It shall be unlawful for any licensee or for any person requiring a license under this chapter to engage in any of the following conduct:
Knowingly to allow any person to use the licensee’s name or license identification on a building permit application unless the licensee will be performing the work attributed to the licensee in the permit application. Any person who violates this subsection shall be punished by a fine of $1,000.00 for the first offense; $1,500.00 and a 90-day license suspension for the second offense; and $2,000.00 and license revocation for the third offense;
To do work or to direct, permit, encourage, assist, aid, abet or cause others to do work without first having obtained any permit required by this Code, or in violation of Section 13-12-050 of this Code;
To violate or to direct, permit, encourage, assist, aid, abet or cause others to violate any stop work order issued under this Code;
To hire any subcontractor or to direct, permit, encourage, assist, aid, abet or cause others to hire any subcontractor who lacks a valid license to perform the work for which the subcontractor is hired;
To submit any bid on general contracting work without a valid license issued under this chapter;
To fail to allow the department of buildings or the department of business affairs and consumer protection to examine pursuant to Section 4-36-120(B) the financial books and records of the business within three business days of the time a written request for such an examination is made by the commissioner of buildings or the department of business affairs and consumer protection;
To fail to comply with the Workers’ Compensation Act, as amended;
To fail to maintain any insurance required by law, including but not limited to workers’ compensation insurance and automobile liability insurance;
To knowingly make or cause to be made a false statement of material fact on or in connection with a building permit application;
To knowingly submit or cause to be submitted in support of a building permit application any document containing false or fraudulent information;
To knowingly affix or cause to be affixed a false signature on a building permit application;
To bribe or attempt to bribe or cause others to bribe or attempt to bribe any building inspector, government official, city personnel or other person in connection with an act related to general contracting as defined in Section 4-36-010.
To knowingly engage or cause others to engage in any conduct in connection with a building permit application in violation of the Illinois Architecture Practice Act, the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act, the Illinois Professional Engineering Practice Act or the Illinois Structural Engineering Act, as amended.
To do work or to direct, permit, encourage, assist, aid, abet or cause others to do work in violation of the zoning code or in a manner that fails to conform to the minimum standards of health or safety set forth in this Code or in any other applicable law or that otherwise endangers the health or safety of construction site workers, or the current or eventual users or occupants of a building or premises or the general public.
To fail to comply with any requirement applicable to the contractor on a project as set forth in Article XIV of Chapter 11-4 of this Code.
The prohibitions set forth in subsections (A) through (O) of this section shall apply to the licensee and to all controlling persons.
(Added Coun. J. 10-1-03, p. 9163, § 2.1; Amend Coun.J. 7-27-05, p. 53211, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 9-14-05, p. 55252, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 7-30-08, p. 34713, § 7; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-08, p. 47220, Art. V, § 5; Amend Coun. J. 2-9-11, p. 112149, § 21)