A “house mover” means any person who undertakes to move a building or similar structure upon, over or across public streets or property when the building or structure is of such size that it requires the use of skids, jacks, dollies or any other specialized moving equipment.
PER CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 123:
PERMIT REQUIRED. It is unlawful for any person to engage in the activity of house mover as herein defined without a valid permit from the City for each house, building or similar structure to be moved.
APPLICATION. Application for a house mover’s permit shall be made in writing to the Clerk. The application shall include: 1. Name and Address. The applicant’s full name and address and if a corporation the names and addresses of its principal officers. 2. Building Location. An accurate description of the present location and future site of the building or similar structure to be moved. 3. Routing Plan. A routing plan approved by the Police Chief, street superintendent, and public utility officials. The route approved shall be the shortest route compatible with the greatest public convenience and safety.
BOND REQUIRED. The applicant shall post with the Clerk a penal bond in the minimum sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) issued by a surety company authorized to issue such bonds in the State. The bond shall guarantee the permittee’s payment for any damage done to the City or to public property, and payment of all costs incurred by the City in the course of moving the building or structure.
INSURANCE REQUIRED. Each applicant shall also file a certificate of insurance indicating that the applicant is carrying public liability insurance in effect for the duration of the permit covering the applicant and all agents and employees for the following minimum amounts: 1. Bodily Injury - $50,000 per person; $100,000 per accident. 2. Property Damage - $50,000 per accident.
PERMIT FEE. A permit fee of ten dollars ($10.00) shall be payable at the time of filing the application with the Clerk. A separate permit shall be required for each house, building or similar structure to be moved. PERMIT ISSUED. Upon approval of the application, filing of bond and insurance certificate, and payment of the required fee, the Clerk shall issue a permit.
Please refer to the City of Marengo Code of Ordinances Chapter 123 for further information.