§ 97.15  EXCAVATION PERMIT REQUIRED; DEPOSIT AND INSPECTION FEES.
   (A)   Permit required. No person shall make any opening in or tunnel under any street right-of-way within the city without first making written application to the Director of Public Service for a permit to do so. 
('65 Code, § 901.01)
   (B)   Deposit and inspection fees.
      (1)   Upon filing an application, the applicant shall deposit with the Director of Public Service an amount sufficient to cover the cost of backfilling the excavation and restoring the pavement to be disturbed, together with the cost of any new material required.  The applicant shall also pay $3 to cover the cost of an inspection.  The Director of Public Service shall issue a permit for the opening of a street right-of-way only if such deposit is made and such fee is paid.
      (2)   The applicant shall also agree to pay to the city an additional $2 for any necessary reinspection.
      (3)   Upon completion of the work to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Service, the balance of the deposit remaining after the payment of the cost of labor and materials for backfilling the excavation and restoring the pavement shall be returned to the applicant.
('65 Code, § 901.02)