POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Mary Hull Caballero Charter, Code and Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 17 Public Improveme Chapter 17.24 Permits
17.24.040 Refusal of a Public Improvement Permit.

A.  A permit application for a public improvement shall be refused when the street grade has not been established, if street grade is applicable directly or indirectly to the proposed improvement, while a proposal to change the grade is pending before the Council, or after plans have been filed with the Council to improve the street.


B.  The Director of the Bureau of Transportation may refuse a permit if in his/her judgment the proposed use or improvement:


1.  Is not suitable in the circumstances,


2.  Will not be uniform with existing or proposed street improvements in the immediate vicinity, or


3.  Includes movement of earth from one portion of street to another.


C.  The City Engineer delegates to the Chief Engineer of the Bureau of Environmental Services authority to refuse a permit or establish permit conditions for modification or repair of any nonconforming sewer or drainage systems within existing or proposed right-of-way.


D.  The Director of the Bureau of Transportation may refuse to issue a permit hereunder unless the application is modified as the Director of the Bureau of Transportation may deem necessary.  The Director of the Bureau of Transportation may require the addition of curbs if a sidewalk improvement is proposed.  The Director of the Bureau of Transportation may require the addition of curbs or sidewalks or both if the proposed improvement is a street improvement.  If the Director of the Bureau of Transportation finds that water main extensions are likely to be needed within 5 years after the completion of a street improvement, the Director of the Bureau of Transportation shall refuse issuance of a street improvement permit unless the water main extensions are provided before the completion of a proposed street improvement.  If an application is made for a street improvement and the Director of the Bureau of Transportation finds that public service installations will be needed below the surface of the street or that sanitary or storm drainage is necessary or that underground facilities are needed for future street light installations, the Director of the Bureau of Transportation may refuse the application unless such installations are included within the proposal or are arranged to be completed prior to the completion of the proposed street improvement.

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 Publication Boxes
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
Chapter 17.104 Commercial Building Energy Performance Reporting