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Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of house raising or house moving or shoring or holding up buildings shall pay a license fee of $10 per quarter.
Provided, that any person, firm or corporation having a valid license as provided for in this Section shall be exempt from the provisions of Sections 200 to 207, inclusive, Article 2, Part III, of the San Francisco Municipal Code.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, except the holder of a license provided by this Section, to move or raise from its foundation, or to support or carry upon screws, cribs or rollers, or by any other means, any building, or any part thereof, used or intended for human occupation, and having a ground area of more than 100 square feet.
Whenever the owner of any building intended for human occupation shall desire to move the same along any public street, he must make a written application to the Department of Public Works for permission so to do.
The Department of Public Works is empowered to grant such permission and to fix the amount of money that the applicant shall deposit with the said Department as security for the proper restoration of any portion of a street that may be disturbed or torn up in consequence of the moving of any building; providing that such amount to be deposited shall be not less than $100 nor more than $500.
A further sum not exceeding $25 shall be deposited with the Chief of the Department of Electricity to defray all expenses of said Chief of the Department of Electricity in taking charge of taking down, removing, fixing and repairing the wires or system, or any portion thereof, or any damage thereto, connected with said Department of Electricity, in consequence of the moving of any building.
In lieu of the above-stated cash deposits the applicant may execute and file with the Central Permit Bureau of the Department of Public Works in the penal sum of $5,000 and the Department of Electricity in the penal sum of $500, corporate surety bonds with a surety company authorized to do business in the State of California as surety thereon, running in favor of the City and County of San Francisco, approved as to form by the City Attorney and as to the sufficiency of surety by the Controller.
The permittee shall be required to properly restore any portion of a street that may be disturbed or torn up, and to remove all timbers, appliances or debris placed, or accumulated thereon, and leave such portion of a street broom clean within 24 hours after the building has been moved over the same.
Should the permittee fail to properly restore such portion of a street within the time set forth herein, to the satisfaction of the Department of Public Works, said Department is empowered, without notice, to contract with any suitable person to restore and clean such street, and to pay to such person out of the deposit money the reasonable cost of such work. The determination of the Department of Public Works as to the amount of money that shall be deemed a reasonable cost shall be final and conclusive.
(Amended by Ord. 6986, App. 10/22/51)