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PREFACE
ARTICLE I GENERAL PROVISIONS*
ARTICLE II DEFINITIONS*
ARTICLE III GENERAL RULES*
ARTICLE IIIa ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR AGING AND INDEPENDENCE SERVICES*
ARTICLE IIIb COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY*
ARTICLE IIIc PAST GRAND JURORS ASSOCIATION IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE IIIj AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM*
ARTICLE IIIk AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM FOR VENDORS*
ARTICLE III l AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IIIm AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM -- EMPLOYMENT*
ARTICLE IIIn SAN DIEGO COUNTY COMMITTEE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES*
ARTICLE IIIo COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COORDINATING COUNCIL*
ARTICLE IIIp FIRST 5 COMMISSION OF SAN DIEGO*
ARTICLE IIIq SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS PRACTICES REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE IIIr REGIONAL SECURITY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE IIIs NORTH COUNTY GANG COMMISSION*
ARTICLE IIIt POLINSKY CHILDREN’S CENTER ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IIIu SAN DIEGO SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT COUNCIL*
ARTICLE IIIv CHILD AND FAMILY STRENGTHENING ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IV SAN DIEGO COUNTY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS*
ARTICLE IV-A ASSESSOR / RECORDER / COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE IV-B ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARD*
ARTICLE IV-C ASSESSMENT HEARING OFFICER*
ARTICLE V AUDITOR AND CONTROLLER*
ARTICLE V-A PROCESSING AND CERTIFICATION OF ROUTINE CLAIMS*
ARTICLE VI BOUNDARY CHANGES*
ARTICLE VII BUDGET AND FINANCIAL PROCEDURES AND APPROPRIATION, REVENUE AND STAFFING LIMITATIONS*
ARTICLE VIIa TEMPORARY TRANSFERS OF FUNDS TO SPECIFIED AGENCIES WITHIN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO*
ARTICLE VIII CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER*
ARTICLE IX OFFICE OF COUNTY COUNSEL*
ARTICLE X CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY*
ARTICLE X-A CLERK OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS*
ARTICLE XI DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER*
ARTICLE XII COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE XII-A COUNTY LIBRARIAN*
ARTICLE XII-B DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - WEIGHTS AND MEASURES*
ARTICLE XII-C CITY/COUNTY TASK FORCE ON AGRICULTURAL/URBAN ISSUES AND PESTICIDES*
ARTICLE XII-D DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES*
ARTICLE XII-E PESTICIDE TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE XII-F COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE**
ARTICLE XIII-A DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND RECOVERY*
ARTICLE XIII-B DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SERVICES*
ARTICLE XIV JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XV HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY*
ARTICLE XV-AA SAN DIEGO COUNTY EYE GNAT ABATEMENT APPEALS BOARD*
ARTICLE XV-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND QUALITY ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE XV-B HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CHARGES AND FEES*
ARTICLE XV-C GENERAL RELIEF PROGRAM*
ARTICLE XVI CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING COUNCIL*
ARTICLE XVI-A ADVISORY BOARDS*
ARTICLE XVI-B SAN DIEGO COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVI-C SAN DIEGO COUNTY FISH AND WILDLIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVI-D SAN DIEGO COUNTY PARKS ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVI-E LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT ZONE NO. 2 - JULIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVII SAN DIEGO COUNTY FOSTER CARE SERVICES COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVII-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS QUINCENTENARY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-B SAN DIEGO COUNTY HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-C EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT OFFICE*
ARTICLE XVII-D WHISTLE BLOWER PROTECTION PROCEDURE; ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY WHISTLE BLOWER COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-E SAN DIEGO COUNTY TECHNOLOGY OFFICE*
ARTICLE XVIII CITIZENS LAW ENFORCEMENT REVIEW BOARD*
ARTICLE XVIIIa GRAZING ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE XIX ADULT INSTITUTIONS*
ARTICLE XIXa YOUTH CORRECTION CENTER*
ARTICLE XX FEES AND CHARGES*
ARTICLE XXA JUVENILE FACILITIES*
ARTICLE XXI INTERGOVERNMENTAL REPRESENTATION*
ARTICLE XXIa RULES OF CONDUCT AND PROCEDURE FOR PLANNING AND ZONING PROCESS*
ARTICLE XXIb PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW BOARD*
ARTICLE XXII DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIIa OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR AND PUBLIC GUARDIAN*
ARTICLE XXIIb DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIIc DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIII DEPARTMENT OF PURCHASING AND CONTRACTING*
ARTICLE XXIIIa RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE XXIV PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT*
ARTICLE XXIV-A REGISTRAR OF VOTERS*
ARTICLE XXV SHERIFF*
ARTICLE XXVI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS*
ARTICLE XXVIa OUT-OF-COUNTY/IN-COUNTY BUSINESS*
ARTICLE XXVId LIMITATIONS ON MAKING GIFTS AND PROVIDING MEALS OR BEVERAGES*
ARTICLE XXVIe REIMBURSEMENTS AND ALLOWANCES*
ARTICLE XXVII BOARD OF SUPERVISORS*
ARTICLE XXVIII COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE*
ARTICLE XXVIIIa CODE OF ETHICS*
ARTICLE XXVIIId CONFLICT OF INTEREST INVOLVING FUNDING OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS*
ARTICLE XXIX [ORDINANCES REPEALED]*
ARTICLE XXX DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXXI PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT AND ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS*
ARTICLE XXXII CABLE TELEVISION REVIEW COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XXXIII COUNTY HEARING OFFICER*
ARTICLE XXXIV COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY*
ARTICLE XXXV NOISE CONTROL HEARING BOARD*
ARTICLE XXXVI LITIGATION*
ARTICLE XXXVII DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC DEFENDER*
ARTICLE XXXVIII DEPARTMENT OF ALTERNATE DEFENSE COUNSEL*
ARTICLE XXXVIII-A DEPARTMENT OF ALTERNATE PUBLIC DEFENDER*
ARTICLE XXXIX DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT*
ARTICLE XXXIX-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY HOUSING, INDUSTRIAL AND FINANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XXXIX-B MOBILE HOME ISSUES COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XL SAN DIEGO COUNTY PALOMAR AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XLI REMOVAL OF STRIKING EMPLOYEES*
ARTICLE XLI-A COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY*
ARTICLE XLII SAN DIEGO COUNTY INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XLIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER (CAC) PARKING LOT AD HOC COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XLIV SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL GROWTH AND PLANNING REVIEW TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE XLV TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT*
ARTICLE XLVI SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARD ON AIDS/HIV*
ARTICLE XLVII SAN DIEGO COUNTY TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON WATER SUPPLY AND CONSERVATION*
ARTICLE XLVIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY MILITARY AND VETERANS ADVISORY COUNCIL*
ARTICLE XLIX SANTA FE VALLEY WORKING GROUP*
ARTICLE L THE TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR ELIGIBILITY AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS*
ARTICLE LI SAN DIEGO COUNTYWIDE MOBILEHOME TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE LIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY EMEK HEFER SISTER COUNTY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE LIV SAN DIEGO COUNTY SOLID WASTE HEARING PANEL*
ARTICLE LV SAN DIEGO COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LVI SAN DIEGO COUNTY ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LVII DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND QUALITY*
ARTICLE LIX SAN DIEGO COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LX SAN DIEGO COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LXI SAN DIEGO COUNTY FALLBROOK AIRPARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE LXII OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES*
ARTICLE LXIII PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT OF 2011*
CODE COMPARATIVE TABLE
STATE LAW REFERENCE TABLE
San Diego County Code of Regulatory Ordinances
San Diego County Comprehensive Ordinances
San Diego County Board of Supervisors Policy Manual
SEC. 364.3.  FEES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.
   The following fees shall be paid to the Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures for the specified applications, permits, registrations, inspections and other related services:
FEES FOR THE DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE, WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
 
ACTIVITY
FEE AUTHORITY (1)
FEE AMOUNT (2)
Land Use
 
 
Verification of Agriculture
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    Application Processing
CC Article 11 § 7
$145/application
    Follow-up Site Visit (3)
CC Article 11 § 7
$100/hour
Agricultural Enterprise Registration
CC Article 11 § 7
$15/year
Pest Exclusion
 
Desert Native Plant Permit
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    Yucca brevifolia (Joshua Tree)
FAC § 80120
$2/plant
    All Other Native Plants
FAC § 80120
$1/plant
    Yucca schidigera
FAC § 80120
$3/ton
Certification of Plant Shipments for Quarantine Compliance
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    Domestic Plant Shipment Certification
FAC § 5202
$41/certificate
    International Plant Shipment Certification
FAC § 5202
$96/certificate
    Domestic Counter Service Certification
FAC § 5202
$34/certificate
    International Counter Service Certification
FAC § 5202
$68 effective July 1, 2017;
$72 effective July 1, 2018;
$75 effective July 1, 2019 /certificate
Specialized Field Inspections, Including: Field Growing Season, Destination Point (Sealed Load), Export/Import Shipment Treatment/Inspection (3)
FAC § 6303 (d); Title 3 CCR, § 3160 (b)
$89 effective July 1, 2017;
$109 effective July 1, 2018;
$130 effective July 1, 2019 /hour
After Hours Inspections (1 Hour Minimum) (3)
FAC § 5202
$132 effective July 1, 2017;
$163 effective July 1, 2018;
$195 effective July 1, 2019 /hour
Missed Appointment Fee
FAC § 5202
$68
Pesticide Regulation
 
Agricultural Pest Control Business Registration
FAC § 11734
$75/year
Agricultural Pest Control Adviser Registration-San Diego Headquarters
FAC § 12034
$10/year
Agricultural Pest Control Adviser Registration-Out of County Headquarters
FAC § 12034
$5/year
Agricultural Pest Control Pilot Registration-San Diego Headquarters
FAC § 11923
$10/year
Agricultural Pest Control Pilot Registration-Out of County Headquarters
FAC § 11923
$5/year
Maintenance Gardener Registration
FAC § 11734
$25/year
Structural Pest Control Business Registration
FAC § 15204 and § 15204.5
$10/year
Certification of Farm Labor Contractors
CLC § 1695 (b)
$75/year
Hazardous Materials
 
Base Registration
H&S § 25404.5
$498/year
Inventory Item Registration
H&S § 25404.5
$106/item/year
Direct Marketing
 
Certified Farmers' Market Certification
FAC § 47020
$185/certificate/year
Certified Producer's Certification
FAC § 47020
$54/certificate/year
Additional County Listing on Certified Producer's Certificate
FAC § 47020
$11/certificate
Certified Producer's Certificate Change or Addition
FAC § 47020
$11/amended certificate
Certified Producer Inspections (3)
FAC § 47020
$94 effective July 1, 2017;
$128 effective July 1, 2018;
$161 effective July 1, 2019 /hour
Certified Farmers' Market Inspections (3)
FAC § 47020
$94 effective July 1, 2017;
$128 effective July 1, 2018;
$161 effective July 1, 2019 /hour
Industrial Hemp Cultivation (7)
 
Industrial Hemp Cultivation (3)
FAC § 81005(c)
$126/hour
Apiary
 
Apiary Registration (10+ Colonies) (4)
FAC § 29044
$10/year
Apiary Certification (½ Hour Minimum) (3)
FAC § 29143
$135/hour
Weights and Measures
 
Price Verification
/ / / / / / / / / / / / /
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   Tier 1 (1-3 Point-of-Sale Stations) Registration
BPC § 13350(d)
$143/location/year
   Tier 2 (4-9 Point-of-Sale Stations) Registration
BPC § 13350(d)
$196/location/year
   Tier 3 (10+ Point-of-Sale Stations) Registration
BPC § 13350(d)
$245/location/year
   Re-inspection (3)
BPC § 13350(e)
$155/hour
Devices
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Inspection/Testing of Non-Commercial Devices by Request of Owner/User, Including:  Small Capacity Scales, Large Capacity Scales, Retail Motor Fuel Dispensers, Wholesale Petroleum Meters, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Meters, All Other Devices (3)
BPC § 12210 (b)
$155/hour
Inspection/Testing of Commercial Water Submeters by Request of Owner/User, Including: Outside Established Inspection Frequency, Not Placed into Service Within Six Months, or For Use in a Different County
BPC § 12210.3 (b)
$155/hour
Inspection/Testing of Commercial Devices by Request of Owner/User When Testing Could Be Performed by a Registered Service Agency (3)
BPC § 12210.5 (b)
Established by the Secretary of California Dept. of Food and Agriculture (5)
    Business Location Registration
BPC § 12240 (f, u)
Maximum amount authorized in BPC (6)
   Device Annual Administrative Fee
BPC § 12241
Maximum amount authorized in BPC (6)
Device Registration (by device type)
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   Animal Scales
BPC § 12240 et seq.
Maximum amount authorized in BPC (6)
   Class II Scales
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   Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Meters
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   Computing Scales
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   Counter Scales
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   Crane Scales
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   Dormant/Portable Platform Scales
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   Electric Submeters
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   Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
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   Fabric/Wire/Cordage Meters
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   Forklift/Belt Scales
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   Grease/Lube Meters
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   Hanging Scales
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   High-Flow Motor Fuel Meters
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   Hopper/Tank Scales
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   Hydrogen Meters
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   Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Meters
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   Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Meters
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   Livestock Scales
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   Monorail/Meat Beam Scales
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   Odometers
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   Other Measuring Devices
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   Other Weighing Devices
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   Prescription/Jewelry Scales
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   Railway Scales
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   Retail Meters
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   Retail Motor Fuel Meters
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   Retail Water Meters
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   Tanks (Liquid Test)
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   Taximeters
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   Vapor Submeters
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   Vehicle Meters
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   Vehicle Scales
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   Water Submeters
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   Wholesale Meters
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   Reschedule Fee
CCRO § 21.1711
$20
   (1)   BPC = California Business and Professions Code
      CC = California Constitution
      CCR = California Code of Regulations
      CCRO = County of San Diego Code of Regulatory Ordinances
      FAC = California Food and Agricultural Code
      H&S = California Health & Safety Code
      CLC = California Labor Code
   (2)   Fees are nonrefundable.
   (3)   Includes travel time.
   (4)   No apiary registration fee for nine or fewer colonies.
   (5)   For current BPC §12210.5 fee information, follow this link:
   (6)   For current BPC §12240 and 12241 fee information, follow this link:
   (7)   Industrial Hemp Annual Registration fee per FAC § 81005 (a) and CCR §4900 as established by the Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture, follow this link:
(Added by Ord. No. 9513 (N.S.), effective 12-13-02; amended by Ord. No. 9576 (N.S.), effective 8-8-03; amended by Ord. No. 9598 (N.S.), effective 10-17-03; amended by Ord. No. 9743 (N.S.), effective 12-9-05; amended by Ord. No. 9953 (N.S.), effective 9-5-08; amended by Ord. No. 10097 (N.S.), effective 1-7-11; amended by Ord. No. 10481 (N.S.), effective 7-1-17; amended by Ord. No. 10486 (N.S.), effective 7-1-17; amended by Ord. No. 10537 (N.S.), effective 5-25-18, operative 7-1-18; amended by Ord. No. 10604 (N.S.), effective 5-31-19, operative 7-1-19)