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The Department of Public Works may grant permission, revocable at the will of the Director of Public Works, to owners of property abutting any court, alley or narrow street to install and maintain barriers of an approved design, spacing and location in the sidewalk fronting their property where necessary to control illegal vehicular parking or driving in sidewalk areas.
The owner of the abutting property, or his authorized agent applying for a permit to install and maintain sidewalk barriers shall agree to hold harmless the City and County of San Francisco, its officers, agents, and employees, from any damage or injury caused by reason of the installation or maintenance of the barriers in the sidewalk, and the owner or owners or subsequent owner or owners of the respective property shall be solely liable for any damage or loss occasioned by any act or neglect in respect to the installation or maintenance of the barriers in the sidewalk.
Before the issuance of the permit, the applicant therefor shall be required to pay to the said Department, as an inspection fee, the sum of $100 for each 25 feet, or fractional part thereof, of the sidewalk frontage of the property.
A copy of each permit issued under the provisions of this Section shall be recorded in the office of the Recorder of the City and County of San Francisco.
The Board of Supervisors shall have the right of approval and/or revocation of any permit for the installation and maintenance of barriers on public sidewalks.
(Amended by Ord. 391-81, App. 7/3/81; Ord. 401-87, App. 9/25/87)