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17.32.010 Permit Required.

A.  It is unlawful for any person to take the following actions without first obtaining the appropriate permit and paying the fees as prescribed in Chapters 17.24 and 17.32:


1.  Dig up, break into, excavate, disturb, dig under, or undermine any public street or public sewer easement for the purpose of laying or working upon any sewer, pipe, culvert, or sewer or drain appurtenance or improvement of any kind;


2.  Make connection with, obstruct or interfere with the sewer system or existing drainage;


3.  Cut or break into the public sewer system;


4.  Connect the blowoff or exhaust pipe of any boiler, steam engine or other pressurized facility with the public sewer system; or


5.  Direct water, from any source, on private property to run onto any public sidewalk, street or right of way. 


B.  In the case of leakage or breakage in any sewer pipe, drain or conduit requiring emergency action, any otherwise authorized person may commence repairs on the same without first obtaining a permit provided that:


1.  The authorized person immediately notifies the Chief Engineer and the City Engineer; and


2.  The authorized person files an application for a permit with the Chief Engineer, complies with any permit conditions thereon, and pays the fees required in Chapters 17.24 and 17.32; and


3.  The work is performed in compliance with the City Engineer's requirements for traffic control and protection of the public.


C.  Repair of nonconforming sewers located in public right of way is prohibited unless the Chief Engineer determines that it is in the public interest to allow the nonconforming system to operate.


D.  The Bureau of Transportation, without permit but with the approval of the Chief Engineer, may construct and attach to the public sewer system stormwater inlets, leads, and other such facilities as are needed to provide stormwater drainage for public streets.


E.  The Chief Engineer will establish a permitting program by Administrative Rule which shall include requirements for application submittal, permit issuance, inspection, warranty, insurance and bond requirements shall be described in Administrative Rules.

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