2006 Code of Virginia § 54.1-1103 - Necessity for license; requirements for water well drillers and landscape irrigation contractors; e...

54.1-1103. Necessity for license; requirements for water well drillers andlandscape irrigation contractors; exemption.

A. No person shall engage in, or offer to engage in, contracting work in theCommonwealth unless he has been licensed under the provisions of thischapter. The Board may waive any provision of this chapter for Habitat forHumanity, its local affiliates or subsidiaries, and any other nonprofitorganization exempt from taxation under 501 (c) (3) of the Internal RevenueCode (26 U.S.C. 501 (c) (3)) for the purpose of constructing single-familydwellings that will be given to or sold below the appraised value tolow-income persons. Prior to a joint venture engaging in, or offering toengage in, contracting work in the Commonwealth, (i) each contracting partyof the joint venture shall be licensed under the provisions of this chapteror (ii) a license shall be obtained in the name of the joint venture underthe provisions of this chapter.

B. Except as provided in 54.1-1117, the issuance of a license under theprovisions of this chapter shall not entitle the holder to engage in anyactivity for which a special license is required by law.

C. When the contracting work is for the purpose of landscape irrigation orthe construction of a water well as defined in 62.1-255, the contractorshall be licensed, regardless of the contract amount, as follows:

1. A Class C license is required when the total value referred to in a singlecontract or project is no more than $7,500, or the total value of all suchwater well or landscape irrigation contracts undertaken within any 12-monthperiod is no more than $150,000;

2. A Class B license is required when the total value referred to in a singlecontract is $7,500 or more, but less than $120,000, or the total value of allsuch water well or landscape irrigation contracts undertaken within any12-month period is $150,000 or more, but less than $750,000; and

3. A Class A license is required when the total value referred to in a singlecontract or project is $120,000 or more, or when the total value of all suchwater well or landscape irrigation contracts undertaken within any 12-monthperiod is $750,000 or more.

D. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, an architect orprofessional engineer who is licensed pursuant to Chapter 4 ( 54.1-400 etseq.) of this title shall not be required to be licensed or certified toengage in, or offer to engage in, contracting work or operate as anowner-developer in the Commonwealth in accordance with this chapter whenbidding upon or negotiating design-build contracts or performing servicesother than construction services under a design-build contract. However, theconstruction services offered or rendered in connection with such contractsshall only be rendered by a contractor licensed or certified in accordancewith this chapter.

E. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, any person licensedunder the provisions of Article 4 ( 9.1-138 et seq.) of Chapter 1 of Title9.1 as a private security services business shall not be required to belicensed or certified to engage in, or offer to engage in, contracting workin the Commonwealth in accordance with this chapter when bidding upon orperforming services to install, service, maintain, design or consult in thedesign of any electronic security equipment as defined in 9.1-138 includingbut not limited to, low voltage cabling, network cabling and computer orsystems integration.

(Code 1950, 54-128; 1972, c. 16; 1980, c. 634; 1988, c. 765; 1990, c. 911;1992, c. 713; 1994, cc. 601, 754; 1995, cc. 581, 771; 1997, c. 885; 1998, cc.271, 754; 1999, cc. 959, 977, 991; 2002, c. 653; 2004, c. 190; 2005, c. 348.)


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