1Municipal code reference
Related motor vehicle and traffic regulations: title 15.
2State law reference
This chapter was patterned substantially after the ordinance upheld
by the Tennessee Supreme Court in the case of City of Paris,
Tennessee v. Paris-Henry County Public Utility District, 207 Tenn.
388, 340 S.W.2d 885 (1960).
STREETS AND SIDEWALKS, ETC1
1. EXCAVATIONS AND CUTS.
2. HOUSE NUMBERING AND STREET NAMING SYSTEM.
3. OBSTRUCTING, INTERFERING WITH AND ABUSING STREETS AND
OTHER PUBLIC WAYS AND PLACES.
EXCAVATIONS AND CUTS2
16-101. Permit required.
16-104. Deposit or bond.
16-105. Manner of excavating--barricades and lights--temporary sidewalks.
16-106. Restoration of streets, etc.
16-108. Time limits.
16-110. Driveway curb cuts.
16-101. Permit required. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm,
corporation, association, or others, to make any excavation in any street, alley,
or public place, or to tunnel under any street, alley, or public place without
having first obtained a permit as herein required, and without complying with
the provisions of this chapter; and it shall also be unlawful to violate, or vary
from, the terms of any such permit; provided, however, any person maintaining
pipes, lines, or other underground facilities in or under the surface of any street
may proceed with an opening without a permit when emergency circumstances
demand the work to be done immediately and a permit cannot reasonably and
practicably be obtained beforehand. The person shall thereafter apply for a
permit on the first regular business day on which the office of the city manager
is open for business, and said permit shall be retroactive to the date when the
work was begun.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, public or private
utility association, or others to make any cut or excavation in any street/alley
without first notifying the city manage