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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 8:
DOCUMENTS, RECORDS AND PUBLICATIONS
 
"Records" Defined.
Responsibility for Preservation and Filing of Records.
Retention and Destruction of Records Generally.
Sound Recordings.
Records Classifications.
Establishment, Use, Etc., of Records Center.
Prerequisites to Destruction of Records; Sale in Lieu of Destruction.
Disposal of Obsolete Law Books.
Preservation of Essential Records.
Department of Building Inspection Records.
Cost of Publication, Etc.
Disposition of Money.
Free Publications.
Electronic Distribution of Multi-Page Documents.
Sale of Systems Time and Programming Time.
Medical Examiner's Fees for Copies of Documents and Certain Services.
Filing or Posting of Departmental Rules and Regulations.
Filing of Annual Reports and Official Documents with San Francisco Public Library.
Mailing of Documents.
Library Commission – Note Cards.
Establishment of a Library Publication Fund.
Library Fines and Fees.
Library Fee Amnesty Program.
Registrar's Fees.
Police Department Fees.
Recorder's Fees.
Establishment of a Recorder's Fund.
Establishment of a Recorder's Modernization Fund.
Additional Fee for Filing of Preliminary 20-Day Notices.
Recorder's Access and Indexing Fees and Fund.
Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Recordation Fee.
Survey Monument Preservation Fee.
Social Security Number Truncation Program Fee.
Destruction of Criminal History Records.
Civil Service Commission Inspection and Fingerprint Fees.
Sheriff's Department Fees.
Booking Fee; Sheriff and Police Departments.
City Planning Fees.
No Authorization to Collect Fees for Probation Costs.
Adult Probation Department – Project 20 Administrative Fee.
Small Claims Court Judgment Debtor Fee.
County Clerk's Fees.
County Assessor-Recorder's Fees.
Tax Collector Fees.
Tax Billing – Administrative Fees.
Credit and Debit Card Transaction Fees.
Juvenile Probation Department – Stepparent Adoptions.
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors – Fees.
Regional Transit Discount Identification Card Fees.
Department of Public Works ("DPW") Geographic Information System ("GIS") Data License Agreements; Ratification of Prior Fees.
Controller's Fees.
Penalty Assessment for Emergency Medical Services.
Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development Administrative Fees.
 
SEC. 8.1.  "RECORDS" DEFINED.
   "Records," as used in this Chapter, shall mean such paper, book, photograph, film, sound recording, map, drawing or other document, or any copy thereof, as has been made or received by the department in connection with the transaction of public business and may have been retained by the department as evidence of the department's activities, for the information contained therein, or to protect the legal or financial rights of the City and County or of persons directly affected by the activities of the City and County.
(Ord. No. 7070(1939), Sec. 1)
SEC. 8.2.  RESPONSIBILITY FOR PRESERVATION AND FILING OF RECORDS.
   The head of every department shall be responsible for the preservation and proper filing of papers, film or other records of the department and the ultimate disposition of the same in accordance with the applicable law.
(Ord No. 7070(1939), Sec. 1; amended by Ord. 530-88, App. 12/16/88)
SEC. 8.3.  RETENTION AND DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS GENERALLY.
   It shall be the duty of each department head to classify the department's records, using the classifications set forth in Section 8.4 of this Code, and to prepare a schedule for the systematic retention and destruction of such records, which schedule shall comply with the provisions of this Section and of Sections 8.4 and 8.9 of this Code and will be effective only upon approval by the officers and boards specified below.
   Current records and storage records, as defined in Section 8.4 of this Code, may be destroyed five years after they were created if they have served their purpose and are no longer required for any public business or other public purpose, except that records pertaining to financial matters shall be destroyed only after approval by the Controller; those having legal significance only after approval by the City Attorney; and payroll checks, time cards and related documents only after approval by the Retirement Board.
   If requested by the Retirement Board, payroll checks, time cards and related documents shall be delivered to the Retirement Board instead of being destroyed. Current records and storage records less than five years old may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of if their destruction or other disposition within a shorter length of time will not be detrimental to the City and County or defeat any public purpose and if a definitive description of such records and the retention period applicable to them are set forth in a schedule for the systematic retention and destruction of records that is prepared by the department head, approved by the Mayor or the Mayor's designee, or the board or commission concerned, and approved by the City Attorney as to records of legal significance, by the Controller as to records relating to financial matters, by the Retirement Board as to time rolls, time cards, payroll checks and related matters.
   Permanent records, as defined in Section 8.4 of this Code, and essential records, as defined in Section 8.9 of this Code, shall not be destroyed or otherwise disposed of except as set forth in those sections.
   The provisions of this Section do not apply to sound recordings of radio or telephone communications as described in Section 8.3-1.
   Nothing in this Section shall be deemed to apply to or authorize the destruction of any records that are required to be retained by local, State or federal law.
(Amended by Ord. 583-81, App. 12/10/81; Ord. 530-88, App. 12/16/88; Ord. 278-96, App. 7/3/96)
SEC. 8.3-1.  SOUND RECORDINGS.
   (a)   The words "sound recordings," as used in this Section, mean the routine daily taping and recording of telephone communications to and from a department of the City and County of San Francisco and all radio communications relating to the operations of that department.
   (b)   The San Francisco Municipal Railway shall retain sound recordings relating to its operations for at least one year. The San Francisco Police Department and Fire Department shall retain sound recordings relating to their respective operations for at least six months.
   (c)   Any department not mentioned in Section 8.3-1(b) shall retain sound recordings relating to its operations for at least 100 days.
   (d)   Sound recordings of any department may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of at any time upon authorization of the department head and the written consent of the City Attorney; provided, that the minimum time limits for retention set forth in this section are complied with and provided further that in the event that sound recordings maintained by a department are evidence in any claim filed or any pending litigation, such recordings shall be preserved until pending litigation is resolved.
(Added by Ord. 583-81, App. 12/10/81)
SEC. 8.4.  RECORDS CLASSIFICATIONS.
   "Records," as defined in Section 8.1 of this Code, shall for the purposes of this Chapter be divided into three classifications: current records, storage records and permanent records.
   "Current records" are records which for convenience, ready reference or other reason are retained in office space and equipment of the department involved.
   "Storage records" are records which need not be retained in office space and equipment of the department involved, but which must be, or should be, prudently preserved for a time or permanently in the facilities of a records center, as specified in the following section.
   "Permanent records" are records required by law to be permanently retained. Unless otherwise required by law or regulation, permanent records shall be stored by microfilming the paper records or placing them on an optical imaging storage system, placing the original film or tape in a State-approved storage vault and delivering a copy to the department. The paper records may then be destroyed.
(Ord. No. 7070(1939), Sec. 3; amended by Ord. 530-88, App. 12/16/88)
SEC. 8.5.  ESTABLISHMENT, USE, ETC., OF RECORDS CENTER.
   The Director of Administrative Services shall provide for the establishment, maintenance and operation of a records center for the orderly storage, care, management and safeguarding of storage records of the departments and offices of the City and County and of the San Francisco Unified School District and for the destruction of storage records pursuant to retention and destruction schedules prepared and approved as provided in Section 8.3 of this Code. The Director of Administrative Services may establish, maintain and operate such a records center as a function of one of the departments under the Director of Administrative Services' jurisdiction or, in lieu thereof may contract with a reputable and experienced archival firm to establish, maintain and operate such a records center and to provide retrieval and accession services.
   A representative of the Director of Administrative Services may also be available as a consultant to departments in the formulation of paper records storage alternatives such as microfilming and optical imaging records storage systems.
   Within two years from the effective date of such contract, and at three-year intervals thereafter, the Director of Administrative Services shall have prepared for public hearing at the Board of Supervisors a report on the merits and demerits of the contract as compared with a municipal records center. Any of the departments or offices of the City and County and the San Francisco Unified School District may elect to use the facilities of the records center for its storage records provided that: (a) copies of an approved schedule for systematic retention and destruction of records shall first be delivered to the Director of Administrative Services and to the records center; and (b) the cost for the use of the records center facilities shall be the obligation of, and be paid by, the department or office using the facilities or by the San Francisco Unified School District if it shall use the facilities.
(Amended by Ord. 111-76, App. 4/1/76; Ord. 530-88, App. 12/16/88; Ord. 278-96, App. 7/3/96)
SEC. 8.7.  PREREQUISITES TO DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS; SALE IN LIEU OF DESTRUCTION.
   (a)   Before any book, document, photograph, map, architectural drawing, record, bond certificate, or other material of historical significance is destroyed, the following procedure shall be observed:
      (1)   It shall be offered by the officer concerned, i.e., the Mayor or the Mayor's designee, or by boards or commissions for departments under their respective jurisdiction, to the San Francisco History Room of the San Francisco Public Library;
      (2)   Such items not accepted by the San Francisco Public Library may be sold by the office of the Mayor, together with copies thereof;
      (3)   In the event the Public Library declines to accept said historical material, or after sale thereof by the Mayor, any remaining such historical material may be offered to an historical society.
   (b)   After all the steps outlined in Paragraph (a) above have been observed, any remaining historical records, as well as any large volume of records without historic significance which are to be destroyed, shall be offered for sale by the City Purchaser. The sales contract must provide that the buyer guarantees to the satisfaction of the City Purchaser that the records will be shredded beyond identification or otherwise destroyed within a short period of time after taking delivery.
(Amended by Ord. 306-72, App. 10/19/72; Ord. 70-95, App. 3/24/95; Ord. 278-96, App. 7/3/96; Ord. 260-99, File No. 991365, App. 10/15/99)
SEC. 8.8.  DISPOSAL OF OBSOLETE LAW BOOKS.
   The City Attorney is authorized to destroy or otherwise dispose of any and all obsolete law books or other published legal materials in his or her possession or control which have been a part of the library of the office of the City Attorney once such materials have been superseded or are otherwise determined to be obsolete.
(Ord. No. 3646(1939), Sec. 1; amended by Ord. 330-00, File No. 001964, App. 12/28/2000)
SEC. 8.9.  PRESERVATION OF ESSENTIAL RECORDS.
   It is hereby declared that the public interest demands that various City and County records which would be essential to the continuity of government and the protection of rights and interests of individuals in event of a major disaster (hereinafter referred to as "essential records") be preserved against possible destruction by fire, earthquake, flood, enemy attack or other cause. It shall be the duty of each department head to develop a program for the selection and preservation of the essential records of the department and to arrange for safe storage of those essential records and duplicates thereof in the same manner as is provided for the storage of permanent records under Section 8.4 of this Code.
(Amended by Ord. 126-62, App. 5/24/62; Ord. 530-88, App. 12/16/88)
SEC. 8.10.  DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION RECORDS.
   (a)   Definitions. For purposes of this Section 8.10, the following definitions apply:
      “City” means the City and County of San Francisco.
      “Construction or Occupancy Permit” means any Building Permit, Site Permit (including any Addenda connected with a Site Permit), Certificate of Final Completion, Certificate of Final Completion and Occupancy, or Temporary Certificate of Occupancy, or any permit that serves essentially the same function as any of the foregoing. It does not mean an Electrical Permit, Mechanical Permit, or Plumbing Permit.
      “Department” means the Department of Building Inspection.
      “Earthquake-related Hazards” means any hazard of any kind that can be caused in whole or in part by an earthquake and includes but is not limited to hazards relating to liquefaction, earthquake- related landslides or debris flows, earthquake-related fires, earthquake-related flooding, and tsunamis and seiches, in addition to direct effects from ground shaking.
      “Relevant Building” means the building or other structure, at any stage of design or construction and whether or not occupied, that is or was the subject of a particular Construction or Occupancy Permit.
   (b)   Retention Requirements. Notwithstanding any other provision of City law, the Department shall permanently retain any writing, as defined in Section 6252(g) of the California Government Code, that is in the Department’s actual possession, if the writing (which, for purposes of this Section 8.10, is called the “record”) satisfies at least one of the following criteria and no exception identified in subsection (c) of this Section applies:
      (1)   The record was submitted to the Department as part of an application for, or as a condition of obtaining, a Construction or Occupancy Permit.
      (2)   The record pertains to the Relevant Building and was in the possession of the Department prior to any decision regarding the issuance of a Construction or Occupancy Permit, regardless of the manner in which the Department obtained the record or the purpose for which the record was obtained by or submitted to the Department.
      (3)   The record was created or received by the Department after the issuance of a Construction or Occupancy Permit, and contains any reference to the possibility (including any question about the possibility, and any response to such a question) that:
         (A)   The Department should not have issued the Construction or Occupancy Permit for the Relevant Building as the Relevant Building was designed at the time that the Construction or Occupancy Permit was issued;
         (B)   Physical conditions associated with the Relevant Building are more likely to endanger human health or safety, or may endanger human health or safety to a greater degree, than the Department anticipated when the Construction or Occupancy Permit was issued;
         (C)   Physical conditions associated with the Relevant Building are more likely to damage property, or may damage property to a greater degree, than the Department anticipated when the Construction or Occupancy Permit was issued;
         (D)   Physical conditions associated with the Relevant Building are more likely to adversely affect the value of real property, or may adversely affect the value of real property to a greater degree, than the Department anticipated when the Construction or Occupancy Permit was issued; or
         (E)   Physical conditions associated with the Relevant Building are more likely to give rise to litigation, or may give rise to more instances of litigation, than the Department anticipated when the Construction or Occupancy Permit was issued.
      (4)   The record was created or received by the Department after the issuance of a Construction or Occupancy Permit, and contains any reference to the possibility (including any question about the possibility, and any response to such a question) of any of the following:
         (A)   The Relevant Building, or any part of the Relevant Building, is experiencing, or may experience, greater compressive stress, tensile stress, shear stress, deformation, strain, or deflection than the Department anticipated when the Construction or Occupancy Permit was issued;
         (B)   The Relevant Building, or any part of the Relevant Building, is tilting, or may tilt, to a degree greater than the Department anticipated when the Construction or Occupancy Permit was issued;
         (C)   The Relevant Building, or any part of the Relevant Building, or soil or other material beneath or adjacent to the Relevant Building, is subsiding or settling, or may subside or settle, to a degree greater than the Department anticipated when the Construction or Occupancy Permit was issued;
         (D)   The Relevant Building, or any part of the Relevant Building, is at greater risk of collapse than the Department anticipated when the Construction or Occupancy Permit was issued;
         (E)   The Relevant Building is more vulnerable to Earthquake-related Hazards, wind, flooding, or other natural hazards than the Department anticipated when the Construction or Occupancy Permit was issued;
         (F)   The Relevant Building is more vulnerable to fires of any kind than the Department anticipated when the Construction or Occupancy Permit was issued; or
         (G)   The construction or existence of the Relevant Building, or any site preparation related to construction of the Relevant Building, has made any other building more vulnerable to any of the conditions listed in subsections (b)(4)(A)–(F), to a degree greater than, or in a manner different from, that which the Department anticipated when the Construction or Occupancy permit was issued.
   (c)   Exceptions. The retention requirements of Section 8.10 do not apply to any record described in subsections (b)(1) or (b)(2) that satisfies either of the following criteria:
      (1)   All or substantially all of the record consists of mathematical calculations underlying architectural or engineering plans that will be retained by the Department, and the Department does not possess an electronic version of the record; or
      (2)   The record concerns a building for which the Department has issued a Construction or Occupancy Permit for the building’s overall structure (sometimes referred to as the building’s “core and shell”); the Department has also issued, or plans to issue, separate Construction and Occupancy Permits for multiple individual units or uses within the building; and the record concerns individual units or uses within the building rather than the building’s overall structure.
   (d)   Manner of Retention. Notwithstanding any other provision of City law, records retained pursuant to this Section 8.10 may be stored electronically, on microfilm, in hard copy, or in any other manner that does not prevent the Department from preserving, locating, and retrieving the record.
   (e)   Outside Entities. The Department’s decision to issue a Construction or Occupancy Permit may not rely, in whole or in part, on any work product of any kind produced by any person who is not an employee of the City or any other government, or by any entity that is not part of the City or any other government, unless that outside person or entity agrees to give the Department a copy of any record that would, if it were in the Department’s possession, be subject to the retention requirements of this Section 8.10. Nothing in this subsection (e) shall be construed to impair any right or obligation under any contract that exists as of the effective date of this ordinance.
   (f)   Relationship to Other Retention Requirements. This Section 8.10 is not intended to, and does not, supplant any other records retention requirement imposed by State or City law that is applicable to the Department, and does not supplant the Department’s records retention policy. Rather, this Section supplements existing legal requirements applicable to the retention of Department records, and shall be incorporated by law into the Department’s records retention policy.
   (g)   Records Requests. In a prominent location on its public website, the Department shall post the name(s), address(es), phone number(s), fax number(s), and e-mail address(es) of the Department employee or employees to whom requests for public records (made pursuant to Section 6253(b) of the California Government Code, Chapter 67 of this Administrative Code, or other applicable laws) may be directed. The Department may satisfy this requirement by posting, in a prominent location on its public website, a direct link to the contact information specified in the previous sentence, provided that this link is clearly labeled.
(Added by Ord. 86-17, File No. 170031, App. 3/31/2017, Eff. 4/30/2017)
SEC. 8.12.2.  COST OF PUBLICATION, ETC.
   When funds have been provided, the Purchaser of Supplies may publish such manuals, documents, pamphlets, bulletins or other publications as may be deemed to be in the best interests of the City and County, or for information, upon the recommendation of a department head, and with the approval of the Mayor or the Mayor's designee, board or commission.
   The cost of handling and distribution by the Purchaser of Supplies in accordance herewith shall be payable out of the departmental funds referred to in this Section.
(Added by Ord. 259-73, App. 7/3/73; amended by Ord. 278-96, App. 7/3/96)
SEC. 8.12.3.  DISPOSITION OF MONEY.
   All moneys received from the sale of documents or printed publications shall be paid as revenue into the City and County treasury to the credit of the fund from which the cost of the printing of the manuals, documents, pamphlets or other publications sold shall have been paid.
(Added by Ord. 259-73, App. 7/3/73)
SEC. 8.12.4.  FREE PUBLICATIONS.
   Copies of publications of the Board of Supervisors required for the use of a City and County department shall be furnished upon issuance of a proper requisition supported by available funds of the requisitioning department. Subject to the requirements of Section 8.12.5, the Purchaser of Supplies shall, upon requisition from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, furnish, free of charge, copies of publications for distribution to such governmental agencies, persons or institutions affected with a public interest outside the City and County as request them, and which, in the opinion of the Clerk, are entitled to them by reason either of reciprocation or policy.
(Added by Ord. 259-73, App. 7/3/73; amended by Ord. 316-10, File No. 101098, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 8.12.5.  ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION OF MULTI-PAGE DOCUMENTS.
   (a)   Subject to the provisions of subsection (b), no City officer, department, or agency shall publish, print or otherwise reproduce on paper multiple copies of any report, memorandum, study, form, or other document for general distribution, including an annual report required under Section 1.56, where the document is more than 10 pages in length. The officer, department, or agency shall instead distribute copies of such documents electronically. Transmission of an electronic copy of the document to the appropriate person shall satisfy any requirement of the Municipal Code that a City officer, department, or agency submit or file the document.
   (b)   The City Administrator may waive the requirements of subsection (a) in whole or in part where an officer, department, or agency demonstrates that the use of paper copies is required by law or standard business practice, or that the use of paper copies will best inform members of the public.
   (c)   The City Administrator may adopt regulations to implement this Section, including regulations addressing the publication of particular classes of documents. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a City officer or employee from printing a copy of any document for individual use, or upon request from a member of the public.
   (d)   Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), boards, commissions, committees or other meeting bodies subject to the Brown Act or the Sunshine Ordinance may provide paper copies of their agenda and related materials to the general public, as well as provide paper copies of their agenda and related materials to their members upon request.
   (e)   It shall be City policy that where a City officer, department, or agency does publish, print or otherwise reproduce on paper multiple copies of any report, memorandum, study, form, or other document for general distribution under subsections (b), (c), or (d), the officer, department, or agency shall use the City's central print facility to reproduce the document.
(Added by Ord. 316-10, File No. 101098, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 8.13.  SALE OF SYSTEMS TIME AND PROGRAMMING TIME.
   The Purchaser of Supplies, with the approval of the Director of Telecommunications and Information Services, and the recommendation of the Controller, is authorized to enter into agreements to sell systems time and programming time at rates established by the Purchaser and the Controller.
(Added by Ord. 364-68, App. 12/26/68; amended by Ord. 278-96, App. 7/3/96; Ord. 316-10, File No. 101098, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 8.14.  MEDICAL EXAMINER'S FEES FOR COPIES OF DOCUMENTS AND CERTAIN SERVICES.
   (a)   The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is hereby authorized to charge the following fees to any persons or government agencies, including departments or agencies of the City and County of San Francisco, that request or require such documents or services:
 
Proof of death letter
$7
Statement of non-contagion
7
Certified copy of Medical Examiner’s report
34
Disaster bag
49
Forensic autopsy by request
3,274
X-rays, per film
113
Copies of X-rays, per film
24
Re-cut microscopic slides, per slide
24
Storage of remains, per day
56
Removal of remains from place of death to OCME facility, Medical Examiner’s cases
461
Transport of remains from rest homes or other agencies, non-Medical Examiner’s cases
113
Cremation of remains by request
873
Certified forensic toxicology report
12
Certified supporting documentation for results of forensic toxicology report, per page
.90
Packaging and delivery of subpoenaed records to court
18
Specimen storage, per month
28
Expert testimony or consultation by OCME toxicologist (non-Ph.D.), per hour
282/hour**
Expert testimony or consultation by OCME toxicologist (Ph.D.), per hour
400**
Expert testimony or consultation by OCME forensic pathologist, per hour
584**
Expert testimony or consultation by OCME investigator, per hour
282**
Drug screening in blood or urine by ELISA (4 common drug categories)
400
Drug screening in blood or urine by ELISA (8 common drug categories)
600
Drug screening in blood or urine by ELISA (12 common drug categories)
800
Drug screening in blood or urine by GC/MS
1,200
Drug confirmation in urine, per drug
300
Drug confirmation and quantitation in blood, per drug
300
Drug screening in gastric contents or tissue by GC/MS
1,500
Drug confirmation in gastric contents or tissue, per drug
400
Date rape drug screening in urine
1,200
Date rape drug confirmation in urine, per drug
300
Drug screening and confirmation in hair, per hair specimen
4,000
Decedent’s property mailing fee
40
Histology service, including embedding, cutting, routine H & E staining and coverslipping, per 4 cassettes
120
Forensic alcohol analysis, per case
160
Drug screening and confirmation in nails, per nail specimen
1,143
Preparation of specimen for shipment or release
60
 
** Travel and accommodation charges will be the responsibility of the requesting party.
      Except as otherwise provided by law, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is authorized to charge a fee on a time-and-materials basis to issue documents or perform services other than those specified above. The fee charged shall not exceed the actual cost that the OCME incurs in providing the document or service to the requesting party.
   (b)   All cases brought into the Medical Examiner’s Office facility shall be billed for transportation, personnel handling, and storage costs, except for the following categories of cases:
      (1)   Decedents under 14 years of age;
      (2)   Homicides;
      (3)   In custody or police-involved cases;
      (4)   Indigents (County disposition);
      (5)   Cases in which private charitable funds available to pay funeral costs would thereby be reduced so as to preclude payment;
      (6)   Cases specifically exempted by the Chief Medical Examiner or his or her designee.
   (c)   Beginning with fiscal year 2003-2004, fees set in this Section may be adjusted each year, without further action by the Board of Supervisors, to reflect changes in the relevant Consumer Price Index, as determined by the Controller.
      No later than April 15th of each year, the Medical Examiner’s Office shall submit its current fee schedule to the Controller, who shall apply the price index adjustment to produce a new fee schedule for the following year.  The adjusted rates shall become operative on July 1.
   (d)   All fees received for documents and services mentioned in this Section shall be deposited with the Treasurer and shall be used to defray the costs incurred by the Medical Examiner in issuing such documents or providing such services.
(Amended by Ord. 231-82, App. 5/13/82; Ord. 120-87, App. 4/17/87; Ord. 222-92, App. 7/14/92; Ord. 169-95, App. 5/26/95; Ord. 384-96, App. 10/16/96; Ord. 156-02, File No. 021080, App. 7/12/2002; Ord. 163-04, File No. 040750, App. 7/22/2004; Ord. 177-05, File No. 050984, App. 7/29/2005; Ord. 182-07, File No. 070808, App. 8/3/2007; Ord. 167-09, File No. 090721, App. 7/21/2009; Ord. 168-13; File No. 130543, App. 8/2/2013, Eff. 9/1/2013; Ord. 45-17, File No. 161316, App. 2/24/2017, Eff. 3/26/2017)
SEC. 8.14-1.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 182-09, File No. 090837, 7/27/2009; repealed by Ord. 131-18, File No. 180132, App. 6/14/2018, Eff. 7/15/2018, Retro. 7/1/2018)
SEC. 8.15.  FILING OR POSTING OF DEPARTMENTAL RULES AND REGULATIONS.
   Rules and regulations of every department, board or commission shall be posted in a conspicuous place, or available for public inspection, in the principal office of the board, commission or department during normal business hours. Such rules and regulations shall be maintained in said principal offices in a current form. All additions, amendments and deletions to such rules and regulations shall be posted within 10 days of their enactment.
   Any violation of the provisions of this Section shall be deemed to be official misconduct by those responsible and shall be punishable as provided in Section 15.104 of the Charter.
(Amended by Ord. 195-72, App. 7/7/72; Ord. 260-99, File No. 991365, App. 10/15/99)
SEC. 8.16.  FILING OF ANNUAL REPORTS AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS WITH SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY.
   It shall be the duty of every official, board, commission or department, who or which publishes an annual report or other official published documents in hard copy, relative to the affairs under his or her or its control or related to his or her or its functions, to file at least two copies thereof with the Documents Department of the San Francisco Public Library within 10 days after publication of each such report or document. For annual reports posted on the City's website in accordance with Administrative Code Section 1.56, or other documents that are posted electronically, but not printed, posting the document and transmitting the Uniform Resource Location (URL) of the document to the Documents Department within 10 days after final approval of the report or other document shall constitute compliance with this paragraph.
   Further, it shall be the duty of the secretary or other executive officer of each board, commission or committee thereof, to file with the Documents Department two copies of the agenda of each regularly scheduled meeting of such board, commission or committee thereof, at least 72 hours prior to the time of such meeting. For special meetings of boards, commissions or committees, the agenda shall be filed with the Documents Department not less than 24 hours prior to the meeting. In addition, such secretary shall file with the Documents Department two copies of the minutes of the action taken at any meeting of such board, commission or committee thereof within 10 days of the date of such meeting. Any corrections, additions or amendments to said minutes shall be filed with the Documents Department within five working days after the date of any such correction, addition or amendment. The Documents Department shall retain such copies of agendas and minutes for a minimum period of 90 days.
   The City Librarian shall designate a place in the central public library, accessible to the public, for the posting of agenda filed with the City Library pursuant to this Section. The City Librarian shall cause such agenda to be posted immediately upon receipt.
   The reports or documents required to be filed pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall be made available by the Documents Department for reference thereto by the People of the City and County.
   Any violation of the provisions of this Section on the part of any elective officer or any member of any board or commission shall be deemed to be official misconduct and any violation of the provisions of this Section on the part of any employee shall be deemed to be inattention to duties and considered cause for suspension or dismissal from service.
   The provisions of this Section shall be deemed directory only. Failure to comply with the provisions of this Section shall not provide a basis for invalidating any action taken.
(Amended by Ord. 51-87, App. 2/27/87; Ord. 14-03, File No. 021815, App. 1/31/2003)
SEC. 8.17.  MAILING OF DOCUMENTS.
   Unless otherwise provided in this Section, each City employee, official, department, board or commission shall use interdepartmental mail, electronic mail, fax or in-person delivery by a City staff member, rather than using U.S. mail or private express, messenger or overnight delivery services when sending documents to other City departments, offices or agencies. This Section shall not apply to documents that are urgent, time-sensitive or confidential, including, but not limited to, personnel records, legal memoranda, documents relating to subpoenas, court filings or administrative hearings and other attorney-client communications. The responsible City department head or official shall determine for his or her department, board or commission, the types of documents that are urgent, time-sensitive or confidential for purposes of this Section, including the documents specified above. This Section shall not apply to documents sent to or from the Public Defender's Office, the District Attorney's office, the City Attorney's Office, the Hall of Justice, the Police Department, the Courts, the Grand Jury, the Airport, Port, Treasure Island or the offices of City departments or agencies outside of the boundaries of the City and County of San Francisco.
   Further, it shall be the duty of the secretary or other executive officer of each board, commission or committee thereof, to update the mailing lists at least once annually for the meetings of their respective board, commission or committee in order to remove addresses of individuals or organizations who are no longer interested in receiving the materials or who are no longer residing or operating at the listed address.
(Added by Ord. 61-05, File No. 050136, App. 4/1/2005)
SEC. 8.21.  LIBRARY COMMISSION – NOTE CARDS.
   The Library Commission is hereby authorized to print and sell note cards depicting books and other works of art in its library collection. The sales price for said note cards shall be established jointly by the Library Commission and the Purchaser of Supplies. Any and all moneys received from the sale of such note cards shall be deposited in the treasury in accordance with Charter provisions.
(Added by Ord. 279-65, App. 11/17/65)
SEC. 8.21-1.  ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY PUBLICATION FUND.
   (a)   Authority. The Library Commission is hereby authorized to publish and sell, at no cost to the City and County, periodicals, monographs, pamphlets and books so published relating only to library subjects, San Francisco area subjects and San Francisco Library authorship as approved by the Library Commission.
   (b)   Establish Fund. There shall be established in the treasury of the City and County of San Francisco a special fund to be known and designated as the Library Publication Fund into which shall be deposited all monies received from the sale of any and all periodicals, monographs, pamphlets and books published pursuant to the authority herein contained.
      The Library Commission is hereby authorized to accept any gift, devise or bequest for this purpose.
   (c)   Use of Money in Publication Fund. The monies received into the publication fund are hereby appropriated exclusively for the purpose of publishing and selling the items authorized and approved by the Library Commission.
   (d)   Administration of an Expenditure from Publication Fund. The sales price for said items shall be fixed by the Library Commission. Balances not in excess of $10,000 remaining in the fund at the close of any fiscal year shall have been deemed to have been provided for a specific purpose within the meaning of Section 6.306 of the Charter, and shall be carried forward and accumulated in said fund for the purposes recited herein. Monies in excess of $10,000 shall be transferred to the General Fund.
      The Library Commission shall annually submit in writing to the Mayor, to the controller and to the Board of Supervisors a report showing the total receipts and disbursements of the preceding year together with a description of the items published.
(Added by Ord. 73-71, App. 3/25/71; amended by Ord. 156-99, File No. 990743, App. 6/2/99)
SEC. 8.21-2.  LIBRARY FINES AND FEES.
   (a)   Fee Schedule. The Library Commission is hereby authorized to charge fees for the use of library materials and services in accordance with the following schedule:
SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY FEES SCHEDULE
 
Note regarding lost materials and lost or damaged equipment: Except for materials on interlibrary loan, (see subsection (c) below “Fees for Lost and Damaged Materials Owned by Other Libraries”) the Library will charge value of lost materials and equipment as identified by the item record in the library catalog. Where there is an absence of an item cost in the library catalog item record, the Library shall the per item fee below.
REPLACEMENT OF LOST MATERIALS
Materials
Per Item
Hardback: Adult/Teen Non-Fiction
$35
Hardback: Adult/Teen Fiction
$25
Hardback: Juvenile Non-Fiction
$20
Hardback: Juvenile Fiction
$15
Paperback: Cataloged
Adult/Teen Non-Fiction
$20
Adult/Teen Fiction
$10
Juvenile Non-Fiction
$10
Juvenile Fiction
$5
Paperback: Uncataloged
$5
Paperback/Hardback: International Generic Record
Price varies: $5-$15 depending on fair market value
Periodicals/Magazines
$5
Phonorecords
$15
Audiocassettes
$5/tape
Videos, DVDs, and Blu- rays
$20
Individual video, DVD, or Blu-ray disc from multi- video or multi-disc set
$5/video, DVD, or Blu-ray disc
Supplementary materials, including booklets, libretti, maps, CDs, etc.
$3/item
Sheet Music/Scores
$30
Sheet Music/Uncataloged
$30
Audio Books
$5/tape or CD
Compact Discs
$15
Language Sets
$10/item
Vertical/Picture File
$5/item
REPLACEMENT OF LOST OR DAMAGED EQUIPMENT
Laptop Computer
$500
iPad/Tablet Device
$250
Peripherals/Accessories
$50
SERVICE FEES
Borrowers
San Francisco & California Residents
Free
Visitor’s Card
(non-California)
$10.00
Non refundable 3 months duration
Firm (business) card
Free
Restricted (no proof of residency)
Free
Reserves
Free
Inter-Library Loan and LINK +
Free
Returned Check Fee
$35 (current City-wide charge, subject to revision by City)
Books-by-mail
Free
DOCUMENT DELIVERY AND SPECIAL SERVICES
Inter-Library Loan; Photocopy (in-state libraries) (maximum 50 pages/day)
Pages 1- 20, Free
Pages 21- 50, $0.25/pag e + $5 processin g fee
Inter-Library Loan: Photocopy (out-of-state libraries) (maximum 50 pages/day)
Pages 1-50, $0.25/page + $5 processing fee
San Francisco History Center: photo shoot of photographs
$1/photo
San Francisco History Center: scanning of photographs
$15 per 300 dpi existing scan; $20 per 300 dpi new scan; $35 per 600 dpi scan; $50 per 1,200 dpi scan; $35 per 3,000 dpi slides, negatives, or glass plates; $1 per CD
San Francisco History Center: permission to publish photographs (for commercial purposes)
$15 per project in a single type of media or $100 per project in unlimited types of media, plus, in either case, fair market value of any additional labor required due to age or condition of photograph
 
   (b)   Fees for Special Meeting Room Uses. The Library Commission is hereby authorized to charge fees for special uses of library meeting rooms in accordance with the following schedule:
 
Meeting Room Use
Free
Special Meeting Room Services
 
 
Flat Fee
Non-standard furniture set-up
$25
Custodial Services, Light Refreshments
$25
Custodial Services, Refreshments
$100
VHS/VCR Monitor/Technician
$30
Microphone
$30
Slide, VCR, Overhead projection
$30 flat fee except $30 per/hour in Koret Auditorium
 
Per Hour Fee
Video/Film Projector/Projectionist
$30/hour
Multiple Microphone Set-up/Mixing
$30/hour
Web site patch. Powerpoint presentations
$30/hour
Audio Duplication/Technician
$30/hour
 
   (c)   Fees for Lost and Damaged Materials Owned by Other Libraries. The Library is hereby authorized to collect fees for lost or damaged materials that its patrons have borrowed from another library via interlibrary loan (ILL) in accordance with the following:
      (1)   in the case of lost or damaged materials borrowed from a member library of the LINK+ library consortium, the Library may collect the replacement fee set by LINK+, provided that the Library shall collect only the actual replacement cost of the item when authorized to do so by the lending library:
      (2)   for all other lost or damaged materials borrowed from another library via ILL, the Library may charge a replacement fee in the amount that is required by the lending library, which shall be either the fair market value of the lost item(s) or an amount set by the lending library not to exceed $200 per item.
      The fees authorized by this subsection (c) shall be collected for the sole purpose of forwarding them to the lending library from which the lost or damaged item(s) was borrowed.
   (d)   Ratification of Prior Fines and Fees. All fines and fees charged for the use of library materials and services before the effective date of the ordinance in Board File No. 161108 are hereby ratified.
(Added by Ord. 53-01, File No. 002067, App. 4/6/2001; amended by Ord. 171-08, File No. 080749, 7/30/2008; Ord. 164-13 , File No. 130539, App. 8/2/2013, Eff. 9/1/2013; Ord. 2-17, File No. 161108, App. 1/20/2017, Eff. 2/19/2017; Ord. 250-18, File No. 180002, App. 11/2/2018, Eff. 12/3/2018; Ord. 196-19, File No. 190631, App. 8/9/2019, Eff. 9/9/2019)
SEC. 8.21-3.  LIBRARY FEE AMNESTY PROGRAM.
   The San Francisco Public Library ("Library") Commission shall be authorized to establish a library fee amnesty program to take place during a two-week period prior to July 1, 2001. The Library Commission, after notice and public hearing, is authorized to waive all fees charged for overdue San Francisco Public Library materials ("late fees") based on a finding that this amnesty program is likely to promote the return of needed Library materials or promote the increased use of the Library. Such amnesty program shall allow persons to return overdue Library materials without having to pay any late fees. However, in order for a person to obtain a waiver of their late fees, such person must return all overdue materials on their Library account during the two-week amnesty period designated by the Library Commission. The Board of Supervisors, by resolution, may authorize the Library Commission to establish subsequent Library fee amnesty programs under the standards set forth in this section.
(Added by Ord. 64-01, File No. 010452, App. 4/27/2001)
SEC. 8.22.  REGISTRAR'S FEES.
   For the copying, certification, preparation or the borrowing of such records of the Registrar of Voters which citizens have a right by law to inspect and take a copy thereof, shall be paid to the Registrar of Voters, as follows:
   (a)   Photocopy of any such record not exceeding the size 8½ inches by 14 inches (per page)   $ .50
   (b)   Photocopy of any such record exceeding the size of 8½ inches by 14 inches (per page)   2.00
   (c)   Certifying any such record (per page)   1.00
   (d)   Preparing any abstract of such record (this is in addition to certifying or searching)   1.00
   (e)   Searching voter registration lists (per year)   .50
   (f)   Precinct book (per copy)   at cost
   (g)   Index of registered voters (per 1000 names)   .50
   (h)   Electronic data processing tape of the master index of voter registration for use in connection with election (as referred to in Resolution No. 517-67) (borrowing-per reel)   100.00
   Such fees received by the Registrar of Voters shall be deposited with the City and County Treasurer, and the Controller shall reimburse the Registrar of Voters for the costs of materials and for the costs of interdepartmental services which must be paid for by the Registrar of Voters in order to perform the services and copy the documents referred to in this Section.
(Amended by Ord. 50-70, App. 3/2/70)
SEC. 8.23.  POLICE DEPARTMENT FEES.
   Notwithstanding the provisions of any other ordinance or resolution relating to application fees payable to secure any permit or license, the Police Commission of the City and County of San Francisco shall from time to time when necessary, with the concurrence of the Controller, fix the fees to be charged by the Police Department when furnishing reproductions of reports, records, documents, data, other material and for the imprinting and processing of fingerprints.
   Such fees shall be not less than the cost to the Police Department for the reproducing, processing and furnishing of such reports, records, documents, data, other material and for the imprinting and processing of fingerprints.
   There shall be no charge to governmental agencies or other institutions affected with a public interest which in the opinion of the Chief of Police are entitled to such reproductions of reports, records, documents, data, other material and for the imprinting and processing of fingerprints, by reason of policy or reciprocation and for which the Police Department is not required to incur expenses in the reproducing, furnishing, imprinting or processing of such reports, records, documents, data, other material or fingerprints.
   The Police Commission shall have full authority to adopt such rules, regulations and procedures as it deems necessary and properly related to the reproducing, furnishing and processing of said reproductions and shall have full authority to adopt rules, regulations and procedures for the imprinting and processing of fingerprints and the terms and conditions upon which said reproducing and furnishing of reports, records, documents, data, other material and the imprinting and processing of fingerprints shall be accomplished.
(Added by Ord. 225-71, App. 9/2/71)
SEC. 8.24.  RECORDER'S FEES.
   The Recorder is hereby authorized to charge fees for the copying of the microfiche grantor-grantee index as follows:
   Photocopy of such grantor-grantee index (per page)   $1.00.
   Such fees received by the Recorder shall be deposited with the County Treasurer. The Controller shall reimburse the Recorder for the costs of materials and for the costs of interdepartmental services which must be paid for by the Recorder in order to copy the index referred to in this section.
(Added by Ord. 489-76, App. 12/10/76)
SEC. 8.24-1.  ESTABLISHMENT OF A RECORDER'S FUND.
   (a)   The Recorder is hereby authorized to charge an additional one dollar for filing every instrument, paper, or notice for record, as permitted by Subdivision (a) of Section 27361.4 of the Government Code of the State of California.
   (b)   There shall be established in the treasury of the City and County of San Francisco a special fund to be known as the Document Storage Conversion Fund into which shall be deposited all the additional fees collected by the Recorder under the statutory authority above-referenced. The monies received into this fund are to be used exclusively to defray the cost of converting the Recorder's documents to micrographics, which includes the purchasing of reader/printers and a rapid computer-assisted retrieval system; the hiring of personnel; and the funding for micrographic training expenses, cabinets for storage and other related supplies, equipment, furniture and moving expenses. The expenditures from said fund shall be in accordance with the budget and fiscal provisions of the Charter. Any balance remaining in the fund at the close of any fiscal year shall have been deemed to have been provided for a specific purpose within the meaning of Section 6.306 of the Charter and shall be carried forward and accumulated in said fund for the purpose recited above. Upon completion of the conversion and payment of the costs therefor the additional fees authorized by this section shall no longer be imposed and the fund shall be terminated.
(Added by Ord. 13-81, App. 1/7/81; amended by Ord. 420-93, App. 12/29/93)
SEC. 8.24-2.  ESTABLISHMENT OF A RECORDER'S MODERNIZATION FUND.
   (a)   There shall be established in the treasury of the City and County of San Francisco a special fund to be known as the Recorder's Modernization Fund into which shall be deposited those portions of the fees collected by the Recorder that are described in Subsection (b) hereof. The monies received into this fund are to be used exclusively to pay the costs required to support, maintain, improve, and provide for the full operation for modernized creation, retention, and retrieval of information in the Recorder's system of recorded documents. The expenditures from said fund shall be in accordance with the budget and fiscal provisions of the Charter. Any balance remaining in the fund at the close of any fiscal year shall be deemed to have been provided for a specific purpose within the meaning of Section 6.306 of the Charter and shall be carried forward and accumulated in the fund for the purpose recited above.
   (b)   There shall be deposited into the Recorder's Modernization Fund the following:
      (i)   From the fees collected by the Recorder pursuant to the version of California Government Code Section 27361 that was adopted by Section 1 of Chapter 1156 of the Statutes of 1984 (which is operative until January 1, 1990, unless extended as provided therein), there shall be deposited $1 for each first page and $1 for each additional page or fraction of a page that is recorded; and
      (ii)   From the fees collected by the Recorder pursuant to the version of California Government Code Section 27361.3 that was adopted by Section 2 of Chapter 1156 of the Statutes of 1984 (which is operative until January 1, 1990, unless extended as provided therein), there shall be deposited $2 for each release of a lien, encumbrance or notice that is recorded.
(Added by Ord. 286-87, App. 7/2/87)
SEC. 8.24-3.  ADDITIONAL FEE FOR FILING OF PRELIMINARY 20-DAY NOTICES.
   (a)   In addition to all other fees authorized by law for the recording, filing or indexing of instruments, papers or notices, the Recorder is hereby authorized to charge a fee of $15 for the filing of a preliminary 20-day notice pursuant to Section 3097, Subdivision (o), Paragraph (1) of the California Civil Code.
   (b)   The additional $15 fees that are collected by the Recorder pursuant to Subsection (a) of this Section 8.24-3 are to be used exclusively to defray the cost of implementing and maintaining a system to facilitate compliance with Section 3097, Subdivision (o), Paragraph (2) of the California Civil Code, which requires the mailing of certain notices to persons filing preliminary 20-day notices.
(Added by Ord. 316-88, App. 7/17/88)
SEC. 8.24-4.  RECORDER'S ACCESS AND INDEXING FEES AND FUND.
   (a)   In addition to all other fees authorized by law for the recording, filing, or indexing of instruments, papers or notices for record, pursuant to Subdivisions (b) and (c) of Section 27361.4 of the California Government Code, the Recorder is hereby authorized to charge the following additional fees:
      (i)   A fee of $1 for the filing of every instrument, paper, or notice for record, provided, however, that the Recorder's Office shall be open every business day except for legal holidays and those holidays designated as judicial holidays pursuant to Section 135 of the California Code of Civil Procedure;
      (ii)   A fee of $1 for the filing of every instrument, paper, or notice for record, provided, however, that every instrument, paper or notice charged with the additional fee hereby imposed shall be indexed within two business days after the date of recordation.
   (b)   There is hereby established in the treasury of the City and County of San Francisco a special fund to be known as the Recorder's Access and Indexing Fund into which shall be deposited all the additional fees collected pursuant to Subsection (a) of this Section. The monies in this fund shall be appropriated solely to defray the costs of maintaining Recorder's office open to the public every business day (with the exception of legal holidays and judicial holidays) and to defray the costs of indexing every instrument, paper, or notice for record within two business days after the date of recordation. Expenditures from the fund shall be in accordance with the budget and fiscal provisions of the Charter. Any balance remaining in the fund at the close of any fiscal year shall be deemed to have been provided for a specific purpose within the meaning of Section 6.306 of the Charter and shall be carried forward and accumulated in said fund for the purposes recited above.
(Added by Ord. 420-93, App. 12/29/93)
SEC. 8.24-5.  REAL ESTATE FRAUD PROSECUTION RECORDATION FEE.
   (a)   Establishment of Fee. Pursuant to Section 27388 of the California Government Code, there is hereby established a fee of $3.00 that shall be paid to the Recorder at the time of recording every real estate instrument, paper, or notice required or permitted by law. This fee may be adjusted by the Controller, upon notice from the District Attorney, that the allowable recordation fee has been increased. Such fee shall be collected, administered, and expended in accordance with Section 27388 of the California Government Code. Money collected pursuant to this Section shall be used to fund programs to enhance the capacity of local police and prosecutors to deter, investigate, and prosecute real estate fraud crimes and other purposes hereafter authorized by State law.
   (b)   Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Trust Fund Committee. There is hereby established a Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Trust Fund Committee ("Committee") composed of the District Attorney, City Administrator, and City Attorney, each of whom may appoint an appropriate representative to serve on the committee. The Committee shall review applications and make determinations by majority vote as to the award of funds using the procedures and criteria required by Section 27388 of the California Government Code.
   (c)   Annual Review. The Board of Supervisors shall annually review the effectiveness of the District Attorney in deterring, investigating, and prosecuting real estate fraud crimes based upon information provided by the District Attorney in an annual report submitted to the Board of Supervisors in accordance with Section 27388(d) of the Government Code.
   (d)   Administration of Funds. Pursuant to Section 27388(g) of the Government Code, no money collected pursuant to this Section shall be expended to offset a reduction in any other source of funds. Funds from the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Trust Fund shall be used only in connection with criminal investigations or prosecutions involving recorded real estate documents.
   (e)   Monies in this fund, including all interest earned, shall be deemed provided for specific purposes, as stated in this ordinance, and shall be carried forward at the end of each fiscal year, consistent with the provisions of the City Charter.
(Added by Ord. 413-97, App. 10/31/97; amended by Ord. 70-10, File No. 100045, App. 4/8/2010)
SEC. 8.24-6.  SURVEY MONUMENT PRESERVATION FEE.
   (a)   Pursuant to California Government Code Sections 27584 and 27585, the Assessor-Recorder of the City and County of San Francisco is hereby authorized to collect a ten dollar ($10.00) user fee over and above any other fees required by law at the time of recording any grant deed subject to a documentary transfer tax for the conveyance of real property within the City and County of San Francisco.
   (b)   Grant deeds subject to the user fee shall include but not be limited to the following: parcels or lots created by Records of Survey; parcels or lots created by Official Maps; parcels or lots created by government surveys; and, parcels, lots, condominium units, or easements created by metes and bounds, exception, portion, or acreage descriptions, except those metes and bounds descriptions describing an entire lot or lots created by a recorded Parcel Map or Final Map. Grant deeds excluded from payment of the fee shall include the following: trust deeds; deeds conveying easements of oil or mineral rights only; deeds to or from government entities or agencies or officers thereof acting in their official capacities; deeds recorded or recorded solely for the purpose of correcting an error in a previously recorded document; and, deeds which describe the property conveyed as an entire lot or lots created by a recorded Parcel Map or Final Map.
(Added by Ord. 258-05, File No. 051461, App. 11/17/2005)
SEC. 8.24-7.  SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER TRUNCATION PROGRAM FEE.
   (a)   Pursuant to Government Code section 27301, the Assessor-Recorder of the City and County of San Francisco is hereby authorized to collect an additional recording fee of one dollar ($1.00) for recording the first page of every instrument, paper, or notice required or permitted by law to be recorded to be used solely for the implementation and ongoing operation of a Social Security Number Truncation Program.
   (b)   The fee authorized pursuant to this resolution shall discontinue after December 31, 2017 unless reauthorized by the Board of Supervisors;
   (c)   The Controller of the City and County of San Francisco shall conduct two reviews to verify that the funds generated by this fee are used only for the purpose of the Social Security Number Truncation Program within the timeframes provided under Section 27361(d)(4).
(Added by Ord. 163-08, File No. 080708, App. 7/30/2008)
SEC. 8.25.  DESTRUCTION OF CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS.
   Notwithstanding the provisions of any other ordinance or resolution relating to the copying and retention of records under its control, the Police Commission of the City and County of San Francisco is empowered to destroy criminal history records maintained or in the possession of the San Francisco Police Department in accordance with the current schedule of destruction of criminal history records of the Office of the Attorney General of the State of California.
   If there be no current schedule of destruction of criminal history records of the Attorney General, the Police Commission may establish such a schedule which in its good judgment will not adversely affect law enforcement.
   The Police Commission shall have full authority to adopt such rules, regulations and procedures as it deems necessary and properly relating to the destruction of criminal history records.
(Added by Ord. 63-75, App. 2/26/75)
SEC. 8.26.  CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION INSPECTION AND FINGERPRINT FEES.
   Following posting of a tentative list of eligibles, the examination papers of anyone eligible shall be available for inspection for a fee of five dollars, which fee is waived for eligibles who wish to inspect their own papers.
   Notwithstanding the provisions of any other ordinance or resolution relating to fees, the Civil Service Commission of the City and County of San Francisco shall from time to time when necessary fix the fees to be charged by the Civil Service Commission when furnishing reproductions of reports, records, documents, data, other material and for the imprinting and processing of fingerprints.
   Such fees shall not be less than the cost to the Civil Service Commission for the reproducing, processing and furnishing of such reports, records, documents, data, other material and for the imprinting and processing of fingerprints.
   The Civil Service Commission shall have full authority to adopt such rules, regulations and procedures as it deems necessary and properly related to the reproducing, furnishing and processing of said reproductions. It shall have full authority to adopt rules, regulations and procedures for the imprinting and processing of fingerprints and the terms and conditions upon which said reproducing and furnishing of reports, records, documents, data, other material and the imprinting and processing of fingerprints shall be accomplished.
(Amended by Ord. 66-79, App. 2/9/79)
SEC. 8.27.  SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT FEES.
   Notwithstanding the provisions of any other ordinance or resolution relating to application fees payable to secure any permit or license, the Sheriff of the City and County of San Francisco shall from time to time when necessary, with the concurrence of the Controller and the Board of Supervisors, fix the fees to be charged by the Sheriff's Department for the care and maintenance of prisoners from other jurisdictions; for the furnishing of reproductions of reports, records, documents, data, other materials; and for the imprinting and processing of fingerprints.
   Such fees shall be not less than the cost to the Sheriff's Department for the care and maintenance of such prisoners; the reproducing, processing and furnishing of such reports, records, documents, data and other materials; and for the imprinting and processing of fingerprints.
   There shall be no charge to governmental agencies or other institutions affected with a public interest and which in the opinion of the Sheriff are entitled to such reproductions of reports, records, documents, data, other material and for the imprinting and processing of fingerprints, by reason of policy or reciprocation and for which the Sheriff's Department is not required to incur expenses in the reproducing, furnishing, imprinting or processing of such reports, records, documents, data, other material or fingerprints.
   The Sheriff shall have full authority to adopt such rules, regulations and procedures as he or she deems necessary and properly related to the care and maintenance of prisoners from other jurisdictions and for the reproducing, furnishing and processing of said reproductions. The Sheriff shall have full authority to adopt rules, regulations and procedures for the imprinting and processing of fingerprints and the terms and conditions.
(Amended by Ord. 520-79, App. 10/19/79)
SEC. 8.27-1.  BOOKING FEE; SHERIFF AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS.
   If the State enacts booking fee legislation and budgets reimbursement funding for local governments, the Sheriff and Police Departments shall implement a booking fee and file for reimbursement from the State of California. If such a fee is implemented, the Controller shall establish a work order authorization between the Sheriff and Police Departments covering the full costs of the activity and revise each department's budget accordingly.
(Added by Ord. 201-05, File No. 051139, App. 7/29/2005)
SEC. 8.28.  CITY PLANNING FEES.
   The Department of City Planning is hereby authorized to charge fees for reproducing records which citizens have a right by law to inspect and copy as follows:
      1.   Photocopy of any record not exceeding 8-½ inches by 14 inches (per page)   $0.10
      2.   Photocopy of any record exceeding 8-½ inches by 14 inches (per page)   $0.10
   The Department of City Planning is hereby authorized to sell printed copies of the Master Plan, or any element thereof, and printed copies of other reports produced by the Department. The charges for such printed copies shall be determined by the Department of City Planning, but shall not exceed the cost to the Department for the reproduction of such reports.
   There shall be no charge for one copy of the Master Plan and any elements thereof to governmental agencies or to a person who certifies under penalty of perjury that he or she is a duly authorized representative of an organization that is on the Department of City Planning's list of San Francisco neighborhood nonprofit organizations. The Department of City Planning shall issue written guidelines setting forth the procedure for an organization being included on such list.
(Added by Ord. 92-86, App. 3/21/86; amended by Ord. 214-94, App. 6/2/94)
SEC. 8.29.  NO AUTHORIZATION TO COLLECT FEES FOR PROBATION COSTS.
   Notwithstanding any prior ordinance enacted to make operative Penal Code Section 1203.1b, there is no authorization to collect fees for probation costs, pre-sentence report costs, or any other costs authorized under Penal Code section 1203.1b.
(Added by Ord. 131-18, File No. 180132, App. 6/14/2018, Eff. 7/15/2018, Retro. 7/1/2018)
(Former Sec. 8.29 added by Ord. 393-87, App. 9/18/87; amended by Ord. 156-99, File No. 990743, App. 6/2/99; repealed by Ord. 65-10, File No. 100044, App. 4/2/2010)
SEC. 8.30.  ADULT PROBATION DEPARTMENT – PROJECT 20 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE.
   (a)   The Adult Probation Department is hereby authorized to charge adult offenders an administrative fee to participate in the community service alternative sentencing program of Project 20, when offenders elect to participate as an alternative to the payment of fines, pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 40700 (b). Such fee shall be charged to defray the costs of interviewing, placing, monitoring, and reporting the performance of Project 20 participants.
   (b)   Adult offenders, who elect to perform a specified number of hours of community service through Project 20 of the Adult Probation Department, shall be subject to the payment of an administrative fee to the Adult Probation Department. Such fee shall be determined by the Adult Probation Department to recover costs incurred for the administration of the program and shall be approved by the Board of Supervisors. Such fee shall be at a rate that is no less than $10 and no more than $75. Performance of alternative community service work shall not commence until the total fee due is paid in full to the Adult Probation Department.
      The Project 20 administrative fee shall be determined according to the following schedule:
 
Number of
Community
Service Hours
Ordered
Fee
Amount
1 to 25
$10.00
26 to 50
20.00
51 to 75
30.00
76 to 100
40.00
101 to 125
50.00
126 to 150
60.00
151 to 175
70.00
176 and up
75.00
 
   (c)   Inter-County Transfer Fee. An Inter-County Transfer Fee shall be charged at a fixed rate of $25 to offenders who request or who are referred by a court or a probation department of a jurisdiction outside of the City and County of San Francisco to perform alternative community service within the boundaries of the City and County of San Francisco. The Inter-County Transfer Fee shall also be charged at the same rate for the administrative costs incurred by the Adult Probation Department to process requests for referral of San Francisco residents to perform alternative sentencing community service outside of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (d)   Waiver or Adjustment of Fees. Guidelines to determine the financial ability of offenders to pay the administrative fee shall be established by the Adult Probation Department. Such guidelines shall include, but not be limited to, a review by the Adult Probation Department of documentation sufficient to evaluate the offender's income level. Upon its review, the Adult Probation Department may reduce the rate or waive the administrative fee where it determines that the offender is unable to pay all or a portion of the full fee. Any person 65 years of age or over and who has no source of income other than Social Security Benefits shall not be subject to the payment of the Project 20 administrative fee.
   (e)   Deposit of Revenue. Project 20 administrative fees received by the Adult Probation Department shall be deposited with the City and County Treasurer, and the Controller shall reimburse the Adult Probation Department for the costs of departmental services to perform the functions and operations referred to in this Section.
(Added by Ord. 362-88, App. 8/5/88; amended by Ord. 430-88, App. 9/16/88)
SEC. 8.31.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 222-89, App. 6/22/89; repealed by Ord. 131-18, File No. 180132, App. 6/14/2018, Eff. 7/15/2018, Retro. 7/1/2018)
SEC. 8.31-1.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 223-89, App. 6/22/89; repealed by Ord. 131-18, File No. 180132, App. 6/14/2018, Eff. 7/15/2018, Retro. 7/1/2018)
SEC. 8.32.  SMALL CLAIMS COURT JUDGMENT DEBTOR FEE.
   In accordance with the provisions of Section 117.9(c)(2) of the California Code of Civil Procedure, the Clerk of the Municipal Court of the City and County of San Francisco is hereby authorized and directed to collect the sum of $25 from each judgment debtor who pays the judgment of a small claims court to the court in which the judgment was entered rather than to the judgment creditor directly.
(Added by Ord. 27-90, App. 1/24/90)
SEC. 8.33.1.  COUNTY CLERK'S FEES.
   (a)   The County Clerk is hereby authorized to charge fees to defray the actual cost of issuance of the following documents and the provision of the following services, notwithstanding the fees otherwise set or limited by State law. Any persons requesting the following documents or services shall pay the following fees:
 
 
Public marriage license (County Clerk's portion of license fee only; additional statutory surcharges apply)
$63.00
Confidential marriage license (County Clerk's portion of license fee only; additional statutory surcharges apply)
$63.00
Filing of Declaration of Domestic Partnership
$51.00
Filing of Amendment to Declaration of Domestic Partnership
$51.00
Duplicate copy of marriage license
$20.00
Amendment to marriage license
$25.00
Souvenir marriage certificate with seal
$6.00
Performance of marriage/Domestic Partnership ceremony during regular business hours in City Hall
$76.00
Performance of marriage/Domestic Partnership ceremony on weekends or holidays off-site
$127.00
Issuance of authority to perform ceremony and oath
$127.00
Filing fictitious business name statement
$47.00
Additional name or registrant on fictitious business name statement
$11.00
Filing affidavit of publication of fictitious business name statement
$8.00
Withdrawing partner or abandoning fictitious business name statement
$38.00
Administration of oath and filing notary public bond (does not include additional state fees for recording)
$38.00
Surrender of notary journal
$15.00
Filing, revoking, canceling or withdrawing power of attorney (surety insurer)
$34.00
Filing additional name for power of attorney (surety insurer)
$9.00
Process server identification card
$13.00
Verification of public official/notary public authentication
$13.00
Search of indexed official records on file with the County Clerk, per record type
$10.00
Copies of indexed official records on file with the County Clerk, per file number:
    (per page, pages 1 through 3)
$6.00
    (each additional page)
$0.10
Certifying/endorsing documents or copies of documents per file number
$2.00
Fictitious business name or marriage license index records:
    Records for one day
$12.00
    Records for one week
$12.00
    Records for one month
$25.00
    Diskette
$1.00
    Subscription fee
$19.00
    Delivery handling fee
$13.00
Environmental impact report, administration fee
$58.00
 
   (b)   Fees collected by the County Clerk pursuant to this Section 8.33.1 shall be deposited with the City and County Treasurer. Portions of the fees for marriage licenses shall be disbursed in accordance with Government Code Sections 26840, 26840.1, 26840.3, 26840.7, and 26840.8 and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 10.100-336.
   (c)   Fees set in this Section 8.33.1 shall be adjusted each year, without further action by the Board of Supervisors, to reflect changes in the relevant Consumer Price Index, as determined by the Controller.
      No later than April 15th of each year, the County Clerk shall submit its current fee schedule to the Controller, who shall apply the price index adjustment to produce a new fee schedule for the following year.
      No later than May 15th of each year, the Controller shall file a report with the Board of Supervisors reporting the new fee schedule and certifying that: (1) the fees produce sufficient revenue to support the costs of providing the services for which each fee is assessed, and (2) the fees do not produce revenue which is significantly more than the costs of providing the services for which each fee is assessed.
   (d)   The fees set in this Section 8.33.1 shall become operative on July 1, 2014, or on the effective date of the ordinance establishing said fees, whichever occurs later.
(Added by Ord. 323-98, App. 10/30/98; amended by Ord. 155-02, File No. 021079, App. 7/12/2002; Ord. 83-04, File No. 040102, App. 5/20/2004; Ord. 227-04, File No. 040505, App. 9/23/2004; Ord. 162-14, File No. 140590, App. 7/31/2014, Eff. 8/30/2014)
SEC. 8.33.2.  COUNTY ASSESSOR-RECORDER'S FEES.
   Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54985 through 54987 and 27366, the County Assessor-Recorder is hereby authorized to charge fees to defray the actual cost of issuance of the following documents and the provision of the following services, notwithstanding the fees otherwise set or limited by State law. Any persons requesting the following documents or services shall pay the following fees:
 
Duplicates of recorded maps
(first page)
$5.00
(each additional page)
3.00
Copies of records on file
(per page, pages 1 through 3)
3.00
(each additional page)
0.50
Certifying/conforming copies of documents
1.00
Microfilm of daily film of recordings (per roll)
25.00
Microfiche (per frame)
2.00
Notary Services
Acknowledgment
10.00
Jurat
10.00
 
   (b)   Such fees received by the Assessor-Recorder shall be deposited with the City and County Treasurer. Fees charged for notary services provided by the Assessor-Recorder shall be adjusted, without further action of the Board of Supervisors, to reflect changes in Government Code Section 8211, or any subsequent amendment of that section.
(Added by Ord. 323-98, App. 10/30/98; amended by Ord. 227-04, File No. 040505, App. 9/23/2004)
SEC. 8.34.  TAX COLLECTOR FEES.
   The Tax Collector is hereby authorized and directed to advertise the sale of tax-defaulted real estate and all specific parcels intended for tax-default sale by preparing lists which include all parcels included in the tax sale and the specific information for each parcel that is required to be disclosed by State law and mailing those lists to interested persons upon their specific request. The Tax Collector is hereby authorized to charge and collect a fee of $20 for each list of tax-defaulted real estate parcels mailed to interested persons in advance of the date when the notice of sale is published in a newspaper of general circulation. This fee represents the reasonable cost of preparing and mailing the list to interested prospective bidders.
(Added by Ord. 163-92, App. 6/10/92)
SEC. 8.34.1.  TAX BILLING – ADMINISTRATIVE FEES.
   (a)   Application for Separate Valuation. Pursuant to Section 2821 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) shall be collected by the Tax Collector at the time any person applies to the Tax Collector to have any parcel separately valued on the current roll for the purpose of paying taxes. The fee shall be for the actual costs incurred by the Tax Collector for the processing of an application for separate assessment, and the initial ongoing costs of separate assessment, billings, and mailings. The fee may be billed separately or prior to initial separate tax bills, or both, or collected on subsequent tax bills, and shall be deposited in the General Fund.
   (b)   Delinquent Property Taxes – Installment Payments. Pursuant to Section 4217 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, persons that request to pay delinquent property taxes in installments shall be subject to a processing fee of twenty dollars ($20.00). The fee shall be paid to the Tax Collector and may be collected on the tax bill.
   (c)   Preparation and Provision of Documents. Pursuant to Section 162 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, the Tax Collector shall charge and collect a fee of one dollar ($1.00) for preparing each of the following documents:
      (1)   A certified copy of a redemption certificate;
      (2)   A certified copy of an installment redemption receipt;
      (3)   A certificate of payment showing taxes paid;
      (4)   A certified copy of an assessment as entered on the assessment role.