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17.64.020 Permit for Interference.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 173369, 173627, 181483 and 182389, effective January 2, 2009.)  It is unlawful for any person to remove, temporarily or otherwise, or to change any part of the wire or cable or any pole or post or any facility belonging to or appertaining to City of Portland owned telecommunications lines and equipment, street lighting, or traffic signal systems of the City without first obtaining a written permit therefor.  A person finding it necessary in the pursuit of a lawful purpose to remove, interfere with, or disturb any portion of City of Portland owned telecommunications lines and equipment, street lighting, or traffic signal systems shall give, or cause to be given, to the Director of Communications and Networks, OMF Business Operations Division or, for street lighting issues, to the Bureau of Transportation, a notice in writing, at least 2 hours before it shall be necessary to interfere with or disturb any portion of such systems, stating the locality at which, and in the manner in which it shall be necessary to remove, interfere with, or disturb the system involved.  No notice shall be given between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 a.m.  The City may issue a permit for the interference if they find that the interference is necessary, and may restrict the work or the time of the interference.  The permit shall specify fully the change required and any restrictions thereon.  Any person aggrieved by the decision may appeal such decision to the City Council by filing notice thereof in writing with the City Auditor.  No permit shall be required for emergency repairs by a public utility necessitating interference with City system, equipment or apparatus, but the City as its respective jurisdictions may appear, shall be notified as soon as possible and the public utility shall make any further changes required.

Title 17 Public Improveme
Chapter 17.04 Definitions
Chapter 17.06 Administration of Public Works Permitting
Chapter 17.08 Local Improvement Procedure
Chapter 17.12 Assessments
Chapter 17.13 Parks and Recreation System Development Charge
Chapter 17.14 Financing Systems Development Charges
Chapter 17.15 Transportation System Development Charge
Chapter 17.16 General Provisions
Chapter 17.18 General Obligation Improvement Warrants
Chapter 17.19 Northwest Transportation Fund
Chapter 17.20 (Repealed)
Chapter 17.23 Special Traffic Control District
Chapter 17.24 Permits
Chapter 17.25 Sidewalk Cafes
Chapter 17.26 Sidewalk Vendors
Chapter 17.27 Structural Driveways
Chapter 17.28 Sidewalks, Curbs and Driveways
Chapter 17.30 (Repealed)
Chapter 17.32 Public Sewer and Drainage System Permits, Connections and Maintenance
Chapter 17.33 Required Public Sewer Connection
Chapter 17.34 Sanitary Discharges
Chapter 17.35 Septage Discharge
Chapter 17.36 Sewer User Charges
Chapter 17.37 Downspout Disconnection
Chapter 17.38 Drainage and Water Quality
Chapter 17.39 Storm System Discharges
Chapter 17.40 Protection of Public Right-of-Way
Chapter 17.41 Landslide Abatement
Chapter 17.42 Property Owner Responsibility for Streets
Chapter 17.44 Street Obstructions
Chapter 17.45 Advertising on Bus Benches
Chapter 17.46 Newsracks
Chapter 17.48 Moving Buildings
Chapter 17.52 Trees
Chapter 17.56 Public Utilitites
Chapter 17.60 Underground Wiring Districts
Chapter 17.64 Protection of City Owned Telecommunications Line and Equipment, Street Lighing and Traffic Signal Systems
Chapter 17.68 Street Lights
Chapter 17.72 (Repealed)
Chapter 17.76 Fuel Tanks
Chapter 17.80 Plats and Dedications
Chapter 17.82 Land Divisions
Chapter 17.84 Street Vacations
Chapter 17.88 Street Access
Chapter 17.92 Street Designation
Chapter 17.93 Renaming City Streets
Chapter 17.96 Surveys, Elevations and Monuments
Chapter 17.100 Remedies and Penalties
Chapter 17.102 Solid Waste & Recycling Collection
Chapter 17.103 Single-Use Plastic Checkout Bags