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(a) It is unlawful for any person to make or to cause or permit to be made any excavation in any public right-of-way that is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works without first obtaining from the Department a permit authorizing such excavation.
(b) The Department shall issue a permit to excavate only if the owner has the legal authority to occupy and use the public right-of-way for the purposes identified in the application for the permit and the owner and its agent, if any, are in compliance with this Article.
(c) No permit to excavate shall be required when an excavation is to be completed within a period of 24 hours or less to install a parking meter, street light, street tree, traffic sign, traffic signal, or utility pole or to repair a utility box in a sidewalk; or when an excavation is in connection with the construction or maintenance of a subsidewalk basement; or when an excavation is performed for the sole purpose of repairing a sidewalk.
(d) Permit requirements pertaining to emergency excavation are addressed in Section 2.4.22.
(Added by Ord. 341-98, App. 11/13/98; amended by Ord. 33-02, File No. 020051, App. 3/28/2002)