(Added by Ord. No. 122,905, Eff. 10/26/62.)
(a) No person shall paint, stencil or affix, or cause to be painted, stenciled or affixed, any house or street address number on any curb in or adjacent to any public street without first having obtained a permit so to do from the Board.
(b) No such permit shall be issued until the applicant therefor shall have complied with the following requirements:
1. Application shall be made on forms provided therefor by the Board and shall be accompanied by the payment of a fee. Said fee shall be determined and adopted in the same manner as provided in Section 12.37I1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code for establishing fees. (Amended by Ord. No. 165,675, Eff. 5/11/90.)
2. The applicant shall file with the Board a policy of public liability insurance in which the City has been named as insured or co-insured with the permittee. The policy of insurance shall insure the City and its officers and employees against all claims arising out of or in connection with the issuance of the permit or the operation of the permittee or his agents or contractors pursuant to the permit. The policy of insurance shall provide coverage as follows:
Bodily Injury $25,000 each person
$50,000 each accident
Property Damage $ 5,000 each accident
3. The applicant shall post and maintain with the Board a surety bond in the amount of $500. Such bond shall be executed to the satisfaction of the Board and shall be approved by the City Attorney as to form and legality. Such bond shall be payable to the City, shall be executed by a reliable surety company authorized to do business in California and satisfactory to the City, and shall guarantee compliance with the provisions of this section and all rules and regulations adopted by the Board pursuant thereto.
EXCEPTION: The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to persons painting, stenciling or affixing house or street address numbers upon curbs abutting their own property.
(c) No person shall fail to keep a copy of such permit upon his person and available for inspection at all times while performing such work and no person shall represent in any way to the owner or occupant of the premises in question or to anyone that the painting of such numbers upon curbs or elsewhere is required by any law, rule or regulation.
(d) Any house or street address numbers which are painted, stenciled or affixed to any curb pursuant to the provisions of this section shall consist of black numerals not less than 2-1/2 inches, nor more than 4 inches in height on a white background. First quality paint shall be used in all cases.
(e) All permits issued under the provisions of this section shall expire on the 31st day of December following the date on which the permit was issued.
(f) The Board may adopt such reasonable rules and regulations in furtherance of the provisions of this section as the Board shall determine are necessary, including but not limited to rules regarding the work to be performed and the method and manner of the solicitation for such work.
(g) The Board may revoke or suspend any permit issued under the provisions of this section upon the permittee’s violation of or failure to comply with the provisions of this section or the rules and regulations of the Board adopted hereunder or any other applicable law of this City or State. Any such action shall be done in accordance with the provisions of Section 22.02 of this Code.
(h) Neither the City of Los Angeles nor any Board, Commission, officer or employee thereof shall be liable or responsible for any work done by any permittee under the provisions of this section, or by any employee, agent or independent contractor of the City who paints over, obliterates or removes any house or street address number upon any curb in the course of establishing any official traffic control or street identification sign, or in the process of repair or replacement of curbs.