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(a) The Department shall collect the following fees:
(1) $92 for processing permit applications and associated administration activities undertaken by the Department; and
(2) $167 per hour or each portion thereof for inspections and associated administrative activities, including enforcement activities pursuant to Section 1409.
(b) A notice of payment due shall be sent by the Department to the permittee, the violator, and the owner of the property, advising as to the amount of any fee and containing the following information:
(1) The date and location of the Department's inspection;
(2) The amount of the fee;
(3) A statement advising the addressee that he or she is liable under this Article for the fee in the amount indicated in the notice and that payment to the City is due within 30 days of the mailing date of the notice;
(4) A statement advising the addressee that a penalty of 10 percent plus interest at the rate of one percent per month on the outstanding balance shall be added to the costs from the date that payment is due under Subsection (b)(3);
(5) A statement advising the owner of the establishment that if payment of the costs is not received within 90 days of the mailing date, a lien may be imposed on the property of the owner which is an establishment subject to the provisions of this Article; and
(6) A statement that the addressee or property owner may appeal the fee determination contained in the notice of payment due to the Director. Said appeal must be filed in writing with the Department no later than 30 days after the date the notice of payment due is issued. The Director's decision on the appeal shall be final.
(c) If full payment of the costs is not received within 30 days after the notice of payment due was sent, a second notice of payment due shall be sent by the Department to the addressees of the previous notice. The second notice shall state that the generator and property owner are liable for the payment of the costs indicated on the notice.
(d) If full payment of the costs is not received within 30 days after the second notice of payment due was sent, a third (and final) notice of payment due shall be sent by the Department. The third notice shall state that addressees are liable for the payment of the costs indicated on the notice and that if payment of such costs is not received within 30 days of the mailing date of the third notice, a lien may be imposed on the subject property pursuant to the provisions of this Article.
(e) If payment is not received within 30 days after mailing the third notice, the Department shall initiate lien proceedings pursuant to the provisions of Article XX of Chapter 10 of the San Francisco Administrative Code.
(f) Beginning with fiscal year 2007-2008, no later than April 15 of each year, the Controller shall adjust the fees provided in this Article to reflect changes in the relevant Consumer Price Index, without further action by the Board of Supervisors. In adjusting the fees, the Controller may round these fees up or down to the nearest dollar, half-dollar or quarter-dollar. The Director shall perform an annual review of the fees scheduled to be assessed for the following fiscal year and shall file a report with the Controller no later than May 1st of each year, proposing, if necessary, an adjustment to the fees to ensure that costs are fully recovered and that fees do not produce significantly more revenue than required to cover the costs of operating the program. The Controller shall adjust fees when necessary in either case.
(Added by Ord. 279-91, App. 7/3/91; amended by Ord. 322-00, File No. 001917, App. 12/28/2000; Ord. 174-04, File No. 040732, App. 7/22/2004; Ord. 154-08, File No. 080739, App. 7/30/2008)