Nothing in this Article shall be construed as prohibiting the Director of Public Works from granting permission to an individual owner or his duly authorized agent to improve a public street in front of his property, if in the judgment of the City Engineer and said Director such improvement be deemed advisable and expedient, and the public interest or convenience requires the same. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to commence or proceed with the construction of street improvement works within the City and County of San Francisco, unless a permit therefor shall have been first obtained from the Department of Public Works, unless the Director of Public Works decides that no permit is needed.
Before the issuance of such permit the applicant therefor shall be required to pay to the said Department, as a processing fee, the sum of $160 for each permit.
(Amended by Ord. 401-87, App. 9/26/87)