Chapter 10.80
OVERSIZE AND OVERWEIGHT VEHICLES

Sections:

10.80.010    Purpose of provisions.

10.80.020    Permit—Required.

10.80.030    Permit—Application—Contents.

10.80.040    Permit—Good for one-time move only—Blanket permit issuance.

10.80.050    Permit—Denial—Restrictions—Permit holders responsibilities.

10.80.060    Permit holder’s responsibility for damages to public property.

10.80.070    Liability insurance required.

10.80.080    Notification of police department required prior to move.

10.80.010 Purpose of provisions.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish regulations and procedures for permitting the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles and loads on city streets. (Ord. 920 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 7210.0)

10.80.020 Permit—Required.

No vehicle or structure which exceeds the size and/or weight limitations established by the California Vehicle Code shall be allowed on city streets without first obtaining a permit issued by the public works director or their designee(s) and complying with the conditions set forth by the permit. (Ord. 1628 § 42, 2016: Ord. 920 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 7210.1)

10.80.030 Permit—Application—Contents.

Each permit application shall include a full description of the vehicle, and its contents, for which the permit is issued. The description shall indicate the extent of the oversize and/or overweight, the routes to be followed, date and time of day when the move will be made. (Ord. 920 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 7210.2)

10.80.040 Permit—Good for one-time move only—Blanket permit issuance.

The permit issued shall be for a one-time move unless noted otherwise. Blanket permits may be issued for a time period not to exceed one year, but may not be issued for vehicles or loads which cannot be moved at normal traffic speeds. (Ord. 920 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 7210.3)

10.80.050 Permit—Denial—Restrictions—Permit holders responsibilities.

A. The public works director or their designee(s) may deny the issuance of a permit or set special requirements based upon public safety and the limitation of the street system to handle the proposed vehicle or structure.

B. The permit holder is fully responsible to arrange with the appropriate utility companies and with the city for the relocation and replacement of wires, poles, traffic-control devices and other facilities. The permit holder shall not cut or trim trees, attach cables to them or otherwise disturb them. The permit holder shall not puncture or mark the pavement in any way.

C. The permit holder shall not park the vehicle or structure upon a public street unless the permit is so endorsed.

D. Upon completion of a move, and as directed by the public works director or their designee(s) or the police department, the permit holder shall clear the right-of-way of materials left by his or her operation and restore it to the condition existing prior to the move. (Ord. 1628 §§ 43, 44, 2016; Ord. 920 § 1 (part) 1982: prior code § 7210.4)

10.80.060 Permit holder’s responsibility for damages to public property.

The permit holder shall be responsible for the repair of all damage to public property, including trees, pavement, curb, gutter, sidewalk, and other facilities both above and below ground. The State of California financial responsibility laws shall apply in all cases where motor vehicles are used. (See Section 10.80.070.) (Ord. 1196 § 1, 1991; Ord. 920 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 7210.6)

10.80.070 Liability insurance required.

The permit holder is responsible for personal injury or private property damage which may occur through any act or omission when acting under a permit; and in the event any claim is made against the city or any department, officer, agent or employee thereof, by reason of, or in connection with, any such act or omission, the permit holder shall defend, indemnify and hold each of them harmless from such claim. The permit shall not be effective for any purpose unless and until the permit holder files with the public works director or their designee(s) an insurance certificate and an “additional insured endorsement” to the satisfaction of the city attorney. The insurance certificate supplied shall reflect the endorsement naming the city, its officers, agents and employees, as additional insured, and indicate that the policy will not be canceled or the coverage reduced without ten days’ advance written notice to the city. The amount of coverage shall not be less than that required by the California Vehicle Code for vehicles weighing in excess of seven thousand pounds unladen weight per Section 16600.5 or such other amount considered appropriate for unusually large or heavy loads which pose a substantial risk to public facilities, as determined by the public works director or their designee(s) and city attorney. (Ord. 1628 § 45, 2016: Ord. 1196 § 1, 1991; Ord. 920 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 7210.6)

10.80.080 Notification of police department required prior to move.

The permit holder shall notify the police and fire departments twenty-four hours in advance of moving on the public streets and obtain clearances regarding the need for front and rear escorts, sufficient personnel to handle traffic or utility problems and proper signing. (Ord. 920 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 7210.7)