(a) Definitions. (Added by Ord. No. 155,987, Eff. 11/30/81.)
Crane. A vehicle equipped with a boom, mast or similar device which permits the lifting and/or lowering of objects and the displacement of such objects horizontally within fixed limits.
(b) Permit required. (Amended by Ord. No. 156,300, Eff. 3/14/82.)
1. No person shall deposit or maintain in or upon any public street, sidewalk or parkway any protection fence, protection canopy building material of any kind, debris from any building or building excavation, or any kind of material or equipment used or intended for use in connection with any building or other work upon adjacent private property without first making and filing a written application with the Board, receiving a permit therefrom so to do, and paying to the Board a fee as set forth in Subsection (d) of this section to cover all costs of processing the application for permit and inspection.
EXCEPTION: The provisions of this section shall not apply to cranes mounted on vehicles which conform to the width, height, length, size and weight limitations set forth in Division 15 of the Vehicle Code of the State of California when no part of such vehicle, when parked and in operation in a public street, extends more than 10 feet into the roadway from the curb or which occupies less than one half the width of an alley in which it is working.
2. No person shall operate a helicopter as a crane for the purpose of lifting and moving material or equipment from any public street, sidewalk or parkway to adjacent private property or for the purpose of lifting and/or moving any material or equipment in connection with building or other work on private property where such object might at any time be suspended above any public street, sidewalk or parkway without first making and filing a written application with the Board, receiving a permit therefrom so to do, and paying to the Board a fee as set forth in Subsection (d) of this section to cover all costs of processing the application for permit and inspection. Provided further that no permit shall be issued unless the applicant also posts and maintains with the Board a policy of property damage insurance or a bond in the amount and subject to the conditions and requirements set forth in Section 62.145 of this Code with respect to overloads.
3. The Board may, by any such permit, require compliance with special conditions to safeguard the public and protect the public street and sidewalk or other public improvements.
(c) Application for Permit. (Subsec. (b) redesignated (c) by Ord. No. 155,987, Eff. 11/30/81.) The application for said permit shall contain:
1. The name, address and telephone number of the applicant; and
2. The name, location and area of the street for which a permit is desired.
(d) Permit Fees. (Subsec. (c) redesignated (d) by Ord. No. 155,987, Eff. 11/30/81.)
1. For depositing and maintaining any protection fence, protection canopy, building material, debris or equipment, excepting cranes, in or upon any public streets, sidewalks or parkways, a permit fee by square foot occupied shall be charged except that such amount shall be not less than the minimum permit fee established by the Board. (Amended by Ord. No. 165,675, Eff. 5/11/90.)
2. For the use or operation of any helicopter and for the use, storing or maintaining of one or more cranes in or upon any public street, sidewalk or parkway, a permit fee for the first day or fraction thereof, plus an additional fee for each additional day a fraction thereof for each work site shall be charged. In the event the permittee files a subsequent application after the original permit has expired for the same location and for additional days not specified in the original permit, a new permit fee for the first day or fraction thereof plus an additional fee for each additional day or fraction thereof shall be required. (Amended by Ord. No. 165,675, Eff. 5/11/90.)
3. In addition to inspections made In connection with permits issued pursuant to this section during the normal work week, the Director may, pursuant to the authority provided in Section 61.08 of this Code, provide for inspections during other than normal working hours. In the event the Director determines that such inspection will be required, the permittee shall deposit in advance an amount determined by the Director to be adequate to cover the cost of inspection. Such cost of inspection shall be computed at 1-1/2 times the hourly wage of a Senior Inspector 2 for the period of time such inspector will be needed, as estimated by the Director. At the completion of all such inspection activity, the Director shall deduct from such individual deposit the accrued cost of inspection and shall refund to the permittee any difference between the amount deposited and the amount so deducted. (Added by Ord. No. 155,987, Eff. 11/30/81.)
4. The fees and charges herein shall be determined and adopted in the same manner as provided in Section 12.37 I.1. of the Los Angeles Municipal Code for establishing fees. (Added by Ord. No. 165,675, Eff. 5/11/90.)
5. In addition to all other fees owed, the Bureau of Engineering shall charge and collect a fee of $33 for each permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this section that the Bureau processes. (Amended by Ord. No. 184,054, Eff. 3/6/16.)