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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. 87.301.   FEES AND DEPOSITS FOR PLAN CHECKING, APPLICATION REVIEW, AND GRADING INSPECTION.
   At the time of filing the following applications, the following fees or deposits shall be paid to the County Official:
   (a)   Grading Plans or Improvement Plans for Major Grading (Section 87.208): The actual costs to the County of examining and approving Grading Plans or Improvement Plans, or plan changes, including review under the California Environmental Quality Act, the review of any required reports, compliance with project conditions, and the preparation of all necessary documents, shall be paid by the applicant.  At the time of submitting a grading or improvement plan to the County Official for examination and approval, the subdivider shall deposit with the County Official, a sum sufficient to cover actual costs as prescribed by the Board of Supervisors.
   (b)   Grading Plans or Improvement Plans for Agricultural Grading (Section 87.205), Minor Grading Under Department of Public Works Review (Section 87.206(c)) or Grading for a Project With a Previous Discretionary Land Use Approval (Section 87.207):
      (1)   Intake Screening.  The actual costs to the County of application intake screening for project impacts for agricultural grading, minor grading under review by the Department of Public Works, or grading associated with a project with a previous discretionary approval, including the review of any plans or reports, comparing project to public information, and the preparation of all necessary documents, shall be paid by the applicant. At the time of submitting a grading or improvement plan for examination and approval, the applicant shall deposit with the County Official, a sum sufficient to cover actual costs as  prescribed by the Board of Supervisors.
      (2)   Plan Review.  The actual costs to the County of examining and approving Grading Plans or Improvement Plans, or plan changes, including review under the California Environmental Quality Act, for grading referenced in paragraph (1), including the review of any plans or reports and the preparation of all necessary documents, shall be paid by the applicant. At the time of submitting a grading or improvement plan, or application for plan change,  for examination and approval, the applicant shall deposit with the County Official, a sum sufficient to cover actual costs as prescribed by the Board of Supervisors.
   (c)   Grading Plans or Improvement Plans for Minor Grading Under Department of Planning and Development Services (Section 87.206(b)).  For grading plan or improvement plan review, or plan change review, for a grading permit to be issued for projects subject to Section 87.206(b), the applicant shall pay to the County Official a fee in an amount as prescribed by the Board of Supervisors in Section 362.1 of the San Diego County Administrative Code.
   (d)   Grading Permits:
      (1)   For each grading permit or permit modification issued for projects subject to Section 87.206(b) (Minor grading under review by the Department of Planning and Development Services), the applicant shall pay to the County Official a fee in an amount as prescribed by the Board of Supervisors in Section 362.1 of the San Diego County Administrative Code.
      (2)   For all grading permits not covered under paragraph (1) above, all costs associated with grading permit application processing and permit issuance are included in the cost of checking grading plans or improvement plans. There is no separate fee or deposit for issuance of the grading permit.
   (e)   Structural Review. Where the plans or specifications provide for the construction of drainage structures or facilities (other than standard terrace drains and similar facilities), including retaining walls and sprinkler irrigation systems, or when such plans include proposals for granting drainage and appurtenant easements to the San Diego County Flood Control District, the applicant shall deposit amounts estimated by the County Official appropriate to pay for the County's actual cost of checking the plans and specifications, preparing the documents for the drainage and appurtenant easements, and inspecting the construction.
   (f)   Clearing Permits.  For all clearing permits applied for pursuant to Chapter 5 of this Division, the applicant shall pay to the County Official both: (1) an "Environmental Action CEQA Processing" fee or deposit, in the amount specified in Section 362.1 of the San Diego County Administrative Code; and (2) a clearing permit review fee in the amount specified in Section 362.1 of the San Diego County Administrative Code.
   (g)   Deposit Refund or Increase. Where a deposit has been made, if the County's actual cost is less than the amount deposited, the excess shall be refunded.  If any deposit is insufficient to pay all the County's actual costs, the permittee, upon demand of the County Official, shall deposit an additional amount deemed sufficient by the County Official to complete the work.  If the permittee fails or refuses to pay such additional amount, the County Official may cease further work relating to the application, refuse approval of the plans or issuance of a grading permit until the amount is paid in full, or, if a permit is already issued, consider the grading incomplete and pursue proceedings to revoke the grading permit in accordance with Section 87.216.
(Added by Ord. No. 9547 (N.S.), effective 5-9-03; amended by Ord. No. 9634 (N.S.), effective 4-23-04; amended by Ord. No. 9689 (N.S.), operative 2-4-05, effective 2-13-05; amended by Ord. No. 10224 (N.S.), effective 10-25-12)