Sec. 20-4-2. Permit--Required--Exception.

It shall be unlawful for any person to reconstruct, repair or cause to be reconstructed or repaired any sidewalk in the city without first obtaining a permit from the director of public works to do so. In no case, however, shall a permit be required or granted to reconstruct or repair sidewalks when the city council has instituted improvement proceedings under the general laws of the state relating to such work. (Ord. No. 1201, § 2 (part).)