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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
ARTICLE 2:
LICENSE FEES
 
 
General Provisions.
Surcharge on Certain License Fees.
Licenses Payable on March 31, Where Payable, Penalty for Nonpayment, Annual Adjustment.
Licenses Payable in Advance on Dates Other than March 31, Where Payable, Penalty for Nonpayment, Annual Adjustment.
Transfers of License.
Evidence of Liability.
License to be Exhibited.
Police Officers to be License Inspectors.
Animals and Birds.
Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities.
Self-Service Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities.
Boxing and Wrestling Exhibitions.
Baseball Parks.
Bathing Establishments.
Bowling Alleys.
Carpet Cleaning.
Concerts.
Exhibitions.
House Raising and Moving.
Laundries and Cleaning and Dyeing Works.
Laundry Delivery Businesses or Services.
Livery Stables.
Limousine and Sightseeing Bus Stands.
Refund of License Fees; Findings and Declaration.
Picture Film Exchanges.
Regulators, Gas.
Riding Academies.
Storage of Oils.
Theaters.
Drive-in Moving Picture Theaters.
Towel Companies.
Automobile Repairing, Special Branches of.
Vaudeville Houses.
Real Estate Signs.
Identification of Owner on Sign.
Identification of Owner on Vehicles.
Identification of Billposting Employee.
Dog Kennel Defined.
License Fees for Dog Kennels.
Legal Effect of License or Permit.
Animals Used in Business.
Special Animal Control and Welfare Fund.
Use of Open Flames and Candles.
Storage and Use of Battery Systems.
Waste Handling.
Maintenance of Fire Fighter Air Systems.
Combustible Dust Producing Operations.
Fruit and Crop Ripening.
Hot Work Operations.
Use of Liquid or Gas Fueled Vehicles or Equipment in Assembly Buildings.
Use of Refrigeration Equipment.
Amusement Buildings.
Covered Mall Buildings.
Pyroxylin Plastics.
Rooftop Heliports.
Tire Rebuilding Plants.
Places of Public Assembly and Open-Air Assembly.
Nitrocellulose Film and Plastics.
Storage of Certain Combustible Materials.
Storage and Use of Flammable or Combustible Liquids.
Fumigation and Fogging.
Storage and Use of Liquefied Gases and Compressed Gases.
Erection and Use of Acetylene Generators; Storage of Calcium Carbide.
Application of Flammable Finishes; and Use and Operation of Industrial Baking and Drying Ovens.
Processing of Magnesium.
Operating a Tank Vehicle.
Hazardous Materials.
Food Product and Marketing Establishments.
Food Preparation and Service Establishments.
Cottage Food Operations Fees.
School Food Concessions.
Salvage Goods and Merchandise.
Cigar and Mattress Factories.
Pet Shops, Dog Kennels, Hospitals for Sick Animals.
Vehicles for the Transportation of Refuse and Adjudication of Rate Disputes.
Swimming Pools.
Emergency Medical Services.
Use of Poisonous Gas, Etc.
Temporary Permits and Special Event Permits: Fees.
Food Vending Machines.
Wells and Well Water.
Certified Testers.
Solid Waste Transfer Station License Fee.
Tobacco Sales License Fee.
Place of Entertainment.
Extended Hours Premises.
Mechanical Amusement Device.
Cannabis Business Permit and License Fees.
Food Facility Surcharge.
Caterers.
Mobile Food Facility Plan Check Fee.
Non-Potable Water Systems.
Body Art License Fees.
 
SEC. 75.  GENERAL PROVISIONS.
   Every person, firm or corporation now or hereafter liable to pay any license, license tax, fee or money, under any Ordinance or Ordinances of the City and County of San Francisco heretofore, now or hereafter existing, shall be liable in a civil action, in the name of the City and County of San Francisco, for the amount of such license, license tax, fee or money.
   The amount of any license, license tax, fee or money heretofore, now or hereafter required to be paid by any Ordinance or Ordinances of the City and County of San Francisco and now or hereafter remaining unpaid by the person, firm or corporation liable to pay the same, shall be deemed a debt due the City and County of San Francisco and the Tax Collector of the City and County of San Francisco is hereby authorized and empowered to direct suit to be brought by the City Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco, and upon such direction or request the City Attorney is hereby authorized and required to bring suit, in the name of the City and County of San Francisco, for the recovery of the amount of such license, license tax, fee or money, against any person, firm or corporation so liable to pay the same.
   The City Attorney, or the Tax Collector of the City and County of San Francisco, on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, may make the necessary affidavit for, and a writ of attachment may issue without any undertaking or bond given on behalf of the plaintiff; and in case of recovery by the plaintiff $25 damages must be added to the judgment as costs to be collected from the defendant or defendants.
   Nothing herein contained shall bar or prevent a criminal prosecution for each and every violation of any Ordinance. No judgment in a civil suit or payment of the same, or payment of the license, shall bar or prevent such criminal prosecution.
   All persons, firms or corporations must pay the license, license tax, fee or money to the proper officer and take out a license without any tender of such license, or demand for the license tax or fee or money.
SEC. 75.1.  SURCHARGE ON CERTAIN LICENSE FEES.
   In addition to the annual or quarterly license fees required in Sections 90, 93, 94, 97, 118, 141, 143, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 242, 243, 244, 245 and 247, there is hereby required the payment of a $5 surcharge to be payable during the calendar year 1973 together with the specified license fee. The surcharge shall be paid at the same time the license fee is paid.
   This surcharge shall be for the purpose of making a microfilm record system for all building records and providing for the necessary services, equipment, material and related costs attendant thereto. All surcharge fees collected shall be deposited into the Building Record Fund of the Department of Public Works as established in Section 319.2 of the Building Code.
(Added by Ord. 325-72, App. 11/9/72)
SEC. 76.  [REPEALED.]
(Amended by Ord. 274-64, App. 10/16/64; repealed by Ord. 238-11, File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012)
SEC. 76.1.  LICENSES PAYABLE ON MARCH 31, WHERE PAYABLE, PENALTY FOR NONPAYMENT, ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT.
   (a)   Commencing March 31, 2012, the following provisions shall apply to licenses that are renewable annually and are due and payable in full to the Treasurer and Tax Collector on March 31 of each year. The Tax Collector shall prorate fees for new licenses issued prior to March 31, or after March 31 to the end of the license period, on a monthly basis. The Tax Collector may not accept partial payments and may not refund fees paid by a licensee, if the licensee ceases operating the business prior to the end of the license period.
   (b)   Whenever a City ordinance imposes a license fee, it shall be unlawful to do or perform the act or to carry on the business, trade, profession or calling for which City law requires the license without obtaining and maintaining the required license.
      All license fees are payable, when due, at the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector, in City Hall, and if not paid within 30 days after they become due, the license shall expire by operation of law and the licensee must obtain a new license and pay all applicable penalties specified below and fees incurred under the previously expired license, provided, however, that the licensee shall not be subject to the penalties unless the Tax Collector sent notice to the licensee prior to February 28, of the same year, informing the licensee that the permit is about to expire. The notice that the license is about to expire may be a part of the annual billing statement.
      If a licensee does not pay the fee within 30 days after it becomes due, but the licensee continues to operate the business, the Tax Collector shall add 10 percent to the amount of the license fee as a penalty for nonpayment. If the licensee does not pay the fee within 60 days after it becomes due, but the licensee continues to operate the business, the Tax Collector shall add 15 percent to the amount of the license fee as a penalty for nonpayment. If the licensee does not pay the fee within 90 days after it becomes due, but the licensee continues to operate the business, the Tax Collector shall add 25 percent to the amount of the license fee, as a penalty for nonpayment. If the licensee has failed for a period of six months or more to pay a license fee, but has continued to operate the business, the Tax Collector shall impose an additional penalty of 25 percent on the amount of the delinquent license fee, and shall refer the delinquent licensee to the department charged with administering the permit for administrative action on the permit. These penalties are mandatory and City officers and employees may not waive them in whole or in part.
   (c)   Each department shall maintain on its website an up-to-date schedule of all fees that it collects. The Municipal Code shall include an editor's statement informing the public that the fees administered pursuant to this Section are subject to annual review and adjustment to reflect the City's cost increases or decreases, which may include adjustments based upon the Consumer Price Index that most accurately tracks increases and decreases in the City's cost for the function, service, or undertaking that the fee will pay for, and that each department maintains on its website an up-to-date list of the fees charged subject to adjustment. This subsection is not intended to change the processes for adjustment of fees as provided in the Municipal Code.
(Added by Ord. 238-11, File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012)
SEC. 76.2.  LICENSES PAYABLE IN ADVANCE ON DATES OTHER THAN MARCH 31, WHERE PAYABLE, PENALTY FOR NONPAYMENT, ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT.
   (a)   Unless otherwise specifically provided, in all cases of annual licenses, collectible on the first day of January, April, July or October, fees for new licenses issued prior to or subsequent to said date shall be prorated to the end of the yearly period on a monthly basis.
      In all cases of licenses on new business collectible at periods other than the months of October, January, April and July, or on March 31 pursuant to Section 76.1, the Tax Collector shall prorate on a monthly basis the amount or license fee for any given quarter.
   (b)   Whenever a license fee is imposed by ordinance it shall be unlawful to do or perform the act or to carry on the business, trade, profession or calling for which a license is required or to own, keep or use the article or thing, for the owning, keeping or using of which a license is required, unless such license be first procured.
      All licenses are payable, when due, at the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector, in City Hall, and if not paid within 30 days after the same become due, the license shall expire by operation of law and the licensee must obtain a new license and pay all applicable penalties specified below and fees incurred under the previously expired license, provided, however, that the licensee shall not be subject to the penalties unless the Tax Collector sent notice to the licensee prior to February 28, of the same year, informing the licensee that the permit is about to expire. The notice that the license is about to expire may be a part of the annual billing statement.
      If a licensee does not pay the fee within 30 days after it becomes due, but the licensee continues to operate the business, the Tax Collector shall add 10 percent to the amount of the license as a penalty for nonpayment. If the licensee does not pay the fee within 60 days after the same becomes due, but the licensee continues to operate the business, the Tax Collector shall add 15 percent to the amount of the license as a penalty for nonpayment. If the licensee does not pay the fee within 90 days after it becomes due, but the licensee continues to operate the business, the Tax Collector shall add 25 percent to the amount of the license, as a penalty for nonpayment. If the licensee has failed for a period of six months or more to pay a license fee, but has continued to operate the business, the Tax Collector shall, impose an additional penalty of 25 percent on the amount of the delinquent license fee, and shall refer the delinquent licensee to the department charged with administering the permit for administrative action on the permit. These penalties are mandatory and City officers and employees may not waive them in whole or in part.
      Each department shall maintain on its website an up-to-date schedule of all fees that it collects. The Municipal Code shall include an editor's statement informing the public that the fees administered pursuant to this Section are subject to annual review and adjustment to reflect the City's cost increases or decreases, which may include adjustments based upon the Consumer Price Index that most accurately tracks increases and decreases in the City's cost for the function, service, or undertaking that the fee will pay for, and that each department maintains on its website an up-to-date list of the fees charged subject to adjustment.
(Added by Ord. 238-11, File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012)
SEC. 76.5.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 25-07, File No. 061526, App. 2/9/2007; repealed by Ord. 56-15 , File No. 120967, App. 5/8/2015, Eff. 6/7/2015)
SEC. 77.  TRANSFERS OF LICENSE.
   No license granted or issued under any of the provisions of any ordinance shall be in any manner assignable or transferable, or authorize any person other than is therein mentioned or named to do business or authorize any other business than is therein mentioned or named to be done or transacted, at any place other than is therein mentioned or named.
SEC. 78.  EVIDENCE OF LIABILITY.
   In any action brought under or arising out of any of the provisions of any ordinance imposing a license fee, the fact that a party thereto represented himself or herself as engaged in any business or calling for the transaction of which a license is required, or that such party exhibited a sign indicating such business or calling, shall be conclusive evidence of the liability of such party to pay for a license.
(Amended by Ord. 238-11, File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012)
SEC. 79.  LICENSE TO BE EXHIBITED.
   Every person having a Municipal License shall exhibit the same at all times, while in force, in some conspicuous part of the place of business for which it is issued.
SEC. 80.  [REPEALED.]
(Repealed by Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012)
SEC. 81.  POLICE OFFICERS TO BE LICENSE INSPECTORS.
   All police officers are hereby appointed inspectors of licenses, and in addition to their several duties as police officers, are hereby required to examine all places of business and persons in their respective beats liable to pay a license, and to see that such licenses are taken out, and in addition to Deputy Tax Collectors shall have and exercise the power:
   First, to make arrests for the violation of any of the provisions of Sections 75 to 160, inclusive, of this Article.
   Second, to enter free of charge, at any time, any place of business for which a license is required by Sections 75 to 160, inclusive, of this Article and to demand the exhibition of such license for the current term by any person engaged or employed in the transaction of such business and if such person shall then and there fail to exhibit such license, such person shall be liable to the penalty provided for a violation of Sections 75 to 160, inclusive, of this Article.
   It is hereby made the duty of the police officers to cause complaints to be filed against all persons violating any of the provisions of Sections 75 to 160, inclusive, of this Article.
   Such police officers as such inspectors of licenses shall make out once a month a list of persons, firms or corporations carrying on business within their respective beats, and having no license, with their addresses, and deliver such list carefully and legibly written to the Tax Collector, and also report to the Tax Collector the names of all such doing business without a license immediately upon the fact coming to their knowledge.
   Any police officer failing or neglecting for more than 30 days to report any person, firm or corporation who or which is engaged in carrying on business without having paid the required license, shall be guilty of neglect of duty, and be either suspended from duty or dismissed from the Police Force, in the discretion of the Police Commission.
   The Chief of Police is hereby directed to carry into effect the provisions of this Section.
SEC. 82.  ANIMALS AND BIRDS.
   Every person, firm or corporation (except theaters and circuses) maintaining and conducting any place where animals or birds are exhibited, and an admission fee is charged, shall pay a license of $12 per quarter.
SEC. 90.  [REPEALED.]
(Amended by Ord. 13-85, App. 1/11/85; Ord. 180-04, File No. 040739, App. 7/22/2004; Ord. 184-07, File No. 070813, App. 8/3/2007; Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; repealed by Ord. 219-10, File No. 100639, App. 8/12/2010)
SEC. 93.  MOTOR FUEL DISPENSING FACILITIES.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of maintaining, conducting or operating a motor fuel dispensing facility that requires a permit from the Fire Department shall pay an annual license fee of $359.
   The license fee for the Fire Department permit shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Amended by Ord. 13-85, App. 1/11/85; Ord. 180-04, File No. 040739, App. 7/22/2004; Ord. 184-07, File No. 070813, App. 8/3/2007; Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012; Ord. 140-15 , File No. 150561, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)
SEC. 93.1.  SELF-SERVICE MOTOR FUEL DISPENSING FACILITIES.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of maintaining, conducting or operating a self-service motor fuel dispensing facility that requires a permit from the Fire Department, and jointly administered by the Fire and Health Departments, shall pay an annual license fee of $359.
   The license fee for the Fire Department permit shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Amended by Ord. 13-85, App. 1/11/85; Ord. 180-04, File No. 040739, App. 7/22/2004; Ord. 184-07, File No. 070813, App. 8/3/2007; Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012; Ord. 140-15 , File No. 150561, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)
SEC. 94.  [REPEALED.]
(Amended by Ord. 13-85, App. 1/11/85; Ord. 180-04, File No. 040739, App. 7/22/2004; Ord. 184-07, File No. 070813, App. 8/3/2007; Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; repealed by Ord. 219-10, File No. 100639, App. 8/12/2010)
SEC. 95.  BOXING AND WRESTLING EXHIBITIONS.
   Every person, firm or corporation conducting, carrying on or managing a boxing or wrestling exhibition, shall pay a license fee of $10 for each such exhibition.
   Provided that no license shall be exacted from bona fide athletic organizations where boxing or wrestling exhibitions are given for the entertainment of the members thereof and to which no admission fee is charged, directly or indirectly.
SEC. 97.  BASEBALL PARKS.
   Every proprietor, lessee or manager of any uncovered enclosure wherein baseball games are held, where an admission fee is charged, shall pay a license fee of $150 per quarter; provided that this Section shall not apply to baseball grounds under the control of any religious, benevolent or educational institution.
SEC. 98.  BATHING ESTABLISHMENTS.
   Every owner, manager or lessee of a hammam or Turkish bathing establishment, or of a public bathing tub, or tubs, will pay the inspection fee to the Health Department of $10 provided for in Section 35 of this Part III of the Municipal Code for a first inspection and will pay the following license fee annually, in advance: $25.
   The license fees prescribed by this Section are due and payable on a calendar-year basis starting January 1, 1961. Fees for new licenses issued prior to January 1, 1961, or after the first of January in that calendar year or in any subsequent calendar year shall be prorated to the end of the calendar year on a monthly basis.
(Amended by Ord. 193-61, App. 7/27/61)
SEC. 100.  BOWLING ALLEYS.
   Every person, firm or corporation owning, leasing, maintaining or conducting any bowling alley establishment shall pay a license fee of $10 per quarter therefor.
   The license issued under the provisions of this Section shall be issued for a period of three months, and shall date from the expiration of the last license or from the date upon which the applicant shall have commenced business.
SEC. 106.  CARPET CLEANING.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of beating, cleaning or renovating carpets, who or which is not required to obtain a license for such business under the provisions of Section 120 of this Article, shall pay a license fee of $2.50 per quarter.
(Amended by Ord. 1460, App. 12/12/41)
SEC. 112.  CONCERTS.
   Every person, firm or corporation holding, promoting or giving a concerts, shall pay a license fee for each day of such performance depending upon the seating capacity of the place, as follows:
      Places with a seating capacity of less than 500, $5;
      Places with a seating capacity of 500 or over, $10.
   A "concert" within the meaning of this Section shall be an entertainment open to the public at large, the principal part of which shall be composed of vocal or instrumental music or both, and to which an admission fee is charged.
SEC. 115.  EXHIBITIONS.
   Every owner or lessee of any show, exhibition or performance for which a license is not otherwise specifically provided, shall pay a license fee of $10 per day for each and every day on which any show, exhibition or performance is given.
SEC. 118.  HOUSE RAISING AND MOVING.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of house raising or house moving or shoring or holding up buildings shall pay a license fee of $10 per quarter.
   Provided, that any person, firm or corporation having a valid license as provided for in this Section shall be exempt from the provisions of Sections 200 to 207, inclusive, Article 2, Part III, of the San Francisco Municipal Code.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, except the holder of a license provided by this Section, to move or raise from its foundation, or to support or carry upon screws, cribs or rollers, or by any other means, any building, or any part thereof, used or intended for human occupation, and having a ground area of more than 100 square feet.
   Whenever the owner of any building intended for human occupation shall desire to move the same along any public street, he must make a written application to the Department of Public Works for permission so to do.
   The Department of Public Works is empowered to grant such permission and to fix the amount of money that the applicant shall deposit with the said Department as security for the proper restoration of any portion of a street that may be disturbed or torn up in consequence of the moving of any building; providing that such amount to be deposited shall be not less than $100 nor more than $500.
   A further sum not exceeding $25 shall be deposited with the Chief of the Department of Electricity to defray all expenses of said Chief of the Department of Electricity in taking charge of taking down, removing, fixing and repairing the wires or system, or any portion thereof, or any damage thereto, connected with said Department of Electricity, in consequence of the moving of any building.
   In lieu of the above-stated cash deposits the applicant may execute and file with the Central Permit Bureau of the Department of Public Works in the penal sum of $5,000 and the Department of Electricity in the penal sum of $500, corporate surety bonds with a surety company authorized to do business in the State of California as surety thereon, running in favor of the City and County of San Francisco, approved as to form by the City Attorney and as to the sufficiency of surety by the Controller.
   The permittee shall be required to properly restore any portion of a street that may be disturbed or torn up, and to remove all timbers, appliances or debris placed, or accumulated thereon, and leave such portion of a street broom clean within 24 hours after the building has been moved over the same.
   Should the permittee fail to properly restore such portion of a street within the time set forth herein, to the satisfaction of the Department of Public Works, said Department is empowered, without notice, to contract with any suitable person to restore and clean such street, and to pay to such person out of the deposit money the reasonable cost of such work. The determination of the Department of Public Works as to the amount of money that shall be deemed a reasonable cost shall be final and conclusive.
(Amended by Ord. 6986, App. 10/22/51)
SEC. 120.  LAUNDRIES AND CLEANING AND DYEING WORKS.
   (a)   Every owner, manager or lessee of a wash laundry will pay the following license fee annually: $187.
   (b)   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of dry cleaning that requires a permit from the Fire Department shall also pay an annual license fee of $359 per year.
   (c)   Every owner, manager or lessee of an automatic laundry (mechanical, pay-to-operate, washing or dyeing machine) will pay the following license fee annually: $29 plus $11 per machine.
   (d)   Every owner, manager or lessee of a laundry delivery service will pay the following license fee annually:  $21 per delivery vehicle per year.
   The license fees set forth above shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Amended by Ord. 53-82, App. 2/11/82; Ord. 369-88, App. 8/5/88; Ord. 207-93, App. 6/25/93; Ord. 131-97, App. 4/18/97; Ord. 117-01, File No. 010515, App. 6/1/2001; Ord. 5-05, File No. 041588, App. 1/8/2005; Ord. 149-08, File No. 080744, App. 7/30/2008; Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012; Ord. 140-15 , File No. 150561, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)
SEC. 120.1.  LAUNDRY DELIVERY BUSINESSES OR SERVICES.
   All persons or firms operating laundry delivery businesses or services in San Francisco who are required to obtain permits therefor as provided in Part III, Section 1.25 of the San Francisco Municipal Code and who are or represent themselves as City-wide or Bay Area-wide services, shall provide such delivery service to all areas of the City and County of San Francisco. Violation of this Section may constitute grounds for denial or revocation of the permit.
(Added by Ord. 53-82, App. 2/11/82)
SEC. 122.  LIVERY STABLES.
   All keepers or owners of stables or barns who rent or let horses, vehicles, or stalls, or who board horses, shall pay a license fee of $131 per year.
   The license fee prescribed in this Section shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Amended by Ord. 531-78, App. 12/1/78; Ord. 207-93, App. 6/25/93; Ord. 238-11, File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012)
SEC. 129.  LIMOUSINE AND SIGHTSEEING BUS STANDS.
   The holder of each permit for a limousine or sightseeing bus stand on any street shall pay a license fee therefor of $2.50 per quarter for each vehicle permitted to stand thereat, such quarters to commence on the first day of January, April, July and October. Curb space designated in any such permit shall be painted the color designated by law only after the permit holder shall have paid a fee to the Tax Collector of $0.25 per lineal foot to cover the cost to the City and County and painting of said curb space shall not be continued unless semiannual payments of like amount are made to the Tax Collector within 30 days after each January 1st and July 1st thereafter. Fees collected for such painting shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the fund authorized for expenditure for such curb painting.
(Amended by Ord. 348-77, App. 7/22/77)
SEC. 129.1.  REFUND OF LICENSE FEES; FINDINGS AND DECLARATION.
   The Board of Supervisors hereby finds and declares that the license fee imposed, pursuant to the provisions of Ordinance No. 6-77, upon holders of permits to occupy space in public stands is greatly in excess of the cost to the City and County of regulation and inspection in connection therewith and is based upon erroneous information furnished to said Board of Supervisors. Accordingly, any such license fee imposed by and paid to a City and County department, board or commission is hereby deemed to have been erroneously collected and may be refunded in accordance with the provisions of Article VI, Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 10.43) of the San Francisco Administrative Code.
(Added by Ord. 348-77, App. 7/22/77)
SEC. 129.2.  [REPEALED.]
(Amended by Ord. 116-83, App. 3/11/83; Ord. 543-88, App. 12/27/88; repealed by Ord. 287-08, File No. 081340, App. 12/5/2008)
SEC. 129.3.  [REPEALED.]
(Amended by Ord. 394-81, App. 7/3/81; repealed by Ord. 287-08, File No. 081340, App. 12/5/2008)
SEC. 129.4.  [REPEALED.]
(Amended by Ord. 394-81, App. 7/3/81; repealed by Ord. 287-08, File No. 081340, App. 12/5/2008)
SEC. 129.5.  [REPEALED.]
(Amended by Ord. 580-85, App. 12/27/85; Ord. 247-94, App. 6/30/94; repealed by Ord. 287-08, File No. 081340, App. 12/5/2008)
SEC. 133.  PICTURE FILM EXCHANGES.
   Every person, firm or corporation operating or maintaining an office or place where moving picture films are sold, leased, released or furnished to any moving picture house or theater or any place where such pictures are exhibited in the City and County of San Francisco, shall pay a license fee of $25 per quarter for each place or office maintained.
SEC. 134.  REGULATORS, GAS.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of leasing or renting gas regulators shall pay a license fee of $5 per quarter.
(Amended by Ord. 1043, App. 2/18/41)
SEC. 135.  RIDING ACADEMIES.
   Every person, firm, association or corporation, owning, maintaining or conducting any riding academy or riding school shall pay a license fee annually of $100 payable in advance.
   The license fees prescribed by this Section are due and payable on a calendar-year basis starting January 1, 1961. Fees for new licenses issued prior to January 1, 1961, or after the first day of January in that calendar year or in any subsequent calendar year, shall be prorated to the end of the calendar year on a monthly basis.
(Amended by Ord. 94-68, App. 4/19/68)
SEC. 141.  STORAGE OF OILS.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of storing petroleum, or any product of petroleum or other oil shall, subject to the regulations of the Board of Supervisors relative thereto, pay a license fee, as follows:
   For the storage of 20,000 gallons or less, $20 per quarter;
   For the storage of over 20,000 gallons, $100 per quarter.
SEC. 143.  THEATERS.
   Every person, firm or corporation maintaining, conducting or operating a theater, motion picture theater or other place of amusement, excepting places of amusement licensed under Section 110 and 159 of this Article and except a circus or show, exhibition or performance given under canvas or cloth covering or enclosure, shall pay a license fee according to the seating capacity of such theater or other place of amusement, entertainment or exhibition, as follows:
   (1)   Those seating 1,999 persons or more shall pay a license fee, if issued for one year, $870 per annum; if for three months, $240 per quarter; if for one month, $140 per month; if for one day, $88 per day;
   (2)   Those seating not to exceed 1,999 persons and more than 500 persons, and free theaters, without reference to their seating capacity shall pay a license fee for one year of $870; for three months, $140; for one month, $105; for one day, $88;
   (3)   All theaters with a seating capacity of less than 500 persons shall pay a license fee of $390 per annum.
   One seat is 22 inches.
   No license shall be required for exhibitions or entertainments given for the benefit of churches, schools or other charitable entertainments by an amateur dramatic association or literary society.
(Amended by Ord. 13-85, App. 1/11/85)
SEC. 144.  DRIVE-IN MOVING PICTURE THEATERS.
   Every person, firm or corporation maintaining, conducting or operating any drive-in moving picture theater, excepting places of amusement licensed under Sections 125, 143 and 159 of this Article, shall pay a quarterly license fee of 30 for each automobile space therein equipped with a speaker which is so designated or constructed that it may be connected with or to the sound track or record equipment of the motion picture film to be exhibited or the public address system installed in such drive-in moving picture theater.
   The issuance of this license shall not exempt the licensee therein named from any regulatory provision of the San Francisco Municipal Code or Ordinance of the City and County of San Francisco relative to the maintaining, conducting or operating of drive-in moving picture theaters or any equipment or apparatus used or installed therein.
(Added by Ord. 6992, App. 10/22/51)
SEC. 145.  TOWEL COMPANIES.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of collecting and distributing towels or napkins to business houses, offices or other places, shall pay a license fee of $3 per quarter.
(Amended by Ord. 324, App. 10/3/39)
SEC. 149.  AUTOMOBILE REPAIRING, SPECIAL BRANCHES OF.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of automobile repairing and limiting the service of any one of the following branches of repair work shall pay a license fee, as follows:
   For repairing, remodeling or rebuilding bodies of used automobiles or other motor vehicles, $172 per annum;
   For installing, adjusting or repairing the electric equipment of used automobiles and other motor vehicles, $172 per annum;
   For installing, adjusting, recharging or repairing batteries in used automobiles or other motor vehicles, $172 per annum;
   For installing, adjusting or repairing any of the metal parts of used automobiles or other motor vehicles (except fenders, radiators or windshields), $172 per annum;
   For repairing or retrimming used automobiles or other motor vehicles, $172 per annum;
   For repairing fenders, radiators or windshields of used automobiles or other motor vehicles, $172 per annum;
   For vulcanizing automobile tires or tubes, $172 per annum;
   For installing, adjusting or repairing automobile brakes, $172 per annum.
(Amended by Ord. 13-85, App. 1/11/85)
SEC. 159.  VAUDEVILLE HOUSES.
   Every person, firm or corporation maintaining, conducting or operating any public place where vaudeville performances are given shall pay a license fee of $10 a day or a quarterly license fee based on the seating capacity of the place at which said performance is given and the maximum admission charge, as follows:
 
Seating Not Over
Maximum Admission Charge Not Over
Maximum Admission Charge
10¢
20¢
30¢
31¢ or Over
500
$25.00
$37.50
$62.50
$125.00
1000
37.50
56.25
93.75
187.50
1500
50.00
75.00
125.00
250.00
1501 or over
62.50
93.75
156.25
300.00
 
   A "vaudeville performance" for the purpose of this Section shall be deemed to be any public performance for which an admission fee is charged, and which consists of a combination of vocal, instrumental and physical acts or numbers, and provided that motion pictures may be exhibited in connection therewith.
   (a)   United States Tax Not Included. Whenever in this Article a maximum charge shall be specified for admittance to places of amusement, any United States tax or penalty shall not be included as a part of such charge.
(Amended by Ord. 1827, App. 10/27/42)
SEC. 192.  REAL ESTATE SIGNS.
   The provisions of the San Francisco Municipal Code, Section 87 and Sections 678 to 681, inclusive, of Chapter VIII, and Sections 186 to 191, inclusive, and Sections 192 to 195, inclusive, of this Article do not apply to signs not exceeding 20 square feet in size, familiarly known as "real estate signs," advertising for sale or rent the property upon which they stand, but all such signs shall be securely fastened to the ground or to the structures to which they are attached.
SEC. 193.  IDENTIFICATION OF OWNER ON SIGN.
   There shall be placed and maintained on the top of each billboard and each advertising sign the name, plainly painted, of the person, firm or corporation owning or who is in possession, charge or control of the same, for advertising purposes.
SEC. 194.  IDENTIFICATION OF OWNER ON VEHICLES.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaging in or carrying on the business or occupation of billposting or advertising sign painting or outdoor advertising or maintaining billboards shall cause the name of such person, firm or corporation to be plainly painted in a conspicuous place on the outside of any wagon or vehicle used in such business or occupation and shall keep the same plain and distinct at all times.
SEC. 195.  IDENTIFICATION OF BILLPOSTING EMPLOYEE.
   Every employee of any person, firm or corporation, while employed in posting bills or painting signs or bulletins, shall wear a metal badge or shield on which shall appear in legible characters the name of the person, firm or corporation by whom such employee is employed.
SEC. 220.  DOG KENNEL DEFINED.
   As used in this Code, the term "dog kennel" shall mean and include any enclosure, premises, building, structure, lot or area in or on which more than three dogs of at least six months of age are kept, harbored, or maintained for commercial or noncommercial purposes for continuous periods of 24 hours or more; provided, however, that this definition shall not include City and County departments, recognized educational institutions, or medical research facilities which are in conformity with State or Federal law.
(Amended by Ord. 226-73, App. 6/22/73)
SEC. 221.  LICENSE FEES FOR DOG KENNELS.
   Any person, firm or corporation in the City and County granted a permit for the maintenance and operation of a dog kennel shall pay to the Tax Collector an annual license fee of $130 for the privilege of maintaining such dog kennel. Such annual license shall be for the fiscal year or any part thereof during which said dog kennel shall be maintained, and shall be due and payable in advance on the first day of October of each year and shall expire on the thirtieth day of September of the next year provided the above-mentioned permit has not been revoked.
(Amended by Ord. 105-74, App. 2/27/74; Ord. 207-93, App. 6/25/93)
SEC. 221.1.  LEGAL EFFECT OF LICENSE OR PERMIT.
   The issuance of any license or permit to keep an animal as provided for herein in prima facie evidence that the owner has satisfied the basic licensing requirements under this Article, but such issuance shall be given no evidentiary weight to indicate that the owner has conformed to zoning regulations, building regulations, health and safety regulations, or to any other applicable rule, regulation, or statute, unless, pursuant to the issuance, official written approval has been given by the office or agency responsible for the administration of the rule, regulation, or statute in question. If such approval has been given, it shall be deemed prima facie evidence that the matter approved is in conformity with the rule, regulation, or statute in question.
(Added by Ord. 314-71, App. 12/23/71)
SEC. 221.2.  ANIMALS USED IN BUSINESS.
   Whenever an application is made for a license to do business in the City and County of San Francisco, or a renewal of such license, and the business is a pet shop, a circus, an animal exhibit, or an enterprise which maintains animals in the course of business, the Tax Collector shall, before issuance or reissuance of the license, notify the Director of Animal Control. The Director of Animal Control shall promptly and within a reasonable time ascertain whether or not the owner of the animals is in conformity with the provisions of Article 1, Chapter V, Part II, Municipal Code (Health Code), and notify the Tax Collector of his findings. If the owner is in conformity with such provisions, the license may be issued; but if the owner is in violation of said Article, the license may not be issued or reissued until the condition causing the violation has been corrected as determined in a subsequent inspection.
(Added by Ord. 314-71, App. 12/23/71; amended by Ord. 133-91, App. 4/5/91)
SEC. 221.3.  SPECIAL ANIMAL CONTROL AND WELFARE FUND.
   All fees collected by the Tax Collector for dog licenses, dog kennel licenses, cat registrations, and business licenses for such businesses as maintain animals in the course of business, pursuant to Sections 220 and 221 of this Article, or Section 41.15 of the San Francisco Health Code, and all fees and donations collected by the Department of Animal Care and Control and any authorized licensing entities for dog licenses, as provided in Section 41.15 of the San Francisco Health Code, or for the sale, redemption or surrender of impounded animals and for the care and feeding thereof, as provided in Section 41.10 of the San Francisco Health Code shall be paid or delivered into the San Francisco Animal Control and Welfare Fund established by Section 10.117-87 of the San Francisco Administrative Code.
(Amended by Ord. 93-72, App. 4/12/72; Ord. 182-89, App. 6/5/89; Ord. 2-02, File No. 010491, App. 1/18/2002)
SEC. 223.  USE OF OPEN FLAMES AND CANDLES.
   Every person, firm or corporation using an open flame or candles that require a permit from the Fire Department shall pay an annual license fee of $359.
(Added by Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; amended by Ord. 140-15 , File No. 150561, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)
SEC. 224.  STORAGE AND USE OF BATTERY SYSTEMS.
   Every person, firm or corporation storing or using a battery system that requires a permit from the Fire Department shall pay an annual license fee of $359.
   The license fee for the Fire Department permit shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Added by Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; amended by Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012; Ord. 140-15 , File No. 150561, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)
SEC. 225.  WASTE HANDLING.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of waste handling, including but not limited to junk yards and wrecking yards, that requires a permit from the Fire Department shall pay an annual license fee of $359.
   The license fee for the Fire Department permit shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Added by Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; amended by Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012; Ord. 140-15 , File No. 150561, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)
SEC. 226.  MAINTENANCE OF FIRE FIGHTER AIR SYSTEMS.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in business that involves the maintenance or repair of a fire fighter air replenishment system that requires a permit from the Fire Department shall pay an annual license fee of $359.
   The license fee for the Fire Department permit shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Added by Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; amended by Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012; Ord. 140-15 , File No. 150561, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)
SEC. 227.  COMBUSTIBLE DUST PRODUCING OPERATIONS.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in business that involves combustible dust producing operations that require a permit from the Fire Department shall pay an annual license fee of $359.
   The license fee for the Fire Department permit shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Added by Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; amended by Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012; Ord. 140-15 , File No. 150561, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)
SEC. 228.  FRUIT AND CROP RIPENING.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in business involving fruit and crop ripening that requires a permit from the Fire Department shall pay an annual license fee of $359.
   The license fee for the Fire Department permit shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Added by Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; amended by Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012; Ord. 140-15 , File No. 150561, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)
SEC. 229.  HOT WORK OPERATIONS.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in business involving hot work operations that require a permit from the Fire Department shall pay an annual license fee of $359.
   The license fee for the Fire Department permit shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Added by Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; amended by Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012; Ord. 140-15 , File No. 150561, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)
SEC. 230.  USE OF LIQUID OR GAS FUELED VEHICLES OR EQUIPMENT IN ASSEMBLY BUILDINGS.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in business involving the use of liquid or gas fueled vehicles or equipment in an assembly building that requires a permit from the Fire Department shall pay an annual license fee of $359.
   The license fee for the Fire Department permit shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Added by Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; amended by Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012; Ord. 140-15 , File No. 150561, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)
SEC. 231.  USE OF REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in business involving the use of refrigeration equipment that requires a permit from the Fire Department shall pay an annual license fee of $359.
   The license fee for the Fire Department permit shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Added by Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; amended by Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012; Ord. 140-15 , File No. 150561, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)
SEC. 232.  AMUSEMENT BUILDINGS.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in business involving amusement buildings that requires a permit from the Fire Department shall pay an annual license fee of $359.
   The license fee for the Fire Department permit shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Added by Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; amended by Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012; Ord. 140-15 , File No. 150561, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)
SEC. 233.  COVERED MALL BUILDINGS.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in business involving covered mall buildings that requires a permit from the Fire Department shall pay an annual license fee of $359.
   The license fee for the Fire Department permit shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Added by Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; amended by Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012; Ord. 140-15 , File No. 150561, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)
SEC. 234.  PYROXYLIN PLASTICS.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in business involving the use of pyroxylin plastics that requires a permit from the Fire Department shall pay an annual license fee of $359.
   The license fee for the Fire Department permit shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Added by Ord. 169-09, File No. 090707, App. 7/21/2009; amended by Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012; Ord. 140-15 , File No. 150561, App. 8/6/2015, Eff. 9/5/2015)