§ 96.24  AWNINGS.
   (A)   No person shall erect or maintain an awning in the city projecting over a street or sidewalk without first obtaining from the Safety and Service Director a permit for the construction thereof.
   (B)   All applications for an awning permit shall be on a form prescribed by the Safety and Service Director and shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $10 to cover the cost of inspection and administration.
   (C)   The Safety and Service Director shall revoke any awning permit where the awning is in a state of dilapidation, decay, or disrepair.
   (D)   No permit shall be issued unless the Safety and Service Director determines that the awning conforms to zoning and does not interfere with the procession of vehicular or pedestrian traffic or with the visibility of advertising in the area.  Nothing in this section shall be construed as an exception to any ordinance or resolution regulating signs.
   (E)   Any awnings used for advertising shall be deemed a fascia sign.  The fascia sign permit fee of $100 would apply for such awning.
   (F)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.  All awnings existing prior to this section shall be deemed as having been granted a permit subject to revocation under division (C) above.
(‘65 Code, § 92.25)  (Ord. 1987-24, passed 12-7-87; Am. Ord. 1992-17, passed 11-2-92; Am. Ord. 2008-22, passed 12-8-08)  Penalty, see § 96.99