[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Columbia as Ch. 12.08 of the 1997 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm or corporation shall construct a driveway for vehicles or animals across any sidewalk in the City without first having obtained a permit therefor. Applications for such permits shall be made to the City Clerk on appropriate forms furnished by the City and shall be accompanied by the fee required.
No permit for construction of a driveway for commercial use, or for the habitual use of other than the owner or occupant of the premises served, shall be issued by the Building Official.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
No driveway shall be so constructed or graded as to leave a step, sharp depression or other obstruction on the sidewalk. The grade shall be as nearly as possible the same as that of the adjoining sidewalk. It is unlawful to have the surface finish of any driveway where the same crosses the sidewalk constructed of such materials as to render it slippery or hazardous to pedestrians, or to have the grade of such portion vary from the grade of the sidewalk, or be other than level.
Driveways across sidewalks shall be constructed in compliance with specifications and standards adopted by the City Council.
It shall be the duty of the person maintaining the driveway to keep the same in good repair where it crosses the sidewalk, and free from obstruction and openings.