Sec. 16-25. Moving houses.
   (a)   Permit required. No person shall move or assist in moving any house, shop or other building through any street or over any bridge in the town prior to notifying the police department, fire department, and receiving a written permit issued by the NC Department of Transportation and town council. The police, fire and/or council may refuse to grant a permit when, in their opinion, after having examined the object to be moved, it is of such bulk or is of such weight as to constitute an undue hazard to the street pavements, curbs, signs, street plantings or other items within the public right-of-way.
   (b)   Application for permit. Any person desiring a permit as required in subsection (a) shall file an application therefor with the council. Such application shall describe the house, shop or other building intended to be moved, shall set out the route over which the house, shop or other building in question is to be moved and shall contain such other information as may be required by the council.
   (c)   Contents. A permit for moving a house, shop or other building issued pursuant to an application filed as provided in subsection (b) shall set out the route over which the house, shop or other building in question is to be moved and shall include such other terms and conditions as the council may deem proper.
   (d)   Cutting of utilities. Whenever it becomes necessary to cut utility services when any house, shop or other building is being moved along a street pursuant to a permit as required in subsection (a), the permittee must, prior to the beginning of the movement, make satisfactory arrangements covering the cost of cutting and repairing such utilities with the owning utility or the town.
(Code 1977, §§ 25-34—25-37; Ord. No. 2021-07, § 1 (part), 4-6-2021)
State law reference— Professional housemoving, G.S. 20-356 et seq.