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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 XVII-F
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
2021
 
Ordinance Number
Title
Adopted Date
Code Section
10711 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SAN DIEGO ADMINISTRATIVE CODE ARTICLE III
01/12/2021 (18)
Administrative Code
50, 51, 51.5, 52, 52.5, 53, 54, 55, 55.1, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 60.1, 60.2, 60.3, 60.4, 61, 62, 62.1, 62.3, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 71.1, 72, 73, 73.1, 73.2, 73.3, 73.4 - 73.14, 74, 74.1, 74.2, 74.3, 75, 76, 77, 77.1, 77.2, 77.5, 78, 79, 79.1, 79.2, 80, 81, 81.5, 81.6
10712 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SAN DIEGO ADMINISTRATIVE CODE ARTICLES VIII, XX SECTION 362.4, XXVIe SECTION 496, AND XLI-A AND REGULATORY CODE SECTION 16.105
01/12/2021 (18)
Administrative Code
Art. VIII: 120 - 125.3; 362.4, 496, Repealing Art. XLI-A
 
Regulatory Code
10713 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPENSATION ORDINANCE AND ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION
1/26/2021 (16)
Not Codified
10714 (N.S.)
ORDINANCE ADDING SECTION 72.243.26.3. OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CODE ESTABLISHING A WEIGHT LIMIT ON COUNTY MAINTAINED ROADS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY
1/27/2021 (2)
Regulatory Code
10715 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY WITHIN THE NORTH COUNTY METROPOLITAN SUBREGIONAL PLAN AREA, REF: PDS2020-REZ-20-002
02/10/2021 (7)
Not Codified
10716 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CODE RELATING TO THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENERAL RELIEF PROGRAM
03/02/2021 (7)
Administrative Code
10717 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY WITHIN THE NORTH COUNTY METROPOLITAN SUBREGIONAL PLAN AREA, REF: PDS2019-REZ-19-002
03/03/3021 (1)
Not Codified
10718 (N.S.)
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 72.164.51., DELETING SECTION 72.164.52, AND ADDING SECTION 72.161.95.1. OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CODE RELATING TO SPEED LIMITS ON COUNTY MAINTAINED ROADS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY
03/03/2021 (13)
Regulatory Code
72.164.51,
Repealing 72.164.52,
Adding 72.161.95.1
10719 (N.S.)
ORDINANCE ADDING SECTION 72.243.20. OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CODE RELATING TO MISCELLANEOUS TRAFFIC REGULATIONS ON COUNTY MAINTAINED ROADS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY
03/03/2021 (13)
Regulatory Code
Adding 72.243.20
10720 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPENSATION ORDINANCE AND ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION
03/16/2021 (28)
Not Codified
10721 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY WITHIN THE NORTH COUNTY METROPOLITAN SUBREGIONAL PLAN AREA, REF: PDS2017-REZ-17-001
03/17/2021 (04)
Not Codified
10722 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE XV-B OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, RELATING TO HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CHARGES AND FEES
05/04/21 (18)
Administrative Code
10723 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 86.1, 86.5, AND 86.10 OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CODE OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDINANCES TO ADD FEES FOR DOCUMENT COPIES PROVIDED BY ELECTRONIC MAIL BY THE RECORDER AND COUNTY CLERK
05/04/21 (22)
Administrative Code
10724 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO EXERCISING THE COUNTY'S POLICE POWER TO PROHIBIT RESIDENTIAL EVICTIONS WITHOUT JUST CAUSE AND TO ENACT A MORATORIUM ON CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL RENT INCREASES
05/04/21 (26)
Not Codified
10725 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PORTIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE RELATING TO FEES AND DEPOSITS FOR THE DEPARTMENTS OF PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, PUBLIC WORKS, AND PARKS AND RECREATION
05/05/2021 (2)
Administrative Code
10726 (N.S.)
ORDINANCE AMENDING PORTIONS OF ADMININSTRATIVE CODE SECTIONS 451-467 REGARDING THE FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 
05/05/2021 (2)
Administrative Code
10727 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 364.3 OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, RELATING TO FEES CHARGED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
05/05/2021 (3)
Administrative Code
10728 (N.S.)
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 72.161.35., 72.161.35.4, 72.169.74.7., 72.175.1., DELETING SECTION 72.169.4., AND ADDING SECTION 72.169.74.14. OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CODE RELATING TO SPEED LIMITS ON COUNTY MAINTAINED ROADS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY
05/05/2021 (4)
Regulatory Code
10729 (N.S.)
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 68.501 THROUGH 68.507 AND 68.521 THROUGH 68.572, REPEALING SECTION 68.582, ADDING SECTIONS 68.524, 68.530, 68.550 THROUGH 68.554, 68.565 THROUGH 68.567, 68.573 THROUGH 68.576, 68.580, 68.581, 68.591 THROUGH 68.593, 68.600, 68.610 THROUGH 68.612 OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGULATORY CODE RELATING TO MANAGEMENT OF SOLID WASTE, RECYCLABLE MATERIALS AND ORGANIC WASTE
05/05/2021 (5)
Regulatory Code
10730 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, ARTICLE XX, RELATING TO SAN DIEGO COUNTY FIRE CHARGES AND FEES
05/18/2021 (04)
Administrative Code
10731 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT FOR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL
05/18/2021 (26)
Not Codified
10732 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPENSATION ORDINANCE AND ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION
05/18/2021 (27)
Not Codified
10733 (N.S.)
ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CODE OF REGULATORY ORDINANCES TO ADJUST DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND QUALITY REGULATORY PROGRAM FEES AND ASSOCIATED ORDINANCE REVISIONS
05/19/2021 (04)
Regulatory Code
61.102, 61.104, 61.107, 65.107, 65.109, 66.201 - 66.203, 67.301.5, 68.911, 68.1113, 68.1211, Repealing 68.1207
10734 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CODE OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDINANCES RELATING TO ESTABLISHING AN EVALUATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
06/08/2021 (20)
Administrative Code
Adding Art. XVII-F: 330 - 330.7
10735 (N.S.)
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 72.169.25. AND 72.169.92. AND DELETING SECTIONS 72.169.29. AND 72.172.1. OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CODE RELATING TO SPEED LIMITS ON COUNTY MAINTAINED ROADS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.
06/09/2021 (1)
Regulatory Code
72.169.25; 72.169.92; Repealing 72.169.29; 72.172.1
10736 (N.S.)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, RELATING TO CRIMINAL ADMINISTRATIVE FEES
06/29/2021 (4)
Administrative Code
92; 363; 695; Repealing 364.9; 953
10737 (N.S.)
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 72.169.94.1., 72.161.40.4., AND 72.169.75.1.  AND ADDING SECTION 72.161.44.2. OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CODE RELATING TO SPEED LIMITS ON COUNTY MAINTAINED ROADS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY
07/14/2021 (8)
Regulatory Code
10738 (N.S.)
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 72.181.1. OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CODE RELATING TO TRAFFIC REGULATIONS IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
07/14/2021 (8)
Regulatory Code