§ 13-34-030. Scaffolding – Permit required.  

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  • (a)   With respect to any building in the City of Chicago that is:

    (i)   Anywhere within the central business district, as defined in Section 9-4-010 of this Code, and is also over 40 feet above grade, or

    (ii)   Over 80 feet above grade, the building's owner must obtain a scaffolding permit before scaffolding work may proceed on the building. A separate scaffolding permit shall be required for each building requiring scaffolding work. A scaffolding permit shall be effective for one year from the date of issuance. The scaffolding permit shall be valid only upon the operator's compliance with Section 13-34-040. The fee for a scaffolding permit and any amendments thereto shall be $50.00. A new permit, and accompanying application, shall be required upon expiration of the existing permit.

    (b)   Application for the scaffolding permit shall be made to the building commissioner, who shall make available forms for this purpose. The applicant shall provide to the department of buildings a complete schedule of prospective scaffolding work for that owner's building for a one-year period. In the event that the owner intends to undertake scaffolding work not stated on the application, the owner shall obtain an amended scaffolding permit before commencing the erection or use of any such scaffolding.

    (c)   The applicant shall provide such information on the application as the building commissioner may require by regulation, including the name of the owner, the address of the building, the periods of time during which the scaffolding work will take place, the nature of the scaffolding work to be done, the type and size of the scaffolding to be used, and a telephone, wireless telephone, or pager number that will enable the city to contact the applicant at all times in case of emergency. The application shall include a signed statement by the applicant attesting that the applicant is familiar with all laws, rules and standards applicable to the scaffolding proposed in the application to be erected and used.

    (d)   The owner shall keep a copy of the scaffold permit at the scaffold site and at the owner's office, and shall produce that document for inspection upon the request of an authorized city official.

    (e)   The building commissioner is authorized to approve the erection of scaffolding on an emergency basis without issuance of a permit; provided, however, that a permit shall be applied for within three days of the erection of any such scaffolding.

(Added Coun. J. 7-31-02, p. 91334, § 1)