(A)   Every person desiring to make any cut or excavation under the surface of a public street, sidewalk, or other public place in the city shall file with the City Engineer a written application for a permit therefor, which application shall contain the residence or business address of the applicant; shall state in detail the location and area, length, and width of each cut or excavation desired to be made, and the application shall also state that the applicant obligates and binds himself to defend, at his own cost and expense, any suit, action, or claim for damages which may be instituted against the city for any loss, cost, expense, or damage charged or imposed upon it, by reason of the granting of such permit or by reason of the manner in which such excavation is made, or any work done in connection therewith. Such application shall also state that the applicant obligates himself to keep the excavated portion of such street in good repair for the period of one year after such excavation has been made and refilled.
   (B)   Such application in all cases, shall be accompanied by a plat, showing the location of such proposed cut or excavation proposed to be made in any street, alley, sidewalk, or public place in the city, and the purpose for which the same is to be made, and all such other details as the City Engineer may require to be shown upon such plat; provided however, the filing of the plat shall not be required when the cut or excavation is made for service connection only, or for purpose of locating the trouble in connection with the pipes already laid, or in making repairs thereon.
(‘68 Code, § 32-53) (Ord. 1055, passed 7-3-61)