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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 5:
PUBLIC HEALTH – GENERAL
 
[Establishment of Certain Facilities]
Homes for Children, Establishment, Etc.
Penalty.
Establishment, Etc., of Medical Colleges.
[Smokeless Tobacco Warnings]
Policy.
Findings.
Definitions.
Smokeless Tobacco Warnings.
Penalties and Enforcement.
[Alcohol Consumption Warnings]
Policy.
Findings.
Alcohol Consumption Warnings.
Penalties and Enforcement.
[Disaster Notification Registry]
Registry for Senior and Disabled Persons Who Wish to be Contacted in the Event of a Disaster.
[Natural Membrane (Lambskin) Condom Warning]
Policy.
Findings.
Duty to Post.
Violations and Penalties.
Enforcement.
City Undertaking Limited to Promotion of General Welfare.
Severability.
[Personal Lubricants Intended to Be Used with Condoms Warning]
Policy.
Findings.
Duty to Post.
Violations and Penalties.
Enforcement.
City Undertaking Limited to Promotion of General Welfare.
Severability.
 
Editor's Note:
   The bracketed division headers in this Article have been provided by the editor as an aid for the user and are not official parts of the Code.
[Establishment of Certain Facilities]
SEC. 230.  HOMES FOR CHILDREN, ESTABLISHMENT, ETC.
   Any person who, without having first obtained a written permit so to do from the Department of Public Health, establishes, maintains, conducts or manages any institution, day nursery, or other place for the reception or care of children, exclusive of boarding homes as defined in Section 1620(a) of the Welfare and Institutions Code of the State of California, or who keeps at any such place any child under the age of 12 years, not his relative, apprentice or ward, without legal commitment, or neglects, refuses or omits to comply with the provisions of this Section, or who violates the provisions of such permit, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
   (a)   Permits. The Department of Public Health, shall have power to issue permits for such places, and every such permit shall specify the name and residence of the person so undertaking the care of such children and the location of the place where the same are kept and the number of children thereby allowed to be received or kept therein, and shall be revocable for cause by the said Department of Public Health in any case where the provisions of this Section are violated, or in any case where, in the opinion of the Department of Public Health, such institution, day nursery, or other place as previously described herein, is being managed, conducted or maintained without regard for the health, comfort or morality of the inmates thereof, or without thereof, or without due regard to proper sanitation or hygiene.
   (b)   Registration of Children. Every person holding such permit must keep a register, wherein he shall enter the names and ages of all such children and the names and residence of their parents, so far as known; the time of the reception and discharge of such children and the reasons therefor, and, also the name and age of every child who is given out, adopted, taken away or indentured from such place to or by any person, together with the name and residence of the person so adopting, taking away or indenturing such child, and within 48 hours after such child is so given out, taken away or indentured shall cause a correct copy of the register to be sent to the Department of Public Health.
   It shall be lawful for the officers and representatives of the Department of Public Health, and for all Health Officers at all reasonable times to enter and inspect the premises wherein such children are so received and kept, and to call for and inspect the permit and register, and also to see and visit such children.
SEC. 231.  PENALTY.
   Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of Section 230 of this Article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $250, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than three months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
SEC. 254.  ESTABLISHMENT, ETC., OF MEDICAL COLLEGES.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation or association to erect, establish or maintain any medical college or building or place of the dissection of human bodies without permission from the Department of Public Health.
SECS. 255 - 257.  [REPEALED.]
(Repealed by Ord. 19-14 , File No. 130402, App. 3/14/2014, Eff. 4/13/2014)
Editor's Note:
   For current provisions relating to tattooing, see Article 40, "Safe Body Art."
SEC. 258.  [REPEALED.]
(Amended by Ord. 206-93, App. 6/25/93; Ord. 121-97, App. 4/9/97; Ord. 37-05, File No. 0401733, App. 2/11/2005; Ord. 149-08, File No. 080744, 7/30/2008; Ord. 238-11, File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011; Eff. 1/14/2012; repealed by Ord. 19-14 , File No. 130402, App. 3/14/2014, Eff. 4/13/2014)
SECS. 259-263.  [REPEALED.]
(Repealed by Ord. 19-14 , File No. 130402, App. 3/14/2014, Eff. 4/13/2014)
[Smokeless Tobacco Warnings]
SEC. 264.  POLICY.
   It is the policy of the City and County of San Francisco to require every person who sells smokeless tobacco to post a conspicuous warning at the point of retail sale as to the addictive and possible cancer-causing nature of smokeless tobacco, the illegality of, and the punishment for selling, giving, or in any way furnishing smokeless tobacco, or any other tobacco product or paraphernalia, to another person who is under the age of 18 years.
(Added by Ord. 329-87, App. 7/31/87)
SEC. 264.1.  FINDINGS.
   Scientific evidence has shown that use of smokeless tobacco is causally related to oral cancer with the risk of developing such cancers being four times as great among snuff users than nonusers. Smokeless tobacco has been shown to contain nicotine which is a dependence-producing drug that frequently results in addictive behavior. Scientific evidence has shown that smokeless tobacco has been associated with a number of oral problems including gingivitis, gingival recession, tooth abrasion and caries. The use of smokeless tobacco has increased substantially in recent years particularly among adolescent males, and is highly prevalent among certain population groups. Users generally are unaware of the possible harmful effects associated with using smokeless tobacco.
   Therefore, the Board of Supervisors declares that it is in the public interest to require every person who sells smokeless tobacco to post a conspicuous warning at the point of retail sale as to the addictive and possible cancer-causing nature of smokeless tobacco, the illegality of, and the punishment for selling, giving or in any way furnishing smokeless tobacco, or any other tobacco product or paraphernalia, to another person who is under 18 years.
(Added by Ord. 329-87, App. 7/31/87)
SEC. 264.2.  DEFINITIONS.
   (a)   "Chewing tobacco" shall mean any leaf tobacco that is not intended to be smoked.
   (b)   "Person" shall mean an individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, social club, fraternal organization, joint stock company, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, trustee, syndicate, or any other group or combination acting as a unit, excepting the United States of America, the State of California, and any political subdivision thereof.
   (c)   "Smokeless tobacco" shall mean any finely cut, ground, powdered, or leaf tobacco that is not intended to be smoked.
   (d)   "Snuff" shall mean any finely cut, ground, or powdered tobacco that is not intended to be smoked.
(Added by Ord. 329-87, App. 7/31/87)
SEC. 264.3.  SMOKELESS TOBACCO WARNINGS.
   Every person who sells, offers for sale, or keeps for sale, smokeless tobacco shall post at the point of retail sale, that is a place within close proximity of the shelves or other area where smokeless tobacco is displayed for consumer purchase, a conspicuous warning sign as provided in this section. Such sign shall be not less than eight inches by 11 inches in size and shall be printed on a contrasting background and in a legible manner, conveying the following warning:
"WARNING: SMOKELESS TOBACCO IS NOT
A SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO CIGARETTES.
IT IS ILLEGAL TO SELL, GIVE, OR IN
ANY WAY FURNISH SMOKELESS
TOBACCO, OR ANY OTHER TOBACCO
PRODUCT, OR PARAPHERNALIA, TO A
PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS.
A VIOLATION OF THIS LAW IS A
MISDEMEANOR."
   The word "warning" shall be in a print of 84-point height and Helvetica type and the remainder of the text in a print of 24-point height and in Helvetica medium-face, Futura medium-face or Universe 65 type.
(Added by Ord. 329-87, App. 7/31/87)
SEC. 264.4.  PENALTIES AND ENFORCEMENT.
   (a)   The Director of Health shall enforce Section 264.3 against violations by serving notice requiring the correction of any violation within a reasonable time specified by the Director. Upon failure to comply with the notice within the time period specified, the Director shall call upon the City Attorney to maintain an action for injunction to enforce the provisions of Section 264.3, to cause the correction of any such violation, and for assessment and recovery of a civil penalty for such violation.
   (b)   Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, society, group or other person or legal entity that violates, disobeys, omits, neglects, or refuses to comply with, or resists, or opposes the execution of Section 264.3, shall be liable for a civil penalty, not to exceed $500 for each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue, which penalty shall be assessed and recovered in a civil action brought in the name of the people of the City and County of San Francisco, by the City Attorney, in any court of competent jurisdiction. Any penalty assessed and recovered in a civil action brought pursuant to this paragraph shall be paid to the Treasurer of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (c)   Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, society, group or other person or legal entity that violates, disobeys, omits, neglects, or refuses to comply with, or who resists, or opposes the execution of any of the provisions of Section 264.3, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500, or by imprisonment, not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for every day such violation, disobedience, omission, neglect or refusal shall continue.
   (d)   For a second or subsequent violation, any local retail business license of the business facility where the offense occurred shall be revoked by the licensing agency until the violator complies with Section 264.3.
(Added by Ord. 329-87, App. 7/31/87)
[Alcohol Consumption Warnings]
SEC. 265.  POLICY.
   It is the policy of the City and County of San Francisco to require every person who sells alcohol intended to be used as a beverage to post a conspicuous warning at the point of retail sale warning that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause birth defects.
(Added by Ord. 6-88, App. 1/7/88)
SEC. 265.1.  FINDINGS.
   Recent research indicates that alcohol consumption during pregnancy can have severe and adverse effects on the fetus, resulting in birth defects including growth retardation, facial abnormalities and congenital heart disease. Such adverse effects are known individually as Fetal Alcohol Effects and collectively as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is the leading preventable birth defect in infants, affecting brain, limb and motor reflex development for developing fetuses. These are irreversible birth defects. Public awareness of Fetal Alcohol Effects and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is dangerously low. It is the policy of the City and County of San Francisco that the public should be informed that consumption of alcohol during pregnancy may be harmful to a fetus and may result in birth defects.
   Therefore, the Board of Supervisors declares that it is in the public interest to require every person who sells alcohol intended to be used as a beverage to post a conspicuous warning at the point of retail sale as to the possible danger in consuming alcohol during pregnancy.
(Added by Ord. 6-88, App. 1/7/88)
SEC. 265.2.  ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION WARNINGS.
   (a)   Every person who sells, offers for sale, or keeps for sale, alcohol intended to be used as a beverage shall post at the point of retail sale a warning as provided in this Section.
   (b)   Such sign shall be not less than 10 inches by 10 inches in size and shall be conspicuously displayed so as to be readable; except that for persons who sell, offer for sale, or keep for sale, alcohol intended to be used as a beverage in "mini-bars," which are small refrigerators which do not exceed 2 feet in height by 2 feet in width, the required warning signs at the point of retail sale shall be not less than 3½ inches by 4½ inches in size and shall be readable. The signs required for "mini-bars" shall be attached and secured by adhesive material to the inside door of the "mini-bars." Lettering thereon shall be not less than  inch in height and shall be printed on a contrasting background and in a legible manner, conveying the following warning:
"WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED
SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND
OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
DURING PREGNANCY CAN CAUSE
BIRTH DEFECTS"
   (c)   Where alcohol intended to be used as a beverage is sold, offered for sale or kept for sale to a substantial number of persons who use a language other than English as a primary language, an additional sign shall be worded in the primary language or languages involved and posted pursuant to Paragraph (b).
(Added by Ord. 6-88, App. 1/7/88; amended by Ord. 87-89, App. 3/29/89)
SEC. 265.3.  PENALTIES AND ENFORCEMENT.
   (a)   The Director of Health shall enforce Section 265.2 against violations by serving notice requiring the correction of any violation within a reasonable time specified by the Director. Upon failure to comply with the notice within the time period specified, the Director shall call upon the City Attorney to maintain an action for injunction to enforce the provisions of Section 265.2, to cause the correction of any such violation, and for assessment and recovery of a civil penalty for such violation.
   (b)   Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, society, group or other person or legal entity that violates, disobeys, omits, neglects, or refuses to comply with the execution of Section 265.2, shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $500 for each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue.
   (c)   Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, society, group or other person or legal entity that violates, disobeys, omits, neglects, or refuses to comply with the execution of any of the provisions of Section 265.2 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500, or by imprisonment, not exceeding six months or by both such fine and imprisonment, and shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for every day such violation, disobedience, omission, neglect or refusal shall continue.
   (d)   For a second or subsequent violation, any local retail business license of the business facility where the offense occurred may be revoked by the licensing agency until the violator complies with Section 265.2.
(Added by Ord. 6-88, App. 1/7/88)
[Disaster Notification Registry]
SEC. 266.  REGISTRY FOR SENIOR AND DISABLED PERSONS WHO WISH TO BE CONTACTED IN THE EVENT OF A DISASTER.
   The Department of Public Health shall establish and maintain a register identifying those persons who wish to be visited after a major earthquake or other disaster which poses a threat of injury to such persons. The persons eligible to register are those 65 years of age or older, those who are disabled, and those who employ or house persons who are eligible to register. A "disabled person" is one whose life functions have been significantly altered by their medical condition or disease, or who has any other significantly disabling physical, or mental condition including, but not limited to, a physical condition that significantly impairs his or her ability to move normally, a chronic illness that requires continuing medication to prevent a life-threatening disease, or a condition (such as heart disease) that could result in a serious medical problem in a disaster. Persons who wish to be included in the register shall provide their name, address, telephone number and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any relatives, neighbors, or other persons who regularly communicate with the person registered and may be able to provide information as to that person's condition in the event of a disaster. In the event of a major earthquake or other disaster which poses a threat of injury to senior and disabled persons, the Department shall attempt to visit or otherwise communicate with registered persons in order to determine if they need medical or other assistance. The Department shall act as expeditiously as possible, taking into consideration the need to allocate resources to respond to the disaster. The Department shall provide notice to the public that registration is available by such means as the Department determines best suited to reach seniors and the disabled.
   By adopting this ordinance, the City and County of San Francisco is assuming an undertaking only to promote the general welfare. It is not assuming, not is it imposing on its officers and employees, an obligation for breach of which it is liable in money damages to any person who claims that such breach approximately caused injury.
(Added by Ord. 259-90, App. 7/6/90)
[Natural Membrane (Lambskin) Condom Warning]
SEC. 267.  POLICY.
   It is the policy of the City and County of San Francisco to require every person who sells condoms made of natural membrane (lambskin) intended to be used for disease or pregnancy prevention to post a conspicuous warning at the point of retail sale, display for purchase, or dispensing of condoms that latex condoms labeled for disease prevention provide greater protection against AIDS, Hepatitis B and Herpes viruses than do natural (lambskin) condoms.
(Added by Ord. 381-91, App. 10/28/91)
SEC. 267.1.  FINDINGS.
   Recent testing of natural membrane (lambskin) condoms revealed that this type of condom prevents the passage of sperm through the pores of the material, but some viruses and virus-sized particles pass through the barrier membrane. This research indicates that users cannot be assured that natural membrane condoms will be a barrier against all sexually transmitted diseases. Based on research conducted that studied the effectiveness of condoms made of latex and condoms made of natural membrane in preventing the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, the Food and Drug Administration, of the Department of Health and Human Services, released an educational publication ("Condoms and Sexually Transmitted Disease," 1990) that states: "Tests have shown that latex condoms can prevent the passage of AIDS, hepatitis and herpes viruses but natural (lambskin) condoms may not do this."
   Therefore, in order to serve the public health, safety and welfare, the Board of Supervisors declares that the purpose of Sections 267 through 267.6 of this Article is to educate the public by requiring that warning signs be placed at all locations where condoms made of natural membrane (lambskin) are sold to the public.
(Added by Ord. 381-91, App. 10/28/91)
SEC. 267.2.  DUTY TO POST.
   (a)   Every person or entity who owns, operates, manages, leases or rents a premises or vending machine offering condoms made of natural membrane (lambskin) for sale, or dispensing for consideration, to the public, shall cause a sign or notice to be posted at one of the following points: the point of sale, display for purchase, distribution, or dispensing. Such notice shall be in English, Spanish, Chinese and Tagalog as provided in this section:
   The sign or notice shall read:
"WARNING
LATEX CONDOMS LABELLED FOR
DISEASE PREVENTION PROVIDE
GREATER PROTECTION AGAINST
AIDS, HEPATITIS B AND HERPES
VIRUSES THAN DO NATURAL
(LAMBSKIN) CONDOMS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
CALL 864-8100
AVISO
LOS CONDONES DE LATEX
CON ROTULOS DE PREVENCION
DE ENFERMEDADES OFRENCEN
UNA MAYOR PROTECCION CONTRA
LOS VIRUS DEL SIDA, HEPATITIS B
Y HERPES QUE LOS CONDONES
NATURALES DE PIEL DE
CORDERO.
PARA MAS INFORMACION
LLAME AL: 864-8100
BABALA
ANG CONDOM NA GAWA SA GOMA
AY NAKAPAGBIBIGAY NG HIGIT NA
PROTEKSYON LABAN SA AIDS VIRUS,
HEPATITIS B, AT HERPES KAYSA SA
CONDOM NA GAWA SA BALAT.
PARA SA HIGIT NA IMPORMASYON,
TUMAWAG SA 864-8100
   (b)   Such sign shall be not less than eight and one-half inches by 11 inches and shall be conspicuously displayed so as to be readable. The word "WARNING" shall not be less than one-half inch in height and shall be centered on a single line with no other text. The sentence "FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 864-8100" shall be a separate paragraph centered immediately following the last sentence of the English warning and the same format shall be followed for the other languages.
   (c)   The required sign or notice shall be placed as follows:
      (1)   Where the sale, display for purchase, or dispensing of condoms made of natural membrane to the public occurs other than through the use of a vending machine, at least one sign shall be posted at one of the following points: point of retail sale, dispensing, or at the display for purchase, and shall be conspicuously displayed so as to be readable.
      (2)   Where the sale or dispensing of condoms made of natural membrane to the public occurs through the use of a vending machine, the sign or notice and the lettering thereon is not subject to the minimum width, height or length requirements of this Subsection (b) of this Section except at least one sign or notice shall be attached or affixed to the front of the vending machine to assure that it is readable by a person who is physically close enough to the vending machine to actually operate it.
   (d)   It is the intent of the Board of Supervisors in approving these provisions that the specified warning notices shall be provided by the Department of Public Health to facilitate compliance with the requirements.
(Added by Ord. 381-91, App. 10/28/91)
SEC. 267.3.  VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES.
   Anyone, subject to the provision of Section 267.2 knowingly failing to post the required warning, is guilty of an infraction.
(Added by Ord. 381-91, App. 10/28/91)
SEC. 267.4.  ENFORCEMENT.
   In addition to any peace officer the following classes of employees of the City and County of San Francisco shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of Section 267.2:
 
Classification Number
Class Title
6120
Environmental Health Inspector
6122
Senior Environmental Health Inspector
6124
Principal Environmental Health Inspector
6127
Assistant Director, Bureau of Environmental Health
6126
Director, Bureau of Environmental Health
8280
Environmental Control Officer
 
(Added by Ord. 381-91, App. 10/28/91)
SEC. 267.5.  CITY UNDERTAKING LIMITED TO PROMOTION OF GENERAL WELFARE.
   In undertaking the adoption and enforcement of Sections 267 through 267.5, the City is assuming an undertaking only to promote the general welfare. This Chapter is not intended to create any new rights for breach of which the City is liable in money damages to any person who claims that such breach proximately caused injury. This section shall not be construed to limit or proscribe any other existing rights or remedies possessed by such person.
(Added by Ord. 381-91, App. 10/28/91)
SEC. 267.6.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any part of this ordinance, or the application thereof, is held to be invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected thereby, and this ordinance shall otherwise continue in full force and effect. To this end, the provisions of this ordinance, and each of them, are severable.
(Added by Ord. 381-91, App. 10/28/91)
[Personal Lubricants Intended to Be Used with Condoms Warning]
SEC. 267.7.  POLICY.
   It is the policy of the City and County of San Francisco to require every person who sells personal lubricants intended to be used with condoms to post a conspicuous warning at the point of retail sale or display for purchase that lubricants containing oil or vegetable shortening used with a latex condom may damage the integrity of the condom, water-based lubricants are condom compatible, and lubricants containing nonoxynol-9 may decrease transmission of STD's and HIV when used with a condom.
(Added by Ord. 225-93, App. 7/16/93)
SEC. 267.8.  FINDINGS.
   Testing of short-term exposure to lubricants adjunctly applied to latex condoms concluded that oil-based personal lubricants have a significant deleterious effect on the strength of condoms. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, issued a report ("Condoms for Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases," 1988) that recommends that only water-based lubricants should be used with a condom. Petroleum- or oil-based lubricants (such as petroleum jelly, cooking oils, shortening, and lotions) should not be used since they weaken the latex. This report indicates that use of oil-based lubricants that weaken latex may contribute to the failure of condoms to protect against STD. The effect of oil-based lubricants on condom performance was tested by CONSUMER REPORTS by using oil-based lubricants in airburst testing. In this test, at least half of the samples of each condom failed.
   Therefore, in order to serve the public health, safety and welfare, the Board of Supervisors declares that the purpose of this Article is to educate the public by requiring that warning signs about oil-based lubricants be placed at all locations where personal lubricants are sold to the public.
(Added by Ord. 225-93, App. 7/16/93)
SEC. 267.9.  DUTY TO POST.
   (a)   Every person or entity who owns, operates, manages, leases or rents a premises offering personal lubricants for sale to the public shall cause a sign or notice to be posted at the point of sale or display for purchase. Such notice shall be in English, Spanish, Chinese and Tagalog as provided in this Section.
   The sign or notice shall read:
"CAUTION
CHECK THE LABEL BEFORE YOU
BUY. USE ONLY WATER-BASED
LUBRICANTS WITH A CONDOM.
STUDIES SHOW CONDOMS BREAK
IF USED WITH LUBRICANTS
CONTAINING OIL OR VEGETABLE
SHORTENING.
For More Information Call: ____________"
   (b)   Such sign shall be not less than eight and one-half inches by eleven inches and shall be conspicuously displayed so as to be readable. The word "CAUTION" shall not be less than one-half inch in height and shall be centered on a single line with no other text. The sentence "For More Information Call ____________" shall be a separate paragraph centered immediately following the last sentence of the English warning and the same format shall be followed for the other languages.
   (c)   The required sign or notice shall be placed as follows: At least one sign shall be posted where the sale or display for purchase of personal lubricants to the public occurs and shall be conspicuously displayed so as to be readable.
   (d)   It is the intent of the Board of Supervisors in approving these provisions that the specified warning notices shall be provided by the Department of Public Health within 30 days of the effective date of this ordinance to facilitate compliance with the requirements.
(Added by Ord. 225-93, App. 7/16/93)
SEC. 267.10.  VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES.
   Anyone, subject to the provision of Section 267.9 knowingly failing to post the required warning, is guilty of an infraction.
(Added by Ord. 225-93, App. 7/16/93)
SEC. 267.11.  ENFORCEMENT.
   In addition to any peace officer the following classes of employees of the City and County of San Francisco shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of Section 267.9:
 
Classification Number
Class Title
6120
Environmental Health Inspector
6122
Senior Environmental Health Inspector
6124
Principal Environmental Health Inspector
6127
Assistant Director, Bureau of Environmental Health
6126
Director, Bureau of Environmental Health
8280
Environmental Control Officer
2806
Disease Control Investigator
2808
Senior Disease Control Investigator
 
(Added by Ord. 225-93, App. 7/16/93)
SEC. 267.12.  CITY UNDERTAKING LIMITED TO PROMOTION OF GENERAL WELFARE.
   In undertaking the adoption and enforcement of this Article the City is assuming an undertaking only to promote the general welfare. This Article is not intended to create any new rights for breach of which the City is liable in money damages to any person who claims that such breach proximately caused injury. This Section shall not be construed to limit or proscribe any other existing rights or remedies possessed by such person.
(Added by Ord. 225-95, App. 7/16/93)
SEC. 267.13.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any part of this ordinance, or this application thereof, is held to be invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected thereby, and this ordinance shall otherwise continue in full force and effect. To this end, the provisions of this ordinance, and each of them, are severable.
(Added by Ord. 225-95, App. 7/16/93)