12.08.010 – Permit required

No person, firm or corporation shall hereafter construct, build, establish or maintain any driveway and/or parking area over, across or upon any portion of the public sidewalk or public right-of-way without first having obtained a written permit to do so from the Director of Public Works or his designee. Except that when a driveway is included in an application for a permit for a single family dwelling or garage, the application for permit shall be submitted to the Building and Code Enforcement Division Manager per the authorization for the driveway and/or parking area shall be included in the building permit. Authorization shall be obtained from the City prior to construction, establishment or maintenance of a parking area within the public parkway. No permit shall be issued for construction or establishment of any such driveway and/or parking area except in accordance with the provisions herein contained.

Application for permit must be made in writing upon forms furnished by the City. Said application shall contain the name and address of the person, firm, or corporation making the application, the name of the contractor or person who is to construct said driveway and/or parking area and the proposed location and dimensions of such driveway and/or parking area. No parking areas shall be constructed, used or permitted in a public parkway adjacent to a residential use (dwelling; attached/detached single family, multiple-family, two family) in a residentially zoned district. Complete plans and specifications for any driveway and/or parking area, except where included in a building permit application for a single family dwelling or garage, shall be submitted to the Building and Code Enforcement Division Office at least thirty (30) days before permit is desired. The City may refuse to issue a permit for a driveway in instances where it is deemed by the Director of Public Works and the Building and Code Enforcement Division Manager that the proposed driveway will interfere with the operation and/or maintenance of public utilities and/or vehicular traffic.

(2009-M-35: § 1; 1995-M-8: § 1)