§ 13.24.020  PERMIT REQUIRED.
   (A)   No person shall lay, construct, reconstruct, remove or repair in any street, or in, over or through any property or right-of-way owned by or under the control of this city, any curb, sidewalk, gutter, drive- way approach, roadway surface, pavement, sanitary sewer, sewage works, storm drain, culvert, stairway, retaining wall or similar structure, building or improvement, or perform any grading or filling or subject any sewer or storm drain to live or dead loading in excess of its first constructed condition, or disturb, relocate or renew any street light or traffic signal, conduit, wire standard, controller or facility in connection with taking access to the public street or constructing or renewing or remodeling a driveway approach without first obtaining written permit therefor from the Director of Public Works, paying the requisite fees, and without first obtaining approval of plans and specifications and the lines and grades therefor from the Director of Public Works.
   (B)   The permit fees specified in division (A) of this section shall be doubled when work requiring a permit has been started or carried on prior to obtaining the permit and the applicant had knowledge that a permit was necessary as evidenced by the fact that at the time of doing such work he held a contractor's license with the state or had previously applied for a permit from the Community Develop-ment Department of city. The payment of such double fee, however, shall not relieve any person from fully complying with the requirements of this code in the execution of the work nor from any other penalties prescribed by this code.
('86 Code, § 13.24.020) (Ord. 2888, passed  - - ; Am. Ord. 4142, passed  - - )  Penalty, see § 1.12.010
Statutory reference:
   For further provisions concerning construction of sidewalks and curbs under Improvement Act of 1911, see Cal. Sts. & High. Code §§ 5870  to 5894