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(A) With respect to any building located within the corporate limits of the city, the building's owner must obtain a scaffolding permit before any scaffolding work may begin on the building. A separate scaffolding permit shall be required for each building requiring scaffolding work. A scaffolding permit shall be effective for six months from the date of issuance. The fee for a scaffolding permit and any amendments thereto shall be $25 for contractors and shall be free of charge for homeowners. A new permit, and accompanying application, shall be required upon the expiration of an existing permit. Failure to remove scaffolding after the expiration of a scaffolding permit, which shall generally be six months, shall constitute a violation of this chapter, and any person who participates in or allows the erection, operation or maintenance of scaffolding in violation of this section shall be subject to a citation and a fine pursuant to Section 1458.07.
(B) The application for a scaffolding permit shall be made to the Building Department, which shall make forms available for this purpose. The applicant shall provide the Building Department with a complete schedule of prospective scaffolding work for that owner's building for a six-month period. In the event that the owner intends to undertake scaffolding work not stated on the application, the owner shall obtain an amended scaffolding permit before commencing the erection or use of any such scaffolding.
(C) The applicant shall provide such information on the application as the Building Director or his designee require by regulation, including the name of the owner, the address of the building, the periods of time during which the scaffolding work will take place, the nature of the scaffolding work to be done, the type and size of the scaffolding to be used, and a telephone number that will enable the city to contact the applicant at all times in case of an emergency. The application shall include a signed statement by the applicant attesting that the applicant is familiar with all laws, rules and standards applicable to the scaffolding proposed in the application to be erected and used.
(D) The owner shall keep a copy of the scaffold permit at the scaffold site. The owner shall produce the scaffold permit for inspection upon the request of city personnel.
(E) The Building Director and his designees are authorized to approve the erection of scaffolding on an emergency basis without issuing a permit; provided, however, that a permit shall be applied for within two business days of the erection of any such scaffolding.
(Ord. 14-30, passed 10-28-2014)