§ 7-7. Insurance and bond.  

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  • (a) Every contractor or subcontractor shall be required to maintain, at all times, with a casualty insurance company authorized to do business in this state, contractors liability insurance with minimum limits as per state law.

    (b) The contractor or subcontractor shall file with the building official a certificate signed by a qualified agent of the casualty insurance company stating that a policy has been issued to the licensee for employees' liability insurance or workmen's compensation insurance, public liability insurance, public property damage insurance and any other insurance required by state or federal law; the minimum limits for each; the policy number; the name of the company; the effective date of the policy; the expiration date of such policy; together with a statement and a copy of an endorsement placed on such policy requiring thirty (30) days written notice by registered mail to the building official if it becomes necessary to cancel the policy for any reason.

    (c) In the event of a cancellation of a policy of any contractor or subcontractor hereunder, no contractor or subcontractor shall be issued a permit to perform work within the city limits until proof of all required insurance is furnished to building official.

    (d) In accordance with F.S. § 489.131(1)(e), the contractor or subcontractor shall also file with the building official a bond in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) executed by good and sufficient surety payable to the city and consumer conditioned on the contractor or subcontractor observing and complying with all valid zoning and building regulations and ordinances of the city. Any claim or action asserted by the consumer against the bond shall be in the name of the consumer and not by the city "for use and benefit of" the consumer.

    (e) Upon completion of work by contractor or subcontractor, the building official shall perform an inspection to ascertain compliance with all valid zoning and building regulations and ordinances of the city. In the event the building official determines that the work performed does not comply with all valid zoning and building regulations and ordinances of the city, then the building official shall notify contractor or subcontractor of each violation found. Contractor or subcontractor shall have thirty (30) days from the mailing of said notice to cure each violation found, except in cases of emergencies wherein the opportunity to cure shall be commensurate to the emergency as determined by the building official. If each violation found is not cured within thirty (30) days, or such other time commensurate to an emergency, the building official shall send a notice of continuing violation to the contractor or subcontractor. Copies of each of the above notices shall be sent to the consumer and to the surety.

(Ord. No. 2003-13, § 1, 6-3-03)