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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 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 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 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 12C:
ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES FOR NON-POTABLE APPLICATIONS
 
Purpose and Findings.
Definitions.
Applicability.
Development Project Requirements.
Regulation of Alternate Water Sources.
Project Applicant and/or Permittee Design and Construction Requirements.
Fees.
Operating Requirements.
Non-potable Water Use Audits.
Sale or Transfer.
Inspection and Notices of Violation.
Violation and Penalties.
Revocation and Suspension of Permit.
 
Editor's Note:
   The sections of this Article are numbered out of sequence with the other articles of this Code.
SEC. 12C.1.  PURPOSE AND FINDINGS.
   The Board of Supervisors finds that:
   (a)   All California water users are responsible for making effective use of the available water resources.
   (b)   The development of alternate water source systems will assist in meeting future water requirements of the City and lessen the impacts of new developments on the City's sewer system.
   (c)   Establishing a regulatory structure that provides administrative efficiency and a streamlined project approval process will assist developers who opt to design, install, operate, and maintain alternate water source systems.
   (d)   Adoption of Article 12C by the Board of Supervisors and adoption of rules and regulations by the Department of Public Health will help achieve the City's goals for water supply use and preservation by:
      (1)   Promoting the values and benefits of non-potable water use while recognizing the need to invest water and other resources as efficiently as possible;
      (2)   Encouraging the use of non-potable water for non-potable applications; and
      (3)   Replacing potable water use for toilet and urinal flushing and irrigation to the maximum extent possible with alternative water sources.
   (e)   It shall be City policy that within five years of the effective date of Ordinance No. 109-15,1 adding this subsection (e) to Article 12C, the City shall use only non-potable water for the purpose of irrigating and cleaning parks, streets and other public spaces. Within two years of the effective date of that ordinance, the City Administrator, in consultation as appropriate with other City departments, boards, and commissions, including, among others, the Recreation and Park Department, Department of Public Works, Port of San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, Department of Real Estate, and Capital Planning Committee, shall study what will be required to accomplish this policy, including associated costs, and report the results of the study to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors. Upon receiving this study, the Board of Supervisors intends to evaluate any changes to the law and Capital Plan needed to implement this policy.
(Added as Sec. 850 by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
CODIFICATION NOTE
1.   Blank in Ord. 109-15 . Ordinance number inserted by the codifier.
SEC. 12C.2.  DEFINITIONS.
   The terms used in this Article 12C have the meaning set forth below:
   Alternate Water Source: a source of non-potable water that includes Graywater, on-site treated non-potable water, Rainwater, Blackwater, and any other source approved by the Director.
   Alternate Water Source System: The system of facilities necessary for providing Non-potable Water for use in a Development Project, including but not limited to all collection, treatment, storage, and distribution facilities. Non-potable Water System shall have the same meaning.
   Blackwater: wastewater containing bodily or other biological wastes, as from toilets, dishwashers, kitchen sinks, and utility sinks.
   City: the City and County of San Francisco.
   Development Project: Construction of new buildings. Development Projects are Large Development Projects and Small Development Projects. Development Project does not include rehabilitation of buildings constructed prior to the effective date of this Article 12C. Development Project does not include (1) any housing project funded or constructed pursuant to the HOPE SF Program sponsored and developed by the San Francisco Housing Authority and either the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development or the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure; (2) construction of a new building that will receive water service from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission through no larger than a 5/8" domestic water meter or a 5/8" recycled water domestic meter, as determined in accordance with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s rules for water service; 3) for District projects located within the boundaries of the Reclaimed Water Use Map, construction of new buildings subject to a disposition and development agreement or similar contractual agreement approved before November 1, 2015, that includes in its applicable infrastructure plan the construction and operations of water treatment facilities within the project boundaries that would provide recycled water to the project; 4) for District projects located within the boundaries of the Reclaimed Water Use Map, construction of new buildings subject to a development agreement or similar contractual agreement, within a development phase or subphase, a street improvement plan, or a tentative map or vesting tentative map approved before November 1, 2015; or 5) for District projects located outside the boundaries of the Reclaimed Water Use Map, construction of new buildings subject to a development agreement or similar contractual agreement, within a development phase or subphase, a street improvement plan, or a tentative map or vesting tentative map approved before November 1, 2017.
   Director: the Director of Health or any individual designated by the Director to act on his or her behalf.
   District: a group of two or more parcels that share Alternate Water Sources.
   District System: An Alternate Water Source System serving a District Development Project.
   First Certificate of Occupancy: either a temporary certificate of occupancy or a Certificate of Final Completion and Occupancy as defined in San Francisco Building Code Section 109A, whichever is issued first.
   Foundation Drainage: nuisance groundwater that is extracted to maintain a building's or facility's structural integrity and would otherwise be discharged to the City's sewer system. Foundation Drainage does not include non-potable groundwater extracted for a beneficial use that is subject to City groundwater well regulations.
   General Manager: the General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, or any individual designated by the General Manager to act on his or her behalf.
   Graywater: untreated wastewater that has not been contaminated by any toilet discharge, has not been affected by infectious, contaminated, or unhealthy bodily wastes, and does not present a threat from contamination by unhealthful processing, manufacturing, or operating wastes. "Graywater" includes, but is not limited to, wastewater from bathtubs, showers, bathroom sinks, lavatories, clothes washing machines, and laundry tubs, but does not include wastewater from kitchen sinks or dishwashers.
   Gross Floor Area: The floor area of a Development Project as defined in Planning Code Section 102.
   Large Development Project: Construction of a single building, or construction of multiple buildings on one or more parcels in accordance with a phased plan or approval, with a total gross floor area for the single building or the multiple buildings of 250,000 square feet or more:
   (a)   located within the boundaries of the Reclaimed Water Use Map designated in accordance with Sections 1203 and 1209 of the Public Works Code and subject to a site permit or building permit that is final and effective after November 1, 2015; or
   (b)   located outside the boundaries of the Reclaimed Water Use Map designated in accordance with Sections 1203 and 1209 of the Public Works Code and subject to a site permit or building permit that is final and effective after November 1, 2016.
   Large Development Projects are not limited to buildings constructed by individuals or non-governmental entities but, to the extent allowed by law, also include buildings constructed and operated by any local, state, or federal government entity, including the City and County of San Francisco.
   Large Development Project Applicant: The person or entity applying for authorization to construct and operate a Large Development Project.
   Multi-Family Residential Building: A building that contains three or more dwelling units.
   Non-potable Water: Non-potable water collected from alternate water sources, treated, and intended to be used on the Project Applicant's site or District parcels and is suitable for direct beneficial use.
   Non-potable Water Engineering Report: Report submitted by Project Applicant to the Director describing the Alternate Water Source system in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Health.
   Nonpotable Water System: The same meaning as Alternate Water Source System.
   Non-residential: A building that contains occupancies other than dwelling units.
   NSF 350 System: Any treatment system certified by NSF International to meet NSF/ANSI Standard 350 for Onsite Residential and Commercial Reuse Treatment Systems, as amended from time to time.
   Permittee: The operator of an Alternate Water Source System under this Article 12C, including, but not limited to, a third - party contractor obtained for the purpose of operating and maintaining all or any portion of the Alternate Water Source System.
   Project Applicant: the person or entity applying for authorization to install and use an Alternate Water Source project.
   Rainwater: precipitation collected from roof surfaces or other manmade, aboveground collection surfaces.
   Responsible Party: The Project Applicant, or any subsequent owners, assignees, successors in interest or any other transferees responsible for compliance with this Article 12C. Responsible Party includes, but is not limited to, the owner of the common areas within a District Development Project and any homeowners association or similar entity that maintains the common areas within a District Development Project. Responsible Party does not include the Project Applicant, subsequent owners, assignees, successors in interests, transferees, owners of common area, homeowners associations, or any other person or entity associated with a Development Project serviced by an Alternative District System as described in Section 12C.4(d).
   Small Development Project: Construction of a single building, or construction of multiple buildings on one or more parcels in accordance with a phased plan or approval, with a total gross floor area for the single building or the multiple buildings of 40,000 square feet or more, but less than 250,000 square feet. Small Development Projects are not limited to buildings constructed by individuals or non-governmental entities but, to the extent allowed by law, also include buildings constructed and operated by any local, state, or federal government entity, including the City and County of San Francisco.
   Small Development Project Applicant: The person or entity applying for authorization to construct and operate a Small Development Project.
   Small Residential Building: A building that contains no more than two dwelling units.
   Stormwater: Precipitation collected from at-grade or below grade surfaces.
   Water Budget: The calculation of the potential volume of onsite alternate water supplies and demands of a Development Project and any other building subject to this Article 12C.
   Water Budget Calculator: The water use calculation application approved by the General Manager that provides for the assessment of a proposed onsite water system, alternate water sources, and the end uses of the Alternate Water Source.
   Water Budget Documentation: An in-depth assessment of the Project Applicant’s non-potable water use, including survey information, water meter readings, water service billing information, Alternate Water Source schematic drawings, or any other information deemed necessary by the General Manager. For proposed District Systems, Water Budget Documentation shall include implementation information that, at a minimum, shall address potential infrastructure and public right of way conflicts, demonstrate compliance with all applicable requirements, and establish the capabilities of the Development Project Applicant to effectively operate the District System.
(Added as Sec. 851 by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; amended by Ord. 208-13 , File No. 130765, App. 10/11/2013, Eff. 11/10/2013; redesignated and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015; amended by Ord. 246-16, File No. 161069, App. 12/16/2016, Eff. 1/15/2017)
SEC. 12C.3.  APPLICABILITY
   This Article 12C shall apply to the installation and operation of the Alternate Water Source systems at Large Development Projects, and to the voluntary installation and operation of the Alternate Water Source systems at sites containing multi-family and non-residential buildings. This Article does not apply to:
   (a)   Systems at small residential occupancies.
   (b)   Graywater systems where Graywater is collected solely for subsurface irrigation and does not require disinfection, as determined by the Director.
   (c)   Rainwater systems where Rainwater is collected solely for subsurface irrigation, drip irrigation, or non-sprinkled surface applications and does not require disinfection, as determined by the Director.
(Added as Sec. 852 by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 12C.4.  DEVELOPMENT PROJECT REQUIREMENTS.
   (a)   Large Development Projects shall be constructed, operated, and maintained in compliance with the following:
      (1)   All toilet and urinal flushing and irrigation demands shall be met through the collection and reuse of available onsite Rainwater, Graywater, and Foundation Drainage, to the extent required by application of the Water Budget Documentation developed for each Development Project.
      (2)   A Large Development Project Applicant shall use the Water Budget Calculator, as provided by the General Manager's rules, to prepare a Water Budget assessing the amount of Rainwater, Graywater, and Foundation Drainage produced on site, and the planned toilet and urinal flushing and irrigation demands.
      (3)   If, based on the Water Budget Documentation, the available supply from onsite sources exceeds the demands for toilet and urinal flushing and irrigation, 100% of those demands shall be met by using the available onsite sources. If, based on the Water Budget Documentation, the available supply from onsite sources is less than the demands for toilet and urinal flushing and irrigation, 100% of the available onsite supply shall be used to meet the demands for toilet and urinal flushing and irrigation. Available Blackwater or Stormwater supplies may be used instead of, or in addition to Rainwater, Graywater, and Foundation Drainage to meet the available onsite supply requirements calculated in accordance with the Water Budget Documentation requirements of this section 12C.4(a).
   (b)   Small Development Project Applicants shall use the Water Budget Calculator, as  provided by the General Manager's rules, to prepare a Water Budget assessing the amount of Rainwater, Graywater and Foundation Drainage produced on site, and the planned toilet and urinal flushing and irrigation demands.
   (c)   Additional Requirements for District Systems. All District Systems shall conform to the following requirements, subject to the General Manager’s determination, in his or her sole discretion, that an exception to any of such requirements will fulfill the purposes and objectives of this Article 12C.
      (1)   In addition to preparation of the Water Budget, Development Project Applicants for District Systems shall submit implementation plans to the General Manager for review and approval, in accordance with guidelines and rules established by the General Manager.
      (2)   District Systems shall be operated by a single Permittee having sole control of operations of all of its facilities, including but not limited to treatment and distribution facilities. District Systems shall be constructed in accordance with all applicable City utility standards and specifications.
      (3)   District Systems and Development Projects shall not provide Non-potable Water to water users or for purposes located outside the boundaries of the District or approved Development Project, except when the water users or other purposes are located on property contiguous to, or across a public right of way from the boundaries of the District or approved Development Project, and the total amount of Nonpotable Water produced by the Alternate Water Source System will not exceed 125% of the District System’s or approved Development Project’s Non-potable Water demands for toilet and urinal flushing and irrigation, as determined by the approved Water Budget Documentation.
      (4)   For District Systems, the ongoing operation and maintenance responsibilities of the Responsible Party shall be held by the owner of the common areas within the District Development Project, and may be transferred to a homeowners association or similar entity that maintains the common areas within the District Development Project.
      Where a District System complies with the requirements in subsections 1 through 4 of this subsection 12C.4(c), including any exceptions approved by the General Manager, individual Development Projects with the District shall not be required to demonstrate compliance as long as the individual Development Projects are provided service by the approved District System.
   (d)   The General Manager may approve alternative District Systems that will achieve compliance with the purposes and objectives of this Article 12C, in accordance with guidelines and rules established by the General Manager. Alternative District Systems may include, but are not limited to, water purchase agreements.
   (e)   City departments shall not issue an encroachment permit, a site permit, or plumbing permit for a Large Development Project or a Small Development Project, or approve a Non-potable Water Engineering Report, prior to the General Manager's determination that the Water Budget Documentation has been prepared in accordance with the General Manager's rules for Water Budget calculations.
   (f)   Subdivision Approvals.
      (1)   Parcel Map or Tentative Subdivision Map Conditions. The Director of Public Works shall not approve a tentative subdivision map or a parcel map for any property unless a condition is imposed requiring compliance with this Article 12C to serve the potential uses of the property covered by the parcel map or tentative subdivision map, as specified in the provisions of this Article.
      (2)   Subdivision Regulations. The Director of Public Works shall adopt regulations consistent with, and in furtherance of this Article 12C.
      (3)   Final Maps. The Director of Public Works shall not endorse and file a final map for property within the boundaries of the City without first determining that:
         (A)   The subdivider has complied with the conditions imposed on the tentative subdivision map or parcel map, pursuant to this Article 12C; and
         (B)   For any such conditions not fully satisfied prior to the recordation of the  final map, the subdivider has signed a certificate of agreement and/or improvement agreement, to ensure compliance with such conditions.
      (4)   This Subsection (f) shall not apply to tentative subdivision maps or parcel maps submitted solely for the purposes of condominium conversion, as defined in Subdivision Code Section 1308(d).
   (g)   In the event that a privately owned Alternate Water Supply System approved by the General Manager is subsequently determined by the California Public Utilities Commission to be subject to that agency’s jurisdiction and regulation, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission may, with the consent of the affected owner, acquire and operate the facilities.
(Added by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015; amended by Ord. 246-16, File No. 161069, App. 12/16/2016, Eff. 1/15/2017)
SEC. 12C.5.  REGULATION OF ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES.
   (a)   Any person or entity who installs and operates an Alternate Water Source system shall comply with this Article 12C, the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Public Health, and all applicable local, state, and federal laws.
   (b)   Within 90 days after passage of this ordinance, the Director shall issue rules and regulations regarding the operation of Alternate Water Source systems necessary to effectuate the purposes of the Article and to protect public health and safety. These regulations shall address, at a minimum:
      (1)   Water quality criteria;
      (2)   Monitoring and reporting content and frequencies; and
      (3)   Operation and maintenance requirements.
   (c)   The Director shall review applications for Alternative Water Sources systems and may issue or deny such applications, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
   (d)   The Department of Building Inspection shall review plans and issue or deny plumbing permits for the construction, installation, or modification of Alternate Water Source systems, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
(Added as Sec. 853 by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 12C.6.  PROJECT APPLICANT AND/OR PERMITTEE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS.
   (a)   Prior to initiating installation of any Alternate Water Source project, Project Applicants shall submit to the Director an application for permits to operate Alternate Water Source systems. Such applications shall comply with the requirements of this Article 12C and any regulations the Director has issued. Project Applicants shall pay a non-refundable permit application fee to cover the costs of investigation and processing the application and issuing the permit. Each project application submitted to the Director shall include a Non-potable Water Engineering Report that provides project information the Director determines to be necessary for complete review of the proposed project. City departments may not approve or issue permits for any site installing an Alternate Water Source system unless and until the Director has approved the Non-potable Water Engineering Report.
      The Non-potable Water Engineering Report for District systems must include information on the permanent legal agreements between property owners, and provide documentation that each party is a willing and responsible participant in the District Non-potable Water use.
   (b)   System Design. All buildings using Non-potable Water from Alternate Water Source systems shall include:
      (1)   A flow meter on the non-potable distribution system to account for Non-potable Water use;
      (2)   A reduced pressure backflow assembly (RP) within 25 feet of the downstream side of the point of connection or meter to protect the City's public water and/or recycled water system;
      (3)   Signage that state law and the Department of Public Health's rules and regulations require;
      (4)   Cross connection control in accordance with California Code of Regulations Titles 17 and 22 and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's Cross Connection Control Program;
      (5)   Any other requirements the Director determines are necessary to protect public health.
   (c)   Plumbing Permit. A Project Applicant shall obtain from the Department of Building Inspection an appropriate plumbing permit and any other building or installation permit required to construct, install, alter, an Alternate Water Source system. Each parcel within a District shall obtain appropriate plumbing and any other building or installation permits required.
   (d)   Encroachment Permit. A Project Applicant shall obtain from the Department of Public Works appropriate authorization for placement of any pipelines or other portions of an Alternate Water Source system within the public right-of-way.
   (e)   Construction Certification Letter. Project Applicants shall certify to the Director that Alternate Water Source system construction is complete and consistent with the approved Non-potable Water Engineering Report in accordance with the provisions of this Article 12C and any implementing rules and regulations. City departments may not approve or issue a First Certificate of Occupancy or approval for any Alternate Water Source system until the Director has reviewed and verified the Construction Certification Letter.
(Added as Sec. 854 by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; amended by Ord. 208-13 , File No. 130765, App. 10/11/2013, Eff. 11/10/2013; redesignated and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 12C.7.  FEES.
   (a)   The non-refundable application fees for alternative source water system permits are:
 
 
(1)
Rainwater
$1,544.00
 
(2)
NSF 350 systems
$2,688.00
 
(3)
Foundation Drainage
$5,032.00
 
(4)
Graywater
$5,032.00
 
(5)
Blackwater
$9,034.00
 
(6)
Transfer of any permit
$229.00
 
(7)
District Scale, the applicable amount above, plus
$191.00 per hour for plan review and/or on site inspection.
 
   (b)   The fees set forth in this Section 12C.7 may be adjusted each year, without further action by the Board of Supervisors.
      Not later than April 1, the Director shall report to the Controller the revenues generated by the fees for the prior fiscal year and the prior fiscal year's costs of operation, as well as any other information that the Controller determines appropriate to the performance of the duties set forth in this Section.
      Not later than May 15, the Controller shall determine whether the current fees produce, or are projected to produce, revenues sufficient to support the costs of providing the services for which the fees are assessed and that the fees will not produce revenue that significantly exceed more than the costs of providing the services for which the fees are assessed.
      The Controller shall if necessary, adjust the fees upward or downward for the upcoming fiscal year as appropriate to ensure that the program recovers the costs of operation without producing revenue which is significantly more than such costs. The adjusted rates shall become operative on July 1.
   (c)   Every permit holder shall also pay an annual license fee as provided in the Business and Tax Regulations Code Section 249.24.
(Added as Sec. 855 by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; amended by Ord. 208-13 , File No. 130765, App. 10/11/2013, Eff. 11/10/2013; redesignated and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 12C.8.  OPERATING REQUIREMENTS.
   When the Director determines the applicant has satisfied all the requirements of this Article 12C, the Director may issue an operations permit for an Alternative Water Source system. Permittees shall timely submit all water quality monitoring information required by the provisions of this Article and the Department of Public Health's rules and regulations. Permittees shall conduct ongoing backflow prevention and cross connection testing in accordance with this Article, the rules and regulations of the Department of Public Health, and all applicable local, state, and federal laws.
(Added as Sec. 856 by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 12C.9.  NON-POTABLE WATER USE AUDITS.
   When required by the General Manager, the Permittee or property owner, shall conduct a Non-potable Water use audit describing the extent of Non-potable Water use in accordance with requirements provided by the General Manager.
(Added as Sec. 857 by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 12C.10.  SALE OR TRANSFER.
   Permittees shall notify the Director of any intent to sell or transfer the building or facility containing an Alternate Water Source system within 30 days following the sale or transfer of property, in accordance with regulations adopted by the Director.
(Added as Sec. 858 by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015; amended by Ord. 246-16, File No. 161069, App. 12/16/2016, Eff. 1/15/2017)
SEC. 12C.11.  INSPECTION AND NOTICES OF VIOLATION.
   The Director may inspect any Alternate Water Source system subject to the requirements of this Article 12C to determine compliance with the provisions of this Article and applicable regulations.
(Added as Sec. 859 by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 12C.12.  VIOLATION AND PENALTIES.
   The Director may impose administrative penalties on any Permittee, or person otherwise subject to the requirements of this Article 12C, who violates any provision of this Article or any applicable rule or regulation shall be subject to enforcement in accordance with Chapter 100 of the San Francisco Administrative Code with respect to administrative penalties, and may pursue any other available legal remedies for such violations.
(Added as Sec. 860 by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 12C.13.  REVOCATION AND SUSPENSION OF PERMIT.
   The Director may order a Permittee to cease operation of an Alternate Water Source system, or may revoke or suspend the permit to operate if the Director determines that:
   (a)   The manager, operator or any employee has violated any provision of this Article 12C or any regulation issued pursuant to this Article;
   (b)   The Alternate Water Source system is being operated or maintained in a manner threatening the public health or health of patrons and/or residents; or
   (c)   The owner or operator has refused to allow any duly authorized City official to inspect the premises or the operations of the Alternate Water Source system.
(Added as Sec. 861 by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 850.  [REDESIGNATED.]
(Added by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated as Sec. 12C.1 and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 851.  [REDESIGNATED.]
(Added by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; amended by Ord. 208-13 , File No. 130765, App. 10/11/2013, Eff. 11/10/2013; redesignated as Sec. 12C.2 and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 852.  [REDESIGNATED.]
(Added by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated as Sec. 12C.3 and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 853.  [REDESIGNATED.]
(Added by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated as Sec. 12C.5 and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 854.  [REDESIGNATED.]
(Added by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; amended by Ord. 208-13 , File No. 130765, App. 10/11/2013, Eff. 11/10/2013; redesignated as Sec. 12C.6 and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 855.  [REDESIGNATED.]
(Added by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; amended by Ord. 208-13 , File No. 130765, App. 10/11/2013, Eff. 11/10/2013; redesignated as Sec. 12C.7 and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 856.  [REDESIGNATED.]
(Added by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated as Sec. 12C.8 and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 857.  [REDESIGNATED.]
(Added by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated as Sec. 12C.9 and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 858.  [REDESIGNATED.]
(Added by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated as Sec. 12C.10 and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 859.  [REDESIGNATED.]
(Added by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated as Sec. 12C.11 and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 860.  [REDESIGNATED.]
(Added by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated as Sec. 12C.12 and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
SEC. 861.  [REDESIGNATED.]
(Added by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; redesignated as Sec. 12C.13 and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)
ARTICLE 13:
[RESERVED]