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PREFACE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
CHAPTER 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CHAPTER 2A: EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CHAPTER 2B: ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARDS (TAX APPEAL BOARDS)
CHAPTER 3: BUDGET PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 4: CITY BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND VEHICLES
CHAPTER 5: COMMITTEES
CHAPTER 6: PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 7: DISASTER COUNCIL
CHAPTER 8: DOCUMENTS, RECORDS AND PUBLICATIONS
CHAPTER 9A: FARMERS' MARKET
CHAPTER 9B: FLEA MARKET
CHAPTER 10: FINANCE, TAXATION, AND OTHER FISCAL MATTERS
CHAPTER 10B: SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES
CHAPTER 10C: REIMBURSEMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES
CHAPTER 10E: PLANNING MONITORING
CHAPTER 10F: 1660 MISSION STREET SURCHARGE
CHAPTER 10G: BOARD OF APPEALS SURCHARGE FOR PERMITS AND FEES
CHAPTER 10H: RECOVERY OF COSTS OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE
CHAPTER 11: FRANCHISES
CHAPTER 12: HOUSING AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 12A: HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
CHAPTER 12B: NONDISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12C: NONDISCRIMINATION IN PROPERTY CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12D: MINORITY/WOMEN/LOCAL BUSINESS UTILIZATION
CHAPTER 12E: CITY EMPLOYEE'S SEXUAL PRIVACY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12F: IMPLEMENTING THE MACBRIDE PRINCIPLES - NORTHERN IRELAND
CHAPTER 12G: PROHIBITION ON USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY RECIPIENTS OF CITY CONTRACTS, GRANTS, AND LOANS
CHAPTER 12H: IMMIGRATION STATUS
CHAPTER 12I: CIVIL IMMIGRATION DETAINERS
CHAPTER 12J: CITY BUSINESS WITH BURMA PROHIBITED
CHAPTER 12K: SALARY HISTORY*
CHAPTER 12L: PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS AND MEETINGS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
CHAPTER 12M: PROTECTION OF PRIVATE INFORMATION*
CHAPTER 12N: LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, AND QUESTIONING YOUTH: YOUTH SERVICES SENSITIVITY TRAINING
CHAPTER 12O: EARNED INCOME CREDIT INFORMATION
CHAPTER 12P: MINIMUM COMPENSATION
CHAPTER 12Q: HEALTH CARE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 12R: MINIMUM WAGE
CHAPTER 12S: WORKING FAMILIES CREDIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 12T: CITY CONTRACTOR/SUBCONTRACTOR CONSIDERATION OF CRIMINAL HISTORY IN HIRING AND EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS
CHAPTER 12U: SWEATFREE CONTRACTING
CHAPTER 12V: PERSONAL SERVICES MINIMUM CONTRACTUAL RATE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12W: SICK LEAVE*
CHAPTER 12X: PROHIBITING CITY TRAVEL AND CONTRACTING IN STATES THAT ALLOW DISCRIMINATION*
CHAPTER 12Y: SAN FRANCISCO SLAVERY DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 12Z: SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 13: JAILS AND PRISONERS
CHAPTER 14: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH CARE SECURITY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14A: DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 14B: LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE UTILIZATION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14C: [EXPIRED]
CHAPTER 15: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
CHAPTER 16: OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES GENERALLY
CHAPTER 17: PUBLIC OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES
CHAPTER 18: PAYROLL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 19. COMMUNITY SAFETY CAMERA ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 19A: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER 19B: ACQUISITION OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 20: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER 21: ACQUISITION OF COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21A: HEALTH-RELATED COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21B: COMMODITIES AND SERVICES RELATING TO PROJECTS ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS
CHAPTER 21C: MISCELLANEOUS PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 21D: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21E: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21F: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21G: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 22: RADIO COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22A: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22B: TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22C: PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS
CHAPTER 22D: OPEN DATA POLICY
CHAPTER 22E: CITY-OWNED FIBER-OPTIC FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22G: OFFICE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22H: DESIGNATION UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA)
CHAPTER 23: REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 23A: SURPLUS PUBLIC LANDS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CHAPTER 24A: ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE LOCAL RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR
CHAPTER 24B: RELOCATION APPEALS BOARD
CHAPTER 25: STREET LIGHTING
CHAPTER 26. DEEMED APPROVED OFF-STREET ALCOHOL USE NUISANCE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27: HEALTHY NAIL SALON RECOGNITION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 28: ADMINISTRATIVE DEBARMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 29: FINDINGS OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FEASIBILITY
CHAPTER 29A: [APPROVAL OF POWER PLANT; PLANNING CODE SEC.
CHAPTER 29B: CHILD CARE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CITY AND CITY-FUNDED PROJECTS
CHAPTER 30: CENTRALIZATION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 31: CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT PROCEDURES AND FEES
CHAPTER 32: RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 33: COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
CHAPTER 33A: LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)*
CHAPTER 34: NOTIFICATION TO ASSESSOR CONCERNING ZONING RECLASSIFICATIONS OF PROPERTY, CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS AND VARIANCES
CHAPTER 35: RESIDENTIAL, HOTEL, AND PDR COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION
CHAPTER 36: COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS AREA PLANS AND PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 37: RESIDENTIAL RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 37A: RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION FEE
CHAPTER 38: COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS; ACCESS IMPROVEMENT OBLIGATIONS AND NOTICE TO SMALL BUSINESS TENANTS REGARDING DISABILITY ACCESS
CHAPTER 39: [RIGHT TO RETURN TO REVITALIZED PUBLIC HOUSING]
CHAPTER 40: HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 41: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41A: RESIDENTIAL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41B: COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT
CHAPTER 41C: TIME-SHARE CONVERSION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41D: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL VISITOR POLICIES
CHAPTER 41E. RESIDENTIAL HOTEL MAIL RECEPTACLE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41F: TOURIST HOTEL CONVERSION*
CHAPTER 42: INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 43: MUNICIPAL FINANCE LAW
CHAPTER 44: ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PLANNING COUNCIL
CHAPTER 45: JURY FEES
CHAPTER 47: PREFERENCE IN CITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 48: RENTAL SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
CHAPTER 49: SECURITY DEPOSITS FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY
CHAPTER 49A: RESIDENTIAL TENANT COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 49B: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNITS: LOCK REPLACEMENTS BY LANDLORD WHEN TENANTS VACATE
CHAPTER 50: NONPROFIT PERFORMING ARTS LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 51: VOLUNTARY ARTS CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 52: SAN FRANCISCO CARBON MITIGATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 53: URBAN AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 53A: URBAN AGRICULTURE INCENTIVE ZONES ACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 54: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
CHAPTER 56: DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS
CHAPTER 57: FILM COMMISSION
CHAPTER 58: RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN CIVIL MATTERS
CHAPTER 59: HEALTHY FOOD RETAILER ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 60: ASSISTED HOUSING PRESERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 61: WATERFRONT LAND USE
CHAPTER 62: DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS
CHAPTER 63: WATER EFFICIENT IRRIGATION ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 64: CITY EMPLOYEE AND CITY CONTRACTOR SAFETY AND HEALTH
CHAPTER 65: RENT REDUCTION AND RELOCATION PLAN FOR TENANTS INCONVENIENCED BY SEISMIC WORK PERFORMED PURSUANT TO CHAPTERS 14 AND 15 OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING CODE
CHAPTER 65A: COMPENSATION, OR SUBSTITUTE HOUSING SERVICE, FOR TENANTS AFFECTED BY TEMPORARY SEVERANCE OF SPECIFIED HOUSING SERVICES DURING MANDATORY SEISMIC WORK REQUIRED BY BUILDING CODE CHAPTER 34B
CHAPTER 66: SEISMIC SAFETY RETROFIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 67: THE SAN FRANCISCO SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 67A: CELL PHONES, PAGERS AND SIMILAR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 68: CULTURAL EQUITY ENDOWMENT FUND
CHAPTER 69: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 70: IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 71: MILLS ACT CONTRACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 72: RELOCATION ASSISTANCE FOR LEAD HAZARD REMEDIATION
CHAPTER 74: RENT ESCROW ACCOUNT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 77: BUILDING INSPECTION COMMISSION APPEALS
CHAPTER 78: DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION PERMIT TRACKING SYSTEM
CHAPTER 79: PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 79A: ADDITIONAL PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 80: ANTI-BLIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 80A: ORDERS TO VACATE DUE TO HAZARDOUS HOUSING CONDITIONS
CHAPTER 82: LOCAL HIRING POLICY FOR CONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 83: FIRST SOURCE HIRING PROGRAM
CHAPTER 84: SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTIAL RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PERSONS DISQUALIFIED FROM FEDERAL RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAMS BY THE FEDERAL QUALITY HOUSING AND WORK RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1998 (QHWRA)
CHAPTER 86: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FIRST COMMISSION
CHAPTER 87: FAIR HOUSING IMPLEMENTATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 88: PERFORMANCE AND REVIEW ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 89: DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES
CHAPTER 90: ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION
CHAPTER 90A: PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING MUSIC AND CULTURE
CHAPTER 91: LANGUAGE ACCESS
CHAPTER 92: REAL ESTATE LOAN COUNSELING AND EDUCATION
CHAPTER 93: PREGNANCY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 94: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLAZA PROGRAM
CHAPTER 94A: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLACES FOR PEOPLE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 95: IDENTIFICATION CARDS
CHAPTER 96: COORDINATION BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 96A: LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 96B: POLICY MAKING MARIJUANA OFFENSES THE LOWEST LAW ENFORCEMENT PRIORITY
CHAPTER 96C: POLICE INTERROGATION OF YOUTH - JEFF ADACHI YOUTH RIGHTS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 97: HEALTHCARE IMPACT REPORTS
CHAPTER 98: THE BETTER STREETS POLICY
CHAPTER 99: PUBLIC POWER IN NEW CITY DEVELOPMENTS
CHAPTER 100: PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE IMPOSITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE FINES
CHAPTER 101: RESTRICTING THE PURCHASE, SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES BY OR FOR THE CITY
CHAPTER 102: OUR CHILDREN, OUR FAMILIES COUNCIL
CHAPTER 103: NON-COOPERATION WITH IDENTITY-BASED REGISTRY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 104: COLLECTION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY DATA
CHAPTER 105: CIGARETTE LITTER ABATEMENT FEE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 106: CITY NAVIGATION CENTERS
CHAPTER 107: CULTURAL DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 107A: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 107B: CASTRO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER (LGBTQ) CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 109: PRIORITIZING 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CHAPTER 115: AUTOMATED POINT OF SALE STATION REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 116: COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION FOR RESIDENTIAL USES AND PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT
CHAPTER 117: COOPERATIVE LIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
CHAPTER 119: SAFE PARKING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 120: ADMINISTRATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS
CHAPTER 121: CLOSURE OF JUVENILE HALL
APPENDIX: Table of Initiative Ordinances and Policy Declarations
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Charter
San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code
BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
ARTICLE 1: PERMIT PROCEDURES
ARTICLE 2: LICENSE FEES
ARTICLE 3: [REPEALED]
ARTICLE 4: [RESERVED]
ARTICLE 5: ELECTRICAL MUSICAL DEVICES
ARTICLE 6: COMMON ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 7: TAX ON TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY OF HOTEL ROOMS
ARTICLE 8: SUGARY DRINKS DISTRIBUTOR TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 9: TAX ON OCCUPANCY OF PARKING SPACE IN PARKING STATIONS
ARTICLE 10: UTILITY USERS TAX
ARTICLE 10B: ACCESS LINE TAX
ARTICLE 11: STADIUM OPERATOR ADMISSION TAX
ARTICLE 12: BUSINESS REGISTRATION
ARTICLE 12-A: PAYROLL EXPENSE TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-A-1: GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-B: BUSINESS TAX REFUND
ARTICLE 12B-1: NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION AND GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP FUND TAX OPTION
ARTICLE 12-C: REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX
ARTICLE 12-D: UNIFORM LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
ARTICLE 13: CONNECTIONS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TERMINAL ALARM PANEL
ARTICLE 14: TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
ARTICLE 15: BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 15A: PUBLIC REALM LANDSCAPING, IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENT DISTRICTS ("GREEN BENEFIT DISTRICTS")
ARTICLE 16: LIVING WAGE FOR EDUCATORS PARCEL TAX
ARTICLE 17: BUSINESS TAX PENALTY AMNESTY PROGRAM
ARTICLE 20: FINANCIAL INFORMATION PRIVACY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 21: EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION COMMERCIAL RENTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 22: PARKING STATIONS; REVENUE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
ARTICLE 23: VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE EXPENDITURE PLAN
ARTICLE 28: HOMELESSNESS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 32: TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION TAX
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code
San Francisco Environment Code
ENVIRONMENT CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE ENVIRONMENT CODE
CHAPTER 1: PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE POLICY STATEMENT
CHAPTER 2: ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 3: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 4: HEALTHY AIR AND CLEAN TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 5: RESOURCE CONSERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 7: GREEN BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR CITY BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 8: TROPICAL HARDWOOD AND VIRGIN REDWOOD BAN
CHAPTER 9: GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TARGETS AND DEPARTMENTAL ACTION PLANS
CHAPTER 10: TRANSPORTATION OF AGGREGATE MATERIALS
CHAPTER 11: CELL PHONE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 12: URBAN FORESTRY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 13: ARSENIC-TREATED WOOD
CHAPTER 14: CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECOVERY ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 15: GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 16: FOOD SERVICE AND PACKAGING WASTE REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 17: PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 18: SOLAR ENERGY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 19: MANDATORY RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING
CHAPTER 20: EXISTING BUILDINGS ENERGY PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 21: CLEAN ENERGY FULL DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 22: SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL
CHAPTER 23: DRINK TAP ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: BOTTLED DRINKING WATER
CHAPTER 25: CLEAN CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS
CHAPTER 26: BETTER ROOF REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 27: ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
CHAPTER 28: FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS IN UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND JUVENILE PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 29: ELECTRIC VEHICLE READINESS IMPLEMENTATION*
CHAPTER 30: RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 31: ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND CHARGING IN COMMERCIAL PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES*
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Fire Code
San Francisco Health Code
HEALTH CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE HEALTH CODE
ARTICLE 1: ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1A: ANIMAL SACRIFICE
ARTICLE 1B: PERFORMANCE OF WILD OR EXOTIC ANIMALS FOR PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT OR AMUSEMENT
ARTICLE 1C: SALE OF ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1D: ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 2: COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
ARTICLE 3: HOSPITALS
ARTICLE 4: DECEASED PERSONS
ARTICLE 5: PUBLIC HEALTH - GENERAL
ARTICLE 6: GARBAGE AND REFUSE
ARTICLE 7: LAUNDRIES
ARTICLE 8: FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 8A: CANNABIS CONSUMPTION PERMITS
ARTICLE 9: DAIRY AND MILK CODE
ARTICLE 10: MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 11: NUISANCES
ARTICLE 11A: BED BUG INFESTATION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, DISCLOSURE, AND REPORTING
ARTICLE 12: SANITATION - GENERAL
ARTICLE 12A: BACKFLOW PREVENTION
ARTICLE 12B: SOIL BORING AND WELL REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 12C: ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES FOR NON-POTABLE APPLICATIONS
ARTICLE 14: AMBULANCES AND ROUTINE MEDICAL TRANSPORT VEHICLES
ARTICLE 15: PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATING THE USE OF 'ECONOMIC POISONS'
ARTICLE 17: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY AT SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL
ARTICLE 18: PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF CITATIONS TO VIOLATORS
ARTICLE 19: SMOKING POLLUTION CONTROL
ARTICLE 19A: REGULATING SMOKING IN EATING ESTABLISHMENTS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19B: REGULATING SMOKING IN SHARED OFFICE WORKPLACE [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19C: REGULATING SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES AND IN HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19D: PROHIBITING CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINES
ARTICLE 19E: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT AND CERTAIN SPORTS ARENAS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19F: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN ENCLOSED AREAS, CERTAIN UNENCLOSED AREAS, AND SPORTS STADIUMS
ARTICLE 19G: ENFORCEMENT OF SMOKING PROHIBITIONS
ARTICLE 19H: PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF TOBACCO
ARTICLE 19I: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN CITY PARK AND RECREATIONAL AREAS AND FARMERS' MARKETS
ARTICLE 19J: PROHIBITING PHARMACIES FROM SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19K: PROHIBITING SALES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 19L: PROHIBITING SMOKING AT CERTAIN OUTDOOR EVENTS
ARTICLE 19M: DISCLOSURE TO PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTIAL TENANTS OF WHETHER A UNIT IS SMOKE FREE OR SMOKING OPTIONAL, AND INFORMING EXISTING RESIDENTIAL TENANTS WHERE SMOKING IS OPTIONAL
ARTICLE 19N: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES - RESTRICTIONS ON SALE AND USE
ARTICLE 19O: [SMOKELESS TOBACCO - USE PROHIBITED AT ATHLETIC VENUES]
ARTICLE 19P: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO PERSONS AGED 18, 19, OR 20
ARTICLE 19Q: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19R: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LACKING FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION PREMARKET APPROVAL
ARTICLE 19S: PROHIBITING THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 20: ALKYL NITRITES
ARTICLE 21: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
ARTICLE 21A: RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 22: HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 22A: ANALYZING SOILS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE
ARTICLE 22B: CONSTRUCTION DUST CONTROL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 23: VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL WORKER SAFETY
ARTICLE 24: CHLOROFLUOROCARBON RECOVERY AND RECYCLING
ARTICLE 25: MEDICAL WASTE GENERATOR REGISTRATION, PERMITTING, INSPECTIONS AND FEES
ARTICLE 26: COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD POISONING INVESTIGATION, MANAGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 27: HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM AGREEMENT
ARTICLE 28: MEDICAL CANNABIS USER AND PRIMARY CAREGIVER IDENTIFICATION CARDS
ARTICLE 29: LICENSING AND REGULATION OF MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS AND MASSAGE BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 30: REGULATION OF DIESEL BACKUP GENERATORS
ARTICLE 31: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 32: DISEASE PREVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
ARTICLE 33: MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT
ARTICLE 34: HEALTHY PRODUCTS, HEALTHY CHILDREN ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 35: BIOLOGICAL AGENT DETECTORS
ARTICLE 36: CHILD COUGH AND COLD MEDICINE WARNING ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 37: TRANS FAT FREE RESTAURANT PROGRAM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: ENHANCED VENTILATION REQUIRED FOR URBAN INFILL SENSITIVE USE DEVELOPMENTS
ARTICLE 39: COMMERCIAL DOG WALKING
ARTICLE 40: SAFE BODY ART
ARTICLE 41: MENTAL HEALTH
ARTICLE 42: SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 43: SURPLUS MEDICATION REPOSITORY AND DISTRIBUTION
ARTICLE 45: CITY-OPERATED ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Municipal Elections Code
San Francisco Park Code
San Francisco Planning Code
San Francisco Zoning Maps
San Francisco Police Code
POLICE CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 1: PUBLIC NUISANCES
ARTICLE 1.1: REGULATING THE USE OF VEHICLES FOR HUMAN HABITATION
ARTICLE 1.2 DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH MINOR CHILDREN
ARTICLE 1.3: TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RENTAL INCREASES RENT ROLLBACK BASED UPON APRIL 15, 1979, RENTAL RATES AND REFUNDING ANY RENT INCREASES
ARTICLE 1.5: DISPLAY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY CONSERVATION DECALS
ARTICLE 2: DISORDERLY CONDUCT
ARTICLE 3: GAMES OF CHANCE
ARTICLE 4: PARADES
ARTICLE 4.5: FUNERAL PROCESSION ESCORTS
ARTICLE 5: OFFENSIVE POWDERS
ARTICLE 6: FRAUD AND DECEIT
ARTICLE 7: ANIMALS AND BIRDS
ARTICLE 7.1: HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLES
ARTICLE 8: MINORS
ARTICLE 9: MISCELLANEOUS CONDUCT REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 9.5: PROHIBITING OF PROFESSIONAL STRIKEBREAKERS
ARTICLE 9.6: REGULATIONS FOR SOLICITATION FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES
ARTICLE 10: REGULATIONS FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 10.1: REGULATING EXPOSURE OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CARTOONS OR DRAWINGS ON NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 10.2: REGULATION OF COMPUTER RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 11: REGULATIONS FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 11.1: COMMERCIAL DISPLAY OF DEAD HUMAN BODIES
ARTICLE 11.2: REGULATIONS FOR ADULT THEATERS AND ADULT BOOKSTORES PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 12: REGULATIONS FOR AUTOMOBILES
ARTICLE 13: MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS FOR PROFESSIONS AND TRADES
ARTICLE 13.1: JUNK DEALERS - PERMIT AND REGULATION
ARTICLE 13.2 BICYCLE MESSENGER BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.3: CAR RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.4: REDUCING RENTAL-CAR BURGLARIES
ARTICLE 14: LICENSES FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 15: LICENSES FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 15.1: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 15.2: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXTENDED-HOURS PREMISES
ARTICLE 15.3: PROHIBITING NUDE PERFORMERS, WAITERS AND WAITRESSES
ARTICLE 15.4: ENCOUNTER STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.5: NUDE MODELS IN PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.6: ESCORT SERVICES
ARTICLE 15.7: EVENT PROMOTERS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATION OF CANNABIS
ARTICLE 17: MISCELLANEOUS LICENSE REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 17.1: REGULATIONS FOR FORTUNETELLING; PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 18: SAN FRANCISCO POLICE PISTOL RANGE
ARTICLE 19: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
ARTICLE 20: REPRODUCING AND FURNISHING REPORTS
ARTICLE 22: CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE HEALTH CODE AND POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 23: REGULATIONS FOR PORT AREA*
ARTICLE 24: REGULATING STREET ARTISTS*
ARTICLE 25: REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE PROTECTION AND SECURITY SERVICES*
ARTICLE 26: REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC BATH HOUSES
ARTICLE 27: REGULATIONS FOR MORTGAGE MODIFICATION CONSULTANTS
ARTICLE 28: REGULATIONS FOR PAWNBROKERS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 29: REGULATION OF NOISE
ARTICLE 30: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR DRIVERS
ARTICLE 30.1: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR FIRMS
ARTICLE 31: REGULATIONS FOR TEMPORARY HELIPORTS AND PERMIT PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 32: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING BINGO GAMES
ARTICLE 32A: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING POKER GAMES
ARTICLE 33: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, PLACE OF BIRTH, SEX, AGE, RELIGION, CREED, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, WEIGHT, OR HEIGHT
ARTICLE 33A: PROHIBITION OF EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE WITH EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES AND REGULATIONS OF EMPLOYER DRUG TESTING OF EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33B: PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION BY CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE NOT DISTINCTLY PRIVATE
ARTICLE 33C: DISPLACED WORKER PROTECTION
ARTICLE 33D: GROCERY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33E: HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33F: HOURS AND RETENTION PROTECTIONS FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33G: PREDICTABLE SCHEDULING AND FAIR TREATMENT FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33H: PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
ARTICLE 33I: LACTATION IN THE WORKPLACE
ARTICLE 33J: PARITY IN PAY
ARTICLE 34: REGULATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS - PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 35: FIREARM STRICT LIABILITY ACT
ARTICLE 36: PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR DRUG, OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE UPON PUBLIC PREMISES SELLING OR SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 36A: [SALE, MANUFACTURE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION; POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS]
ARTICLE 36B: STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 36C: PROHIBITION OF FIREARMS AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS
ARTICLE 36D: GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS
ARTICLE 37: POLICE EMERGENCY ALARM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF AIDS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 39: PEDICABS
ARTICLE 40: DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 41: PROHIBITING THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF REPLICA HYPODERMIC NEEDLES OR SYRINGES
ARTICLE 42: SALE AND DISPLAY OF AEROSOL PAINT CONTAINERS AND MARKER PENS
ARTICLE 42A: COLOR TIRES
ARTICLE 42B: MERCURY THERMOMETERS
ARTICLE 42D: SALE AND DISPLAY OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING HYDROFLUORIC ACID
ARTICLE 43: ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 44: CLOSED CAPTIONS ACTIVATION REQUIREMENT ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 45: FIREARMS AND WEAPONS VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 46: PROHIBITING SELF-SERVICE MERCHANDISING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXCEPT IN PLACES TO WHICH MINORS HAVE NO ACCESS
ARTICLE 47: PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
ARTICLE 48: LASER POINTERS
ARTICLE 49: PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERING ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS AND RELATED INFORMATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING DECISIONS
ARTICLE 50: CRIMINAL HISTORY IN ADMISSION TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
ARTICLE 51: STORMWATER FLOOD RISK DISCLOSURE
ARTICLE 52: OCCUPANT'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE A COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PROVIDER
ARTICLE 55: ACCEPTANCE OF CASH BY BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUSINESSES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Port Code
San Francisco Public Works Code
PUBLIC WORKS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE PUBLIC WORKS CODE
ARTICLE 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 2: PUBLIC CONTRACT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 2.1: PERMIT FEES AND OCCUPANCY ASSESSMENTS
ARTICLE 2.3: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 2.4: EXCAVATION IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
ARTICLE 3: REGULATIONS IN REGARD TO WORKING CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 4: SEWERS
ARTICLE 4.1: INDUSTRIAL WASTE
ARTICLE 4.2. SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 4.3: SEWERS
ARTICLE 5: STREET FLOWER MARKETS
ARTICLE 5.1: ANTI-LITTER RECEPTACLES
ARTICLE 5.2: TABLES AND CHAIRS IN PUBLIC SIDEWALK OR ROADWAY AREAS
ARTICLE 5.3: DISPLAY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OR NONFOOD MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 5.4: REGULATION OF NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 5.5: DISTRIBUTION OF FREE SAMPLE MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
ARTICLE 5.6: POSTING OF SIGNS ON CITY-OWNED LAMP POSTS OR UTILITY POLES
ARTICLE 5.7: HANDBILL DISTRIBUTION ON PRIVATE PREMISES; DISPLAY OF BANNERS
ARTICLE 5.8: PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES CONCERNING PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
ARTICLE 6: STREET IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 6.1: IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 7: MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS
ARTICLE 9: UNACCEPTED STREETS
ARTICLE 11: SPUR TRACKS
ARTICLE 13: ENGINEERING INSPECTION
ARTICLE 14: UNDERGROUND PIPES, WIRES AND CONDUITS
ARTICLE 15: MISCELLANEOUS
ARTICLE 16: URBAN FORESTRY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 16.1: TREE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
ARTICLE 17: CONTROL OF DUMPS DISPOSING OF MATERIALS FROM CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION
ARTICLE 18: UTILITY FACILITIES
ARTICLE 19: PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOOTHS ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 20: PROHIBITED BICYCLE ACTIONS AND TRANSACTIONS
ARTICLE 21: RESTRICTION OF USE OF POTABLE WATER FOR SOIL COMPACTION AND DUST CONTROL ACTIVITIES
ARTICLE 22: RECLAIMED WATER USE
ARTICLE 23: GRAFFITI REMOVAL AND ABATEMENT
ARTICLE 24: SHOPPING CARTS
ARTICLE 25: PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 26*: ILLEGAL DUMPING
ARTICLE 27: SURFACE-MOUNTED FACILITIES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Subdivision Code
San Francisco Transportation Code
San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) Codes
Comprehensive Ordinance List
CHAPTER 2B:
ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARDS
(TAX APPEAL BOARDS)
 
Boards Created.
Designation.
Board Membership and Selection.
Duty of Boards.
Compensation of Board Members.
Board Composition and Board Quorum.
Clerk of the Board.
Tax Appeals Board.
Administrative Processing Fee.
Hearing Fee.
Fee for Findings.
Reference to Other Statutes.
Duties and Operations.
Hearing Officers.
Conduct of Hearings.
Hearing Officer Report.
Transmittal of Report and Recommendation.
Acceptance or Rejection of Recommendation.
Hearing Procedures.
Production and Inspection Demand Procedures.
Pre-hearing Conference.
Time for Filing Assessment Appeal after Receipt of Escape Assessment Tax Bill.
 
SEC. 2B.1.  BOARD CREATED.
   Pursuant to Section 16 of Article XIII of the California State Constitution three Assessment Appeals Boards are hereby created.
(Added by Ord. 37-67, App. 1/31/67; amended by Ord. 393-98; Ord. 273-99, File No. 990406, App. 10/27/99)
SEC. 2B.2.  DESIGNATION.
   The Assessment Appeals Boards hereby created shall be designated Assessment Appeals Board No. 1, Assessment Appeals Board No. 2, and Assessment Appeals Board No. 3.
(Added by Ord. 37-67, App. 1/31/67; amended by Ord. 393-98, App. 1/24/98; Ord. 273-99, File No. 990406, App. 10/27/99)
SEC. 2B.3.  BOARD MEMBERSHIP AND SELECTION.
   (a)   Assessment Appeals Board No. 1, Assessment Appeals Board No. 2, and Assessment Appeals Board No. 3, shall each consist of five regular members and three alternate members who shall be selected in the manner described in Subsections (b), (c), and (d).
   (b)   Pursuant to Sections 1622.1 and 1623.1 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, the Board of Supervisors hereby elects to appoint directly the regular and alternate members of the Assessment Appeals Boards.
   (c)   No person shall be eligible for appointment as a regular or alternate member of Assessment Appeals Board No. 1, Assessment Appeals Board No. 2, or Assessment Appeals Board No. 3, unless he or she meets the eligibility criteria set forth in Section 1624.05 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code.
   (d)   No person may concurrently hold a seat on more than one of the three Assessment Appeals Boards (Assessment Appeals Board No. 1, Assessment Appeals Board No. 2, Assessment Appeals Board No. 3).
   (e)   Subject to Sections 1623(d) and (e) of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, the terms of regular and alternate members of the Assessment Appeals Boards shall be three years, expiring at 12:01 a.m. on the first Monday in September of the third year.
(Amended Ord. 110-68, App. 5/1/68; Ord. 82-94, App. 2/25/94; Ord. 393-98, App. 12/24/98; Ord. 273-99, File No. 990406, App. 10/27/99; Ord. 128-13, File No. 130501, App. 7/3/2013, Eff. 8/2/2013)
SEC. 2B.3.1.  [EXPIRED.]
(Added by Ord. 393-98, App. 12/24/98; amended by Ord. 273-99, File No. 990406, App. 10/27/99)
Editor's Note:
   Section 2B.3.1 expired according to its terms on September 30, 2001.
SEC. 2B.4.  DUTY OF BOARDS.
   It shall be the duty of each Assessment Appeals Board to equalize the valuation of the taxable property within the City and County for the purposes of taxation in the manner and subject to the limitations contained in Article XIII of the California State Constitution.
(Added by Ord. 37-67, App. 1/31/67; amended by Ord. 393-98, App. 12/24/98; Ord. 273-99, File No. 990406, App. 10/27/99)
SEC. 2B.5.  COMPENSATION OF BOARD MEMBERS.
   (a)   Except when serving as an assessment hearing officer under Section 2B.14, the compensation of regular and alternate members of the Assessment Appeals Boards shall be as follows:
      (1)   $125 for each hearing on which the member serves if the hearing is confined to a morning or afternoon;
      (2)   If a member serves on a hearing that starts in the morning and continues into the afternoon, or continues from one day to another regardless of whether it started in the morning or afternoon, the member shall receive $125 for each morning and $125 for each afternoon of the member’s serving on that hearing; and
      (3)   In no event shall compensation for a member exceed $375 for each calendar day on which the member serves.
      (4)   For purposes of this subsection (a), “hearing” means the Board or a panel of the Board convening to consider the matter or matters that appear on a single meeting agenda; and “serves” means to attend a hearing in one’s capacity as a member of the Board.
   (b)   When serving as an assessment hearing officer under Section 2B.14, the compensation of regular and alternate members of the Assessment Appeals Boards shall be as follows:
      (1)   $125 for each morning or afternoon of service, not to exceed $250 for each calendar day on which the member serves.
      (2)   For purposes of this subsection (b), “serves” means to attend a hearing in one’s capacity as an assessment hearing officer.
(Added by Ord. 37-67, App. 1/31/67; amended by Ord. 82-94, App. 2/25/94; Ord. 393-98, App. 12/24/98; Ord. 273-99, File No. 990406, App. 10/27/99; Ord. 9-19, File No. 181044, App. 1/25/2019, Eff. 2/25/2019)
SEC. 2B.6.  BOARD COMPOSITION AND BOARD QUORUM.
   (a)   The Assessment Appeals Board shall hold joint meetings from time to time for the purpose of proposing rules and regulations to the Board of Supervisors to govern the operation of the Assessment Appeals Boards. Such joint meetings shall be held before the five regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 1, the five regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 2, and the five regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 3. The attendance by three regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 1, three regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 2, and three regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 3 shall constitute a quorum for such meetings.
   (b)   Except as provided in Subsection (a), each Assessment Appeals Board shall act separately and only as three-member panels designated by the Clerk in the manner described in Subsection (d). The attendance by two members of any designated Assessment Appeals Board three-member panel shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
   (c)   Except as provided by Title 18 California Code of Regulations Rule 310, no act of the joint Boards or a three-member panel of a Board shall be valid or binding unless approved by a majority of all the members of the applicable body.
   (d)   Subject to California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 1622.5 and Title 18 California Code of Regulations Rule 311, the Clerk shall designate three-member panels to transact the business of the Assessment Appeals Boards, as set forth in Subsection (b), using a rotating system designed to assure that all members with the same priority level, as described in this Subsection 2B.6(d), have an equal opportunity over time to participate as panelists.
      (1)   For any application for reduction or other matter to be heard by Assessment Appeals Board No. 1, the Clerk shall designate three panelists from among the members in the following priority order: (A) the regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 1; (B) the alternate members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 1; (C) the alternate members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 2; (D) the regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 2; (E) the alternate members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 3; and (F) the regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 3.
      (2)   For any application for reduction to be heard by Assessment Appeals Board No. 2, the Clerk shall designate three panelists from among the members in the following priority order: (A) the regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 2; (B) the alternate members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 2; (C) the alternate members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 3; (D) the regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 3; (E) the alternate members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 1; and (F) the regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 1.
      (3)   For any application for reduction to be heard by Assessment Appeals Board No. 3, the Clerk shall designate three panelists from among the members in the following priority order: (A) the regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 3; (B) the alternate members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 3; (C) the alternate members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 2; (D) the regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 2; (E) the alternate members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 1; and (F) the regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 1.
(Added by Ord. 37-67, App. 1/31/67; amended by Ord. 393-98, App. 12/24/98; Ord. 273-99, File No. 990406, App. 10/27/99; Ord. 79-07, File No. 061695, App. 4/19/2007; Ord. 128-13, File No. 130501, App. 7/3/2013, Eff. 8/2/2013)
SEC. 2B.7.  CLERK OF THE BOARD.
   "The Clerk," as used in this Chapter, shall mean the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors or his or her designee. The Clerk shall function as both the Clerk and the Administrator of the Assessment Appeals Boards and to any assessment hearing officers. The Clerk shall perform those duties prescribed for the Clerk of the Assessment Appeals Board in Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 1620) of Chapter 1, Part 3, Division 1 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, and shall: (1) appoint, subject to the civil service provisions of the Charter, all employees in the department of the Board of Supervisors who are to perform any duties in connection with the Assessment Appeals Boards' or assessment hearing officers' proceedings; (2) fix the time and place of sessions of the Assessment Appeals Boards' and assessment hearing officers' proceedings; (3) calendar all petitions or applications to be heard by the Assessment Appeals Boards and hearing officers, and notify all parties of the time and place fixed for such hearings; (4) assign applications for reduction to the Assessment Appeals Boards and designate three-member panels to transact the business of the Assessment Appeals Boards as described in Sections 2B.6 and 2B.13 of this Chapter; and (5) designate hearing officers as described in Section 2B.14 of this Chapter.
(Added by Ord. 37-67, App. 1/31/67; amended by Ord. 393-98, App. 12/24/98; Ord. 273-99, File No. 990406, App. 10/27/99)
SEC. 2B.8.  TAX APPEALS BOARD.
   All references in this code or other ordinances, resolutions or official records and documents to the Tax Appeals Board shall mean the Assessment Appeals Boards.
(Added by Ord. 132-68, App. 5/16/68; amended by Ord. 393-98, App. 12/24/98)
SEC. 2B.9.  ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING FEE.
   An applicant for a refund shall pay a $60.00 nonrefundable administrative processing fee to the Assessment Appeals Board at the time of filing an application with the Board, for all applications filed on or after July 1, 2010. An applicant shall pay a separate administrative processing fee for each application filed. The administrative processing fee shall be waived where:
   (a)   The applicant would qualify for a waiver of court fees and costs pursuant to California Government Code Section 68632; or
   (b)   (1) The application is accompanied by a stipulation pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code Section 1607 signed by the Assessor, the applicant, and the City Attorney,
      (2)   The applicant requests a reduction for the tax year following a tax year for which the Assessment Appeals Board has reduced the assessed value at the time of filing the application for the subsequent tax year, and
      (3)   The applicant's opinion of value is not less than the value determined by the Board for the prior year plus any automatic increases allowed by law.
   (c)   The subject property is enrolled on the property tax roll at an assessed value of $7,500 or less, for the time period that is the subject of the application.
   (d)   There is a difference in value of $7,500 or less, between the taxpayer's opinion of value as stated on the application, and the assessed value of the subject property on the property tax roll for the time period that is the subject of the application.
(Added by Ord. 82-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 206-95, App. 6/16/95; Ord. 170-10, File No. 100557, App. 7/23/2010)
SEC. 2B.10.  HEARING FEE.
   (a)   Where an application is not withdrawn at least 30 days prior to the date on which an Assessment Appeals Board has scheduled the application for hearing, at least 30 days prior to the hearing date the applicant shall pay a hearing fee to the Assessment Appeals Board in accordance with the following schedule:
 
Where the property affected by the application is valued on the current assessment role at:
Fee
$250,000 or less
No Charge
250,001-2,000,000
$50.00
2,000,001-10,000,000
100.00
10,000,001-20,000,000
250.00
20,000,001-50,000,000
400.00
50,000,001-100,000,000
600.00
More than $100,000,000
1,200.00
 
   (b)   Where an applicant files two or more applications at the same time affecting the same appraisal unit for the same tax year, the applicant shall be liable for a single hearing fee based on the sum of the current assessment role values of all property contained in the appraisal unit.
   (c)   Revenues generated by the filing fees shall be used exclusively to pay for the Assessment Appeals Boards' costs of operation.
   (d)   One-half of the hearing fee shall be refunded to any applicant where the assessor's value is lowered to the applicant's opinion of value as stated in the initial application filed with the Assessment Appeals Board or by 30 percent or more of the assessor's value following the hearing. No hearing fee will be refunded unless the applicant applies to the Board for a refund in writing within 30 days following receipt of the Board's decision.
   (e)   The hearing fee shall be waived if the application concerns residential property and the applicant elects to have the appeal heard by a hearing officer pursuant to Sections 2B.14 through 2B.18 of this Chapter. If the applicant subsequently applies for a hearing before the Assessment Appeals Board pursuant to Section 2B.18 of this Chapter, the applicant shall pay the hearing fee required by this Section. However, if the assessor subsequently applies for a hearing, the applicant shall not be required to pay the hearing fee.
   (f)   The hearing fee shall be waived where the applicant would qualify for a waiver of court fees and costs pursuant to California Government Code Section 68511.3.
(Added by Ord. 82-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 398-94, App. 11/23/94; Ord. 206-95, App. 6/16/95; Ord. 393-98, App. 12/24/98)
SEC. 2B.11.  FEE FOR FINDINGS.
   (a)   Pursuant to California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 1611.5 and Property Tax Rules 308 and 325 under Title 18 of the California Code of Regulations, if either the Applicant or the Assessor desires written findings of fact and conclusions of law (“findings”), that party shall submit a written request for findings to the Clerk of the Assessment Appeals Board before commencement of the hearing. The requesting party shall also pay the Assessment Appeals Board (1) a $215 deposit to cover the first hour of time that the County will spend to prepare the findings, which deposit shall be due before the conclusion of the hearing; and 2) a $215 fee for every additional hour spent by the County to prepare the findings, with a total maximum of 30 hours billed, for all applications filed on or after July 1, 2010 which shall be due within 30 days after the Clerk has informed the requesting party in writing of the total amount owed.
   (b)   A request for findings shall be deemed abandoned and finding fees shall be waived if any of the following occur: (1) the requesting party fails to pay the deposit before the conclusion of the hearing; (2) the requesting party fails to pay the total fee within 30 days after the Clerk of the Assessment Appeals Board has informed that party in writing of the total amount owed; (3) upon issuance of the notice of decision the Clerk requests written confirmation within 10 business days that the requesting party is still requesting findings and that party does not confirm; (4) the requesting party abandons its request orally on the record before the conclusion of the hearing; or (5) the requesting party informs the Clerk in writing that it wishes to abandon its request, provided that the findings have not already issued.
   (c)   If a party abandons its request for findings as set forth in subsection (b), the Assessment Appeals Board shall cause that party to receive a refund of any deposits or fees paid, unless the County has already spent one hour or more on the findings. In addition, the Clerk of the Assessment Appeals Board shall promptly notify all parties in writing that the request for findings has been abandoned and that any other party may renew the request by submitting a written request to the Clerk, accompanied by the required one-hour deposit, within 10 business days. If a renewed request for findings is deemed abandoned pursuant to subsection (b), there shall be no further opportunity to request findings, and the Assessment Appeals Board need not prepare the findings.
   (d)   Nothing in this Section 2B.11 shall be construed to prohibit the Assessment Appeals Board from preparing and issuing findings on its own motion at its own expense.
   (e)   Where an applicant files two or more applications at the same time affecting the same appraisal unit for the same tax year, the applicant shall be liable for a single findings fee.
   (f)   Revenues generated by the findings fees shall be used exclusively to pay expenses incurred by the County for producing the findings.
(Added by Ord. 82-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 398-94, App. 11/23/94; Ord. 393-98, App. 12/24/98; Ord. 170-10, File No. 100557, App. 7/23/2010; Ord. 238-17, File No. 170836, App. 12/15/2017, Eff. 1/14/2018)
SEC. 2B.12.  REFERENCE TO OTHER STATUTES.
   Whenever this ordinance refers to a provision of the California Constitution or a State statue or administrative regulation, that reference shall be read to incorporate the law at the time this ordinance was adopted and any subsequent amendments to the law.
(Added by Ord. 82-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 393-98, App. 12/24/98)
SEC. 2B.13.  DUTIES AND OPERATIONS.
   (a)   Assessment Appeals Board No. 1 shall have jurisdiction to hear applications for reduction affecting any property on the secured or unsecured rolls without limitation.
   (b)   In addition to the general jurisdiction of Board No. 1 as specified in Subsection (a), the Clerk shall exclusively assign to Assessment Appeals Board No. 1 any application for reduction that involves:
      (1)   Real property located all or in apart within Assessor's Blocks 1 through 876, inclusive, or Assessor's Blocks 3701 through 3899, inclusive, except not including residential real property on the secured roll consisting of four units or less that is located all or in a part within those Blocks;
      (2)   A possessory interest; or
      (3)   Property on the secured or unsecured roll assessed at $50,000,000.00 or more.
   (c)   Assessment Appeals Board No. 2 and Assessment Appeals Board No. 3 shall have jurisdiction to hear applications for reduction only for property on the secured or unsecured rolls assessed at less than $50,000,000.00, excluding applications involving possessory interests or real property located all or in part within Assessor's Blocks 1 through 876, inclusive, or Assessor's Blocks 3701 through 3899, inclusive. Except that, Assessment Appeals Board No. 2 shall have jurisdiction to hear applications for reduction for residential real property consisting of four units or less that is assessed at less than $50,000,000.00 and located all or in part within Assessor's Blocks 1 through 876, inclusive, or Assessor's Blocks 3701 through 3899, inclusive.
(Added by Ord. 82-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 398-94, App. 11/23/94; Ord. 206-95, App. 6/16/95; Ord. 393-98, App. 12/24/98; Ord. 273-99, File No. 990406, App. 10/27/99; Ord. 79-07, File No. 061695, App. 4/19/07; Ord. 128-13, File No. 130501, App. 7/3/2013, Eff. 8/2/2013)
SEC. 2B.14.  HEARING OFFICERS.
   (a)   Pursuant to California Revenue and Taxation Code Division 1, Part 3, Chapter 1, Article 1.7 (commencing with Section 1636), all regular and alternate members appointed to Assessment Appeals Board No. 1, Assessment Appeals Board No. 2, and Assessment Appeals Board No. 3, are deemed concurrently appointed as assessment hearing officers. As provided by law and regulation, assessment hearing officers may conduct hearings on applications for reduction filed with the Assessment Appeals Boards and make recommendations to an Assessment Appeals Board concerning such applications.
   (b)   The Clerk shall designate members to act as hearing officers for particular applications using a rotating system designed to assure that all members with the same priority level, as described in this Subsection 2B.14(b), have an equal opportunity over time to participate as hearing officers. The Clerk shall designate hearing officers in the following priority order: (1) the regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 3; (2) the alternate members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 3; (3) the alternate members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 2; (4) the alternate members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 1; (5) the regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 2; and (6) the regular members of Assessment Appeals Board No. 1.
   (c)   In their capacity as assessment hearing officers, the officers shall serve at the pleasure of and by contract with the Board of Supervisors. For their work performed as assessment hearing officers, the officers shall be compensated at the rate provided in Section 2B.5(b) of this Chapter.
(Added by Ord. 82-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 86-96, App. 3/1/96; Ord. 393-98, App. 12/24/98; Ord. 128-13, File No. 130501, App. 7/3/2013, Eff. 8/2/2013; Ord. 9-19, File No. 181044, App. 1/25/2019, Eff. 2/25/2019)
SEC. 2B.15.  CONDUCT OF HEARINGS.
   (a)   Hearings before an assessment hearing officer appointed under Section 2B.13 of this Chapter shall be conducted pursuant to the provisions of Article 1.7 (commencing with Section 1636) of the California Revenue and Taxation Code.
   (b)   An assessment hearing officer may conduct hearings on applications where (1) the applicant is the assessee and has filed an application for reduction in accordance with applicable law, and (2) the property under consideration is a single-family dwelling condominium or cooperative, or a multiple-family dwelling of four units or less, and (3) the applicant has requested that the hearing be held before an assessment hearing officer. The Clerk shall inform applicants of their right to elect a hearing before a hearing officer.
(Added by Ord. 82-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 2B.16.  HEARING OFFICER REPORT.
   Pursuant to Section 1639 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, the hearing officer shall prepare a summary report of the proceedings together with a recommendation on the application and shall transmit this report and recommendation to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.
(Added by Ord. 82-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 2B.17.  TRANSMITTAL OF REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION.
   Pursuant to Section 1640.1 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, the Clerk shall transmit by mail to the applicant and to a designated Assessment Appeals Board the hearing officer's report and recommendation on the application. The applicant shall be informed that the Assessment Appeals Board is not bound by the recommendation of the assessment hearing officer and that he or she or the assessor is entitled to a full hearing before the Assessment Appeals Board.
(Added by Ord. 82-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 2B.18.  ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF RECOMMENDATION.
   (a)   The protesting party or the assessor may, within 14 days after mailing of the hearing officer's report and recommendation, make application for a hearing before the Assessment Appeals Board, and the application shall be set for hearing by the Assessment Appeals Board. The Board may consider, but shall not be bound by, the recommendation of the assessment hearing officer.
   (b)   If no application for a hearing is filed within 14 days of mailing of the hearing officer's report and recommendation, pursuant to Section 1641.1 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, the Assessment Appeals Board shall, without further testimony, accept the recommendation and make any necessary change in the assessed value in accordance with Section 1610.8 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(Added by Ord. 82-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 206-95, App. 6/16/95)
SEC. 2B.19.  [REPEALED].
(Added by Ord. 82-94, App. 2/25/94; repealed by Ord. 132-99, File No. 990583, App. 5/28/99)
SEC. 2B.20.  HEARING PROCEDURES.
   Each Assessment Appeals Board created pursuant to this Chapter shall:
   (a)   In addition to complying with notice and procedural requirements of the Revenue and Taxation Code and the California Code of Regulations, provide notice of all meetings, including deliberations, and post agendas as if Assessment Appeals Boards were subject to the Brown Act and the Sunshine Ordinance. The agendas shall list each application including the address of the property, the purpose of the hearing, the current assessment, and applicant's opinion of value.
   (b)   Allow public comment on each assessment appeal to be heard by an Assessment Appeals Board. Public comment shall be received either when an Assessment Appeals Board convenes to hear one or more assessment appeals, or at the time each appeal is called for hearing. The agenda for each meeting of an Assessment Appeals Board shall bear the following notice:
Under the California Constitution and applicable statutes, hearings of assessment appeals boards are judicial proceedings. The decisions of assessment appeals boards must be based exclusively on properly admitted evidence. Assessment appeals boards may not base any factual determinations necessary for their decisions on anything other than the aforementioned evidence. Information presented through public comment unless properly admitted into evidence in compliance with the Revenue and Taxation Code and of the Property Tax Rules of the State Board of Equalization is not evidence upon which assessment appeals boards may base findings.
   (c)   Conduct all hearings, deliberations, and other business including closed sessions as authorized by law, at duly noticed meetings, with notice afforded to all members of the Board; and take decisions only through the actions of members present at such meetings.
(Added by Ord. 353-96, App. 9/11/96; amended by Ord. 128-13, File No. 130501, App. 7/3/2013, Eff. 8/2/2013)
SEC. 2B.21.  PRODUCTION AND INSPECTION DEMAND PROCEDURES.
   (a)   To the end that proceedings before the Board move forward in a timely and efficient manner, the Applicant and the Assessor are expected to cooperate and communicate with each other prior to any hearing before the Board.
   (b)   The Applicant shall comply with any written request by the Assessor, pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code section 441, for information, books and records, or inspections of the subject property that disclose acquisition or construction costs, income and expense data, construction details, or physical condition. When requested to do so in writing by the Assessor, the Applicant also shall disclose the basis or bases, whether due to damage, destruction, depreciation, obsolescence, removal of property, or other factors causing a decline in value, such as a changed physical environment, changed income and expense experiences and capitalization or yield rate expectations, or new market comparables events, which form or support the Applicant's opinion(s) of value set out in the application filed with the Clerk.
   (c)   On written request of the Applicant, the Assessor shall make available for inspection or copying any data or information that is kept or maintained by the Assessor about the subject property, as provided in Revenue and Taxation Code section 408, subdivisions (d), (e), and (f).
   (d)   The information requested by the Assessor or the Applicant shall be provided no later than thirty (30) calendar days from the date of the request unless another date is mutually agreed upon. Both parties shall fully supplement their responses to information requests by 10 days before the hearing.
   (e)   Should the Applicant not comply with the requirements of the preceding subparagraphs (b) and (d) in a timely manner the Assessor may request and shall be granted a postponement for a reasonable period of time. The postponement shall extend the two-year period specified in Revenue and Taxation Code section 1604, subdivision (c), for a period of time equal to the period of the postponement. The period of time granted for the postponement shall be established at the discretion of the Board, taking into account the nature and amount of the information introduced, the Board's calendar assignments, the Assessor's caseload demands, and the schedules of the parties. If the board finds willful noncompliance with an information request on the part of the Applicant, the hearing will be convened as scheduled and the Applicant may comment on evidence presented by the Assessor but shall not be permitted to introduce other evidence unless the Assessor consents to such introduction.
(Added by Ord. 85-04, File No. 040274, App. 5-20-2004)
SEC. 2B.22.  PRE-HEARING CONFERENCE.
   (a)   The Board, on its own initiative or at the written request of the Assessor, Applicant or Applicant's agent, may direct the Clerk to set a pre-hearing conference. A request by the Assessor, Applicant or Applicant's agent shall identify the application(s) and reason(s) for the pre-hearing conference. The requesting party shall serve the written request on all parties to the proceedings by mail, in person, or by facsimile transmission and mail.
   (b)   The Clerk shall serve the Assessor and Applicant or Applicant's agent with written notice of the time, date, place, and reason(s) for the pre-hearing conference at least thirty (30) days before the pre-hearing conference in a manner specified in subsection (a). The Assessor and Applicant or Applicant's agent may agree in writing to a pre-hearing conference with less than thirty (30) days advance notice.
   (c)   A three-member panel of the Board shall conduct the pre-hearing conference. At the discretion of the Board, one Board member may act as a pre-hearing conference hearing officer and preside over the pre-hearing conference.
   (d)   The pre-hearing conference is part of the formal assessment appeals process and the Applicant or Applicant's agent must attend a properly noticed pre-hearing conference.
      (1)   If the Applicant fails to appear at the pre-hearing conference before a three-member panel of the Board, that failure may constitute abandonment of the case and provide grounds for denial of the application at that hearing. If the Applicant furnishes evidence of excusable good cause for the failure to appear or to make a timely request for postponement and files a written request for reconsideration within 30 days from the date of mailing of the denial due to lack of appearance the Board may reconsider the denial based on the information provided and may set aside the denial of the application for lack of appearance.
      (2)   If the Applicant fails to appear at the pre-hearing conference at which one Board member is acting as a hearing officer, the hearing officer may refer the application to the full Board for a failure to appear denial hearing. The Clerk shall serve the Assessor and Applicant or Applicant's agent with written notice of the time, date, and place for the failure to appear denial hearing at least thirty (30) days before the hearing in a manner specified in subsection (a). The Applicant may furnish evidence of excusable good cause for the failure to appear in writing prior to the hearing or at the hearing. Based on the evidence furnished by the Applicant the Board may reconsider the denial and may set aside the denial of the application for lack of appearance.
   (e)   The pre-hearing conference may be conducted to:
      (1)   determine the present status of the appeal and the time estimate for the hearing;
      (2)   identify non-controverted issues, consolidation of appeals, and bifurcation of issues;
      (3)   determine the status of exchange of information requests under Revenue and Taxation Code section 1606;
      (4)   determine the status or requests for information pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code sections 441 and 408;
      (5)   issue subpoenas pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code sections 1609.4 and 1609.5;
      (6)   address any other matters to expedite the hearing and resolution of the case; and
      (7)   issue any order or ruling permitted by law relative to the subject application(s).
(Added by Ord. 85-04, File No. 040274, App. 5-20-2004)
SEC. 2B.23.  TIME FOR FILING ASSESSMENT APPEAL AFTER RECEIPT OF ESCAPE ASSESSMENT TAX BILL.
   In accordance with Section 1605(c) and Section 534(c)(3) of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, the City and County of San Francisco hereby requires that applications for reductions of escaped tax assessments under Section 1603(a) of the California Revenue and Taxation Code must be filed with the Administrator of the Assessment Appeals Board no later than 60 days after the date of mailing printed on the escaped tax assessment bill or the postmark therefor, whichever is later, and that the tax bill shall include information regarding the assessee's right to appeal the assessment.
(Added by Ord. 158-15 , File No. 150527, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)