By Megan Becka, special to cleveland.com
on February 01, 2017 at 1:53 PM
AKRON, Ohio - Starting today, the city of Akron is requiring all construction contractors to register with the city before performing any work that requires a permit from the city, state or county.
"The purpose of the Contractor Registration Program is to ensure that all contractors doing work in Akron are properly licensed and insured are that they are withholding and paying their fair share of taxes," said Mayor Dan Horrigan, in a release. "Homeowners who wish to perform work on their own property will not be affected by this registration requirement."
Registration forms are available at the City of Akron Plans and Permits Center and online at http://www.akronohio.gov/cms/engineering/planspermits/index.html. The initial registration fee is $100. All registrations will expire June 30 each year, however, registrations obtained between Feb. 1 and June 30, 2017 will not expire until June 30, 2018.
To register, contact the City of Akron Plans and Permits Center at 330-375-2010 or Plans&Permits@akronohio.gov.
Contractors must have an income tax registration number to register. An income tax registration number can be obtained by contacting the City of Akron Income Tax Division at 330-375-2037 or IncomeTaxRegistration@akronohio.gov.
Any contractor who fails to register or obtain required permits may be subjected to civil and/or criminal penalties.
For more information about the Contractor Registration Program, contact the City of Akron Plans and Permits Center at 330-375-2010 or Plans&Permits@akronohio.gov.