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ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
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: FOOD PURCHASES AT HOSPITALS OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND JAILS OPERATED BY THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 21E: GOODS OR SERVICES CONTRACTS FOR INCARCERATED PERSONS
CHAPTER 21F: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21G: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 22: RADIO COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22A: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22B: TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22C: PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS
CHAPTER 22D: OPEN DATA POLICY
CHAPTER 22E: CITY-OWNED FIBER-OPTIC FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22G: OFFICE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22H: DESIGNATION UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA)
CHAPTER 23: REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 23A: SURPLUS PUBLIC LANDS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CHAPTER 24A: ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE LOCAL RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR
CHAPTER 24B: RELOCATION APPEALS BOARD
CHAPTER 25: STREET LIGHTING
CHAPTER 26. DEEMED APPROVED OFF-STREET ALCOHOL USE NUISANCE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27: HEALTHY NAIL SALON RECOGNITION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 28: ADMINISTRATIVE DEBARMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 29: FINDINGS OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FEASIBILITY
CHAPTER 29A: APPROVAL OF POWER PLANT; PLANNING CODE SEC. 303(q) CRITERIA
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 37B: MIDTOWN PARK APARTMENTS
CHAPTER 37C: EVICTION PROTECTIONS FOR COMMERCIAL TENANTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
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 41G: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL COVID-19 PROTECTIONS
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 107C: AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 109: PRIORITIZING 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CHAPTER 111: HOUSING REPORTS FOR SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
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
CHAPTER 122: CLOSURE OF COUNTY JAIL 4
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: [REPEALED]
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: [REPEALED]
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 29: VACANCY TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 30: CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX
ARTICLE 32: TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION TAX
ARTICLE 36: COMMERCIAL RENTS 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 11B: HEALTHY BUILDINGS
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
ARTICLE 46: OVERDOSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS
ARTICLE 47: ADULT SEX VENUES
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 33K: RIGHT TO REEMPLOYMENT FOLLOWING LAYOFF DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
ARTICLE 33L: PROHIBITING EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF COVID-19 STATUS
ARTICLE 33M: GROCERY STORE, DRUG STORE, RESTAURANT, AND ON-DEMAND DELIVERY SERVICE WORKER PROTECTIONS
ARTICLE 34: REGULATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS - PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 35: FIREARM STRICT LIABILITY ACT
ARTICLE 36: PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR DRUG, OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE UPON PUBLIC PREMISES SELLING OR SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 36A: [SALE, MANUFACTURE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION; POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS]
ARTICLE 36B: STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 36C: PROHIBITION OF FIREARMS AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS
ARTICLE 36D: GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS
ARTICLE 37: POLICE EMERGENCY ALARM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF AIDS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 39: PEDICABS
ARTICLE 40: DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 41: PROHIBITING THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF REPLICA HYPODERMIC NEEDLES OR SYRINGES
ARTICLE 42: SALE AND DISPLAY OF AEROSOL PAINT CONTAINERS AND MARKER PENS
ARTICLE 42A: COLOR TIRES
ARTICLE 42B: MERCURY THERMOMETERS
ARTICLE 42D: SALE AND DISPLAY OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING HYDROFLUORIC ACID
ARTICLE 43: ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 44: CLOSED CAPTIONS ACTIVATION REQUIREMENT ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 45: FIREARMS AND WEAPONS VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 46: PROHIBITING SELF-SERVICE MERCHANDISING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXCEPT IN PLACES TO WHICH MINORS HAVE NO ACCESS
ARTICLE 47: PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
ARTICLE 48: LASER POINTERS
ARTICLE 49: PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERING ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS AND RELATED INFORMATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING DECISIONS
ARTICLE 50: CRIMINAL HISTORY IN ADMISSION TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
ARTICLE 51: STORMWATER FLOOD RISK DISCLOSURE
ARTICLE 52: OCCUPANT'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE A COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PROVIDER
ARTICLE 53: REGULATION OF THIRD-PARTY FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES
ARTICLE 55: ACCEPTANCE OF CASH BY BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 56: MOTOR VEHICLE STUNT DRIVING
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
Comprehensive Ordinance List
San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) Codes
SEC. 249.84.  INDIA BASIN SPECIAL USE DISTRICT.
   (a)   Purpose and Boundaries. A Special Use District entitled the “India Basin Special Use District” (SUD) is hereby established, located generally at Innes Avenue between Griffith Street and Earl Street, along the India Basin shoreline, in the southeast part of San Francisco. The precise boundaries of the SUD are shown on Sectional Map SU09 of the Zoning Map. The purpose of this SUD is to implement the Development Agreement for the India Basin Mixed-Use Project (Project), approved by the Board of Supervisors in the ordinance in Board File No. 180680. The Project will provide several benefits to the City, such as a significant amount of open space, increased public access, commercial space, extensive infrastructure improvements, and affordable housing, while creating jobs, housing, and a vibrant community.
   (b)   Public Trust. Within this SUD, certain property is or will be subject to the public trust for commerce, navigation, and fisheries (the Public Trust) in accordance with a public trust exchange and title settlement agreement with the State of California. The Port of San Francisco (Port) has jurisdiction over the Public Trust property, with the right to prohibit uses that are not consistent with the Public Trust. The Port also shall issue permits for any improvements on the Public Trust property, subject to any delegation by the Port to another City agency. The Recreation and Park Department will operate and maintain the public parks and open spaces located on Public Trust property, in accordance with an agreement with the Port and in accordance with the open space covenant attached to the Development Agreement (Open Space Covenant). The Planning Commission has jurisdiction over the permitting for any development of property within the SUD that is not subject to the Public Trust.
   (c)   Relationship to Design Standards and Guidelines. The Design Standards and Guidelines (DSG), as may be periodically amended, are incorporated into this SUD and set forth standards and guidelines applicable within the SUD. A copy of the DSG is on file with the Planning Department and is available on its website. This SUD and the DSG shall be read and construed together so as to avoid any conflict to the greatest extent possible. If there is an unavoidable conflict between the SUD and the DSG, the SUD shall prevail. The Planning Director may make adjustments to the DSG for areas within the Planning Commission’s jurisdiction, provided any material amendment to the DSG, as determined by the Planning Director, will be subject to the review and approval of the Planning Commission. Adjustments to the DSG for areas outside of the Planning Commission’s jurisdiction, such as adjustments to the public right-of-ways, public infrastructure, or recreational facilities within the parks, may be made by the Public Works Director, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission General Manager, or the Recreation and Park Department General Manager, as applicable, subject to the requirements of the Development Agreement and the Open Space Covenant and following consultation with the Planning Director.
   (d)   Relationship to Other Planning Code Provisions. Applicable provisions of the Planning Code shall control except as otherwise provided in this SUD, the DSG within the control of the Planning Commission or Recreation and Park Commission, and the Development Agreement (for so long as the Development Agreement is in effect). In the event of a conflict between other provisions of the Planning Code and the DSG or this SUD (and further subject to subsection (e) below), this SUD shall control first, followed by the DSG and the Planning Code.
   (e)   Relationship to the Development Agreement. This SUD shall be read and construed consistent with the Development Agreement, and all development within the Project Site shall satisfy the requirements of the Development Agreement for so long as it remains in effect for each part of the Project Site. As described in the Development Agreement, the Project is divided into Development Phases, and no development may occur within a Development Phase until after the Planning Department issues a Development Phase Approval. Upon expiration or termination of the Development Agreement for any part of the Project Site, any new development, other than replacement of what was built under the Development Agreement, shall require a conditional use approval under Section 303 of this Code.
   (f)   Definitions. If not expressly superseded by definitions set forth in this Section 249.84 the DSG, or the Development Agreement, all definitions, procedures, and requirements of the Planning Code shall apply to this SUD. The following definitions shall govern interpretation of this Section:
   “Applicant” means the owner or authorized agent of the owner of a parcel that applies for an approval under this SUD.
   “Building Standards” means the standards applicable to Vertical Improvements and any associated privately-owned open spaces within the SUD, consisting of the standards specified in subsection (h) below and the standards identified as such in the DSG. It does not mean Building Code requirements under either the California, the San Francisco, or the Port of San Francisco Building Codes, which this SUD and the DSG do not override.
   “Development Agreement” shall mean the Development Agreement By and Between the City and County of San Francisco and India Basin Investment LLC, a California limited liability company, Relative to the Development Known as India Basin Mixed-Use Project, approved by the Board of Supervisors in the ordinance in Board File No. 180681, as it may be amended from time to time.
   “Development Phase” and “Development Phase Approval” have the meaning set forth in the Development Agreement.
   “General Manager” means the General Manager of the Recreation and Park Department.
   “Horizontal Development” or “Horizontal Improvements” means all improvements and construction required to prepare land for Vertical Improvements, including streets, right-of-ways, utility lines, and infrastructure to serve development lots, transit improvements, public parks and open spaces, bicycle paths, and shoreline improvements. Horizontal Development shall include all Public Improvements and all Privately-Owned Community Improvements, as those terms are defined in the Development Agreement.
   “India Basin DSG” or “DSG” shall mean the document adopted by Planning Commission Motion 20252, as may be amended from time to time. The DSG is incorporated into this SUD by reference.
   “Major Modification” means a deviation of 10% or more from any dimensional or numerical standard in this SUD or in the DSG, except as explicitly prohibited per subsection (i) below.
   “Minor Modification” means a deviation of less than 10% from any dimensional or numerical standard in this SUD or in the DSG, except as explicitly prohibited per subsection (i) below, or any deviation from any non-numerical standard in the DSG.
   “Privately-Owned Community Improvement” shall mean a facility that is privately owned and privately maintained, at no cost to the City, for the public benefit, that is not dedicated to the City. The Privately-Owned Community Improvements include certain right-of-ways, pedestrian paths and bicycle lanes, open spaces, the public market, and storm drain facilities, as more particularly described in the Development Agreement.
   “Project Site” has the meaning set forth in the Development Agreement.
   “Public Improvements” means the facilities, both on- and off-site, to be improved, constructed, and dedicated by Developer and, upon completion in accordance with the Development Agreement, accepted by the City. Public Improvements include the streets within the Project Site described in the Development Agreement, and all infrastructure and public utilities within the accepted streets (such as gas, electricity, and water and sewer lines, but excluding any non-municipal utilities), as well as sidewalks, bicycle lanes, street furniture, paths, and intersection improvements (such as curbs, medians, signaling, traffic controls devices, signage, and striping). Public Improvements also include the Parks and Open Spaces, the SFPUC Infrastructure, and the SFMTA Infrastructure, as those terms are defined in the Development Agreement. The Public Improvements do not include Privately-Owned Community Improvements.
   “RPC Open Space” means publicly-owned areas within the SUD that are within the jurisdiction of the Port Commission or the Recreation and Park Commission, as depicted on Figure 249.84-1: RPC Open Space.
   Figure 249.84-1: RPC Open Space
   “Vertical Development” or “Vertical Improvements” means new construction of a building and any later expansion or addition to a previously approved building, where the building is located within the Mixed-Use, Residential Mixed-Use, Multi-Family Residential, or Public Market land use districts within the SUD shown in Figure 249.84-2: India Basin Use Districts.
   Figure 249.84-2: India Basin Use Districts
   (g)   Uses.
      (1)   Permitted Uses. The following uses set forth in Table 249.84-1: India Basin Uses shall be permitted as indicated within the different use districts of the SUD, where P means Permitted Use and NP means Non-permitted Use.
   Table 249.84-1: India Basin Uses
 
Use
Mixed Use
Residential Mixed-Use
Multi- Family Residential
Public Market / Town Triangle
Privately Owned Open Space
Agriculture Use
P (1,2)
P (1,2)
P (1,2)
P (1)
P (1)
Automotive Use
NP (3)
NP (3)
NP (3)
NP
NP
Entertainment, Arts & Recreation Use
P (4,5)
P (4,5)
P (5,6)
P (5, 6)
NP
Industrial Use
NP (7)
NP (7, 8)
NP (3)
NP
NP
Institutional Use
P (9)
P (10)
P (10,11)
NP (12)
NP
Residential Use
P
P
P
NP
NP
Sales and Services, Non-Retail Use
P (13)
P (13)
NP
NP
NP
Sales and Services, Retail Use
P (14)
P (14, 15)
NP
NP (16)
NP
Utility and Infrastructure Use
NP (17, 18)
NP (17, 18)
NP (17, 18)
NP (18)
NP (18)
    Notes:
1.  Use permitted with the exception of Large Scale Urban Agriculture and Industrial Agriculture.
2.  Use permitted with the exception of Greenhouses.
3.  Use not permitted with the exception of Public and Private Parking facilities.
4.  Use permitted with a maximum limit of three screens for any Movie Theater use.
5.  Use permitted with the exception of Livery Stables and Sports Stadiums.
6.  Use permitted with the exception of Movie Theater and Nighttime Entertainment.
7.  Use not permitted with the exception of Cat Boarding, Kennel, Light Manufacturing, Metal Working, Parcel Trade Office, Trade Shop, Animal Processing 1, and Food Fiber and Beverage Processing.
8.  Use not permitted except on Ground Floor.
9.  Cannabis Dispensary permitted with Conditional Use.
10.  Use permitted with the exception of Cannabis Dispensary and Hospital.
11.  Use Permitted with the exception of Job Training, Trade School and Post-secondary Educational Institution.
12.  Use not permitted with the exception of Public Facilities.
13.  Use permitted with the exception of Laboratory, Life Sciences, Commercial Storage, Wholesale Sales, and Wholesale Storage.
14.  Use permitted with the exception of Adult Business, Mortuary, Limited Financial Services, Motel, Self-Storage and Tobacco Paraphernalia Store.
15.  Use permitted with the exception of Animal Hospital, Fringe Financial Services.
16.  Use not permitted with the exception of Grocery, Food and Beverage uses.
17.  Use not permitted with the exception of Internet Service Exchange, Wireless Telecommunication Services (WTS) Facility, which shall be permitted with a Conditional Use permit.
18.  Use not permitted with the exception of Utility Installation.
 
      (2)   Uses within RPC Open Space. Subject to the limitations imposed by the Public Trust, uses within RPC Open Space shall be subject to review under Planning Code section 211, which controls land uses within P (Public) Districts. Notwithstanding Planning Code Sections 211, 211.1, and 211.2, the following uses shall be considered principally permitted: concessionaire stands and infrastructure as described in the Development Agreement and the DSG.
      (3)   Temporary Uses. Subject to the limitations imposed by the Public Trust, any of the following temporary uses (collectively, Temporary Uses) may be authorized by the General Manager for uses located within the RPC Open Space or the Planning Director for uses located within the SUD but outside the RPC Open Space without a public hearing for a period not to exceed 90 days: booths for charitable, patriotic, or welfare purposes; markets; exhibitions, festivals, circuses, musical and theatrical performances, and other forms of live entertainment including setup/load-in and demobilization/load-out; athletic events; open-air sales of agriculturally-produced seasonal decorations such as Christmas trees and Halloween pumpkins; meeting rooms and event staging; mobile food on private property; and temporary retail establishments. Such authorization may be extended for another 90 days, as approved by the General Manager or Planning Director, as applicable. The General Manager (for uses located within the RPC Open Space) or the Planning Director (for uses located outside the RPC Open Space) may authorize recurring Temporary Uses, such as a weekly farmers market, under a single authorization. All such uses on the public right-of-way are subject to permitting as required under the Municipal Code.
      (4)   Interim Uses. Subject to the limitations imposed by the Public Trust, interim uses for a period not to exceed five years may be authorized by the General Manager (for uses located within the RPC Open Space) or the Planning Director (for uses located outside the RPC Open Space) without a public hearing if the General Manager or Planning Director, as applicable, finds that such Interim Use will not impede orderly development consistent with this SUD, the DSG, and the Development Agreement. Additional time for such uses may be authorized upon a new application. Any Interim Use listed in this subsection (g)(4) that is integral to development under the Development Agreement, as determined by the General Manager or Planning Director, as applicable, shall not require separate authorization as an Interim or Temporary use (for example, uses incidental to environmental clean-up, demolition and construction, storage, and automobile and truck parking and loading related to construction activities). Any authorization granted pursuant to this subsection (g)(4) shall not exempt the applicant from obtaining any other permit required by law. All such uses on the public right-of-way are subject to permitting as required under the Municipal Code. In addition to temporary uses integral to the development, Interim Uses shall include, but are not limited to:
         (A)   Retail activities, which may include the on-site assembly, production, or sale of food, beverages, and goods, the operation of restaurants or other retail food service in temporary structures, outdoor seating, food trucks, and food carts;
         (B)   Temporary art installations, exhibits, and sales;
         (C)   Recreational facilities and uses (such as play and climbing structures and outdoor fitness classes);
         (D)   Motor vehicle and bicycle parking, if accessory to other permitted, temporary, or interim uses;
         (E)   On-site assembly and production of goods in enclosed or unenclosed temporary structures;
         (F)   Educational activities, including but not limited to after-school day camp and activities;
         (G)   Site management service, administrative functions, and customer amenities and associated loading;
         (H)   Rental or sales offices incidental to new development;
         (I)   Entertainment uses, both unenclosed and enclosed, which may include temporary structures to accommodate stages, seating, and support facilities for patrons and operations; and
         (J)   Trailers, recreational vehicles, or other temporary housing for construction workers, seasonal labor, or other workforce employment needs.
      (5)   Nonconforming Uses. The Planning Director and the General Manager may allow the reasonable continuance, modification, or expansion of existing uses and structures that do not comply with this Section 249.84 or the DSG upon a determination that the use would not impede the orderly development of the SUD consistent with this Section and the Development Agreement.
      (6)   Ground Floor Use Requirements. Ground Floor Uses are required as indicated in Table 249.84-2: Types of Ground Floor Uses and Figure 249.84-3: Ground Floor Uses, below. Such uses cannot face a public right-of-way or public open space with non-transparent walls or involve the storage of goods or vehicles at a rate greater than 15% of the required frontage length, as further governed by the Ground Floor Use Requirements in the DSG.
   Table 249.84-2: Types of Ground Floor Uses
 
Ground Floor Use Type
Allowed Use Categories
(can be principal, conditional, or accessory)
Type A
Entertainment, Arts, and Recreation Uses, Sales and Services, Retail Uses
Type B
Sales and Services, Non-Retail and Institutional Use
Type C
Residential Use Category
 
   Figure 249.84-3: Ground Floor Uses
   (h)   Building Standards. Building Standards shall be as follows, unless modified in accordance with subsections (i)(2) or (i)(3), below.
      (1)   Residential Unit Density. There shall be no residential unit density limit within this SUD.
      (2)   Floor Area Ratio. There shall be no floor-area-ratio limit within this SUD.
      (3)   Building Height. The height limits shall be as set forth on Sectional Map HT09 of the Zoning Map and as further limited and detailed in Figure 249.84-4: Building Heights Maximum, and as further governed by the DSG.
   Figure 249.84-4: Building Heights Maximum
      (4)   Measurement of Height. Buildings shall be measured from predetermined points as provided in Figure 249.84-5: Measurement of Height and as further set forth in Chapter 5 of the DSG. Portions of the Site within the “OS” Height designations shall be subject to the same requirements and review procedures of other properties throughout San Francisco with an “OS” Height and Bulk designation.
   Figure 249.84-5: Measurement of Height
      (5)   Bulk. No building dimension shall be greater than 270 feet along any public right-of-way or public open space. No portion of any building above 80 feet in height shall have a dimension greater than 130 feet. Buildings shall also meet the DSG requirements for building modulation and sculpting.
      (6)   Setbacks. Buildings shall be set back from or built to the respective right-of-ways as shown in Figure 249.84-6: Setbacks, and as further governed by the DSG.
   Figure 249.84-6: Setbacks
      (7)   Rear Yard. There shall be no rear yard requirement within the India Basin SUD.
      (8)   Usable Open Space. In addition to any publicly-accessible open spaces described in the DSG, a minimum of 36 square feet of open space if private, or 48 square feet of open space if common, shall be provided for each dwelling unit. Such open space may be on the ground, on decks, balconies, porches, or other facilities and shall be provided on the same development block as the unit to be served. The standards for open spaces shall be governed by the DSG. Notwithstanding the above, dwelling units within “the Cove” portion of the site, as described in the Development Agreement and shown in Figure 1-38 of the DSG, are exempt from this usable open space requirement, given their immediate adjacency to “the Market Place” open space,
      (9)   Minimum Dwelling Unit Exposure. All required dwelling unit windows and openings as defined by Section 504: Light and Ventilation of the San Francisco Housing Code shall face directly on an open area such as a public street, laneway, parcel break, trail, or unobstructed open space, for a minimum horizontal clear dimension of 25 feet, measured perpendicularly from the required window or opening face, as further provided in the DSG.
      (10)   Maximum Off-Street Parking. The standards for off-street parking shall be governed by the DSG. Off-Street parking is not required and shall be limited to the following maximum ratios:
Table 249.84-3: Maximum Off-Street Parking Ratios per Land Use
 
Land Use
Off-Street Parking Ratio
Residential
1 space: 1 unit
Office
1 space: 1,200 gross square feet
Retail, except General Grocery or Special Grocery Use
1 space: 700 gross square feet
General Grocery or Special Grocery Uses
Up to 1 space per 500 square feet of Occupied Floor Area up to 20,000 square feet, plus up to one space per 250 square feet for any Occupied Floor Area in excess of 20,000 square feet.
 
      Pursuant to subsection (l)(4), parking amounts may be greater on a parcel-by-parcel basis than otherwise allowed by Table 249.84-3, but not to exceed 1,800 off-street parking spaces in the SUD. Notwithstanding the maximum off-street parking ratios established in Table 249.84-3, up to 225 public parking spaces may be provided to visitors to India Basin’s parks, subject to the 1,800-parking-space cap.
      (11)   Loading. Off-street loading spaces shall be provided in the following amounts, and as shown in Table 249.84-4: Loading Spaces, and Figure 249.84-7: Loading Spaces, subject to modifications in accordance with Section 4.7 of the DSG.
   Table 249.84-4: Loading Spaces
 
Garage
Loading Spaces
The Cove
5
Hillside
7
Flats
2
 
   Figure 249.84-7: Loading Spaces
      (12)   Bicycle Parking. The amount of bicycle parking required shall be governed by the Planning Code, but the location and design of the required bicycle parking shall be governed by the DSG and the transportation plan attached to the Development Agreement.
      (13)   Showers and Lockers. Showers and lockers shall be provided pursuant to the Planning Code.
      (14)   Permitted Obstructions. Obstructions shall extend no more than three feet within required setbacks and right-of-ways and no more than four feet within required setbacks greater than one foot, as further described in the DSG.
      (15)   Streetscape Improvements. Implementation of the Rights-of-Way Public Realm Improvements as described in the DSG shall be required pursuant to the Development Agreement.
      (16)   Signage. Notwithstanding the signage controls of Article 6 for business and identifying signs within NC-2 and MUG Districts, the following signage controls shall be applied within the Mixed Use, Residential Mixed-Use, and Multi-Family Residential districts of this SUD, in addition to regulation of signs in the DSG:
         (A)   Freestanding signs are not permitted.
         (B)   Signs shall be placed no higher than 30 feet above grade.
         (C)   Identifying signs shall be no larger than 10 square feet.
         (D)   There is no limitation on the area of business signs as long as they meet the controls of the DSG.
         (E)   Projecting signs may project no more than 50% of the sidewalk width and must be oriented perpendicular to the building face.
      (17)   Inclusionary Housing Requirements. For so long as the Development Agreement is in effect with respect to a portion of the Project Site, the affordable housing requirements of the Development Agreement shall govern that portion of the Project Site. Upon expiration or termination of the Development Agreement as applied to a portion of the Project Site, the then-applicable affordable housing requirements of the Planning Code shall apply to that portion of the Project Site, without reference to the date of any earlier environmental review application.
      (18)   Impact Fees. For so long as the Development Agreement remains in effect with respect to a portion of the Project Site, the developer impact fees payable for any Vertical Development on that portion of the Project Site will be determined in accordance with the Development Agreement. Upon expiration or termination of the Development Agreement as applied to a portion of the Project Site, the then-applicable developer impact fees in the Planning Code shall apply to that portion of the Project Site.
   (i)   Modifications to Building Standards and Ground Floor Use Requirements. Modification of the Building Standards and Ground Floor Use Requirements set forth in this SUD and as more specifically set forth in the DSG may be approved on a project-by-project basis according to the procedures set forth below.
      (1)   No Modifications or Variances. No modifications or variances are permitted for maximum height and maximum off-street parking ratios established in this SUD, except as provided in subsection (l)(4). Other Building Standards set forth in this SUD or in the DSG may only be modified as provided in subsections (i)(2) and (i)(3).
      (2)   Minor Modifications. The Planning Director may approve a Minor Modification administratively in accordance with the procedures set forth in subsection (l).
      (3)   Major Modifications. The Planning Commission shall hear any application for a Major Modification in accordance with the procedures set forth in subsection (l).
   (j)   Development Phase Approval. The Planning Department shall approve only those applications for individual building projects that are consistent with a Development Phase Approval. The Development Phase Approval process, as set forth in the Development Agreement, is to ensure that all Horizontal Improvements and Vertical Improvements within a Development Phase are consistent with the Development Agreement and this SUD. The Planning Director shall act on a Development Phase Application within 60 days after submittal of a complete Development Phase Application.
   (k)   Design Review and Approval. To ensure that Vertical Improvements and Privately-Owned Community Improvements meet the DSG and Development Agreement requirements, an Applicant shall submit a design review application and receive approval from the Planning Department, or the Planning Commission if required, before obtaining any permits for the applicable construction. Design review and approval for all RPC Open Spaces shall be performed by the Recreation and Park Department, with Planning Department consultation, subject to the Port’s approval for consistency with the Public Trust for any lands that are subject to the Public Trust. Standards and limitations on design review approval are set forth in the Development Agreement and in subsection (l), below. Nothing in this Section 249.84 limits the Charter authority of any City department or commission or the rights of City agencies to review and approve proposed infrastructure as set forth in the Development Agreement.
   (l)   Design Review Applications and Process.
      (1)   Applications. Each design review application shall include the documents and other materials necessary to determine consistency with this SUD and the DSG, including site plans, sections, elevations, renderings, landscape plans, and exterior material samples to illustrate the overall concept design of the proposed buildings. If an Applicant requests a Major or Minor Modification, the application shall describe proposed changes in reasonable detail, including narrative and supporting images, if appropriate, and a statement of the purpose or benefits of the proposed changes. Substitutions should be of equal or superior quality to existing standards.
      (2)   Completeness. Planning Department staff shall review the application for completeness and advise the Applicant in writing of any deficiencies within 30 days of the date of the application.
      (3)   Design Review of Vertical Improvements and Privately-Owned Community Improvements. Upon a determination of completeness, Planning Department staff shall conduct design review and prepare a staff report determining compliance with this SUD and the DSG, including a recommendation regarding any modifications sought. The staff report shall be delivered to the Applicant and any third parties requesting notice in writing, shall be kept on file, and shall be posted on the Department’s website for public review, within 60 days of the determination of completeness. If Planning Department staff determines that the design is not compliant with this SUD or the DSG, the Applicant may resubmit the Application, in which case the requirements of this subsection (l) for determination of completeness, staff review and determination of compliance, and delivery, filing, and posting of the staff report, shall apply anew.
      (4)   Off-Street Parking. Design review applications for Vertical Improvements shall include the requested number of off-street parking spaces sought for the Vertical Improvement. It is the intent of this SUD that at full build-out of all parcels in the SUD, the total number of off-street parking spaces within the SUD shall not exceed the applicable maximum parking ratios specified in Table 249.84-3. The maximum parking ratios shall not apply to individual Vertical Improvements or parcels, but shall be considered cumulatively for the Vertical Improvements within the SUD as a whole, as set forth in the Development Agreement. Each application shall include both the individual request for off-street parking related to the specific location and the cumulative number of off-street parking spaces previously approved.
      (5)   Approvals and Public Hearings for Vertical Improvements and Privately-Owned Community Improvements.
         (A)   Vertical Improvements Seeking No Modifications, or Minor Modifications. Within 10 days after the delivery and posting of the staff report on the design review application, the Planning Director shall approve or disapprove the design and any Minor Modifications based on its compliance with this SUD, the DSG, and the General Plan. If the Vertical Improvement is consistent with the numeric standards set forth in this SUD and the DSG, the Planning Director’s discretion to approve or disapprove the Vertical Improvement shall be limited to the Vertical Improvement’s consistency with the non-numeric elements of the DSG and the General Plan. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this SUD, the Planning Director may, at his or her discretion, refer an Application that proposes a Minor Modification to the Planning Commission if the Planning Director determines that the proposed modification does not meet the intent of the DSG standards.
         (B)   Vertical Improvements Seeking Major Modifications. If an application for Vertical Improvements seeks one or more Major Modifications, or if a design review application is otherwise referred to the Planning Commission, the Planning Commission shall calendar the item for a public hearing, subject to any required noticing. The Planning Commission’s review shall be limited to the proposed Major Modification or the modifications referred by the Planning Director for failure to meet the DSG standards. The Planning Commission shall consider all comments from the public and the recommendations of the staff report and the Planning Director in making a decision to approve or disapprove the Vertical Improvement design, including the granting of any Major Modifications.
         (C)   Notice of Hearings. In addition to complying with the notice requirements of the Brown Act and the Sunshine Ordinance, notice of Planning Commission hearings required by subsection (l)(5)(B) shall be provided as follows:
            (i)   by mail not less than 10 days prior to the date of the hearing, to the Vertical Improvement applicant, to property owners within 300 feet of the exterior boundaries of the property that is the subject of the application, using for this purpose the names and addresses as shown on the citywide assessment roll in the Office of the Tax Collector, and to any person who has requested such notice; and
            (ii)   by posting on the subject property not less than 10 days prior to the date of the hearing.
   (m)   Change of Use. Each building permit application submitted to the Department of Building Inspection for Vertical Improvements shall be forwarded to the Planning Department. The applicable department shall review the building permit application for consistency with the authorizations granted pursuant to this Section 249.84. No building permit may be issued for any Vertical Improvement or for a permit of Occupancy that would authorize a new use unless the Planning Department determines such permit is consistent with the Standards set forth in the DSG.
   (n)   Discretionary Review. No requests for discretionary review shall be accepted by the Planning Department or heard by the Planning Commission for any Building in the SUD.
(Added by Ord. 251-18, File No. 180680, App. 11/1/2018, Eff. 12/2/2018, Oper. 12/2/2018)