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17.48.040 Regulations.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 182760 and 184957, effective November 25, 2011.)  The moving of a building or structure under a moving permit shall be continuous day‑by‑day during all the hours specified by the Director of the Bureau of Transportation until completed, with the least possible obstruction to the streets occupied.  It is unlawful for any person moving a building or structure under a moving permit to leave said building or structure or any portion thereof stationary in the street, road or highway area for a period in excess of 2 hours during the hours of the day specified by the Director of the Bureau of Transportation, unless an emergency exists by reason of unforeseen difficulties encountered in cutting wires, trees, or removing obstructions in the course of the route selected.  Removal and pruning of trees shall be conducted in accordance with the City Forester’s requirements including the need to obtain tree permits.  All movement in the street area must be completed within an elapsed time of 36 hours unless application is made for a longer period of time and permission specifically granted therefore by the Director of the Bureau of Transportation prior to the commencement of any movement; provided, however, that if any unforeseen difficulties are encountered and an extension of time necessitated thereby is requested from the Director of the Bureau of Transportation prior to the expiration of 36 hours from the commencement of the moving operation, the Director of the Bureau of Transportation may extend the 36 hour time by specific additional time as deemed necessary.

Red lights or other warning devices sufficient to warn and protect traffic shall be displayed in conspicuous places at or on a building or structure being moved during the hours in which streetlights are lighted.  The Director of the Bureau of Transportation may require additional warning devices based on findings that the warning devices displayed by the mover are insufficient.