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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 57:
FILM COMMISSION
 
Definitions.
Establishment of Commission; Appointment of Commissioners; Qualifications; Terms of Office; Compensation.
Powers and Duties.
Authority and Duties of Executive Director.
Authorization to Enter Into Use Contracts and Coordinate City Departments Regarding Film Companies; Consent of Relevant Departments; Cost Recovery; Sidewalk Closures and Postings.
Requirements for Film Companies.
Exceptions.
Film Rebate Program.
Administrative Penalties.
 
SEC. 57.1.  DEFINITIONS.
   For purposes of this Chapter 57, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
   “City” means the City and County of San Francisco.
   “Commission” means the Film Commission of the City and County of San Francisco.
   “Film” means feature motion pictures, video tapes, television programs, commercials, still photography, documentaries, travelogues, music videos, web videos, web series, and other visual art forms; provided however, that “film” shall not mean films or video tapes for private-family use or films by any news service or similar entity engaged in on-the-spot print media, publishing, or broadcasting, of news events.
   “Film company” means any individual, corporation, firm, partnership, or other organization however organized engaged in film production.
   “Film production” means the activity of making a film for commercial or noncommercial property where that activity (1) requires the use of City employees or equipment or (2) interferes with the ordinary use, safety, and enjoyment of public right-of-ways or other property under the jurisdiction of the City.
   “Season” means the initial exhibition of a set of interrelated new episodes within a 12-month period.
(Added by Ord. 464-88, App. 10/12/88; amended by Ord. 425-89, App. 11/21/89; Ord. 331-00, File No. 001967, App. 12/28/2000; Ord. 70-06, File No. 060065, App. 4/20/2006; Ord. 244-18, File No. 180518, App. 10/26/2018, Eff. 11/26/2018)
SEC. 57.2.  ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION; APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSIONERS; QUALIFICATIONS; TERMS OF OFFICE; COMPENSATION.
   (a)   Establishment of Commission. A Film Commission for the City and County of San Francisco (referred to hereafter in this Chapter as "Commission") is hereby created consisting of eleven (11) members.
   (b)   Appointment of Commissioners; Qualifications. The members of the Commission shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. At least six members of the Commission shall be residents of the City and County of San Francisco. The Commission shall be composed of outstanding members of the community. The membership of the Commission may include members who have experience in areas such as: Performing and Creative Arts, Production, Film or Sound Technology, Services and Facilities, Education, Presentation and Producing, Interactive Multimedia, and shall be broadly representative of ethnic, racial, gender, age and sexual orientation groups, and shall otherwise reflect the diversity of the City and County. The President of the Art Commission of the City and County shall be invited to serve as a nonvoting, ex-officio member of the Film Commission.
   (c)   Term of Office. Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of office of four years, except that vacancies occurring during a term shall be filled for the unexpired term.
   (d)   Compensation. Members of the Commission shall not be compensated for their service as members of the Commission. On a majority vote of the Commission, Commissioners may be reimbursed for expenses incurred resulting from their authorized activities on behalf of the Commission.
   (e)   Selection of Chair. The Commission shall, annually, select a Chair who shall serve for a term of one year. The Commission may reappoint a Chair to serve additional terms. In addition to any other authority vested in or duly charged to him or her, the Chair of the Commission shall have the duty and authority to call meetings of the Commission and to maintain liaison with the Arts Commission from the perspective of film arts.
   (f)   Executive Director. The Commission shall appoint an Executive Director of the Commission who shall serve at the Commission's pleasure. The Executive Director shall act as the department head and appointing officer of the Commission pursuant to Charter Section 4.126. The Executive Director shall supervise the Commission's staff, and shall have other duties and responsibilities as provided in this Chapter.
(Added by Ord. 425-89, App. 11/21/89; amended by Ord. 358-91, App. 10/2/91; Ord. 331-00, File No. 001967, App. 12/28/2000)
SEC. 57.3.  POWERS AND DUTIES.
   The Commission shall develop, recognize, and promote film activities in the City. The members shall work together to explore and promote long-term goals for film-making as a major emphasis of the City's economic and cultural base, and encourage the recognition of film arts as an art form with widespread economic components. The powers of the Commission shall include, but not be limited to:
   (a)   Stimulating community awareness of the film art forms;
   (b)   Promoting long-range investment in projects originating in the San Francisco area, such as scripts, film proposals, treatments, and shorter works;
   (c)   Promoting awareness of film training and economic opportunities in the schools;
   (d)   Promoting the San Francisco Bay Area as film destination;
   (e)   Accepting gifts, devises and bequests as provided in Administrative Code Sections 10-116 through 10.116-3;
   (f)   Maintaining liaison with other specific interest groups, councils, organizations, and institutions related to the film industry, and the maintenance of liaison with the Art Commission from the perspective of film arts;
   (g)   Providing perspective for both the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors with respect to long-range promotion, development and planning for a significant film arts base in San Francisco;
   (h)   Adopting rules and regulations to implement and further the purposes of this Chapter.
(Added by Ord. 425-89, App. 11/21/89; amended by Ord. 358-91, App. 10/2/91; Ord. 331-00, File No. 001967, App. 12/28/2000)
SEC. 57.4.  AUTHORITY AND DUTIES OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
   In addition to any other authority vested in or duty charged to him or her, the Executive Director shall serve as the sole liaison between film companies and the various City departments. In performing the duties of liaison, the Executive Director shall assist film companies in locating suitable locations and shall coordinate the efforts of the various City departments in connection with film production utilizing City property or employees. The Executive Director shall also be responsible for coordinating any film permits required by the City for film productions.
(Formerly Sec. 57.8; added by Ord. 464-88, App. 10/12/88; amended by Ord. 425-89, App. 11/21/89; Ord. 358-91, App. 10/2/91; amended and renumbered by Ord. 331-00, File No. 001967, App. 12/28/2000; Ord. 70-06, File No. 060065, App. 4/20/2006)
Editor's Note:
   Former Sec. 57.4 was repealed by Ord. 331-00.
SEC. 57.5.  AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO USE CONTRACTS AND COORDINATE CITY DEPARTMENTS REGARDING FILM COMPANIES; CONSENT OF RELEVANT DEPARTMENTS; COST RECOVERY; SIDEWALK CLOSURE AND POSTING.
   (a)   Use Contracts; Deposit of Funds. The Executive Director may enter into use contracts with organizations seeking to engage in film production. The Executive Director shall be the sole City representative authorized to negotiate use contracts. Such contracts shall, at a minimum, provide for the full recovery of costs incurred by the various City departments in providing the use of City employees, equipment, and rental facilities or rental properties. Funds to reimburse City departments for costs incurred by those departments for the deployment of personnel or equipment or use of rental facilities or rental properties shall be paid directly to those departments for deposit subject to the budget and fiscal provisions of the Charter.
   (b)   Consent of Departments or Mayor. Where film production is to take place on property under the jurisdiction of City departments, the Executive Director's permission to use such property is subject to the consent of the department head or his or her designee or the Mayor or Mayor's designee.
   (c)   Schedule of Costs. In addition to the reimbursement of City departments for the costs incurred by those departments in deploying personnel or equipment, the Film Commission may, consistent with Charter Section 2.109, charge daily use fees to film companies seeking to engage in film production. The use fees are as follows:
      (1)   Still photography:  $100 a day.
      (2)   A commercial, corporate media, industrial media, video, or web video:  $200 a day.
      (3)   A television series (each episode), web series (each episode),,1 movie, pilot, short subject, or documentary:
         (A)   For a production with a budget of less than $100,000: $50 a day.
         (B)   For a production with a budget of $100,000 to less than $500,000:  $100 a day.
         (C)   For a production with a budget of $500,000 or greater:  $300 a day.
   Public service announcements, qualifying student productions, and productions created by or for entities that are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are exempt from the above-listed use fees. The revenue generated by such use fees shall be deposited in the San Francisco Film Production Fund.
   (d)   Sidewalk Closures and Sign-Posting. The Film Commission may require that film companies use City personnel or City-approved vendors to post notice of the closure of City streets and sidewalks for film production, and may establish minimum sign-posting requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 724 of the Public Works Code, the Executive Director may authorize the temporary occupancy of public sidewalks for film production, with the consent of the Department of Public Works, subject to all requirements and conditions of the Department of Public Works and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Street closures for film production shall be governed by applicable provisions of the Transportation Code.
(Added by Ord. 464-88, App. 10/12/88; amended by Ord. 425-89, App. 11/21/89; Ord. 358-91, App. 10/2/91; Ord. 287-96, App. 7/12/96; Ord. 331-00, File No. 001967, App. 12/28/2000; Ord. 205-11, File No. 110900, App. 10/11/2011, Eff. 11/10/2011; Ord. 268-13 , File No. 130937, App. 11/27/2013, Eff. 12/27/2013; Ord. 211-14 , File No. 140854, App. 10/15/2014, Eff. 11/14/2014; Ord. 45-17, File No. 161316, App. 2/24/2017, Eff. 3/26/2017; Ord. 244-18, File No. 180518, App. 10/26/2018, Eff. 11/26/2018)
CODIFICATION NOTE
1.   So in Ord. 244-18.
SEC. 57.6.  REQUIREMENTS FOR FILM COMPANIES.
   (a)   Use Contracts. All film companies seeking to engage in film productions shall enter into use contracts with the Executive Director.
   (b)   Insurance and Indemnification. As a condition of engaging in film productions, concurrently with entering into a use contract with the City for the utilization of City property or employees, film companies shall file with the Executive Director documentation of insurance and indemnification holding the City and County harmless from any liability. The amounts of such insurance and indemnification, and the suitability of the insuring entity, shall be determined by the City's Risk Manager in coordination with the Executive Director and other City departments.
   (c)   Notification of Filming Activities. If a film company filming under a use contract with the  City for the use of City property or employees anticipates that its film production activities will cause a parking or traffic obstruction lasting for four consecutive hours or more, the film company shall, when feasible, at least 72 hours prior to the start of those production activities anticipated to cause a parking or traffic obstruction, provide notice as specified herein to affected residents and businesses of the anticipated parking or traffic obstruction. The 72 hour notice requirement under this subsection (c) shall not apply where prior notice is infeasible due to circumstances beyond the film production company's control or due to other unpredictable circumstances that interfere with the scheduled film production activities as specified in the Film Commission's Notification Guidelines referenced in subsection (d).
      (1)   The notice shall include the name of the film company; the date(s) and times of filming; a general description of the production activities and the anticipated parking or traffic obstruction they will cause; a local contact number for the film company; and contact information for the Film Commission and the Police Department.
      (2)   The film company may provide the notice through signs, leaflets, telephone calls, door-to-door canvassing, U.S. mail, and/or through the internet or other digital media, provided that any such notice shall be reasonably calculated to inform the affected residents and businesses of the anticipated parking or traffic obstruction.
      (3)   "Affected residents and businesses" to which the film company shall provide notice are those residents and businesses within 150 feet of the location of the anticipated parking or traffic obstruction.
      (4)   A "parking or traffic obstruction" triggering the notice requirement is a street closure; a significant delay in the flow of traffic; or any truck or other vehicle, including a trailer, or combination of trucks or other vehicles, occupying more than 3 parking spaces.
      The film company may coordinate its notification efforts with those of the Executive Director or the Director's designee, if any. The notice required under this subsection (c) shall be in addition to any notice and signage requirements for film productions provided under City law, including Section 3.4 of the Transportation Code.
   (d)   Film Commission Notification Guidelines; Report. The Film Commission shall establish film production notification guidelines ("Notification Guidelines") within 30 days of the effective date of this ordinance or as soon thereafter as possible at a regular meeting of the Commission, and may amend such Notification Guidelines from time to time. The Notification Guidelines shall specify the types of unpredictable circumstances encountered at times by film production companies that would reasonably interfere with scheduled film production activities and render the notice under subsection (c) infeasible. The Executive Director of the Film Commission shall submit a copy of the Notification Guidelines to the Board of Supervisors on or before November 28, 2014.
(Added by Ord. 464-88, App. 10/12/88; amended by Ord. 425-89, App. 11/21/89; Ord. 358-91, App. 10/2/91; Ord. 331-00, File No. 001967, App. 12/28/2000; Ord. 211-14 , File No. 140854, App. 10/15/2014, Eff. 11/14/2014)
SEC. 57.7.  EXCEPTIONS.
   Sections 57.5 and 57.6 of this Chapter shall not apply to film production occurring in the buildings or on the grounds of the San Francisco War Memorial Performing Arts Center, the Fine Arts Museums, the Asian Art Museum, the San Francisco Convention Facilities, the San Francisco Port Commission, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Commission, or where inconsistent with State law, the Charter or contractual agreements.
(Formerly Sec. 57.11; added by Ord. 464-88, App. 10/12/88; amended by Ord. 425-89, App. 11/21/89; Ord. 358-91, App. 10/2/91; amended and renumbered by Ord. 331-00, File No. 001967, App. 12/28/2000; Ord. 70-06, File No. 060065, App. 4/20/2006)
(Former Sec. 57.7 repealed by Ord. 331-00)
SEC. 57.8.  FILM REBATE PROGRAM.
   (a)   Purpose. The purpose of the Film Rebate Program is to increase the number of qualified film productions being made in San Francisco, increase the number of City residents employed in the filmmaking industry, and encourage the resulting economic benefits to increased filmmaking in San Francisco.
   (b)   Definitions. As used in this Section 57.8, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
      "Principal photography" means the time period and phase of film production during which the main photography occurs.
      "Qualified film production" means a feature-length film, documentary film, docudrama film, television film, television pilot, "reality" program or each episode of a television series or web series, regardless of the medium used to create or convey it, that is created by a film or production company that expends at least 65 percent of the total principal photography days exclusively in the City. "Qualified film production" shall not include:
         (1)   a news or current affairs program, interview or talk program, instructional film or program, film or program consisting primarily of stock footage, sporting event or sporting program, game show, award ceremony, film or program intended primarily for industrial, corporate or institutional end-users, fundraising film or program, commercials, or music videos; or
         (2)   a production for which records are required under Title 18 United States Code Section 2257, to be maintained with respect to any performer in such production.
      "Qualified low-budget film production" means a feature-length film, documentary film, docudrama film, television film, television pilot, "reality" program or each episode of a television series or web series, regardless of the medium used to create or convey it, that is created by a film or production company that expends at least 55 percent of the total principal photography days exclusively in the City and has a total budget of no more than $3,000,000. "Qualified low-budget film production" shall not include:
         (1)   a news or current affairs program, interview or talk program, instructional film or program, film or program consisting primarily of stock footage, sporting event or sporting program, game show, award ceremony, film or program intended primarily for industrial, corporate or institutional end-users, fundraising film or program, commercials, or music videos; or
         (2)   a production for which records are required under Title 18 United States Code Section 2257, to be maintained with respect to any performer in such production.
      "Qualified production cost," means the following expenses of a qualified low-budget film production or a qualified film production:
         (1)   Any taxes, with the exception of hotel or sales taxes, paid to the City, or any of its constituent departments, the proceeds of which are placed in the general fund;
         (2)   Any moneys paid to the City, or any of its constituent departments, for the use of City property, equipment, or employees other than police services as described in Chapter 10B of this Administrative Code except as authorized in subsection (5) below;
         (3)   Any moneys paid to the City, or any of its constituent departments, for the use of property leased by the City;
         (4)   Any daily use fees charged by the Film Commission, pursuant to Section 57.5 of the Administrative Code, to engage in film production in the City; and
         (5)   Police services as described in Chapter 10B of this Administrative Code, provided that such services do not exceed four police officers per day for a total of 12 hours maximum per day per officer.
   (c)   Rebate Program.
      (1)   Allowance of Rebate. A qualified low-budget film production or qualified film production that pays qualified production costs shall be entitled to a rebate, to be calculated as provided herein, provided that the qualified production has entered into a first source hiring agreement with the City that demonstrates good faith efforts to hire economically disadvantaged individuals referred by the San Francisco Workforce Development System to work for the qualified production. Good faith efforts shall include, at a minimum, consulting with the First Source Hiring Administration ("FSHA") for the purpose of preparing a list of positions for which individuals referred by the City might qualify, providing that list to the FSHA at least two weeks prior to the first day of shooting, and documenting efforts to contact and interview job candidates referred by the City to fill the positions listed.
      (2)   Amount of Rebate.1 July 1, 2015, the City shall pay one dollar for each dollar the qualified low budget film production or qualified film production paid in qualified production costs not to exceed $13,000,000 by June 30, 2028, provided that such rebate payment shall not exceed $600,000 for each such production. No television series or web series shall qualify for more than $600,000 in rebate payments per season. The rebates shall be paid from the project account that the Controller has set aside for Film Rebate Program funds (the “Film Rebate Project Account”). The rebates shall not be paid from funds dedicated under bond or other legal financing covenants. Rebates paid under this Section 57.8 shall be paid only to those qualified low budget film productions or qualified film productions whose filming commenced on or after May 20, 2006.
      (3)   Implementation. After holding a public hearing, the Executive Director of the Film Commission, in consultation with the Controller, shall promulgate rules and regulations to establish the procedures for implementation of the Film Rebate Program. Such rules shall include provisions describing the application process, the standards used to evaluate the applications, the documentation that will be required to substantiate the amount of the rebate, the appeal process, and any such other provisions as deemed necessary and appropriate to carry out the Film Rebate Program.
   (d)   Authority to Lease Private Property for Film Company Use. Subject to the Controller's certification of funds in the Film Rebate Project Account or other available funding source ("Controller's Certification"), the Director of Property of the Department of Real Estate, in consultation with the Executive Director of the Film Commission, shall have the authority to lease property and sublease such property to film companies for film-related activities including, but not limited to filming, editing, film production office space, and stage space uses ("Film Production Leases") when the Executive Director determines, in consultation with the Director of Property, that no suitable alternative City property is available. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Municipal Code, including Administrative Code Sections 23.26 and 23.31, where a proposed Film Production Lease is for a year-to-year or shorter tenancy and has received the Controller's Certification under this subsection (d), the Director of Property may enter into such Film Production Lease, including any corresponding sublease with a film company subtenant, regardless of whether the monthly rent exceeds $5,000, without action of the Board of Supervisors unless otherwise required by the City Charter.
   (e)   Annual Reports. The Executive Director shall report annually to the Board of Supervisors on the implementation of the Film Rebate Program. The report shall include a list of each qualified low budget film production and qualified film production, residency of employees, and the total of qualified production costs submitted and paid to each film production. The Controller shall perform an annual assessment and review of the effect of the Film Rebate Program. Based on such assessment and review, the Controller shall prepare and submit an analysis to the Board of Supervisors. The analysis shall be based on criteria deemed relevant by the Controller, and may include but is not limited to data contained in the annual reports to the Board of Supervisors submitted by the Director of the Film Commission.
   (f)   Expiration of Section. The Film Rebate Program shall expire on June 30, 2028, unless extended by ordinance. If the Film Rebate Program is not extended, the City Attorney shall cause this Section to be removed from the Administrative Code.
(Added by Ord. 70-06, File No. 060065, App. 4/20/2006; amended by Ord. 64-09, File No. 090024, App. 4/23/2009; Ord. 162-09, File No. 090627, App. 7/15/2009; Ord. 205-11, File No. 110900, App. 10/11/2011, Eff. 11/10/2011; Ord. 101-12 , File No. 120406, App. 6/11/2012, Eff. 7/11/2012; Ord. 153-13 , File No. 130586, App. 7/17/2013, Eff. 8/16/2013; Ord. 268-13 , File No. 130937, App. 11/27/2013, Eff. 12/27/2013; Ord. 110-15 , File No. 150463, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015*; Ord. 244-18, File No. 180518, App. 10/26/2018, Eff. 11/26/2018)
(Former Sec. 57.8 redesignated as Sec. 57.4 by Ord. 331-00, File No. 001967, App. 12/28/2000)
CODIFICATION NOTE
1.   So in Ord. 244-18.
* Editor's Note:
   The amendments made by Ord. 110-15 were retroactive to 6/30/2015; see Sec. 4 of the ordinance.
SEC. 57.9.  ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES.
   (a)   The Executive Director or his or her designee may issue a citation imposing an administrative penalty in an amount of up to three times the applicable use fee under Section 57.5(c) of this Chapter 57 to any person that has violated this Chapter. The amount of such administrative penalty will be based on the impact of the violation on the community, the impact of the violation on the City, the amount of staff time needed to investigate and address such violations, and such other factors as justice may require.
   (b)   Except as provided in subsection (a), setting forth the amount of administrative fines, Administrative Code Chapter 100, “Procedures Governing the Imposition of Administrative Fines,” as may be amended from time to time, is hereby incorporated in its entirety and shall govern the procedure for imposition, enforcement, collection, and administrative review of administrative citations issued by the Executive Director or his or her designee to enforce this Chapter 57.
   (c)   If a film company did not enter into a use contract to engage in film production and is seeking a certification that the film was made in compliance with the laws of the jurisdiction where it was filmed, the film company will receive a certification of compliance upon payment of the administrative penalty, evidence of insurance as required by the City Risk Manager, if such insurance was in effect at the time of filming, and upon signing an agreement to hold the City harmless for any costs associated with any loss or claim attributable to any of the activities of the film production in connection with the filming.
   (d)   The Executive Director may require a film company seeking to engage in film production to pay any unpaid administrative fines imposed under this Section 57.9 prior to entering into any further use contracts.
(Added by Ord. 244-18, File No. 180518, App. 10/26/2018, Eff. 11/26/2018)
(Former Sec. 57.9 added by Ord. 464-88, App. 10/12/88; amended by Ord. 425-89, App. 11/21/89; Ord. 358-91, App. 10/2/91; repealed by Ord. 331-00, File No. 001967, App. 12/28/2000)
SEC. 57.10.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 464-88, App. 10/12/88; amended by Ord. 425-89, App. 11/21/89; Ord. 358-91, App. 10/2/91; repealed by Ord. 331-00, File No. 001967, App. 12/28/2000)
SEC. 57.11.  [REDESIGNATED.]
(Added by Ord. 464-88, App. 10/12/88; amended by Ord. 425-89, App. 11/21/89; Ord. 358-91, App. 10/2/91; redesignated as Sec. 57.7 and amended by Ord. 331-00, File No. 001967, App. 12/28/2000)
SECS. 57.12. - 57.13.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 464-88, App. 10/12/88; amended by Ord. 425-89, App. 11/21/89; Ord. 358-91, App. 10/2/91; repealed by Ord. 331-00, File No. 001967, App. 12/28/2000)