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PREFACE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
CHAPTER 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CHAPTER 2A: EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CHAPTER 2B: ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARDS (TAX APPEAL BOARDS)
CHAPTER 3: BUDGET PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 4: CITY BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND VEHICLES
CHAPTER 5: COMMITTEES
CHAPTER 6: PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 7: DISASTER COUNCIL
CHAPTER 8: DOCUMENTS, RECORDS AND PUBLICATIONS
CHAPTER 9A: FARMERS' MARKET
CHAPTER 9B: FLEA MARKET
CHAPTER 10: FINANCE, TAXATION, AND OTHER FISCAL MATTERS
CHAPTER 10B: SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES
CHAPTER 10C: REIMBURSEMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES
CHAPTER 10E: PLANNING MONITORING
CHAPTER 10F: 1660 MISSION STREET SURCHARGE
CHAPTER 10G: BOARD OF APPEALS SURCHARGE FOR PERMITS AND FEES
CHAPTER 10H: RECOVERY OF COSTS OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE
CHAPTER 11: FRANCHISES
CHAPTER 12: HOUSING AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 12A: HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
CHAPTER 12B: NONDISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12C: NONDISCRIMINATION IN PROPERTY CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12D: MINORITY/WOMEN/LOCAL BUSINESS UTILIZATION
CHAPTER 12E: CITY EMPLOYEE'S SEXUAL PRIVACY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12F: IMPLEMENTING THE MACBRIDE PRINCIPLES - NORTHERN IRELAND
CHAPTER 12G: PROHIBITION ON USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY RECIPIENTS OF CITY CONTRACTS, GRANTS, AND LOANS
CHAPTER 12H: IMMIGRATION STATUS
CHAPTER 12I: CIVIL IMMIGRATION DETAINERS
CHAPTER 12J: CITY BUSINESS WITH BURMA PROHIBITED
CHAPTER 12K: SALARY HISTORY*
CHAPTER 12L: PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS AND MEETINGS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
CHAPTER 12M: PROTECTION OF PRIVATE INFORMATION*
CHAPTER 12N: LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, AND QUESTIONING YOUTH: YOUTH SERVICES SENSITIVITY TRAINING
CHAPTER 12O: EARNED INCOME CREDIT INFORMATION
CHAPTER 12P: MINIMUM COMPENSATION
CHAPTER 12Q: HEALTH CARE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 12R: MINIMUM WAGE
CHAPTER 12S: WORKING FAMILIES CREDIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 12T: CITY CONTRACTOR/SUBCONTRACTOR CONSIDERATION OF CRIMINAL HISTORY IN HIRING AND EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS
CHAPTER 12U: SWEATFREE CONTRACTING
CHAPTER 12V: PERSONAL SERVICES MINIMUM CONTRACTUAL RATE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12W: SICK LEAVE*
CHAPTER 12X: PROHIBITING CITY TRAVEL AND CONTRACTING IN STATES THAT ALLOW DISCRIMINATION*
CHAPTER 12Y: SAN FRANCISCO SLAVERY DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 12Z: SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 13: JAILS AND PRISONERS
CHAPTER 14: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH CARE SECURITY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14A: DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 14B: LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE UTILIZATION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14C: [EXPIRED]
CHAPTER 15: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
CHAPTER 16: OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES GENERALLY
CHAPTER 17: PUBLIC OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES
CHAPTER 18: PAYROLL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 19. COMMUNITY SAFETY CAMERA ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 19A: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER 19B: ACQUISITION OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 20: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER 21: ACQUISITION OF COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21A: HEALTH-RELATED COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21B: COMMODITIES AND SERVICES RELATING TO PROJECTS ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS
CHAPTER 21C: MISCELLANEOUS PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 21D: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21E: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21F: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21G: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 22: RADIO COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22A: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22B: TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22C: PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS
CHAPTER 22D: OPEN DATA POLICY
CHAPTER 22E: CITY-OWNED FIBER-OPTIC FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22G: OFFICE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22H: DESIGNATION UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA)
CHAPTER 23: REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 23A: SURPLUS PUBLIC LANDS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CHAPTER 24A: ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE LOCAL RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR
CHAPTER 24B: RELOCATION APPEALS BOARD
CHAPTER 25: STREET LIGHTING
CHAPTER 26. DEEMED APPROVED OFF-STREET ALCOHOL USE NUISANCE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27: HEALTHY NAIL SALON RECOGNITION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 28: ADMINISTRATIVE DEBARMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 29: FINDINGS OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FEASIBILITY
CHAPTER 29A: [APPROVAL OF POWER PLANT; PLANNING CODE SEC.
CHAPTER 29B: CHILD CARE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CITY AND CITY-FUNDED PROJECTS
CHAPTER 30: CENTRALIZATION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 31: CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT PROCEDURES AND FEES
CHAPTER 32: RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 33: COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
CHAPTER 33A: LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)*
CHAPTER 34: NOTIFICATION TO ASSESSOR CONCERNING ZONING RECLASSIFICATIONS OF PROPERTY, CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS AND VARIANCES
CHAPTER 35: RESIDENTIAL, HOTEL, AND PDR COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION
CHAPTER 36: COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS AREA PLANS AND PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 37: RESIDENTIAL RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 37A: RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION FEE
CHAPTER 38: COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS; ACCESS IMPROVEMENT OBLIGATIONS AND NOTICE TO SMALL BUSINESS TENANTS REGARDING DISABILITY ACCESS
CHAPTER 39: [RIGHT TO RETURN TO REVITALIZED PUBLIC HOUSING]
CHAPTER 40: HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 41: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41A: RESIDENTIAL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41B: COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT
CHAPTER 41C: TIME-SHARE CONVERSION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41D: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL VISITOR POLICIES
CHAPTER 41E. RESIDENTIAL HOTEL MAIL RECEPTACLE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41F: TOURIST HOTEL CONVERSION*
CHAPTER 42: INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 43: MUNICIPAL FINANCE LAW
CHAPTER 44: ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PLANNING COUNCIL
CHAPTER 45: JURY FEES
CHAPTER 47: PREFERENCE IN CITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 48: RENTAL SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
CHAPTER 49: SECURITY DEPOSITS FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY
CHAPTER 49A: RESIDENTIAL TENANT COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 49B: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNITS: LOCK REPLACEMENTS BY LANDLORD WHEN TENANTS VACATE
CHAPTER 50: NONPROFIT PERFORMING ARTS LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 51: VOLUNTARY ARTS CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 52: SAN FRANCISCO CARBON MITIGATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 53: URBAN AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 53A: URBAN AGRICULTURE INCENTIVE ZONES ACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 54: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
CHAPTER 56: DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS
CHAPTER 57: FILM COMMISSION
CHAPTER 58: RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN CIVIL MATTERS
CHAPTER 59: HEALTHY FOOD RETAILER ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 60: ASSISTED HOUSING PRESERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 61: WATERFRONT LAND USE
CHAPTER 62: DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS
CHAPTER 63: WATER EFFICIENT IRRIGATION ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 64: CITY EMPLOYEE AND CITY CONTRACTOR SAFETY AND HEALTH
CHAPTER 65: RENT REDUCTION AND RELOCATION PLAN FOR TENANTS INCONVENIENCED BY SEISMIC WORK PERFORMED PURSUANT TO CHAPTERS 14 AND 15 OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING CODE
CHAPTER 65A: COMPENSATION, OR SUBSTITUTE HOUSING SERVICE, FOR TENANTS AFFECTED BY TEMPORARY SEVERANCE OF SPECIFIED HOUSING SERVICES DURING MANDATORY SEISMIC WORK REQUIRED BY BUILDING CODE CHAPTER 34B
CHAPTER 66: SEISMIC SAFETY RETROFIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 67: THE SAN FRANCISCO SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 67A: CELL PHONES, PAGERS AND SIMILAR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 68: CULTURAL EQUITY ENDOWMENT FUND
CHAPTER 69: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 70: IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 71: MILLS ACT CONTRACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 72: RELOCATION ASSISTANCE FOR LEAD HAZARD REMEDIATION
CHAPTER 74: RENT ESCROW ACCOUNT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 77: BUILDING INSPECTION COMMISSION APPEALS
CHAPTER 78: DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION PERMIT TRACKING SYSTEM
CHAPTER 79: PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 79A: ADDITIONAL PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 80: ANTI-BLIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 80A: ORDERS TO VACATE DUE TO HAZARDOUS HOUSING CONDITIONS
CHAPTER 82: LOCAL HIRING POLICY FOR CONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 83: FIRST SOURCE HIRING PROGRAM
CHAPTER 84: SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTIAL RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PERSONS DISQUALIFIED FROM FEDERAL RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAMS BY THE FEDERAL QUALITY HOUSING AND WORK RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1998 (QHWRA)
CHAPTER 86: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FIRST COMMISSION
CHAPTER 87: FAIR HOUSING IMPLEMENTATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 88: PERFORMANCE AND REVIEW ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 89: DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES
CHAPTER 90: ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION
CHAPTER 90A: PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING MUSIC AND CULTURE
CHAPTER 91: LANGUAGE ACCESS
CHAPTER 92: REAL ESTATE LOAN COUNSELING AND EDUCATION
CHAPTER 93: PREGNANCY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 94: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLAZA PROGRAM
CHAPTER 94A: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLACES FOR PEOPLE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 95: IDENTIFICATION CARDS
CHAPTER 96: COORDINATION BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 96A: LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 96B: POLICY MAKING MARIJUANA OFFENSES THE LOWEST LAW ENFORCEMENT PRIORITY
CHAPTER 96C: POLICE INTERROGATION OF YOUTH - JEFF ADACHI YOUTH RIGHTS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 97: HEALTHCARE IMPACT REPORTS
CHAPTER 98: THE BETTER STREETS POLICY
CHAPTER 99: PUBLIC POWER IN NEW CITY DEVELOPMENTS
CHAPTER 100: PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE IMPOSITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE FINES
CHAPTER 101: RESTRICTING THE PURCHASE, SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES BY OR FOR THE CITY
CHAPTER 102: OUR CHILDREN, OUR FAMILIES COUNCIL
CHAPTER 103: NON-COOPERATION WITH IDENTITY-BASED REGISTRY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 104: COLLECTION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY DATA
CHAPTER 105: CIGARETTE LITTER ABATEMENT FEE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 106: CITY NAVIGATION CENTERS
CHAPTER 107: CULTURAL DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 107A: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 107B: CASTRO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER (LGBTQ) CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 109: PRIORITIZING 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CHAPTER 115: AUTOMATED POINT OF SALE STATION REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 116: COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION FOR RESIDENTIAL USES AND PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT
CHAPTER 117: COOPERATIVE LIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
CHAPTER 119: SAFE PARKING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 120: ADMINISTRATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS
CHAPTER 121: CLOSURE OF JUVENILE HALL
APPENDIX: Table of Initiative Ordinances and Policy Declarations
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Charter
San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code
BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
ARTICLE 1: PERMIT PROCEDURES
ARTICLE 2: LICENSE FEES
ARTICLE 3: [REPEALED]
ARTICLE 4: [RESERVED]
ARTICLE 5: ELECTRICAL MUSICAL DEVICES
ARTICLE 6: COMMON ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 7: TAX ON TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY OF HOTEL ROOMS
ARTICLE 8: SUGARY DRINKS DISTRIBUTOR TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 9: TAX ON OCCUPANCY OF PARKING SPACE IN PARKING STATIONS
ARTICLE 10: UTILITY USERS TAX
ARTICLE 10B: ACCESS LINE TAX
ARTICLE 11: STADIUM OPERATOR ADMISSION TAX
ARTICLE 12: BUSINESS REGISTRATION
ARTICLE 12-A: PAYROLL EXPENSE TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-A-1: GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-B: BUSINESS TAX REFUND
ARTICLE 12B-1: NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION AND GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP FUND TAX OPTION
ARTICLE 12-C: REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX
ARTICLE 12-D: UNIFORM LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
ARTICLE 13: CONNECTIONS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TERMINAL ALARM PANEL
ARTICLE 14: TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
ARTICLE 15: BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 15A: PUBLIC REALM LANDSCAPING, IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENT DISTRICTS ("GREEN BENEFIT DISTRICTS")
ARTICLE 16: LIVING WAGE FOR EDUCATORS PARCEL TAX
ARTICLE 17: BUSINESS TAX PENALTY AMNESTY PROGRAM
ARTICLE 20: FINANCIAL INFORMATION PRIVACY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 21: EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION COMMERCIAL RENTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 22: PARKING STATIONS; REVENUE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
ARTICLE 23: VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE EXPENDITURE PLAN
ARTICLE 28: HOMELESSNESS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 32: TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION TAX
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code
San Francisco Environment Code
ENVIRONMENT CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE ENVIRONMENT CODE
CHAPTER 1: PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE POLICY STATEMENT
CHAPTER 2: ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 3: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 4: HEALTHY AIR AND CLEAN TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 5: RESOURCE CONSERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 7: GREEN BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR CITY BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 8: TROPICAL HARDWOOD AND VIRGIN REDWOOD BAN
CHAPTER 9: GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TARGETS AND DEPARTMENTAL ACTION PLANS
CHAPTER 10: TRANSPORTATION OF AGGREGATE MATERIALS
CHAPTER 11: CELL PHONE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 12: URBAN FORESTRY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 13: ARSENIC-TREATED WOOD
CHAPTER 14: CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECOVERY ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 15: GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 16: FOOD SERVICE AND PACKAGING WASTE REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 17: PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 18: SOLAR ENERGY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 19: MANDATORY RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING
CHAPTER 20: EXISTING BUILDINGS ENERGY PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 21: CLEAN ENERGY FULL DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 22: SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL
CHAPTER 23: DRINK TAP ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: BOTTLED DRINKING WATER
CHAPTER 25: CLEAN CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS
CHAPTER 26: BETTER ROOF REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 27: ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
CHAPTER 28: FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS IN UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND JUVENILE PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 29: ELECTRIC VEHICLE READINESS IMPLEMENTATION*
CHAPTER 30: RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 31: ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND CHARGING IN COMMERCIAL PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES*
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Fire Code
San Francisco Health Code
HEALTH CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE HEALTH CODE
ARTICLE 1: ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1A: ANIMAL SACRIFICE
ARTICLE 1B: PERFORMANCE OF WILD OR EXOTIC ANIMALS FOR PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT OR AMUSEMENT
ARTICLE 1C: SALE OF ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1D: ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 2: COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
ARTICLE 3: HOSPITALS
ARTICLE 4: DECEASED PERSONS
ARTICLE 5: PUBLIC HEALTH - GENERAL
ARTICLE 6: GARBAGE AND REFUSE
ARTICLE 7: LAUNDRIES
ARTICLE 8: FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 8A: CANNABIS CONSUMPTION PERMITS
ARTICLE 9: DAIRY AND MILK CODE
ARTICLE 10: MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 11: NUISANCES
ARTICLE 11A: BED BUG INFESTATION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, DISCLOSURE, AND REPORTING
ARTICLE 12: SANITATION - GENERAL
ARTICLE 12A: BACKFLOW PREVENTION
ARTICLE 12B: SOIL BORING AND WELL REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 12C: ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES FOR NON-POTABLE APPLICATIONS
ARTICLE 14: AMBULANCES AND ROUTINE MEDICAL TRANSPORT VEHICLES
ARTICLE 15: PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATING THE USE OF 'ECONOMIC POISONS'
ARTICLE 17: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY AT SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL
ARTICLE 18: PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF CITATIONS TO VIOLATORS
ARTICLE 19: SMOKING POLLUTION CONTROL
ARTICLE 19A: REGULATING SMOKING IN EATING ESTABLISHMENTS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19B: REGULATING SMOKING IN SHARED OFFICE WORKPLACE [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19C: REGULATING SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES AND IN HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19D: PROHIBITING CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINES
ARTICLE 19E: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT AND CERTAIN SPORTS ARENAS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19F: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN ENCLOSED AREAS, CERTAIN UNENCLOSED AREAS, AND SPORTS STADIUMS
ARTICLE 19G: ENFORCEMENT OF SMOKING PROHIBITIONS
ARTICLE 19H: PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF TOBACCO
ARTICLE 19I: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN CITY PARK AND RECREATIONAL AREAS AND FARMERS' MARKETS
ARTICLE 19J: PROHIBITING PHARMACIES FROM SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19K: PROHIBITING SALES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 19L: PROHIBITING SMOKING AT CERTAIN OUTDOOR EVENTS
ARTICLE 19M: DISCLOSURE TO PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTIAL TENANTS OF WHETHER A UNIT IS SMOKE FREE OR SMOKING OPTIONAL, AND INFORMING EXISTING RESIDENTIAL TENANTS WHERE SMOKING IS OPTIONAL
ARTICLE 19N: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES - RESTRICTIONS ON SALE AND USE
ARTICLE 19O: [SMOKELESS TOBACCO - USE PROHIBITED AT ATHLETIC VENUES]
ARTICLE 19P: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO PERSONS AGED 18, 19, OR 20
ARTICLE 19Q: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19R: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LACKING FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION PREMARKET APPROVAL
ARTICLE 19S: PROHIBITING THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 20: ALKYL NITRITES
ARTICLE 21: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
ARTICLE 21A: RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 22: HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 22A: ANALYZING SOILS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE
ARTICLE 22B: CONSTRUCTION DUST CONTROL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 23: VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL WORKER SAFETY
ARTICLE 24: CHLOROFLUOROCARBON RECOVERY AND RECYCLING
ARTICLE 25: MEDICAL WASTE GENERATOR REGISTRATION, PERMITTING, INSPECTIONS AND FEES
ARTICLE 26: COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD POISONING INVESTIGATION, MANAGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 27: HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM AGREEMENT
ARTICLE 28: MEDICAL CANNABIS USER AND PRIMARY CAREGIVER IDENTIFICATION CARDS
ARTICLE 29: LICENSING AND REGULATION OF MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS AND MASSAGE BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 30: REGULATION OF DIESEL BACKUP GENERATORS
ARTICLE 31: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 32: DISEASE PREVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
ARTICLE 33: MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT
ARTICLE 34: HEALTHY PRODUCTS, HEALTHY CHILDREN ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 35: BIOLOGICAL AGENT DETECTORS
ARTICLE 36: CHILD COUGH AND COLD MEDICINE WARNING ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 37: TRANS FAT FREE RESTAURANT PROGRAM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: ENHANCED VENTILATION REQUIRED FOR URBAN INFILL SENSITIVE USE DEVELOPMENTS
ARTICLE 39: COMMERCIAL DOG WALKING
ARTICLE 40: SAFE BODY ART
ARTICLE 41: MENTAL HEALTH
ARTICLE 42: SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 43: SURPLUS MEDICATION REPOSITORY AND DISTRIBUTION
ARTICLE 45: CITY-OPERATED ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Municipal Elections Code
San Francisco Park Code
San Francisco Planning Code
San Francisco Zoning Maps
San Francisco Police Code
POLICE CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 1: PUBLIC NUISANCES
ARTICLE 1.1: REGULATING THE USE OF VEHICLES FOR HUMAN HABITATION
ARTICLE 1.2 DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH MINOR CHILDREN
ARTICLE 1.3: TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RENTAL INCREASES RENT ROLLBACK BASED UPON APRIL 15, 1979, RENTAL RATES AND REFUNDING ANY RENT INCREASES
ARTICLE 1.5: DISPLAY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY CONSERVATION DECALS
ARTICLE 2: DISORDERLY CONDUCT
ARTICLE 3: GAMES OF CHANCE
ARTICLE 4: PARADES
ARTICLE 4.5: FUNERAL PROCESSION ESCORTS
ARTICLE 5: OFFENSIVE POWDERS
ARTICLE 6: FRAUD AND DECEIT
ARTICLE 7: ANIMALS AND BIRDS
ARTICLE 7.1: HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLES
ARTICLE 8: MINORS
ARTICLE 9: MISCELLANEOUS CONDUCT REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 9.5: PROHIBITING OF PROFESSIONAL STRIKEBREAKERS
ARTICLE 9.6: REGULATIONS FOR SOLICITATION FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES
ARTICLE 10: REGULATIONS FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 10.1: REGULATING EXPOSURE OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CARTOONS OR DRAWINGS ON NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 10.2: REGULATION OF COMPUTER RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 11: REGULATIONS FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 11.1: COMMERCIAL DISPLAY OF DEAD HUMAN BODIES
ARTICLE 11.2: REGULATIONS FOR ADULT THEATERS AND ADULT BOOKSTORES PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 12: REGULATIONS FOR AUTOMOBILES
ARTICLE 13: MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS FOR PROFESSIONS AND TRADES
ARTICLE 13.1: JUNK DEALERS - PERMIT AND REGULATION
ARTICLE 13.2 BICYCLE MESSENGER BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.3: CAR RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.4: REDUCING RENTAL-CAR BURGLARIES
ARTICLE 14: LICENSES FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 15: LICENSES FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 15.1: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 15.2: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXTENDED-HOURS PREMISES
ARTICLE 15.3: PROHIBITING NUDE PERFORMERS, WAITERS AND WAITRESSES
ARTICLE 15.4: ENCOUNTER STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.5: NUDE MODELS IN PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.6: ESCORT SERVICES
ARTICLE 15.7: EVENT PROMOTERS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATION OF CANNABIS
ARTICLE 17: MISCELLANEOUS LICENSE REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 17.1: REGULATIONS FOR FORTUNETELLING; PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 18: SAN FRANCISCO POLICE PISTOL RANGE
ARTICLE 19: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
ARTICLE 20: REPRODUCING AND FURNISHING REPORTS
ARTICLE 22: CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE HEALTH CODE AND POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 23: REGULATIONS FOR PORT AREA*
ARTICLE 24: REGULATING STREET ARTISTS*
ARTICLE 25: REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE PROTECTION AND SECURITY SERVICES*
ARTICLE 26: REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC BATH HOUSES
ARTICLE 27: REGULATIONS FOR MORTGAGE MODIFICATION CONSULTANTS
ARTICLE 28: REGULATIONS FOR PAWNBROKERS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 29: REGULATION OF NOISE
ARTICLE 30: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR DRIVERS
ARTICLE 30.1: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR FIRMS
ARTICLE 31: REGULATIONS FOR TEMPORARY HELIPORTS AND PERMIT PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 32: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING BINGO GAMES
ARTICLE 32A: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING POKER GAMES
ARTICLE 33: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, PLACE OF BIRTH, SEX, AGE, RELIGION, CREED, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, WEIGHT, OR HEIGHT
ARTICLE 33A: PROHIBITION OF EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE WITH EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES AND REGULATIONS OF EMPLOYER DRUG TESTING OF EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33B: PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION BY CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE NOT DISTINCTLY PRIVATE
ARTICLE 33C: DISPLACED WORKER PROTECTION
ARTICLE 33D: GROCERY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33E: HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33F: HOURS AND RETENTION PROTECTIONS FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33G: PREDICTABLE SCHEDULING AND FAIR TREATMENT FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33H: PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
ARTICLE 33I: LACTATION IN THE WORKPLACE
ARTICLE 33J: PARITY IN PAY
ARTICLE 34: REGULATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS - PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 35: FIREARM STRICT LIABILITY ACT
ARTICLE 36: PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR DRUG, OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE UPON PUBLIC PREMISES SELLING OR SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 36A: [SALE, MANUFACTURE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION; POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS]
ARTICLE 36B: STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 36C: PROHIBITION OF FIREARMS AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS
ARTICLE 36D: GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS
ARTICLE 37: POLICE EMERGENCY ALARM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF AIDS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 39: PEDICABS
ARTICLE 40: DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 41: PROHIBITING THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF REPLICA HYPODERMIC NEEDLES OR SYRINGES
ARTICLE 42: SALE AND DISPLAY OF AEROSOL PAINT CONTAINERS AND MARKER PENS
ARTICLE 42A: COLOR TIRES
ARTICLE 42B: MERCURY THERMOMETERS
ARTICLE 42D: SALE AND DISPLAY OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING HYDROFLUORIC ACID
ARTICLE 43: ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 44: CLOSED CAPTIONS ACTIVATION REQUIREMENT ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 45: FIREARMS AND WEAPONS VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 46: PROHIBITING SELF-SERVICE MERCHANDISING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXCEPT IN PLACES TO WHICH MINORS HAVE NO ACCESS
ARTICLE 47: PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
ARTICLE 48: LASER POINTERS
ARTICLE 49: PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERING ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS AND RELATED INFORMATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING DECISIONS
ARTICLE 50: CRIMINAL HISTORY IN ADMISSION TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
ARTICLE 51: STORMWATER FLOOD RISK DISCLOSURE
ARTICLE 52: OCCUPANT'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE A COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PROVIDER
ARTICLE 55: ACCEPTANCE OF CASH BY BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUSINESSES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Port Code
San Francisco Public Works Code
PUBLIC WORKS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE PUBLIC WORKS CODE
ARTICLE 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 2: PUBLIC CONTRACT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 2.1: PERMIT FEES AND OCCUPANCY ASSESSMENTS
ARTICLE 2.3: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 2.4: EXCAVATION IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
ARTICLE 3: REGULATIONS IN REGARD TO WORKING CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 4: SEWERS
ARTICLE 4.1: INDUSTRIAL WASTE
ARTICLE 4.2. SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 4.3: SEWERS
ARTICLE 5: STREET FLOWER MARKETS
ARTICLE 5.1: ANTI-LITTER RECEPTACLES
ARTICLE 5.2: TABLES AND CHAIRS IN PUBLIC SIDEWALK OR ROADWAY AREAS
ARTICLE 5.3: DISPLAY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OR NONFOOD MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 5.4: REGULATION OF NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 5.5: DISTRIBUTION OF FREE SAMPLE MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
ARTICLE 5.6: POSTING OF SIGNS ON CITY-OWNED LAMP POSTS OR UTILITY POLES
ARTICLE 5.7: HANDBILL DISTRIBUTION ON PRIVATE PREMISES; DISPLAY OF BANNERS
ARTICLE 5.8: PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES CONCERNING PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
ARTICLE 6: STREET IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 6.1: IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 7: MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS
ARTICLE 9: UNACCEPTED STREETS
ARTICLE 11: SPUR TRACKS
ARTICLE 13: ENGINEERING INSPECTION
ARTICLE 14: UNDERGROUND PIPES, WIRES AND CONDUITS
ARTICLE 15: MISCELLANEOUS
ARTICLE 16: URBAN FORESTRY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 16.1: TREE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
ARTICLE 17: CONTROL OF DUMPS DISPOSING OF MATERIALS FROM CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION
ARTICLE 18: UTILITY FACILITIES
ARTICLE 19: PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOOTHS ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 20: PROHIBITED BICYCLE ACTIONS AND TRANSACTIONS
ARTICLE 21: RESTRICTION OF USE OF POTABLE WATER FOR SOIL COMPACTION AND DUST CONTROL ACTIVITIES
ARTICLE 22: RECLAIMED WATER USE
ARTICLE 23: GRAFFITI REMOVAL AND ABATEMENT
ARTICLE 24: SHOPPING CARTS
ARTICLE 25: PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 26*: ILLEGAL DUMPING
ARTICLE 27: SURFACE-MOUNTED FACILITIES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Subdivision Code
San Francisco Transportation Code
San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) Codes
Comprehensive Ordinance List
ARTICLE 7.1:
HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLES
 
Authority to Adopt This Article.
Authority to Issue Regulations.
Permits Required.
Permits; Exception.
Transfer of Permits.
Definitions.
Horse-Drawn Vehicle Business Permit.
Driver Permits.
Permit Investigation, Hearing and Issuance.
Expiration, Suspension and Revocation of Permits.
Insurance Requirements.
Rules of Operation.
Vehicle Regulations.
Horse or Horse-Drawn Vehicle Animal Regulations.
Department of Animal Care and Control-Duties.
Punishment.
Severability.
 
SEC. 500.  AUTHORITY TO ADOPT THIS ARTICLE.
   These horse-drawn vehicle rules and regulations are adopted pursuant to the authority granted in the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98)
SEC. 500.1.  AUTHORITY TO ISSUE REGULATIONS.
   The Chief of Police has authority, after a noticed public hearing, to adopt such rules and regulations that do not conflict with this Article to effect the purposes of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98)
SEC. 500.2.  PERMITS REQUIRED.
   (1)   It shall be unlawful to operate, or cause to be operated, a horse-drawn vehicle business within the City and County of San Francisco without first obtaining a permit from the San Francisco Police Chief.
   (2)   It shall be unlawful to drive a horse-drawn vehicle for hire within the City and County of San Francisco without first obtaining a horse-drawn vehicle driver's permit from the Chief of Police.
   (3)   It shall be unlawful to operate, or cause to be operated, any horse-drawn vehicle for hire within the City and County of San Francisco without first obtaining a permit, license, or contract for a "stand" that is acceptable to the San Francisco Police Chief. If the stand is on Port property a permit must also be obtained from the Port of San Francisco.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98)
SEC. 500.3.  PERMITS; EXCEPTION.
   The permit requirements of this Article shall not apply to the use of horse-drawn vehicles for an activity that requires an event permit from the San Francisco Police Department, such as a parade or itinerant show. The horse-drawn vehicle used for such an event must meet insurance requirements as described in this Article. If the event occurs on Port property a permit to use said property will also be required.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98; amended by Ord. 284-99, File No. 991587, App. 11/5/99)
SEC. 500.4.  TRANSFER OF PERMITS.
   Any and all permits issued pursuant to this Article are not transferable.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98)
SEC. 501.  DEFINITIONS.
   (1)   Horse-Drawn Vehicle. Includes any wagon, coach, omnibus or any vehicle powered in whole or in part by a horse, mule, or other animal.
   (2)   For Hire or Business. Horse-drawn vehicle service for consideration.
   (3)   Employee. Person who works for or renders services to a horse-drawn vehicle for hire.
   (4)   Driver or Operator. Person who drives or operates a horse-drawn vehicle.
   (5)   Horse. A horse with a weight that exceeds 1,100 pounds.
   (6)   Qualified Veterinarian. A licensed veterinarian who is an expert in the care of horses and is agreed upon by both the operator and the Department of Animal Care and Control.
   (7)   Stand. The portion of a curb lane, or any private or public property location, used for loading, unloading or waiting for passengers of horse-drawn vehicles. A "stand" must be approved by the Chief of Police and other affected City and County of San Francisco department or agency.
   (8)   Applicant. If a sole proprietorship, any person. If a partnership, each partner. If a corporation, each director, corporate officer, and stockholder owning ten percent (10%) or more of the corporation's stock.
   (9)   Mechanical Evaluator. A mechanical evaluator is a person who has expertise, through training and/or on-the-job experience in the evaluation of the structural safety of horse-drawn vehicles.
   (10)   Qualified Trainer. A qualified trainer is a person who has expertise through training and/or on-the-job experience in horse-drawn vehicle driving and the care of horse-drawn vehicle animals.
   (11)   Special Event. A special event is an occasion when a person requests the services of a horse-drawn vehicle for a prearranged period of time for a prearranged route that is not on the regular route of the horse-drawn vehicle.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98; amended by Ord. 284-99, File No. 991587, App. 11/5/99)
SEC. 502.  HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLE BUSINESS PERMIT.
   (a)   Prior to applying for a horse-drawn vehicle business permit, the applicant shall obtain:
      (1)   A San Francisco horse-drawn vehicle business address;
      (2)   Evidence of a valid permit, license or contract for use of a stand by the horse-drawn vehicle business at a location acceptable to the Chief of Police. The Chief of Police shall consider, among other things, public safety, public health, animal welfare and traffic issues in determining whether a requested location is acceptable;
      (3)   A mechanical inspection report for each vehicle. (Payment of the cost of inspection is the responsibility of the applicant.) The inspection report shall include the following:
         (i)   The mechanical evaluator's name, employer, business address and phone number,
         (ii)   The mechanical evaluator's relevant training, experience, and professional license numbers (if any), and
         (iii)   Date of inspection and inspection results, including the evaluator's conclusions regarding vehicle condition, safety concerns, and maximum safe speed, weight and seating capacity.
      (4)   A medical inspection report for each animal, made by a qualified veterinarian. (Payment of the cost of inspection is the responsibility of the applicant.) The medical inspection report shall include the following:
         (i)   The medical evaluator's name, employer, business address and phone number,
         (ii)   The medical evaluator's relevant training, experience, and professional license numbers, and
         (iii)   Date of inspection and inspection results, including vaccination information, the animal's general medical condition, identification of any specific health issues, and the evaluator's opinion as to whether the animal is fit to power a fully loaded vehicle in City traffic.
      (5)   A training report, authored by the animal trainer or owner, containing the name of the animal's trainer, the place and date of training, the content of the training, and certification that the animal is trained to safely power a fully loaded vehicle of the type to be used in City traffic. (Training costs are the responsibility of the applicant.)
   (b)   The application for the horse-drawn vehicle business permit shall be made in writing and filed with the Chief of Police. The applicant shall provide:
      (1)   Applicant's name(s), address(es), and telephone number(s);
      (2)   The physical location of the stand;
      (3)   A description of each vehicle to be operated, including photographs and other identifying information to distinguish each horse-drawn vehicle from any other;
      (4)   The mechanical inspection report for each vehicle;
      (5)   Identification of each animal used to power the vehicle(s), including photographs, and other identifying information sufficient to distinguish each animal from any other that the applicant intends to use;
      (6)   The medical evaluation report for each animal;
      (7)   The training report for each animal;
      (8)   A detailed description of the route to be followed by the horse-drawn vehicles.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98; amended by Ord. 284-99, File No. 991587, App. 11/5/99)
SEC. 502.5.  DRIVER PERMITS.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to act as a driver of any horse-drawn vehicle for hire licensed pursuant to this Article unless that person holds a driver's permit from the Chief of Police issued pursuant to this Section.
   (1)   Application for a permit to drive a horse-drawn vehicle shall be made to the Chief of Police on a form provided by the Police Department. The applicant shall pay to the City and County of San Francisco a public passenger vehicle (non-motorized) driver application and license fee as prescribed in Sections 2.26 and 2.27 of the San Francisco Administrative Code. The application shall include, but is not limited to, the following information:
      (a)   Applicant's name, address, phone number, height, weight, eye color, date of birth, and Social Security Number;
      (b)   Applicant's California driver's license number, license class and driving restrictions. The applicant shall provide a current copy of his or her driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles;
      (c)   All criminal offenses for which the applicant has been convicted, including the date and disposition of the criminal matter;
      (d)   Three photographs of applicant's face, frontal view, approximately two inches by two inches in size, taken within one month of the application;
      (e)   A complete set of applicant's fingerprints taken by the San Francisco Police Department;
      (f)   A document certifying that the applicant has been trained in equine care and horse-driving from a qualified trainer. The document shall contain, but not be limited to, the training received, dates and locations of training, trainer identification, trainer's employer and trainer's address, phone number, professional licenses (if any), training and experience;
      (g)   Such other information as the Chief of Police may deem necessary.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98; amended by Ord. 284-99, File No. 991587, App. 11/5/99)
SEC. 503.  PERMIT INVESTIGATION, HEARING AND ISSUANCE.
   The Chief of Police, upon receipt of an application for a horse-drawn vehicle business or driver's permit, shall make an investigation without unnecessary delay, hear the application, and grant such application unless he or she finds that the applicant:
      (1)   Has been convicted, or pled "no contest" or guilty, within the five-year period prior to the date of application, of any serious felony, crime of moral turpitude, or any crime related to animal cruelty or endangerment;
      (2)   Has falsified, caused to be falsified, or encouraged falsification of, any statement or document relevant to the permit application process;
      (3)   Has been found responsible for animal cruelty or endangerment in any criminal, civil, or administrative proceeding;
      (4)   Does not have the necessary qualifications or does not meet the requirements to operate a horse-drawn vehicle business or drive a horse-drawn vehicle, as applicable;
      (5)   Has previously violated the Rules of Operation for the operation of a horse-drawn vehicle business.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98)
SEC. 503.5.  EXPIRATION, SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF PERMITS.
   (1)   The Chief of Police may suspend or revoke for good cause, any Police Department-issued permit held by the horse-drawn vehicle business, or any horse-drawn vehicle driver, issued pursuant to this Article. "Good cause" includes, but is not limited to, a Chief of Police finding, after a noticed public hearing, that the permit holder has engaged in any activity that would be grounds for denial of a horse-drawn vehicle business or driver's permit.
   (2)   Permits may be revoked or suspended if the annual license fee is not paid to the San Francisco City and County Tax Collector.
   (3)   Within 30 days of the renewal date for a horse-drawn business permit, the permit holder shall submit, to the Chief of Police, recertification and reinspection reports for each animal and vehicle as described in this Article.
   (4)   Port permits may be revoked at the discretion of the San Francisco Port Commission.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98)
SEC. 504.  INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS.
      (1)   It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any horse-drawn vehicle business without sufficient insurance, pursuant to the requirements set forth by the City's Risk Manager.
   (a)   Applicants shall file with the Chief of Police, and thereafter keep in full force and effect, an insurance policy acceptable to the Chief of Police. The insurance policy shall cover any and all damage claims arising out of the horse-drawn vehicle operation, including but not limited to all property damage and bodily injury.
   (b)   Any deductibles in policies shall not exceed $1,000 for each occurrence. All policies shall be endorsed to provide 30 days' advance written notice to the City and County of San Francisco of the cancellation, nonrenewal or reduction in coverage, mailed to the following address:
City and County of San Francisco
San Francisco Police Permit Section
850 Bryant Street, Room 458
San Francisco, CA 94103
   In the case of a stand on property under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Port Commission, the insurance policy shall name the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Port Commission, its agents and its employers as additional insured.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98)
SEC. 505.  RULES OF OPERATION.
   (1)   No horse-drawn vehicle for hire shall operate in the City and County of San Francisco unless the owner(s) and operator(s), as applicable, have valid horse-drawn vehicle business and driver's permits, current tax licenses and stand contracts, licenses or permits. The horse-drawn vehicle business vehicles and animals shall meet all requirements of this Article.
   (2)   No horse-drawn vehicle for hire shall operate in the City and County of San Francisco unless the operator has within the vehicle the operator's valid California driver's license and a copy of the permits for the horse-drawn vehicle business and driver.
   (3)   The operator shall, on the demand of any peace officer, animal control officer, or their agents, present copies of all required licenses and permits.
   (4)   The horse-drawn vehicle business permit holder, or his or her agent or employee, shall supply information regarding the condition of the business' vehicles and/or animals within one business day when requested by a peace officer, animal control officer, or their agents.
   (5)   All drivers, agents and employees of a horse-drawn vehicle business shall comply with all traffic and other laws adopted by the State of California and/or the City and County of San Francisco and all horse-drawn vehicle regulations enacted by the Chief of Police.
   (6)   No person may sit in the driver's compartment area or position except the permitted driver, and a trainee.
   (7)   No horse-drawn vehicle driver, agent or employee shall have any firearm or illegal weapon in any part of the horse-drawn vehicle or in his or her possession while working.
   (8)   No horse-drawn vehicle driver, agent or employee shall possess or control any alcoholic beverage or illegal drug while near or responsible for the horse-drawn vehicle, stand or animal.
   (9)   No driver shall operate any horse-drawn vehicle, or handle any horse-drawn vehicle animal, after consumption of prescription or non-prescription drugs or medication, if the effect of that drug or medication limits or hinders, in any way, the driver's ability to operate the horse-drawn vehicle or to care for the animal.
   (10)   No owner, driver, agent or employee of a horse-drawn business shall fail or refuse to comply with a lawful order from any peace officer or animal control officer.
   (11)   No person may solicit members of the public for horse-drawn vehicle services except at an authorized stand.
   (12)   Horse-drawn vehicles may load passengers at stands, or at marked loading zones on their approved routes if the passengers previously arranged with the horse-drawn vehicle for pick-up at a particular time and location. Passengers may disembark at any location along the horse-drawn vehicle's approved route. The driver shall maintain personal and direct control of the horse or animal by holding the reins while passengers are loading or unloading at any location.
   (13)   Drivers shall not unnecessarily stop or wait at any location other than an authorized stand, except to load or unload passengers along their approved routes.
   (14)   Any horse-drawn vehicle business owner, driver, agent or employee, who finds the property of another, shall return the property to its rightful possessor. If the rightful possessor is unknown, the horse-drawn vehicle business shall hold the property for no more than thirty (30) days before delivering the property to a San Francisco police officer.
      (a)   The horse-drawn vehicle business shall keep a log of all found property. The log shall include entries for the date and time the property was found, a description of the property, and disposition of the property.
      (b)   After the thirty (30) day period, any unclaimed property shall be delivered to a San Francisco police officer for safekeeping.
      (c)   Failure to safeguard found property may subject the driver and/or horse-drawn vehicle business to permit revocation proceedings.
   (15)   Every horse-drawn vehicle operator shall keep an accurate and legible waybill. Waybills shall be retained for at least one year at the horse-drawn vehicle business address and be available for review by any peace officer or his or her agent during normal business hours. Waybills shall set forth, as a minimum, the following information:
      (a)   Driver's name;
      (b)   Vehicle number;
      (c)   Date of waybill;
      (d)   Starting time for period covered by waybill;
      (e)   Origin and destination of each trip;
      (f)   Time of hire and discharge for each trip;
      (g)   Charges for each trip;
      (h)   Number of passengers for each trip;
      (i)   The identity of the horse used for each trip.
   (16)   The driver must maintain control of the horse or animal at all times and never leave the horse-drawn vehicle unattended.
   (17)   The horse-drawn vehicle shall not block or impede traffic at or near the stand when the stand is occupied with another horse-drawn vehicle.
   (18)   The horse-drawn vehicle business shall operate horse-drawn vehicles at least seven (7) days during any given calendar month, unless weather precludes operation.
   (19)   The Chief of Police, or the Chief's designee, has the authority to restrict or suspend the operation of horse-drawn vehicles for any situation that reasonably warrants the restriction or suspension.
   (20)   For special events, if the horse-drawn vehicle operator has a valid horse-drawn vehicle business permit from the San Francisco Police Department, the horse-drawn vehicle business or driver must provide 24-hour notice to the District Station of the time of the event and the route to be taken. If the horse-drawn vehicle operator does not have such a permit, the horse-drawn vehicle business or driver must submit to the Chief of Police two (2) weeks prior to the event a proposed route for consideration and approval.
   (21)   If a horse-drawn vehicle participates in a special event that is not along the horse-drawn vehicle's authorized route, the horse or animal and vehicle must be transported by another, appropriate vehicle(s) to and from the site of the special event.
   (22)   The maximum number of passengers, not including the driver or trainee, allowed to ride in the carriage compartment area is six persons.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98; amended by Ord. 284-99, File No. 991587, App. 11/5/99)
SEC. 506.  VEHICLE REGULATIONS.
   (1)   Each horse-drawn vehicle shall be maintained in good working order and in a clean and attractive manner.
   (2)   Each vehicle shall have the horse-drawn vehicle business name and a number painted or otherwise permanently affixed to the rear of the vehicle in a clear and conspicuous manner. The name and number shall be free of obstruction and clearly visible and legible to the public.
   (3)   Each carriage shall have the relevant hiring rates, and any other charges, posted in clear and legible fashion on the exterior of both sides of the vehicle.
   (4)   The passenger compartment of each vehicle for hire shall have posted, without obstruction, the driver's permit and photograph.
   (5)   All vehicles shall be equipped with a supply of complaint cards, approved by the Chief of Police, and available to any passenger on demand.
   (6)   All vehicles shall be equipped with a device sufficient to catch horse excretion while on public property, and on private property that allows public access.
   (7)   No horse-drawn vehicle shall be used primarily for advertising. Advertising must be confined to a two feet by three feet area on the back of the horse-drawn carriage.
   (8)   All vehicles shall comply with the equipment standards set forth in Division 12 of the California Vehicle Code.
   (9)   If it is reasonably determined that there is a mechanical failure of the equipment or the vehicle the Chief of Police or the Chief's designee may remove the horse-drawn vehicle from service. The Chief of Police or the Chief's designee may seek the advice of a qualified professional. A statement of findings must be provided from a qualified professional and approved by the Chief of Police or the Chief's designee prior to the horse-drawn vehicle returning to service. All expenses incurred are the responsibility of the permit holder.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98; amended by Ord. 284-99, File No. 991587, App. 11/5/99)
SEC. 507.  HORSE OR HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLE ANIMAL REGULATIONS.
   (1)   All horse-drawn vehicle animals shall weigh over 1,100 pounds and be fit for the purpose of powering a fully loaded horse-drawn vehicle. To determine fitness, each horse-drawn vehicle animal shall be examined every six months by a qualified veterinarian, who shall issue a report and send the report to both the Chief of Police and the Director of Animal Care and Control. The veterinarian report shall be made on a form approved by the Chief of Police. The report shall include, but is not limited to:
      (i)   The information required in Section 502.(4.)(a) of this Article;
      (ii)   Status of immunization, deworming and dental work;
      (iii)   Farrier status;
      (iv)   Drug tests and pregnancy tests for mares;
      (v)   Results of any other test deemed prudent by the veterinarian.
   (2)   The Chief of Police or the Chief's designee may immediately suspend the use of any horse-drawn vehicle animal and order a medical evaluation or specific treatment for the animal by a certified veterinarian. The Chief of Police or the Chief's designee may seek the advice of a qualified professional. A statement of findings must be provided from a certified veterinarian, qualified in horse treatment and care, and approved by the Chief of Police or the Chief's Designee prior to the animal returning to service. If the Department of Animal Care and Control receives a complaint regarding the condition or treatment of a horse-drawn vehicle animal, the Director of Animal Care and Control may have the horse examined by an Animal Care and Control employee and/or a certified veterinarian at any time without notice. All costs associated with medical tests, evaluations and treatments are the responsibility of the permit holder.
   (3)   No animal shall be used to power a vehicle in the City and County of San Francisco if the animal has an open sore or wound that would affect the animal's comfort or soundness.
   (4)   No animal shall be used to power a vehicle in the City and County of San Francisco unless the animal has hoofs that are properly shod and trimmed. Farrier records shall be kept for each animal.
   (5)   No animal shall be used to power a vehicle in the City and County of San Francisco unless the animal is groomed daily and has a healthy coat.
   (6)   No horse-drawn vehicle animal shall work more than five (5) consecutive days in a week or more than six (6) hours in any day or twenty-four (24) hour period per the Carriage Operators of North America's Rules of Operation. A horse-drawn vehicle animal shall have water made available during the entire work period.
   (7)   No horse-drawn vehicle animal shall work more than eight hours per day without being given water and rest for not less than two cumulative hours during the entire work period. Each horse-drawn vehicle animal shall be given water and rest for not less than fifteen (15) minutes during each working hour.
   (8)   All equipment used on the horse-drawn vehicle animal must be approved by the Director of Animal Care and Control or his or her designee prior to use. The equipment must be kept in good repair at all times. Other than normal blinders, no horse-drawn vehicle animal shall work with equipment causing any vision impairment. The harness shall be oiled and cleaned as to be soft at all times. It also shall be fitted, properly maintained, and free of makeshift connections such as wire, cloth or tape, except if emergency repair is necessary. No high port, long shank, or twisted wire bits shall be used on any horse-drawn vehicle animal.
   (9)   Whips may be used only in certain cases, and not excessively, to control the animal. Whips may not be used to inflict pain or suffering to any horse-drawn vehicle animal.
   (10)   Whenever animals are housed on asphalt, concrete or other hard surfaces the floors must be covered with rubber floor pads.
   (11)   Each horse-drawn vehicle animal shall be required to work ninety percent of the time at a walking gait, and no more than ten percent of the time at a trotting gait.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98; amended by Ord. 284-99, File No. 991587, App. 11/5/99)
SEC. 507.a.  DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL-DUTIES.
   The Board of Supervisors calls on the Department of Animal Care and Control to conduct semiannual random visits to all horses engaged in the operation of horse-drawn vehicles, and to field inquiries from the public regarding the treatment of such horses.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98)
SEC. 508.  PUNISHMENT.
   Any person who violates any provision(s) of this Article is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished by fine not to exceed $1,000, imprisonment not to exceed one year in the County Jail, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Any violation of this Article will also subject all relevant permits or permit application to revocation, suspension or denial.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98)
SEC. 509.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Article or any part thereof, is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity or effectiveness of the remaining portions of this Article or any part hereof. The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it would have passed each section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase thereof irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, subdivisions, paragraphs, sentences, clauses or phrases be declared unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective.
(Added by Ord. 238-98, App. 7/17/98)