of fire or police.
(E) "Automatic dialer" means any alarm system which is designed to emit its signal directly to the police division or fire division by means of dialing a telephone number and giving a pre-recorded message.
(F) "Board" shall mean the alarm advisory board as constituted in this chapter.
(G) "Emergency contact person" means a person listed on the alarm permit application by the alarm user, who has a key or other access to the alarm user's property and who will respond, if necessary, when the alarm system is activated.
(H) "False alarm" means an alarm signal requesting an emergency response by the police or fire division when an emergency situation does not exist. False alarms do not include signals:
(1) Caused by tornadoes, blizzards or other catastrophic acts of God;
(2) That have been cancelled by the Columbus police or fire dispatcher prior to arrival of the police or fire division.
(I) "Permit year" means each twelve (12) month period following the issue date of a permit.
(J) "Revocation" means that period of time when all rights and privileges of a permit have been abolished for noncompliance with provisions of this chapter. Reinstatement of the permit shall occur when all provisions of this chapter have been met.
(K) "Service fee" means penalty charges assessed for false alarms.
(L) "Term" means length of permit validity.


Columbus, Ohio Code of Ordinances 597.05
Columbus Code of Ordinances - Title 5 - BUSINESS REGULATION AND LICENSING CODE, Chapter 597 ALARM SYSTEMS, DEALERS, USERS

§ 597.05 Alarm dealer permit, required.
    (A) No person, company, corporation, partnership, or other entity shall sell, lease, monitor, install, activate; or cause to be sold, leased, monitored, installed or activated, an alarm system unless such person, company, corporation, partnership or other entity is first in possession of a valid alarm dealer permit. Each dealer permit shall be assigned a permanent identification (I.D.) number.
    (B) A separate permit shall be required for each location from which an alarm dealer offers sales or service to the general public.

Columbus, Ohio Code of Ordinances 4114.115
Columbus Code of Ordinances, Title 41 - BUILDING CODE, Chapter 4114 LICENSE AND REGISTRATION-GENERAL PROVISIONS

§ 4114.115 Work of a registered fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company.
    (A) The department requires and issues registrations for the following categories of certified fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection companies:
        (1) Automatic sprinkler and standpipe systems;
        (2) Fire service mains;
        (3) Fire pumps;
        (4) Fire alarm and detection equipment;
        (5) Household fire warning equipment only;
        (6) Engineered extinguishing equipment (OTW); and/or
        (7) Pre-engineered extinguishing equipment (OTW).
    (B) The scope of work of a certified fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company registered with the department is limited to those categories in paragraph (A) above for which current and valid proof of Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal individual certification issued by the Bureau of Licensing and Certification is provided to the department.
    (C) Whenever any work involving either the alteration and/or installation of any fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection system, in any building or structure governed by this Building Code, such work shall only be transacted by a certified fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company duly registered with the department. The requirements of this subsection shall apply to any work within the scope of a department-issued certified fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company registration for work in, on, or involving any new or existing building or structure, which shall include one-, two-, and three-family dwellings, governed by either the Columbus Building Code or the Ohio Building Code (OBC) within the corporate limits.
        Exception: The installation of single station, inter-connected line voltage smoke detectors that are installed by an OCILB licensed electrical specialty contractor duly registered with the department in one-, two-, and three-family dwellings.

    (D) The validity of a department-issued registration of a fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company and its category of work listed in Section 4114.115(A) is totally dependant upon the expiration date of the validating individual's certification or of the company's certification expiration dates, whichever occurs first.
    (E) As used in this Building Code, a certified fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company is a company certified by the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Licensing and Certification that provides the means, processes, and procedures for the alteration and/or installation of any fire protection system in any building or structure governed by this Building Code that consists of devices, equipment and/or systems used to detect a fire, activate an alarm, suppress or control a fire, or any combination thereof. The registration of a certified fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company with the department requires current, valid company certification issued by the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Licensing and Certification.

Columbus, Ohio Code of Ordinances 4114.117
Columbus Code of Ordinances - Title 41 - BUILDING CODEm Chapter 4114 LICENSE AND REGISTRATION-GENERAL PROVISIONS

§ 4114.117 Required registration of Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal certified individual.
    (A) The certified individual, who provides the validation for the scope of work of any of the categories of Section 4114.115(A) for a fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company, shall have current and valid certification issued by the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Licensing and Certification. Such an individual shall also be registered with the department.
    (B) The validity of the individual's certification registration with the department is totally dependant upon the expiration date of his or her certification or of the expiration date of the company's certification, whichever occurs first.


Columbus, Ohio Code of Ordinances 4114.907
Columbus Code of Ordinances - Title 41 - BUILDING CODE, Chapter 4114 LICENSE AND REGISTRATION-GENERAL PROVISIONS

§ 4114.907 Issuance of a fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company registration.
    (A) Only upon the submission of a complete application for a fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company registration, shall the department issue to such applicant a fire alarm and detection and/or fire protection company registration. The expiration of a fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company registration shall coincide with the company certification issued by the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Licensing and Certification.
    (B) The continued validity or renewal of a fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company registration is dependent upon the proof of and continued maintenance of all the following:
        (1) A current, valid Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal company certification; and
        (2) The required city bond.



Columbus, Ohio Code of Ordinances 4114.909
Columbus Code of Ordinances - Title 41 - BUILDING CODE, Chapter 4114 LICENSE AND REGISTRATION-GENERAL PROVISIONS

§ 4114.909 Application for registration as a fire alarm and detection and/or fire protection company.
    (A) Any person desiring to be a fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company shall apply to the department for such registration on a form prescribed therefor, together with the nonrefundable fee required by the fee schedule. If no fee has been specifically provided, then the applicant shall pay the general fee prescribed for newly initiated areas of regulation that year.
    (B) The department's registrations for a fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company are as follows:
        (1) Automatic sprinkler and standpipe systems;
        (2) Fire service mains;
        (3) Fire pumps;
        (4) Fire alarm and detection equipment;
        (5) Household fire warning equipment only;
        (6) Engineered extinguishing equipment (OTW); and/or
        (7) Pre-engineered extinguishing equipment (OTW).
    (C) The scope of work of a certified fire alarm and detection and/or fire protection company registered with the department is limited to those categories in Section 4114.909(B) for which current and valid proof of Ohio State Division of State Fire Marshal individual certification issued by the Bureau of Licensing and Certification is provided to the department.
    (D) The validity of a registered fire alarm and detection and/or fire protection company category of work listed in Section 4114.909(B) is totally dependant upon the expiration date of the validating individual's certification or of the expiration date of the company's certification, whichever occurs first.
    (E) An application for registration as a fire alarm and detection and/or fire protection company shall be confirmed and signed under oath by the certified company applicant and all certified individuals tat provide a category validation of Section 4114.909(B) for the certified company. The application shall contain the following information:
        (1) Name and company certification identification number of the certified company being registered by the applicant;
        (2) Name of the applicant who holds the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal company certification issued by the Bureau of Licensing and Certification;
        (3) The expiration date of the company certification;
        (4) The residence and business address(es) of the applicant of the certified company who holds the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal company certification issued by the Bureau of Licensing and Certification;
        (5) The residence and business telephone number(s) of the applicant of the certified company who holds the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal company certification issued by the Bureau of Licensing and Certification;
        (6) The names and certification types of all certified individuals that provide a category validation of Section 4114.909(B) for the certified company;
        (7) The expiration date(s) of all certified individuals that provide a category validation of Section 4114.909(B) for the certified company;
        (8) The residence and business address(es) of all certified individuals that provide a category validation of Section 4114.909(B) who hold the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal individual certification issued by the Bureau of Licensing and Certification;
        (9) The residence and business telephone number(s) of all the certified individuals that provide a category validation of Section 4114.909(B) who hold the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal individual certification issued by the Bureau of Licensing and Certification;
        (10) Business names and dates of previous certified company registrations with the department of the applicant, if any; and
        (11) Other information deemed necessary by the department.
    (F) The building and development services licensing section of the department shall review and process the application for a fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection contractor registration.


Columbus, Ohio Code of Ordinances 4101.08
Columbus Code of OrdinancesTitle 41 - BUILDING CODEChapter 4101 DEFINITIONS

§ 4101.08 Letter H.
"Home improvement" means the repair, replacement, remodeling, alteration, conversion, modernization, improvement, or addition to any land or building, or that portion thereof which is used or designed to be used as a private residence or dwelling place for not more than three families; and shall include, but not be restricted to, the construction, replacement, or improvement of driveways, swimming pools, porches, garages, fallout shelters and other improvements to structures or upon land which is adjacent to a dwelling house "Home improvement" shall not include (i) the construction of a new home building or work done by a contractor in compliance with a guarantee of completion of a new building project, or (ii) the sale of goods or materials by a seller who neither arranges to perform nor performs directly or indirectly any work or labor in connection with the installation of or application of the goods or materials
"Home improvement contract" means an agreement for the performance of a home improvement or repair
"Home improvement contractor" means any person who owns or operates a home improvement business or who undertakes or offers to undertake or agrees to undertake or agrees to perform any home improvement whether or not such person is a prime contractor. "Home improvement contractor" includes any person who negotiates or offers to negotiate a home improvement contract to be performed by another, unless such person is the employee or authorized representative of a single licensed home improvement contractor.


Columbus, Ohio Code of Ordinances 4114.109
Ohio, Columbus Code of Ordinances Title 41 - BUILDING CODEChapter 4114 LICENSE AND REGISTRATION-GENERAL PROVISIONS

§ 4114.109 Home improvement contractors.
    (A) A home improvement general contractor's license shall be required to engage in the business of providing home improvements as defined in Section 4101.08, including, but not limited to the fields of specialization indicated in Section 4114.505 paragraph (B).
    (B) A home improvement limited contractor's license shall be required to engage in business in one of the fields of specialization indicated in Section 4114.505 paragraph (B).
        (1) Fireplaces and stoves shall include prefabricated fireplaces, masonry fireplaces, wood and coal burning stoves, either freestanding, built against a wall, or enclosed within the structure and fireplace inserts.
        (2) Exterior installations shall include license categories for the installation of storm windows and doors, siding, gutters, replacement windows, canopies, awnings, and other miscellaneous attachments to the exterior of a one-, two-, or three-family dwelling.
    (C) The chief building official, with the affirmation of the building commission, can recommend the creation of additional categories to, or modifications of, the existing home improvement limited licenses.

Dayton, Ohio Code of Ordinances Sec. 112.262
Dayton Code of Ordinances - CODE OF ORDINANCES CITY OF DAYTON, OHIO, Title XI BUSINESS REGULATIONS, CHAPTER 112. BUSINESSES, DIVISION 17. ALARMS

§ Sec. 112.262 Alarm business license and certification.
    (A) No person shall engage in the alarm business within the city, whether personal, by agents, or employees, singularly or along with some other business or enterprise, without having first obtained a license to do so in accordance with the provisions of this division.
    (B) In addition to the license requirements, all alarm installers and salespersons shall have obtained and must maintain a basic alarm installer certification through either the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, the National Alarm Association of America, or a substantially similar certification as may be determined by the Chief of Police or his/her designee. Persons who have been newly hired by an alarm business must obtain their certification within one year of the date of hire and may not perform any alarm-related installation or sales prior to certification unless supervised by a duly certified alarm installer or salesperson.

Dayton, Ohio Code of Ordinances Sec. 112.263
Dayton Code of Ordinances - CODE OF ORDINANCES CITY OF DAYTON, OHIO, Title XI BUSINESS REGULATIONS, CHAPTER 112. BUSINESSES, DIVISION 17. ALARMS

§ Sec. 112.263 Application for license.
An application for an alarm business license shall be made on an application form obtainable from the Police Department. The license shall expire on the 30th day of November in the year following the year of issuance. All renewal licenses shall be for a period of two years and shall expire on the 30th day of November of the second year following issuance.