Unless acting under a contract with the city, it shall be unlawful for any person, other than a duly authorized city official or employee in the course of his or her employment, to make, cause or permit to be made any excavation or opening in or under the surface or pavement of any street, alley, sidewalk or other public place within the limits of the city, without first having obtained and having in force a permit to do so.
(Prior Code, § 20-3) (Ord. 419, passed - -; Ord. 431, passed - -; Ord. 459, passed - -) Penalty, see § 94.999