Any person desiring to erect or maintain any awning, sign or signboard upon any street or sidewalk, or over any sidewalk, shall first make application for a permit to do so to the Code Enforcement Officer, who shall thereupon make examination into the matter as to the manner of the erection and construction of the same.  If the Code Enforcement Officer is satisfied that the provisions of this chapter will be carried into effect and complied with, he or she shall thereupon grant a permit for the erection of the same.
(1964 Code § 1321.05)