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PREFACE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
CHAPTER 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CHAPTER 2A: EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CHAPTER 2B: ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARDS (TAX APPEAL BOARDS)
CHAPTER 3: BUDGET PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 4: CITY BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND VEHICLES
CHAPTER 5: COMMITTEES
CHAPTER 6: PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 7: DISASTER COUNCIL
CHAPTER 8: DOCUMENTS, RECORDS AND PUBLICATIONS
CHAPTER 9A: FARMERS' MARKET
CHAPTER 9B: FLEA MARKET
CHAPTER 10: FINANCE, TAXATION, AND OTHER FISCAL MATTERS
CHAPTER 10B: SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES
CHAPTER 10C: REIMBURSEMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES
CHAPTER 10E: PLANNING MONITORING
CHAPTER 10F: 1660 MISSION STREET SURCHARGE
CHAPTER 10G: BOARD OF APPEALS SURCHARGE FOR PERMITS AND FEES
CHAPTER 10H: RECOVERY OF COSTS OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE
CHAPTER 11: FRANCHISES
CHAPTER 12: HOUSING AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 12A: HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
CHAPTER 12B: NONDISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12C: NONDISCRIMINATION IN PROPERTY CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12D: MINORITY/WOMEN/LOCAL BUSINESS UTILIZATION
CHAPTER 12E: CITY EMPLOYEE'S SEXUAL PRIVACY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12F: IMPLEMENTING THE MACBRIDE PRINCIPLES - NORTHERN IRELAND
CHAPTER 12G: PROHIBITION ON USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY RECIPIENTS OF CITY CONTRACTS, GRANTS, AND LOANS
CHAPTER 12H: IMMIGRATION STATUS
CHAPTER 12I: CIVIL IMMIGRATION DETAINERS
CHAPTER 12J: CITY BUSINESS WITH BURMA PROHIBITED
CHAPTER 12K: SALARY HISTORY*
CHAPTER 12L: PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS AND MEETINGS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
CHAPTER 12M: PROTECTION OF PRIVATE INFORMATION*
CHAPTER 12N: LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, AND QUESTIONING YOUTH: YOUTH SERVICES SENSITIVITY TRAINING
CHAPTER 12O: EARNED INCOME CREDIT INFORMATION
CHAPTER 12P: MINIMUM COMPENSATION
CHAPTER 12Q: HEALTH CARE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 12R: MINIMUM WAGE
CHAPTER 12S: WORKING FAMILIES CREDIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 12T: CITY CONTRACTOR/SUBCONTRACTOR CONSIDERATION OF CRIMINAL HISTORY IN HIRING AND EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS
CHAPTER 12U: SWEATFREE CONTRACTING
CHAPTER 12V: PERSONAL SERVICES MINIMUM CONTRACTUAL RATE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12W: SICK LEAVE*
CHAPTER 12X: PROHIBITING CITY TRAVEL AND CONTRACTING IN STATES THAT ALLOW DISCRIMINATION*
CHAPTER 12Y: SAN FRANCISCO SLAVERY DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 12Z: SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 13: JAILS AND PRISONERS
CHAPTER 14: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH CARE SECURITY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14A: DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 14B: LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE UTILIZATION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14C: [EXPIRED]
CHAPTER 15: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
CHAPTER 16: OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES GENERALLY
CHAPTER 17: PUBLIC OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES
CHAPTER 18: PAYROLL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 19. COMMUNITY SAFETY CAMERA ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 19A: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER 19B: ACQUISITION OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 20: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER 21: ACQUISITION OF COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21A: HEALTH-RELATED COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21B: COMMODITIES AND SERVICES RELATING TO PROJECTS ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS
CHAPTER 21C: MISCELLANEOUS PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 21D: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21E: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21F: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21G: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 22: RADIO COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22A: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22B: TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22C: PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS
CHAPTER 22D: OPEN DATA POLICY
CHAPTER 22E: CITY-OWNED FIBER-OPTIC FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22G: OFFICE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 23: REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 23A: SURPLUS PUBLIC LANDS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CHAPTER 24A: ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE LOCAL RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR
CHAPTER 24B: RELOCATION APPEALS BOARD
CHAPTER 25: STREET LIGHTING
CHAPTER 26. DEEMED APPROVED OFF-STREET ALCOHOL USE NUISANCE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27: HEALTHY NAIL SALON RECOGNITION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 28: ADMINISTRATIVE DEBARMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 29: FINDINGS OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FEASIBILITY
CHAPTER 29A: [APPROVAL OF POWER PLANT; PLANNING CODE SEC.
CHAPTER 29B: CHILD CARE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CITY AND CITY-FUNDED PROJECTS
CHAPTER 30: CENTRALIZATION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 31: CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT PROCEDURES AND FEES
CHAPTER 32: RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 33: COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
CHAPTER 33A: LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)*
CHAPTER 34: NOTIFICATION TO ASSESSOR CONCERNING ZONING RECLASSIFICATIONS OF PROPERTY, CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS AND VARIANCES
CHAPTER 35: RESIDENTIAL, HOTEL, AND PDR COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION
CHAPTER 36: COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS AREA PLANS AND PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 37: RESIDENTIAL RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 37A: RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION FEE
CHAPTER 38: COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS; ACCESS IMPROVEMENT OBLIGATIONS AND NOTICE TO SMALL BUSINESS TENANTS REGARDING DISABILITY ACCESS
CHAPTER 39: [RIGHT TO RETURN TO REVITALIZED PUBLIC HOUSING]
CHAPTER 40: HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 41: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41A: RESIDENTIAL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41B: COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT
CHAPTER 41C: TIME-SHARE CONVERSION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41D: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL VISITOR POLICIES
CHAPTER 41E. RESIDENTIAL HOTEL MAIL RECEPTACLE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41F: TOURIST HOTEL CONVERSION*
CHAPTER 42: INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 43: MUNICIPAL FINANCE LAW
CHAPTER 44: ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PLANNING COUNCIL
CHAPTER 45: JURY FEES
CHAPTER 47: PREFERENCE IN CITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 48: RENTAL SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
CHAPTER 49: SECURITY DEPOSITS FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY
CHAPTER 49A: RESIDENTIAL TENANT COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 49B: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNITS: LOCK REPLACEMENTS BY LANDLORD WHEN TENANTS VACATE
CHAPTER 50: NONPROFIT PERFORMING ARTS LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 51: VOLUNTARY ARTS CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 52: SAN FRANCISCO CARBON MITIGATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 53: URBAN AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 53A: URBAN AGRICULTURE INCENTIVE ZONES ACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 54: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
CHAPTER 56: DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS
CHAPTER 57: FILM COMMISSION
CHAPTER 58: RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN CIVIL MATTERS
CHAPTER 59: HEALTHY FOOD RETAILER ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 60: ASSISTED HOUSING PRESERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 61: WATERFRONT LAND USE
CHAPTER 62: DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS
CHAPTER 63: WATER EFFICIENT IRRIGATION ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 64: CITY EMPLOYEE AND CITY CONTRACTOR SAFETY AND HEALTH
CHAPTER 65: RENT REDUCTION AND RELOCATION PLAN FOR TENANTS INCONVENIENCED BY SEISMIC WORK PERFORMED PURSUANT TO CHAPTERS 14 AND 15 OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING CODE
CHAPTER 65A: COMPENSATION, OR SUBSTITUTE HOUSING SERVICE, FOR TENANTS AFFECTED BY TEMPORARY SEVERANCE OF SPECIFIED HOUSING SERVICES DURING MANDATORY SEISMIC WORK REQUIRED BY BUILDING CODE CHAPTER 34B
CHAPTER 66: SEISMIC SAFETY RETROFIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 67: THE SAN FRANCISCO SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 67A: CELL PHONES, PAGERS AND SIMILAR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 68: CULTURAL EQUITY ENDOWMENT FUND
CHAPTER 69: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 70: IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 71: MILLS ACT CONTRACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 72: RELOCATION ASSISTANCE FOR LEAD HAZARD REMEDIATION
CHAPTER 74: RENT ESCROW ACCOUNT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 77: BUILDING INSPECTION COMMISSION APPEALS
CHAPTER 78: DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION PERMIT TRACKING SYSTEM
CHAPTER 79: PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 79A: ADDITIONAL PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 80: ANTI-BLIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 80A: ORDERS TO VACATE DUE TO HAZARDOUS HOUSING CONDITIONS
CHAPTER 82: LOCAL HIRING POLICY FOR CONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 83: FIRST SOURCE HIRING PROGRAM
CHAPTER 84: SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTIAL RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PERSONS DISQUALIFIED FROM FEDERAL RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAMS BY THE FEDERAL QUALITY HOUSING AND WORK RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1998 (QHWRA)
CHAPTER 86: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FIRST COMMISSION
CHAPTER 87: FAIR HOUSING IMPLEMENTATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 88: PERFORMANCE AND REVIEW ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 89: DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES
CHAPTER 90: ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION
CHAPTER 90A: PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING MUSIC AND CULTURE
CHAPTER 91: LANGUAGE ACCESS
CHAPTER 92: REAL ESTATE LOAN COUNSELING AND EDUCATION
CHAPTER 93: PREGNANCY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 94: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLAZA PROGRAM
CHAPTER 94A: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLACES FOR PEOPLE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 95: IDENTIFICATION CARDS
CHAPTER 96: COORDINATION BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 96A: LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 96B: POLICY MAKING MARIJUANA OFFENSES THE LOWEST LAW ENFORCEMENT PRIORITY
CHAPTER 96C: POLICE INTERROGATION OF YOUTH - JEFF ADACHI YOUTH RIGHTS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 97: HEALTHCARE IMPACT REPORTS
CHAPTER 98: THE BETTER STREETS POLICY
CHAPTER 99: PUBLIC POWER IN NEW CITY DEVELOPMENTS
CHAPTER 100: PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE IMPOSITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE FINES
CHAPTER 101: RESTRICTING THE PURCHASE, SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES BY OR FOR THE CITY
CHAPTER 102: OUR CHILDREN, OUR FAMILIES COUNCIL
CHAPTER 103: NON-COOPERATION WITH IDENTITY-BASED REGISTRY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 104: COLLECTION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY DATA
CHAPTER 105: CIGARETTE LITTER ABATEMENT FEE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 106: CITY NAVIGATION CENTERS
CHAPTER 107: CULTURAL DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 107A: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 107B: CASTRO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER (LGBTQ) CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 109: PRIORITIZING 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CHAPTER 115: AUTOMATED POINT OF SALE STATION REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 116: COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION FOR RESIDENTIAL USES AND PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT
CHAPTER 117: COOPERATIVE LIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
CHAPTER 119: SAFE PARKING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 120: ADMINISTRATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS
CHAPTER 121: CLOSURE OF JUVENILE HALL
APPENDIX: Table of Initiative Ordinances and Policy Declarations
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code
BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
ARTICLE 1: PERMIT PROCEDURES
ARTICLE 2: LICENSE FEES
ARTICLE 3: [REPEALED]
ARTICLE 4: [RESERVED]
ARTICLE 5: ELECTRICAL MUSICAL DEVICES
ARTICLE 6: COMMON ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 7: TAX ON TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY OF HOTEL ROOMS
ARTICLE 8: SUGARY DRINKS DISTRIBUTOR TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 9: TAX ON OCCUPANCY OF PARKING SPACE IN PARKING STATIONS
ARTICLE 10: UTILITY USERS TAX
ARTICLE 10B: ACCESS LINE TAX
ARTICLE 11: STADIUM OPERATOR ADMISSION TAX
ARTICLE 12: BUSINESS REGISTRATION
ARTICLE 12-A: PAYROLL EXPENSE TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-A-1: GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-B: BUSINESS TAX REFUND
ARTICLE 12B-1: NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION AND GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP FUND TAX OPTION
ARTICLE 12-C: REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX
ARTICLE 12-D: UNIFORM LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
ARTICLE 13: CONNECTIONS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TERMINAL ALARM PANEL
ARTICLE 14: TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
ARTICLE 15: BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 15A: PUBLIC REALM LANDSCAPING, IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENT DISTRICTS ("GREEN BENEFIT DISTRICTS")
ARTICLE 16: LIVING WAGE FOR EDUCATORS PARCEL TAX
ARTICLE 17: BUSINESS TAX PENALTY AMNESTY PROGRAM
ARTICLE 20: FINANCIAL INFORMATION PRIVACY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 21: EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION COMMERCIAL RENTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 22: PARKING STATIONS; REVENUE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
ARTICLE 23: VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE EXPENDITURE PLAN
ARTICLE 28: HOMELESSNESS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 32: TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION TAX
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code
San Francisco Environment Code
ENVIRONMENT CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE ENVIRONMENT CODE
CHAPTER 1: PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE POLICY STATEMENT
CHAPTER 2: ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 3: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 4: HEALTHY AIR AND CLEAN TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 5: RESOURCE CONSERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 7: GREEN BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR CITY BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 8: TROPICAL HARDWOOD AND VIRGIN REDWOOD BAN
CHAPTER 9: GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TARGETS AND DEPARTMENTAL ACTION PLANS
CHAPTER 10: TRANSPORTATION OF AGGREGATE MATERIALS
CHAPTER 11: CELL PHONE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 12: URBAN FORESTRY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 13: ARSENIC-TREATED WOOD
CHAPTER 14: CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECOVERY ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 15: GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 16: FOOD SERVICE AND PACKAGING WASTE REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 17: PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 18: SOLAR ENERGY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 19: MANDATORY RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING
CHAPTER 20: EXISTING BUILDINGS ENERGY PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 21: CLEAN ENERGY FULL DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 22: SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL
CHAPTER 23: DRINK TAP ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: BOTTLED DRINKING WATER
CHAPTER 25: CLEAN CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS
CHAPTER 26: BETTER ROOF REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 27: ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
CHAPTER 28: FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS IN UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND JUVENILE PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 29: ELECTRIC VEHICLE READINESS IMPLEMENTATION*
CHAPTER 30: RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 31: ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND CHARGING IN COMMERCIAL PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES*
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Fire Code
San Francisco Health Code
HEALTH CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE HEALTH CODE
ARTICLE 1: ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1A: ANIMAL SACRIFICE
ARTICLE 1B: PERFORMANCE OF WILD OR EXOTIC ANIMALS FOR PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT OR AMUSEMENT
ARTICLE 1C: SALE OF ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1D: ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 2: COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
ARTICLE 3: HOSPITALS
ARTICLE 4: DECEASED PERSONS
ARTICLE 5: PUBLIC HEALTH - GENERAL
ARTICLE 6: GARBAGE AND REFUSE
ARTICLE 7: LAUNDRIES
ARTICLE 8: FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 8A: CANNABIS CONSUMPTION PERMITS
ARTICLE 9: DAIRY AND MILK CODE
ARTICLE 10: MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 11: NUISANCES
ARTICLE 11A: BED BUG INFESTATION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, DISCLOSURE, AND REPORTING
ARTICLE 12: SANITATION - GENERAL
ARTICLE 12A: BACKFLOW PREVENTION
ARTICLE 12B: SOIL BORING AND WELL REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 12C: ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES FOR NON-POTABLE APPLICATIONS
ARTICLE 14: AMBULANCES AND ROUTINE MEDICAL TRANSPORT VEHICLES
ARTICLE 15: PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATING THE USE OF 'ECONOMIC POISONS'
ARTICLE 17: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY AT SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL
ARTICLE 18: PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF CITATIONS TO VIOLATORS
ARTICLE 19: SMOKING POLLUTION CONTROL
ARTICLE 19A: REGULATING SMOKING IN EATING ESTABLISHMENTS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19B: REGULATING SMOKING IN SHARED OFFICE WORKPLACE [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19C: REGULATING SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES AND IN HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19D: PROHIBITING CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINES
ARTICLE 19E: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT AND CERTAIN SPORTS ARENAS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19F: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN ENCLOSED AREAS, CERTAIN UNENCLOSED AREAS, AND SPORTS STADIUMS
ARTICLE 19G: ENFORCEMENT OF SMOKING PROHIBITIONS
ARTICLE 19H: PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF TOBACCO
ARTICLE 19I: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN CITY PARK AND RECREATIONAL AREAS AND FARMERS' MARKETS
ARTICLE 19J: PROHIBITING PHARMACIES FROM SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19K: PROHIBITING SALES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 19L: PROHIBITING SMOKING AT CERTAIN OUTDOOR EVENTS
ARTICLE 19M: DISCLOSURE TO PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTIAL TENANTS OF WHETHER A UNIT IS SMOKE FREE OR SMOKING OPTIONAL, AND INFORMING EXISTING RESIDENTIAL TENANTS WHERE SMOKING IS OPTIONAL
ARTICLE 19N: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES - RESTRICTIONS ON SALE AND USE
ARTICLE 19O: [SMOKELESS TOBACCO - USE PROHIBITED AT ATHLETIC VENUES]
ARTICLE 19P: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO PERSONS AGED 18, 19, OR 20
ARTICLE 19Q: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19R: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LACKING FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION PREMARKET APPROVAL
ARTICLE 19S: PROHIBITING THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 20: ALKYL NITRITES
ARTICLE 21: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
ARTICLE 21A: RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 22: HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 22A: ANALYZING SOILS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE
ARTICLE 22B: CONSTRUCTION DUST CONTROL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 23: VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL WORKER SAFETY
ARTICLE 24: CHLOROFLUOROCARBON RECOVERY AND RECYCLING
ARTICLE 25: MEDICAL WASTE GENERATOR REGISTRATION, PERMITTING, INSPECTIONS AND FEES
ARTICLE 26: COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD POISONING INVESTIGATION, MANAGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 27: HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM AGREEMENT
ARTICLE 28: MEDICAL CANNABIS USER AND PRIMARY CAREGIVER IDENTIFICATION CARDS
ARTICLE 29: LICENSING AND REGULATION OF MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS AND MASSAGE BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 30: REGULATION OF DIESEL BACKUP GENERATORS
ARTICLE 31: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 32: DISEASE PREVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
ARTICLE 33: MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT
ARTICLE 34: HEALTHY PRODUCTS, HEALTHY CHILDREN ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 35: BIOLOGICAL AGENT DETECTORS
ARTICLE 36: CHILD COUGH AND COLD MEDICINE WARNING ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 37: TRANS FAT FREE RESTAURANT PROGRAM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: ENHANCED VENTILATION REQUIRED FOR URBAN INFILL SENSITIVE USE DEVELOPMENTS
ARTICLE 39: COMMERCIAL DOG WALKING
ARTICLE 40: SAFE BODY ART
ARTICLE 41: MENTAL HEALTH
ARTICLE 42: SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 43: SURPLUS MEDICATION REPOSITORY AND DISTRIBUTION
ARTICLE 45: CITY-OPERATED ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Municipal Elections Code
San Francisco Park Code
San Francisco Planning Code
San Francisco Zoning Maps
San Francisco Police Code
POLICE CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 1: PUBLIC NUISANCES
ARTICLE 1.1: REGULATING THE USE OF VEHICLES FOR HUMAN HABITATION
ARTICLE 1.2 DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH MINOR CHILDREN
ARTICLE 1.3: TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RENTAL INCREASES RENT ROLLBACK BASED UPON APRIL 15, 1979, RENTAL RATES AND REFUNDING ANY RENT INCREASES
ARTICLE 1.5: DISPLAY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY CONSERVATION DECALS
ARTICLE 2: DISORDERLY CONDUCT
ARTICLE 3: GAMES OF CHANCE
ARTICLE 4: PARADES
ARTICLE 4.5: FUNERAL PROCESSION ESCORTS
ARTICLE 5: OFFENSIVE POWDERS
ARTICLE 6: FRAUD AND DECEIT
ARTICLE 7: ANIMALS AND BIRDS
ARTICLE 7.1: HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLES
ARTICLE 8: MINORS
ARTICLE 9: MISCELLANEOUS CONDUCT REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 9.5: PROHIBITING OF PROFESSIONAL STRIKEBREAKERS
ARTICLE 9.6: REGULATIONS FOR SOLICITATION FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES
ARTICLE 10: REGULATIONS FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 10.1: REGULATING EXPOSURE OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CARTOONS OR DRAWINGS ON NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 10.2: REGULATION OF COMPUTER RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 11: REGULATIONS FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 11.1: COMMERCIAL DISPLAY OF DEAD HUMAN BODIES
ARTICLE 11.2: REGULATIONS FOR ADULT THEATERS AND ADULT BOOKSTORES PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 12: REGULATIONS FOR AUTOMOBILES
ARTICLE 13: MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS FOR PROFESSIONS AND TRADES
ARTICLE 13.1: JUNK DEALERS - PERMIT AND REGULATION
ARTICLE 13.2 BICYCLE MESSENGER BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.3: CAR RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.4: REDUCING RENTAL-CAR BURGLARIES
ARTICLE 14: LICENSES FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 15: LICENSES FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 15.1: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 15.2: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXTENDED-HOURS PREMISES
ARTICLE 15.3: PROHIBITING NUDE PERFORMERS, WAITERS AND WAITRESSES
ARTICLE 15.4: ENCOUNTER STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.5: NUDE MODELS IN PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.6: ESCORT SERVICES
ARTICLE 15.7: EVENT PROMOTERS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATION OF CANNABIS
ARTICLE 17: MISCELLANEOUS LICENSE REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 17.1: REGULATIONS FOR FORTUNETELLING; PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 18: SAN FRANCISCO POLICE PISTOL RANGE
ARTICLE 19: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
ARTICLE 20: REPRODUCING AND FURNISHING REPORTS
ARTICLE 22: CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE HEALTH CODE AND POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 23: REGULATIONS FOR PORT AREA*
ARTICLE 24: REGULATING STREET ARTISTS*
ARTICLE 25: REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE PROTECTION AND SECURITY SERVICES*
ARTICLE 26: REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC BATH HOUSES
ARTICLE 27: REGULATIONS FOR MORTGAGE MODIFICATION CONSULTANTS
ARTICLE 28: REGULATIONS FOR PAWNBROKERS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 29: REGULATION OF NOISE
ARTICLE 30: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR DRIVERS
ARTICLE 30.1: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR FIRMS
ARTICLE 31: REGULATIONS FOR TEMPORARY HELIPORTS AND PERMIT PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 32: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING BINGO GAMES
ARTICLE 32A: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING POKER GAMES
ARTICLE 33: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, PLACE OF BIRTH, SEX, AGE, RELIGION, CREED, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, WEIGHT, OR HEIGHT
ARTICLE 33A: PROHIBITION OF EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE WITH EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES AND REGULATIONS OF EMPLOYER DRUG TESTING OF EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33B: PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION BY CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE NOT DISTINCTLY PRIVATE
ARTICLE 33C: DISPLACED WORKER PROTECTION
ARTICLE 33D: GROCERY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33E: HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33F: HOURS AND RETENTION PROTECTIONS FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33G: PREDICTABLE SCHEDULING AND FAIR TREATMENT FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33H: PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
ARTICLE 33I: LACTATION IN THE WORKPLACE
ARTICLE 33J: PARITY IN PAY
ARTICLE 34: REGULATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS - PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 35: FIREARM STRICT LIABILITY ACT
ARTICLE 36: PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR DRUG, OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE UPON PUBLIC PREMISES SELLING OR SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 36A: [SALE, MANUFACTURE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION; POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS]
ARTICLE 36B: STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 36C: PROHIBITION OF FIREARMS AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS
ARTICLE 37: POLICE EMERGENCY ALARM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF AIDS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 39: PEDICABS
ARTICLE 40: DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 41: PROHIBITING THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF REPLICA HYPODERMIC NEEDLES OR SYRINGES
ARTICLE 42: SALE AND DISPLAY OF AEROSOL PAINT CONTAINERS AND MARKER PENS
ARTICLE 42A: COLOR TIRES
ARTICLE 42B: MERCURY THERMOMETERS
ARTICLE 42D: SALE AND DISPLAY OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING HYDROFLUORIC ACID
ARTICLE 43: ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 44: CLOSED CAPTIONS ACTIVATION REQUIREMENT ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 45: FIREARMS AND WEAPONS VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 46: PROHIBITING SELF-SERVICE MERCHANDISING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXCEPT IN PLACES TO WHICH MINORS HAVE NO ACCESS
ARTICLE 47: PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
ARTICLE 48: LASER POINTERS
ARTICLE 49: PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERING ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS AND RELATED INFORMATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING DECISIONS
ARTICLE 50: CRIMINAL HISTORY IN ADMISSION TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
ARTICLE 51: STORMWATER FLOOD RISK DISCLOSURE
ARTICLE 52: OCCUPANT'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE A COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PROVIDER
ARTICLE 55: ACCEPTANCE OF CASH BY BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUSINESSES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Port Code
San Francisco Public Works Code
PUBLIC WORKS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE PUBLIC WORKS CODE
ARTICLE 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 2: PUBLIC CONTRACT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 2.1: PERMIT FEES AND OCCUPANCY ASSESSMENTS
ARTICLE 2.3: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 2.4: EXCAVATION IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
ARTICLE 3: REGULATIONS IN REGARD TO WORKING CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 4: SEWERS
ARTICLE 4.1: INDUSTRIAL WASTE
ARTICLE 4.2. SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 4.3: SEWERS
ARTICLE 5: STREET FLOWER MARKETS
ARTICLE 5.1: ANTI-LITTER RECEPTACLES
ARTICLE 5.2: TABLES AND CHAIRS IN PUBLIC SIDEWALK OR ROADWAY AREAS
ARTICLE 5.3: DISPLAY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OR NONFOOD MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 5.4: REGULATION OF NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 5.5: DISTRIBUTION OF FREE SAMPLE MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
ARTICLE 5.6: POSTING OF SIGNS ON CITY-OWNED LAMP POSTS OR UTILITY POLES
ARTICLE 5.7: HANDBILL DISTRIBUTION ON PRIVATE PREMISES; DISPLAY OF BANNERS
ARTICLE 5.8: PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES CONCERNING PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
ARTICLE 6: STREET IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 6.1: IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 7: MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS
ARTICLE 9: UNACCEPTED STREETS
ARTICLE 11: SPUR TRACKS
ARTICLE 13: ENGINEERING INSPECTION
ARTICLE 14: UNDERGROUND PIPES, WIRES AND CONDUITS
ARTICLE 15: MISCELLANEOUS
ARTICLE 16: URBAN FORESTRY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 16.1: TREE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
ARTICLE 17: CONTROL OF DUMPS DISPOSING OF MATERIALS FROM CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION
ARTICLE 18: UTILITY FACILITIES
ARTICLE 19: PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOOTHS ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 20: PROHIBITED BICYCLE ACTIONS AND TRANSACTIONS
ARTICLE 21: RESTRICTION OF USE OF POTABLE WATER FOR SOIL COMPACTION AND DUST CONTROL ACTIVITIES
ARTICLE 22: RECLAIMED WATER USE
ARTICLE 23: GRAFFITI REMOVAL AND ABATEMENT
ARTICLE 24: SHOPPING CARTS
ARTICLE 25: PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 26*: ILLEGAL DUMPING
ARTICLE 27: SURFACE-MOUNTED FACILITIES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Subdivision Code
San Francisco Transportation Code
San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) Codes
Comprehensive Ordinance List
ARTICLE 9:
MISCELLANEOUS CONDUCT REGULATIONS
 
Hitching Animals to or Injuring Lampposts, Hydrants, Etc., Prohibited.
Sale or Possession of Sling Shots or Toys Projecting Missiles by Air or Gas Prohibited.
[1977 Water Conservation and Rationing Plan]
Findings.
Regulations in the Use of Water.
Removal of Flow Restricting Device.
Tampering With Water Meter.
Enforcement by Water Department Employees.
Violation.
Effective Period.
[Miscellaneous Sale/Purchase/Possession Prohibitions]
Prohibiting Sale or Purchase of Lock-Opening Devices.
Persons in Possession of Graffiti or Etching Tools, Etching Cream or Slap Tags on Vehicles Operated by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
Possession of Sling Shots or Metal Knuckles Prohibited.
Prohibiting Sale of Darts and Similar Weapons to Minors.
Prohibiting Possession of and Purchase by Minors of Darts and Similar Weapons.
[Firearms and Ammunition]
Regulating Sale of Firearms.
Definitions.
Application Form and Background Check Requirements.
Denial of License.
Referral of Application to Other Departments.
Public Hearing Before Issuance of License.
Form of License.
Duration and Renewal of Licenses.
Nonassignability of License.
Security.
Findings.
License – Conditions.
Sale or Transfer of 50 Caliber Firearms and Cartridges Restricted.
Sale of Ultracompact Firearms Restricted.
Persons Prohibited from Purchasing Firearms Not Permitted on Licensees' Premises.
License – Grounds for Revocation.
Hearing on License Denial or Revocation.
License – Liability Insurance.
License – Authority to Inspect.
Compliance by Existing Dealers.
Temporary Suspension of License.
Delivery to Tax Collector.
Rules and Regulations.
Penalties.
Severability.
Exceptions.
Records of Ammunition Sales.
Reporting the Loss or Theft of Firearms.
Prohibition Against Possession or Sale of Firearms or Ammunition on Property Controlled by the City and County of San Francisco.
Prohibited Ammunition.
Prohibition Against Possession of Large Capacity Magazines.
[Miscellaneous Conduct]
Regulations to be Observed at Fires.
Public to Remain Outside Lines.
Coercion of Laborers For Political Purposes Prohibited.
Unauthorized Removal of Newspapers Prohibited.
Requiring Damaged Traffic Standards to be Reported to Chief of Police.
City and County Buildings and Grounds; Violations of Rules and Regulations Relating Thereto Prohibited.
[Security Requirements]
Security Requirements New Construction.
Security Requirements Group H Occupancy Buildings.
Security Requirements Exterior Doors.
Penalties.
Enforcement Authority.
Retroactive Provisions.
[Fire and Police Alarms; False Alarms; Rewards]
Interference With Fire, Etc., Telegraph Systems Prohibited.
Making False Alarms Prohibited.
Reward.
Payment.
Ineligible Persons.
Publication of Offer.
[Miscellaneous Conduct]
The Use, Sale or Possession of Balloons Inflated With Inflammable or Explosive Gases Prohibited.
Abandoning Refrigerator Equipped With Locking Devices Prohibited.
Penalty.
Unauthorized Removal of Shopping Carts; Notice, Exceptions.
Automatic Calling Devices – Use of Regulated.
Application for Permission to Install.
 
Editor's Note:
   The bracketed division headers in this Article have been provided by the editor as an aid for the user and are not official parts of the Code.
SEC. 585.  HITCHING ANIMALS TO OR INJURING LAMPPOSTS, HYDRANTS, ETC., PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to hitch or fasten any animal to, or to place any placard or notice upon, or in anywise to injure any lamp post or hydrant, or any growing tree, upon any public street, or, without authority, to extinguish any public light. This Section shall not prohibit any person from fastening any dog on a leash to any lamp post, hydrant or growing tree.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; amended by Ord. 194-12 , File No. 120672, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012)
SEC. 602.  SALE OR POSSESSION OF SLING SHOTS OR TOYS PROJECTING MISSILES BY AIR OR GAS PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, except for a peace officer authorized under California Penal Code Section 12600, to buy, sell, offer or expose for sale, barter or exchange, have in his possession or use any sling shot.
   It shall also be unlawful for any person to buy, sell, offer or expose for sale, barter or exchange, have in his possession or use any toy by which, whether used singly or in combination of units, missiles may be projected by force or compressed air, carbon dioxide, or any other chemical, gas, or other element, or combined thereof. Nothing in this section is intended to be inconsistent with Government Code Section 53071.5 or any successor statute regulating imitation firearms, BB guns or air rifles.
(Amended by Ord. 4782, Series of 1939, App. 1/6/48; Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)
Editor's Note:
   See also the following Police Code provisions:
       Sec. 607, Possession of Sling Shots or Metal Knuckles Prohibited.
       Sec. 608, Prohibiting Sale of Darts and Similar Weapons to Minors.
       Sec. 609, Prohibiting Possession of and Purchase by Minors of Darts and Similar Weapons.
       Sec. 4507, Firearms and Projectile Weapons; Possession of by Minors.
[1977 Water Conservation and Rationing Plan]
SEC. 603.  FINDINGS.
   Whereas, the Public Utilities Commission on March 22, 1977 has adopted a mandatory water conservation and rationing plan relating to the use of water from the San Francisco Water Department, this Board of Supervisors hereby declares that a water shortage condition prevails in the City and County of San Francisco due to conditions prevailing throughout the State of California and intends herewith to prohibit the usage of water which is wasteful during such water shortage condition to the end that sufficient water will be available for human consumption, sanitation and fire protection.
   The specific uses prohibited in Section 603.1 are nonessential, and if allowed would constitute a wastage of water.
(Added by Ord. 221-77, App. 6/9/77)
SEC. 603.1.  REGULATIONS IN THE USE OF WATER.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association, corporation, partnership or organization of any kind, with respect to water provided directly from the San Francisco Water Department through its facilities to:
   (a)   Use a hose to wash motor vehicles, trailers, or boats except that automobiles and buses may be washed in commercial or fleet washing facilities using a water recycling system.
   (b)   Use a hose to wash a building or structure or any part thereof.
   (c)   Fill with water any existing or new swimming pool except that water may be added to existing swimming pools in order to maintain normal levels and to replace evaporation.
   (d)   Clean or wash sidewalks, driveways, patios, parking lots, tennis courts, athletic fields covered with artificial surfaces and other hard-surfaced areas with water from hoses or by use of water directly from faucets or other water outlets.
   (e)   Use water in such a manner which results in flooding or runoff in gutters, driveways or streets.
   (f)   Use water to clean, fill or maintain water levels in decorative fountains.
   (g)   Serve water to a customer in a restaurant unless specifically requested by such customer.
(Added by Ord. 221-77, App. 6/9/77)
SEC. 603.2.  REMOVAL OF FLOW RESTRICTING DEVICE.
   No person, firm, association, corporation, partnership or organization of any kind shall remove any water flow restricting device installed by the San Francisco Water Department to control water use in excess of allotment on a customer service line.
(Added by Ord. 221-77, App. 6/9/77)
SEC. 603.3.  TAMPERING WITH WATER METER.
   No person, firm, association, corporation, partnership or organization of any kind shall tamper with, or alter in any manner a water meter or the water service line which connects a water main to a water meter of the San Francisco Water Department.
(Added by Ord. 221-77, App. 6/9/77)
SEC. 603.4.  ENFORCEMENT BY WATER DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES.
   Pursuant to Section 836.5 of the Penal Code, San Francisco Water Department employees in the civil service classification of District Water Serviceman (Water Service Inspector) and Senior District Water Serviceman (Senior Water Service Inspector) shall have the duty to enforce Sections 603.1, 603.2 and 603.3 of the Article and are hereby authorized and empowered to arrest any person, firm, association, corporation, partnership or organization of any kind for violations of such sections of the Article.
(Added by Ord. 221-77, App. 6/9/77)
SEC. 603.5.  VIOLATION.
   (a)   Any person, firm, association, corporation, partnership or organization of any kind who shall violate any of the provisions of Section 603.1 of this Article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as follows:
 
Violation
Penalty
First violation
$ 25.00
Second violation
50.00
Third violation and subsequent violations within a six-month period
100.00
 
   (b)   Any person, firm, association, corporation, partnership or organization of any kind who shall violate Sections 603.2 or 603.3 of this Article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100.
(Added by Ord. 221-77, App. 6/9/77)
SEC. 603.6.  EFFECTIVE PERIOD.
   The provisions of Sections 603.1, 603.2, 603.3 and 603.5 of this Article shall cease to be in full force and effect upon the cancellation by Public Utilities Commission of the mandatory water conservation plan adopted on March 22, 1977 by Resolution No. 77-0136.
(Added by Ord. 221-77, App. 6/9/77)
[Miscellaneous Sale/Purchase/Possession Prohibitions]
SEC. 605.  PROHIBITING SALE OR PURCHASE OF LOCK-OPENING DEVICES.
   (a)   No person, corporation or business shall sell, deliver or otherwise transfer, or offer for sale, delivery or transfer, any picklock, crow, keybit, or other such instrument or tool designed to open, break into, tamper with or damage any lock, knowing or having reason to believe that it is intended to be used to break or enter into any building, structure or vehicle or to commit any other unlawful act.
   (b)   No person, corporation or business shall buy or otherwise receive any picklock, crow, keybit, or other such instrument or tool designed to open, break into, tamper with or damage any lock, with the intent to use the same to break into or enter into any building, structure or vehicle or to commit any other unlawful act.
   (c)   Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the sale, delivery or transfer of any item proscribed in Subdivision (a) by any person, corporation or business lawfully engaged in the sale, manufacture or servicing of security products in the City and County of San Francisco.
   (d)   Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the purchase or receipt of any item proscribed in Subdivision (b) by any:
      (i)   Peace officer;
      (ii)   Local, state or federal government employee;
      (iii)   Person, corporation or business lawfully engaged in the sale, manufacture or servicing of security products in the City and County of San Francisco (including, but not limited to, locksmiths or alarm installers); or
      (iv)   Person, corporation or business who demonstrates a lawful reason for the use of said items in its profession.
   (e)   Any person, corporation or business selling, delivering or transferring, pursuant to Subdivision (c) of this Section, any item specified in Subdivision (a), shall obtain, on a form to be approved by the Chief of Police, together with the date of the purchase and the signature of the purchaser, the purchaser's:
      (i)   Name;
      (ii)   Address;
      (iii)   Phone number;
      (iv)   Driver's license or identification number, if any; and,
      (v)   A list of the items purchased.
      A copy of each such order shall be retained by the seller for a period of one year, and shall be open to inspection by any peace officer during business hours.
   (f)   Any person, corporation or business who violates any provision of this Section is guilty of an infraction.
(Added by Ord. 486-83, App. 9/29/83)
SEC. 606.  PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF GRAFFITI OR ETCHING TOOLS, ETCHING CREAM OR SLAP TAGS ON VEHICLES OPERATED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to be in possession of graffiti or etching tools, etching cream or slap tags on any revenue transit operated by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency if the person has been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to a crime involving the vandalism, defacement or destruction of property including a violation of California Penal Code Sections 594, 640.5, or 640.6 within the last seven years. For purposes of this Section 606:
   (a)   "Graffiti or etching tools" is defined as a masonry or glass drill bit, a glass cutter, a grinding stone, an awl, a chisel, a carbide scribe, an aerosol paint container, or any permanent marker with a nib (marking tip) one-half inch or more at its largest dimension and that is capable of defacing property with permanent, indelible, or waterproof ink, paint or other liquid.
   (b)   "Etching cream" means any caustic cream, gel, liquid, or solution capable, by means of chemical action, of defacing, damaging, or destroying hard surfaces in a manner similar to acid.
   (c)   "Slap tag" means any material including but not limited to, decals, stickers, posters, or labels which may be affixed upon any structural component of any building, structure, post, pole, or other facility, which contains a substance commonly known as adhesive glue.
(Added by Ord. 72-14 , File No. 140261, App. 5/23/2014, Eff. 6/22/2014)
SEC. 607.  POSSESSION OF SLING SHOTS OR METAL KNUCKLES PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to buy, sell, offer or expose for sale, barter, exchange, use or have the possession of any sling shot or metal knuckles.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
Editor's Note:
   See also the following Police Code provisions:
       Sec. 602, Sale or Possession of Sling Shots or Toys Projecting Missiles by Air or Gas Prohibited.
       Sec. 608, Prohibiting Sale of Darts and Similar Weapons to Minors.
       Sec. 609, Prohibiting Possession of and Purchase by Minors of Darts and Similar Weapons.
       Sec. 4507, Firearms and Projectile Weapons; Possession of by Minors.
SEC. 608.  PROHIBITING SALE OF DARTS AND SIMILAR WEAPONS TO MINORS.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, barter or exchange, or suffer, permit, authorize or allow any sale, barter or exchange, to minors under the age of 16 years of any darts or other pointed missile type weapons intended to be thrown by hand.
(Added by Ord. 218-58, App. 4/23/58)
Editor's Note:
   See also the following Police Code provisions:
       Sec. 602, Sale or Possession of Sling Shots or Toys Projecting Missiles by Air or Gas Prohibited.
       Sec. 607, Possession of Sling Shots or Metal Knuckles Prohibited.
       Sec. 609, Prohibiting Possession of and Purchase by Minors of Darts and Similar Weapons.
       Sec. 4507, Firearms and Projectile Weapons; Possession of by Minors.
SEC. 609.  PROHIBITING POSSESSION OF AND PURCHASE BY MINORS OF DARTS AND SIMILAR WEAPONS.
   It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of 16 years to purchase, buy, or possess any darts or other pointed missile type weapons intended to be thrown by hand.
   Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the possession of dart games or similar type games in the home or by owners and operators of places of public amusement.
(Added by Ord. 218-58, App. 4/23/58)
Editor's Note:
   See also the following Police Code provisions:
       Sec. 602, Sale or Possession of Sling Shots or Toys Projecting Missiles by Air or Gas Prohibited.
       Sec. 607, Possession of Sling Shots or Metal Knuckles Prohibited.
       Sec. 608, Prohibiting Sale of Darts and Similar Weapons to Minors.
       Sec. 4507, Firearms and Projectile Weapons; Possession of by Minors.
SECS. 610 through 610.8.
(Added by Ord. 175-68, App. 7/2/68; repealed by Ord. 329-00, File No. 001924, App. 12/28/2000)
[Firearms and Ammunition]
Editor's Note:
   See also the following Police Code provisions:
       Art. 14, Secs. 840et seq., Miscellaneous Regulations for Professions and Trades (relating to carrying firearms).
      Art. 35, Firearm Strict Liability Act.
      Art. 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.
      Art. 36A, Sale, Manufacture, and Distribution of Firearms and Ammunition; Possession of Handguns.
      Art. 36B, Storage of Firearms in Motor Vehicles.
      Art. 45, Firearms and Weapons Violence Prevention Ordinance.
SEC. 613.  REGULATING SALE OF FIREARMS.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or dealer engaging in the business of selling, leasing or otherwise transferring any firearm, firearms ammunition, or firearms ammunition component to sell, lease or otherwise transfer any firearm, firearms ammunition or firearms ammunition component without first having obtained a license from the San Francisco Police Department. The Department shall make available application forms requiring applicants to provide the information set forth in Section 613.2, and shall collect a nonrefundable application fee from each applicant.
   The Chief of Police shall recommend to the Board of Supervisors, on or before April 1, 1994, a fee which shall be sufficient to recover all costs associated with regulating the sale of firearms under this Article, including but not limited to, processing applications, monitoring licensees, and enforcing the provisions of this Article. The fee shall be set by the Board of Supervisors.
(Amended by Ord. 407-86, App. 10/3/86; Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94; Ord. 290-95, App. 9/1/95; Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)
SEC. 613.1.  DEFINITIONS.
   (a)   "Firearm" shall mean any device, designed to be used as a weapon or modified to be used as a weapon, that expels a projectile by the force of an explosion or other form of combustion.
   (b)   "Firearm ammunition" shall mean any cartridge or encasement containing a bullet or projectile, propellent or explosive charge, and a primer which is used in the operation of a firearm.
   (c)   "Firearm ammunition component" shall mean any cartridge or encasement, bullet or projectile, primer or propellent or explosive material used in the manufacture of ammunition.
   (d)   "Firearm capable of being concealed upon the person" shall mean any such firearm as defined in California Penal Code Section 12001(a).
   (e)   "Transfer" shall include, but shall not be limited to, the redemption of a pawned or pledged firearm by any individual including the individual who pawned or pledged the firearm.
   (f)   "Ultracompact firearm" shall mean any pistol, revolver, handgun or other firearm that is 6.75 inches or less in length or 4.5 inches or less in height, measured with the magazine detached, but shall not include any such firearm that is an unsafe handgun defined by Section 12126 of the California Penal Code.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 225-96, App. 6/7/96; Ord. 283-96, App. 7/3/96, Eff. 1/1/97; Ord. 131-99, File No. 990493, App. 5/28/99; Ord. 62-00, File No. 000197, App. 4/14/2000; Ord. 242-00, File No. 000950, App. 10/27/2000; Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)
SEC. 613.2.  APPLICATION FORM AND BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS.
   (a)   The application for a license to engage in the business of selling, leasing or otherwise transferring any firearm, firearms ammunition, or firearms ammunition component shall be signed under penalty of perjury and shall set forth:
      (1)   The name, age and address of the applicant, as well as the name, age and address of all persons who will have access to or control of workplace firearms, firearm ammunition, or firearm ammunition components, including but not limited to, the applicant's employees, agents and or supervisors, if any;
      (2)   The address of the location for which the license is required, together with the business name of such location, if any;
      (3)   All convictions of the applicant for any of the offenses listed in Section 613.3(e);
      (4)   All information relating to licenses or permits relating to firearms or other weapons sought by the applicant from other jurisdictions, including, but not limited to date of application and whether each such application resulted in issuance of a license;
      (5)   All information relating to revocations of licenses or permits relating to firearms, including but not limited to date and circumstances of revocation;
      (6)   Applicant's agreement to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the City, its officers, agents, and employees, from and against any and all claims, losses, costs, damages and liabilities of any kind, arising in any manner out of the applicant's negligence or intentional or wilful misconduct;
      (7)   Applicant's understanding that the City shall have the right to enter the building designated in the license from time to time during regular business hours to make reasonable inspections and to investigate and enforce compliance with building, mechanical, fire, electrical, plumbing, or health regulations, provisions of this Article, and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.
   (b)   Each application must be accompanied by evidence that the applicant has satisfied the insurance requirements stated in Section 613.13 of this Article.
   (c)   All persons listed on the application form as having access to, or control of, workplace firearms, firearm ammunition, or firearm ammunition components shall obtain a certificate of eligibility under Penal Code Section 12071 from the state Department of Justice. A copy of the certificate of eligibility for each such person shall be submitted with the application.
   (d)   The Chief of Police shall conduct a criminal history background check on the applicant and on all other persons listed on the application form as having access to, or control of, workplace firearms, firearm ammunition, or firearm ammunition components, including but not limited to, the applicant's employees, agents and/or supervisors, if any, and shall determine whether such persons have been convicted of any offenses described in subsection (e) of Section 613.3, or are among the persons described in subsections (f) or (g) of Section 613.3. Where the Chief of Police determines that one or more of the applicants, employees, agents or supervisors have been convicted of an offense described in subsection (e) of Section 613.3, or are among the persons described in subsections (f) or (g) of Section 613.3, the applicant shall have 21 days from the mailing of written notification from the Chief of Police to provide evidence in a form acceptable to the Chief of Police that such persons have been removed or reassigned so that they no longer have access to or control of workplace firearms, firearm ammunition, or firearm ammunition components. In the event that an applicant fails to comply with this subsection, the Chief of Police shall deny the license.
   (e)   As used in this Section, the term "applicant" when the applicant is other than a natural person shall include any officer, director, employee or agent of the applicant who has access to, or control of, workplace firearms, firearm ammunition, or firearm ammunition components.
(Amended by Ord. 407-86, App. 10/3/86; Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94; Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)
SEC. 613.3.  DENIAL OF LICENSE.
   The Chief of Police shall deny the issuance or renewal of a license when any of the following conditions exist:
   (a)   The applicant is under the age of 21 years.
   (b)   The applicant is not licensed as required by all applicable federal, State and local laws.
   (c)   The applicant has had a firearms license previously revoked or denied for good cause within the immediately preceding two years.
   (d)   The applicant has made a false or misleading statement of a material fact, or omission of a material fact, in the application for a license. If a license is denied on this ground, the applicant shall be prohibited from reapplying for a license for a period of two years.
   (e)   The applicant has been convicted of:
      (1)   Any offense so as to disqualify the applicant from owning or possessing a firearm under applicable federal, State, and local laws, including but not limited to the offenses listed in California Penal Code Section 12021;
      (2)   Any offense relating to the manufacture, sale, possession, use, or registration of any firearm or dangerous or deadly weapon;
      (3)   Any offense involving the use of force or violence upon the person of another;
      (4)   Any offense involving theft, fraud, dishonesty, or deceit, including but not limited to any of the offenses listed in Title 7 (Crimes Against Public Justice) and title 13, Chapters 4 (Forgery and Counterfeiting), 5 (Larceny), 6 (Embezzlement), 7 (Extortion), 8 (False Personation), 13 and 14 (Fraud) of the California Penal Code;
      (5)   Any offense involving the manufacture, sale, possession or use of any controlled substance as defined by the California Health and Safety Code as said definition now reads or may hereafter be amended to read.
   (f)   The applicant is within the classes of persons defined in California Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 8100 or 8103.
   (g)   The applicant is (1) currently, or has been within the past two years, an unlawful user of any controlled substance as defined by the California Health and Safety Code as said definition now reads or may hereafter be amended to read; or (2) an excessive user of alcohol, to the extent that such use would impair his or her fitness to be a dealer in firearms.
   (h)   The operation of the business as proposed would not comply with all applicable federal, State, and local laws.
   (i)   The applicant, or an officer, employee, or agent thereof, proposes to operate in the following locations:
      (1)   Within any RH, RM, RC, NC or RED zoning district, or within 1,000 feet of the exterior limits of any such district;
      (2)   Within 1,000 feet of a public or private day care center or day care home, or within 1,000 feet of any elementary, junior high or high school whether public or private;
      (3)   On or within 1,500 feet of the exterior limits of any other premises used as a place of business by a dealer in firearms;
      (4)   Within 1,000 feet of a community center, church, neighborhood center, recreational center, whether public or private, where regularly scheduled activities are conducted for people under 18 years of age.
   (j)   The applicant, or an officer, employee or agent thereof does not have, and/or cannot provide evidence of a possessory interest in the property at which the proposed business will be conducted.
   (k)   Any other ground for denial exists under any applicable provision of federal, State or local law.
   (l)   The applicant fails to comply with the requirements of subsections (c) or (d) of Section 613.2.
   As used in this Section, the term "applicant" when the applicant is other than a natural person shall include any officer, director, employee or agent of the applicant who has access to, or control of, workplace firearms, firearm ammunition, or firearm ammunition components.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 322-96, App. 8/8/96; Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)
SEC. 613.4.  REFERRAL OF APPLICATION TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS.
   Upon receiving an application that is not rejected for one of the reasons stated in Section 613.3, the Police Department shall refer the application to the Bureau of Building Inspection, the Fire Department, and the City Planning Department, which departments shall inspect the premises to be used for the sale of concealable firearms and shall report to the Police Department concerning compliance with the codes they administer, and compliance with this Article.
(Added by Ord. 161-75, App. 4/23/75; amended by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 613.5.  PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE ISSUANCE OF LICENSE.
   When an application is filed for a license under this Article, and the application is not denied for one of the reasons stated in Section 613.3, the Police Department shall fix a time and place for a public hearing regarding the application. Not less than 10 days before the date of such hearing, the Police Department shall cause to be posted a notice of such hearing in a conspicuous place on the property in which the proposed business is to be operated and the applicant shall maintain said notice as posted until the day following the hearing.
(Added by Ord. 161-75, App. 4/23/75; amended by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 613.6.  FORM OF LICENSE.
   All licenses issued pursuant to this Article shall be in the form prescribed by the Attorney General of the State of California.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 613.7.  DURATION AND RENEWAL OF LICENSES.
   All licenses issued pursuant to this Article shall expire one year after the date of issuance; provided, however, that such licenses may be renewed by the Chief of Police for additional periods of one year upon the approval of an application for renewal by the Chief of Police and payment of the renewal fee. Such renewal application shall set forth the information listed in Section 613.2 and must be received by the Chief of Police, in completed form, no later than 45 days prior to the expiration of the current license.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 613.8.  NONASSIGNABILITY OF LICENSE.
   The assignment or attempt to assign any license issued pursuant to this Article is unlawful and any such assignment or attempt to assign a license shall render the license null and void.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 613.9.  SECURITY.
   In order to discourage the theft of firearms stored on the premises of a firearms dealer, each business licensed under this Article must adhere to security measures as required by the Chief of Police. Security measures shall include but not be limited to:
   (a)   Provision of secure locks, windows and doors, adequate lighting, and alarms as specified by the Chief of Police;
   (b)   Storage of all firearms on the premises out of the reach of customers in secure, locked facilities, so that access to firearms shall be controlled by the dealer or employees of the dealer, to the exclusion of all others.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 613.9.5.  FINDINGS.
   1.   "Enhanced-lethality ammunition" means the ammunition that licensees may not sell, lease or otherwise transfer under Police Code Sec. 613.10(g).
   2.   Enhanced-lethality ammunition is designed to tear larger wounds in the body by flattening and increasing in diameter on impact and/or exploding and dispersing shrapnel throughout the body. These design features increase the likelihood that the bullet will hit a major artery or organ, that it will take a more circuitous path through the body to create more widespread damage, and that it will release all of its propulsive force inside the body to cause maximum injury. Accordingly, enhanced-lethality ammunition is more likely to cause severe injury and death than is conventional ammunition that does not flatten or fragment upon impact.
   3.   Enhanced-lethality ammunition has been used in shooting massacres both in San Francisco and abroad. On July 1, 1993, heavily armed gunman Gian Luigi Ferri shot and killed eight people, then himself, in the 101 California Street high-rise in San Francisco using hollow-point bullets. Most recently, on July 24, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik used lethality-enhanced bullets designed to fragment inside the body and cause maximum internal damage to kill and grievously wound dozens of children at a youth camp in Norway.
   4.   Banning the sale of enhanced-lethality ammunition in San Francisco does not substantially burden the right of self defense. The right to use firearms in self defense can be fully exercised using conventional, non-collapsing, non-fragmenting ammunition. Enhanced-lethality ammunition is not in general use, and this unusually injurious ammunition has been banned outside the United States. For example, the Hague Convention of 1899, Declaration III, has for more than a century prohibited the use in warfare of bullets that easily expand or flatten in the body.
   5.   Personal firearms kept in the home are more likely to be used against family and friends than intruders. Home firearms may also be used in suicide attempts, accidental shootings and criminal assaults.
   6.   The City and County of San Francisco has a legitimate, important and compelling governmental interest in reducing the likelihood that shooting victims in San Francisco will die of their injuries by reducing the lethality of the ammunition sold and used in the City and County of San Francisco.
(Added by Ord. 206-11 , File No. 110901, App. 10/11/2011, Eff. 11/10/2011)
SEC. 613.10.  LICENSE – CONDITIONS.
   In addition to all other requirements and conditions stated in Sections 613-619, each license shall be subject to all of the following conditions, the breach of any of which shall be sufficient cause for revocation of the license by the Chief of Police:
   (a)   The business shall be carried on only in the building located at the street address shown on the license, except as otherwise authorized under Section 12071(b)(1) of the California Penal Code.
   (b)   The licensee shall comply with Sections 12073, 12074, 12076, 12077 and 12082 of the California Penal Code, to the extent that the provisions remain in effect.
   (c)   The licensee shall not deliver any pistol or revolver to a purchaser earlier than 10 days after the application for the purchase, lease or transfer, unless otherwise provided by State or federal law.
   (d)   The licensee shall not deliver any firearm to a purchaser, lessee or other transferee unless the firearm is unloaded and securely wrapped or unloaded in a locked container.
   (e)   The licensee shall not deliver any firearm, firearm ammunition, or firearm ammunition component to a purchaser, lessee or other transferee unless the purchaser, lessee or other transferee presents clear evidence of his or her identity and age to the seller. As used in this Section, "clear evidence of his or her identity and age" includes, but is not limited to, a motor vehicle operator's license, a State identification card, an armed forces identification card, an employment identification card which contains the bearer's signature and photograph, or any similar documentation which provides the seller reasonable assurance of the identity and age of the purchaser.
   (f)   The licensee shall not display in any part of the premises where it can be readily seen from outside the premises, any firearm, firearm ammunition or imitation thereof, or placard advertising the sale or other transfer thereof, other than a sign identifying the name of the business.
   (g)   The licensee shall not sell, lease or otherwise transfer to any person any ammunition that:
      (1)   Serves no sporting purpose;
      (2)   Is designed to expand upon impact and utilize the jacket, shot or materials embedded within the jacket or shot to project or disperse barbs or other objects that are intended to increase the damage to a human body or other target (including, but not limited to, Winchester Black Talon, Speer Gold Dot, Federal Hydra-Shok, Hornady XTP, Eldorado Starfire, Hollow Point Ammunition and Remington Golden Sabre ammunition; or
      (3)   Is designed to fragment upon impact (including, but not limited to, Black Rhino bullets and Glaser Safety Slugs).
   This subsection does not apply to conventional hollow-point ammunition with a solid lead core when the purchase is made for official law enforcement purposes and the purchaser is authorized to make such a purchase by the director of a public law enforcement agency such as the Chief of the San Francisco Police Department or the Sheriff of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (h)   The licensee shall post within the licensee's premises a notice stating the following:
"THE CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE PROHIBITS THE SALE OF FIREARMS OR FIREARMS AMMUNITION TO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18, AND FURTHER GENERALLY PROHIBITS THE SALE OF A PISTOL, REVOLVER, OR FIREARM CAPABLE OF BEING CONCEALED UPON THE PERSON TO ANY PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 21."
   The posted notice shall be in a conspicuous location, shall be in 36 point type block letters in black ink on a white background, and shall be located so that the notice can easily and clearly be seen by all prospective purchasers of firearms and firearm ammunition.
   (i)   The licensee shall not sell, lease or otherwise transfer any ultracompact firearm except as authorized by Section 613.10-2 or any 50 caliber firearm or 50 caliber cartridge except as authorized by Section 613.10-1.
   (j)   Any license issued pursuant to this Article shall be subject to such additional conditions as the Chief of Police finds are reasonably related to the purpose of this Article.
   (k)   The licensee shall comply with the requirements of Section 613.10-3 and shall, in addition, post the appropriate notice or notices, as specified below, in a conspicuous location at the entrance of the licensee's premises (or at the entrance to the separate room or, enclosure pursuant to Section 613.10-3(c)). Such notice shall be in 36 point type block letters in black ink on a white background.
      (1)   Licensees that sell, lease or otherwise transfer firearms, other than firearms capable of being concealed on the person, shall post a notice at the entrance to the premises (or at the entrance to the separate room or enclosure pursuant to Section 613.10-3(c)) stating the following:
"THE SAN FRANCISCO POLICE CODE REQUIRES THAT FIREARMS DEALERS PROHIBIT ENTRY BY PERSONS UNDER AGE 18, AND FURTHER PROHIBITS ENTRY BY (1) PERSONS CONVICTED OF A VIOLENT OFFENSE WHO ARE PROHIBITED FROM POSSESSING FIREARMS PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTIONS 12021 OR 12021.1; AND (2) PERSONS WHO ARE CURRENTLY PROHIBITED FROM POSSESSING FIREARMS BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN ADJUDICATED AS MENTALLY DISORDERED, NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY OR INCOMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL."
      (2)   Licensees that sell, lease or otherwise transfer firearms capable of being concealed on the person shall post a notice at the entrance to the premises (or at the entrance to the separate room or enclosure containing such firearms pursuant to Section 613.10-3(c)) stating the following:
"THE SAN FRANCISCO POLICE CODE REQUIRES THAT FIREARMS DEALERS PROHIBIT ENTRY BY PERSONS UNDER AGE 21, AND FURTHER PROHIBITS ENTRY BY (1) PERSONS CONVICTED OF A VIOLENT OFFENSE WHO ARE PROHIBITED FROM POSSESSING FIREARMS PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTIONS 12021 OR 12021.1; AND (2) PERSONS WHO ARE CURRENTLY PROHIBITED FROM POSSESSING FIREARMS BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN ADJUDICATED AS MENTALLY DISORDERED, NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY OR INCOMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL."
      (3)   Licensees that sell, lease or otherwise transfer firearms capable of being concealed on the person, but who keep such firearms in a separate room or enclosure in accordance with Section 613.10-3(c) shall post the notice required by paragraph (1) at the entrance to the premises or separate room or enclosure containing firearms that are not capable of being concealed on the person, and shall post the notice required by paragraph (2) at the entrance to the separate room or enclosure containing firearms capable of being concealed on the person.
   (l)   The licensee shall notify the Chief of Police of the name, age and address of, and submit a certificate of eligibility under Penal Code Section 12071 from the State Department of Justice for, any person not listed on the licensee's application under Section 613.2(a)(1) who will be given access to, or control of, workplace firearms, firearm ammunition, or firearm ammunition components. The licensee shall submit the required information and certificate within 10 days of such person being employed or otherwise being given access to, or control over workplace firearms, firearm ammunition, or firearm ammunition components.
   (m)   Within the first five business days of April and October of each year, licensees shall cause a physical inventory to be taken that includes a listing of each firearm held by the licensee by make, model, and serial number, together with a listing of each firearm the licensee has sold since the last inventory period. In addition, the inventory shall include a listing of each firearm lost or stolen that is required to be reported pursuant to Penal Code Section 12071(b)(13). Licensees shall maintain a copy of the inventory on the premises for which the license was issued. Immediately upon completion of the inventory, licensees shall forward a copy of the inventory to the address specified by the Chief of Police, by such means as specified by the Chief of Police. With each copy of the inventory, licensees shall include an affidavit signed by the licensee (or, if the licensee is not a natural person, by an officer, general manager, or other principal of the licensee) stating under penalty of perjury that within the first five business days of that April or October, as the case may be, the signer personally confirmed the presence of the firearms reported on the inventory.
   (n)   At or prior to the time of delivering a firearm, licensees shall provide the person buying, leasing, or receiving the loan of the firearm with a copy of a notice, to be prepared by the Chief of Police, advising the reader of local firearms laws, including safe gun storage requirements and the requirement to report a lost or stolen firearm. The notice may also include summary information on relevant State firearms laws, including the requirement that the sale, loan or other transfer of a firearm to a non-licensed person be completed through a licensed firearms dealer.
   (o)   Licensee shall ensure that its business location is monitored by a video surveillance system that meets the following requirements:
      (1)   The system shall include cameras, monitors, digital video recorders, and cabling, if necessary to meet any of the other requirements listed below.
      (2)   The number and location of the cameras are subject to the approval of the Chief of Police or his or her designee. The cameras shall be sufficient in number and location to monitor all places where firearms or ammunition are stored, handled, sold, transferred, or carried, including, but not limited to, counters, safes, vaults, cabinets, shelves, cases, and entryways. The video surveillance system shall operate continuously, without interruption, whenever the licensee is open for business. Whenever the licensee is not open for business, the system shall be triggered by a motion detector and begin recording immediately upon detection of any motion within the monitored area.
      (3)   The sale or transfer of a firearm or ammunition shall be recorded by the video surveillance system in such a way that the facial features of the purchaser or transferee are clearly visible.
      (4)   When recording, the video surveillance system shall record continuously and store color images of the monitored area at a frequency of not less than 15 frames per second. The system shall produce retrievable and identifiable images and video recordings on media approved by the Chief of Police or his or her designee that can be enlarged through projection or other means, and can be made a permanent record for use in a criminal investigation. The system shall be capable of delineating on playback the activity and physical features of persons or areas where guns and ammunition are stored and handled within the premises.
      (5)   The stored images shall be maintained on the business premises of the licensee tor a period not less than one year from the date of recordation and shall be made available to federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies upon service of a search warrant. Law enforcement agencies may only use images thus obtained tor legitimate law enforcement purposes.
      (6)   The video surveillance system shall be maintained in proper working order at all times. If the system becomes inoperable, it must be repaired or replaced within fifteen calendar days. The licensee shall inspect the system at least weekly to ensure that it is operational and images are being recorded and retained as required. The licensee shall notify the Chief of Police or his or her designee that the system has become inoperable as soon as practicable after discovering inoperability. The licensee shall allow the Chief of Police or his or her designee to inspect the system to ensure operability.
      (7)   The licensee shall post a sign in a conspicuous place at each entrance to the premises that states in block letters not less than one inch in height: THESE PREMISES ARE UNDER VIDEO SURVEILLANCE. YOUR IMAGE MAY BE RECORDED.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 290-95, App. 9/1/95; Ord. 225-96, App. 6/11/96; Ord. 283-96, App. 7/3/96, Eff. 1/1/97; Ord. 62-00, File No. 000197, App. 4/14/2000; Ord. 242-00, File No. 000950, App. 10/27/2000; Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004; Ord. 192-07, File No. 070684, App. 8/1/2007; Ord. 249-13 , File No. 130585, App. 11/8/2013, Eff. 12/8/2013; Ord. 190-15 , File No. 150912, App. 11/10/2015, Eff. 12/10/2015)
SEC. 613.10-1.  SALE OR TRANSFER OF 50 CALIBER FIREARMS AND CARTRIDGES RESTRICTED.
   (a)   Findings. The Board of Supervisors finds as follows:
      (1)   Fifty caliber rifles are military-style firearms, used by armed forces around the world, which combine long range, accuracy and massive power. Fifty caliber rifles are accurate to distances of 1,000 to 2,000 yards (10 to 20 football fields), depending on the skill of the shooter, and can penetrate armored vehicles, disable aircraft and damage industrial targets, such as refineries and hazardous chemical plants. The dangers of these weapons are detailed in "Voting from the Rooftops: How the Gun Industry Armed Osama bin Laden, other Foreign and Domestic Terrorists, and Common Criminals with 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles," Violence Policy Center (2001).
      (2)   Fifty caliber rifles and ammunition are proliferating on the civilian market in the United States.
      (3)   In a briefing paper dated August 4, 1999, the United States General Accounting Office concluded that 50 caliber rifles have been associated with significant criminal activity, stating "Our investigation revealed that 50 caliber semiautomatic rifles have been linked to domestic and international criminal activity. We have established a nexus to terrorist groups, outlaw motorcycle gangs, international drug cartels, domestic drug dealers, religious cults, militia groups, potential assassins, and violent criminals."
      (4)   California Penal Code Sections 12303.6 and 12304 currently prohibit the sale of destructive devices, defined to include weapons of a caliber greater than 60 caliber and any ammunition therefor. In addition, recognizing the danger posed by 50 caliber rifles, the Legislature recently passed, and the Governor has signed, legislation restricting the sale and transfer and tracking the ownership of, 50 caliber rifles;
      (5)   The City and County of San Francisco has a high concentration of potential targets for terrorist attacks;
      (6)   The firearms industry has recently introduced a 50 caliber handgun, and reports indicate that it is difficult to control and fires with five times the muzzle power of a .357 magnum handgun;
      (7)   A recent analysis of data published by the manufacturer of this 50 caliber handgun and ballistics test data published in American Rifleman magazine indicate that bullets fired from the handgun may be capable of penetrating Type IIIA body armor, the highest grade of concealable body armor normally worn by law enforcement officers in the field. The dangers of these weapons are detailed in "Vest Buster: The .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum-The Gun Industry's Latest Challenge to Law Enforcement Body Armor," Violence Policy Center (2004);
      (8)   Fifty caliber firearms have no legitimate hunting or sporting purpose in the City and County of San Francisco. Further, such firearms are ill-suited for use as a means to defend one's home or property, since they are difficult to control, greatly increase the risk of harm to bystanders, and the firepower greatly exceeds that which is necessary to protect property or homeowners;
      (9)   The Board of Supervisors hereby finds and declares that the uncontrolled proliferation and use of 50 caliber firearms and ammunition poses an unacceptable threat to the health, safety and security of the public.
   (b)   Purpose and Intent. The purpose and intent of this Section is to protect the health, safety, security and general welfare of the citizens of the City and County of San Francisco and the City's law enforcement personnel by reducing the risk of personal injury, death or property damage caused by 50 caliber firearms. Specifically with respect to regulating 50 caliber handguns, it is the purpose and intent of this Section to protect of the citizens of the City and County of San Francisco and the City's law enforcement personnel by reducing the risk of personal injury, death or property damage caused by persons using 50 caliber handguns. It is not the intent of this Section to address the problem of handgun safety, as addressed, for example in Sections 12125 through 12133 of the California Penal Code, or to otherwise regulate 50 caliber handguns based on consumer product safety considerations for the person using the handgun.
   (c)   Definitions.
      (1)   As used in this section, the term "50 caliber firearm" shall mean any firearm, as defined in Section 613.1 of this Article, capable of firing a center-fire 50 caliber cartridge.
      (2)   As used in this section, the term "50 caliber cartridge" shall mean a firearm ammunition cartridge in 50 caliber, either by designation or actual measurement, or any metric equivalent, including but not limited to a .50 BMG cartridge, that is capable of being fired from a centerfire rifle or a handgun. The term "50 caliber cartridge" does not include any memorabilia or display item that is filled with a permanent inert substance or that is otherwise permanently altered in a manner that prevents ready modification for use as live ammunition.
      (3)   As used in this section, the term "rifle" shall mean any firearm that is designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder, and which is designed or redesigned, made or remade to use the energy in a fixed cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger. The term "rifle" shall not include any shotgun.
      (4)   As used in this section, the term "handgun" shall mean any firearm with a barrel less than 16 inches in length. The term "handgun" shall include any pistol, revolver, or concealable firearm as such terms are defined in the California Penal Code.
   (d)   Sale or Transfer of 50 Caliber Firearms and Cartridges Restricted. No person shall sell, give, transfer, offer for sale or display for sale any 50 caliber firearm or 50 caliber cartridge except as authorized by paragraph (e) of this Section.
   (e)   Exceptions.
      (1)   The provisions of Subsection (d) of this Section shall not apply to:
         (A)   the sale or other transfer of a 50 caliber firearm or 50 caliber cartridge which is prohibited under state law, including, but not limited to, the sale or transfer of any assault weapon as defined in the California Penal Code;
         (B)   the sale or other transfer of a 50 caliber firearm which is an antique firearm, as defined in paragraph (16) of subsection (a) of Section 921 of Title 18 of the United States Code;
         (C)   the delivery of a 50 caliber firearm to a licensed gunsmith, as defined in California Penal Code Section 12001(r), or to a person licensed pursuant to California Penal Code Section 12071, for purposes of service or repair, or to the return of the firearm to its owner by the gunsmith or the licensee following the completion of service or repairs;
         (D)   the return of a 50 caliber firearm to its owner by a person licensed pursuant to this Article where the firearm was initially delivered to the licensee for the purpose of a consignment sale or as collateral for a pawnbroker loan; or
         (E)   the offer for sale or display in any periodical, solicitation by mail or use of the internet of a 50 caliber firearm or 50 caliber cartridge by any person or entity where the seller or offeror is located outside of the City and County of San Francisco.
         (F)   the loan of an unloaded 50 caliber firearm to a person for use solely as a prop in a motion picture, television, video, theatrical or other entertainment production or event, provided that such person is in compliance with Section 12081 of the California Penal Code.
      (2)   The provisions of Subsection (d) of this Section shall not apply to the sale or other transfer of a 50 caliber firearm or 50 caliber cartridge where the purchaser or transferee is any of the following:
         (A)   A law enforcement agency;
         (B)   An agency duly authorized to perform law enforcement duties;
         (C)   A state or local correctional facility;
         (D)   A federal law enforcement officer, provided such law enforcement officer is authorized to acquire a 50 caliber firearm and/or 50 caliber cartridges and does so while acting within the course and scope of his or her employment:
         (E)   A person described in Sections 12302 or 12322(a) of the California Penal Code; provided such person is authorized to acquire a 50 caliber firearm and/or 50 caliber cartridges and does so while acting within the course and scope of his or her employment;
         (F)   A person who is properly identified as a full-time paid peace officer as defined in Sections 830.1, 830.2, 830.4, or 830.5 of the California Penal Code, provided such peace officer is authorized to acquire a 50 caliber firearm and/or 50 caliber cartridge and does so while acting within the course and scope of his or her employment;
         (G)   A firearms dealer who has been issued a Federal Firearms License, and who is in compliance with the requirements of Section 12071 of the California Penal Code,
         (H)   A person or entity conducting a transaction described in subdivision (k) of Section 12078 of the California Penal Code:
         (I)   A person acquiring a 50 caliber firearm or 50 caliber cartridge by bequest or intestate succession, or otherwise by operation of law, provided that such firearms or cartridges are transferred to a law enforcement agency or to a person licensed pursuant to California Penal Code Section 12071 within 12 months from the date that the person obtains title;
         (J)   A non-profit entity that is authorized to destroy firearms, and which has agreed to destroy the firearm being transferred;
         (K)   A federal, state, or local historical society, museum, or institutional collection that is open to the public; provided that the 50 caliber firearm is used for display purposes, is unloaded, and is secured from unauthorized uses.
   (f)   Penalties.
      (1)   Violation of this Section shall be punishable as a misdemeanor. In addition, in the case of a violation of this section by a firearms dealer licensed under this Article, each violation of this Section shall constitute grounds for suspension or revocation of the licensee's firearms dealer license.
      (2)   Each transaction in violation of this Section shall be deemed a distinct and separate violation.
   (g)   Sunset Provision. If the State of California enacts legislation prohibiting or restricting the sale or transfer of 50 caliber rifles, 50 caliber handguns, or 50 caliber cartridges covered by this section, the requirements of this Section shall be suspended as of the date such legislation goes into effect with respect to any requirements of this Section that apply to the firearms or cartridges prohibited or restricted by state law. If the State of California subsequently repeals any such legislation, the suspension shall expire by operation of law and the previously suspended provisions shall become operative.
(Added by Ord. 283-96, App. 7/13/96; amended by Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)
Editor's note:
   The provisions of Ord. 283-96 took effect on January 1, 1997.
SEC. 613.10-2.  SALE OF ULTRACOMPACT FIREARMS RESTRICTED.
   (a)   Findings. The Board of Supervisors finds as follows:
      (1)   A number of other states have enacted legislation to facilitate the issuance of licenses to carry concealed firearms with the result that firearms manufacturers have been designing and marketing ultracompact handguns to respond to the development of the market created by the relaxation of concealed weapons laws in these states.
      (2)   These ultracompact handguns are designed to allow the complete concealment of the weapon on the person.
      (3)   In contrast to those states that have relaxed requirements for issuance of licenses to carry concealed weapons, California has not done so. Moreover, in San Francisco, permits to carry concealed weapons are issued only in very limited circumstances. There are currently fewer than ten individuals authorized by the City to carry concealed weapons.
      (4)   Because concealed weapons permits are rarely issued in San Francisco, any legitimate market for concealable ultracompact handguns is exceedingly small.
      (5)   Ultracompact handguns have no legitimate hunting or sporting purpose, and are ill-suited for use as a means to defend one's home or property, since the short barrel length makes them inherently inaccurate.
      (6)   A national study of weapons confiscated by law enforcement agencies found that a substantial majority of the handguns confiscated have a barrel length of less than three inches.
      (7)   A survey of incarcerated felons found that easy concealment is very often an important consideration in the selection of handguns that are later used to commit crimes.
      (8)   A study of persons in California found that persons whose applications for the purchase of a handgun were denied based on prior criminal activity were more likely to attempt to purchase small, highly concealable handguns than are potential purchasers whose applications were not denied.
      (9)   A study of handgun owners in one state found that 67 percent of felons but just 30 percent of other handgun owners reported owning a handgun with a barrel length of three inches or less.
      (10)   Because there is evidence that criminals prefer smaller, more concealable handguns, and since handguns are used in at least 80 percent of all violent crimes involving firearms in the United States, the public interest is not served by allowing the unregulated sale of easily concealable ultracompact handguns. The concealability of these weapons makes them a high public security and safety risk when owned and carried by individuals unlicensed to carry concealed weapons, particularly in a high-density urban area such as San Francisco.
      (11)   The dangers of ultracompact firearms are further detailed in "Pocket Rockets-The Gun Industry's Sale of Increased Killing Power," Violence Policy Center (2001).
   (b)   Purpose and Intent. The purpose and intent of this Section is to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the City and County of San Francisco by reducing the potential for death or injury to citizens and law enforcement personnel attributable to ultracompact firearms. It is not the intent of this Section to address the problem of handgun safety, as addressed, for example, in Sections 12125 through 12133 of the California Penal Code, or to otherwise regulate ultracompact firearms based on consumer product safety considerations for the person using the firearm.
   (c)   Sale of Ultracompact Firearms Restricted. No person licensed pursuant to this Article shall sell, lease or otherwise transfer any ultracompact firearm except as authorized by paragraph (d) of this Section. Nothing in this section shall preclude any person licensed pursuant to this Article from processing firearms transactions between unlicensed parties pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 12072 of the Penal Code of the State of California.
   (d)   Exceptions. The requirements of this Section shall not apply to the sale, lease or other transfer of an ultracompact firearm in the following circumstances:
      (1)   To any law enforcement agency;
      (2)   To any agency duly authorized to perform law enforcement duties;
      (3)   To any state or local correctional facility;
      (4)   To a federal law enforcement officer, provided such law enforcement officer is authorized to acquire an ultracompact firearm and does so while acting within the course and scope of his or her employment;
      (5)   To a private security company licensed to do business in the State of California;
      (6)   To a person described in Sections 12302 or 12322(a) of the California Penal Code, provided such person is authorized to acquire an ultracompact firearm and does so while acting within the course and scope of his or her employment;
      (7)   To any person who is properly identified as a full-time paid peace officer, as defined in Sections 830.1, 830.2, 830.4, or 830.5 of the California Penal Code, provided such peace officer is authorized to acquire an ultracompact firearm and does so while acting within the course and scope of his or her employment.
      (8)   To the sale, lease or other transfer of any antique firearm., as defined in paragraph (16) of subsection (a) of Section 921 of Title 18 of the United States Code.
      (9)   To the loan of an ultracompact firearm to a person for use solely as a prop in a motion picture, television, or video, theatrical or other entertainment production or event, provided that such person is in compliance with Section 12081 of the California Penal Code;
      (10)   To any person or entity conducting a transaction that is exempt from the provisions of subdivision (d) of Section 12072 of the California Penal Code;
      (11)   To any person or entity conducting a transaction described in subdivision (k) of Section 12078 of the California Penal Code;
      (12)   To a firearms dealer who has been issued a Federal Firearms License, and who is in compliance with the requirements of Section 12071 of the California Penal Code;
      (13)   To any person or entity acquiring an ultracompact firearm by bequest, intestate succession or otherwise by operation of law;
      (14)   To a non-profit entity that is authorized to destroy firearms, and which has agreed to destroy the firearm being transferred
      (15)   To a federal, state, or local historical society, museum, or institutional collection that is open to the public, provided that the ultracompact firearm is used for display purposes, is unloaded, and is secured from unauthorized use;
      (16)   To the delivery of an ultracompact firearm to a licensed gunsmith, as defined in California Penal Code Section 12001(r), or to a person licensed pursuant to California Penal Code Section 12071, for purposes of service or repair, or to the return of the firearm to its owner by the gunsmith or by licensee following the completion of service or repairs;
      (17)   To the return of an ultracompact firearm to its owner by a person licensed pursuant to this Article where the firearm was initially delivered to the licensee for the purpose of a consignment sale or as collateral for a pawnbroker loan.
   (e)   Penalties.
      (1)   Violation of this section shall be punishable as a misdemeanor. In addition, each violation of this Section shall constitute grounds for suspension or revocation of the licensee's firearms dealer license under this Article.
      (2)   Each transaction in violation of this Section shall be deemed a distinct and separate violation.
(Added by Ord. 62-00, File No. 000197, App. 4/14/2000; amended by Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)
SEC. 613.10-3.  PERSONS PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING FIREARMS NOT PERMITTED ON LICENSEES' PREMISES.
   (a)   No person who is prohibited from possessing or purchasing firearms pursuant to California Penal Code Sections 12021 or 12021.1 or Subsections (a), (b), (c) or (d) of California Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 8103 shall enter into any place of business that is licensed pursuant to this Article to engage in the business of selling, leasing or otherwise transferring firearms and which displays the notices required by Section 613.10(k), except in accordance with paragraph (c) of this Section.
   (b)   (1)   No person licensed pursuant to this Article to sell, lease or otherwise transfer firearms shall permit the entry onto the premises that are the subject of the license by any person who the licensee knows or has reason to know is prohibited from possessing or purchasing firearms pursuant to California Penal Code Sections 12021 or 12021.1, or Subsections (a), (b), (c) or (d), of California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 8103, except in accordance with paragraph (c) of this Section.
      (2)   No person licensed pursuant to this Article to sell, lease or otherwise transfer firearms shall permit the entry onto the premises that are the subject of the license by any person under 18 years of age except in accordance with paragraph (c) of this section. No person licensed pursuant to this Article to sell, lease or otherwise transfer firearms and who keeps or displays for sale, lease or other transfer firearms capable of being concealed on the person shall permit the entry onto the premises that are the subject of the license by any person under 21 years of age, except in accordance with paragraph (c) of this section.
      (3)   The licensee and any of his or her agents, employees or other persons acting under the licensee's authority shall be responsible for requiring clear evidence of age and identity of persons to prevent the entry of persons not permitted to purchase a firearm under state law by reason of age. Clear evidence of age and identity includes, but is not limited to, a motor vehicle operator's license, a State identification card, an armed forces identification card, or an employment identification card which contains the bearer's signature, photograph, and age, or any similar documentation which provides reasonable assurance of the identity and age of the individual.
   (c)   Exceptions.
      (1)   It shall not be a violation of this section for any person who is otherwise prohibited pursuant to subsection (a) from entering or being present on the premises to enter or be present on the premises if the firearms and related accessories (including, but not limited to, ammunition, ammunition clips and holsters) are kept or displayed within a separate room or enclosure that separates such firearms and related accessories from other merchandise, and such persons are excluded from the separate room or enclosure.
      (2)   It shall not be a violation of this section for any person who the licensee is otherwise required to keep from entering or being present on the premises pursuant to subsection (b) to enter or be present on the premises if the firearms and related accessories (including, but not limited to ammunition, ammunition clips and holsters) are kept or displayed within a separate room or enclosure that separates such firearms and related accessories from other merchandise, and such persons are excluded from the separate room or enclosure. Where a licensee keeps or displays weapons capable of being concealed on the person in a separate roam or enclosure that separates such firearms and related accessories, (including, but not limited to, ammunition, ammunition clips and holsters) from other merchandise (including other firearms), it shall not be a violation of this section for persons at least 18 years old but less than 21 years old to enter or be present on the premises if such persons are excluded from the separate room or enclosure containing firearms capable of being concealed on the person.
   (d)   Penalty for violation.
      (1)   Any person who is prohibited from possessing or purchasing firearms pursuant to California Penal Code Sections 12021 or 12021.1 or Subsections (a), (b), (c) or (d) of California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 8103 and who knowingly enters into any place of business that is licensed pursuant to this Article to engage in the business of selling, leasing or otherwise transferring firearms in violation of subsection (a) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
      (2)   Any licensee or other person acting under the authority of a licensee, including, but not limited to, employees or agents of a licensee, who knowingly allows a person to enter the licensee's premises in violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Added by Ord. 242-00, File No. 000950, App. 10/27/2000; amended by Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)
SEC. 613.11.  LICENSE – GROUNDS FOR REVOCATION.
   In addition to any other provisions of this Article, any circumstances constituting grounds for denial of a license shall also constitute grounds for revocation of a license.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 613.12.  HEARING ON LICENSE DENIAL OR REVOCATION.
   (a)   Any person whose application for a license under this Article has been denied, or whose license has been revoked pursuant to the provisions of this Article, shall have the right to a hearing before the Chief of Police or his or her designee prior to final denial or prior to revocation.
   (b)   The Chief of Police shall give the applicant or licensee written notice of the intent to deny the application or to revoke the license. The notice shall set forth the ground or grounds for the Chief of Police's intent to deny the application or to revoke the license, and shall inform the applicant or licensee that he or she has 10 days from the date of mailing of the notice to file a written request for a hearing. The application may be denied or the license revoked if a written hearing request is not received within the 10-day period.
   (c)   If the applicant or licensee files a timely hearing request, the Chief of Police shall set a time and place for the hearing. All parties involved shall have the right to (1) offer testimonial, documentary and tangible evidence bearing on the issues; (2) be represented by counsel; and (3) confront and cross examine any witnesses against them. If the hearing is before a designee of the Chief of Police, the designee shall make a written recommendation following the hearing regarding whether an application should be denied or a license revoked. The decision of the Chief of Police whether to deny the application or revoke the license shall be appealable to the Board of Appeals, at which proceeding the Chief shall have the burden of proof to justify his decision.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)
SEC. 613.13.  LICENSE – LIABILITY INSURANCE.
   No license shall be issued or reissued pursuant to this Article unless there is in full force and effect a policy of insurance in such form as the City Attorney and the City's Risk Manager deem proper, executed by an insurance company approved by the City's Risk Manager, whereby the applicant or licensee is insured against liability for damage to property and for injury to or death of any person as a result of the sale, transfer or lease, or advertising for sale, transfer or lease, or offering or exposing for sale, transfer or lease, of any firearm, firearm ammunition or firearm ammunition component. The minimum liability limits shall not be less than $1,000,000 for damage to or destruction of property in any one incident, and $1,000,000 for the death or injury to any one person; provided, however, that additional amounts may be required by the City Attorney or City's Risk Manager if deemed necessary to protect the interests of the City and its residents.
   Such policy of insurance shall contain an endorsement providing that the policy will not be canceled until notice in writing has been given to the City, address in care of the Chief of Police, 850 Bryant Street, San Francisco, California, 94103, at 30 days immediately prior to the time such cancellation becomes effective. Further, such policy of insurance shall name the City, its officers, agents, and employees as additional insureds.
   In addition, applicants and licensees shall agree in writing that they shall indemnity, defend, and hold harmless the City, its officers, agents, and employees, from claims arising out of the negligence or the intentional or wilful misconduct of the applicant or licensee.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 613.14.  LICENSE – AUTHORITY TO INSPECT.
   Any and all investigating officials of the City shall have the right to enter the building designated in the license from time to time during regular business hours to make reasonable inspections and to observe and enforce compliance with building, mechanical, fire, electrical, plumbing, or health regulations, and provisions of this Article. A police investigator may conduct compliance inspections to insure conformance with all federal, state, and local laws, and all provisions of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 613.15.  COMPLIANCE BY EXISTING DEALERS.
   Any person engaging in the business of selling, transferring, or leasing, or advertising for sale, transfer, or lease, or offering or exposing for sale, transfer, or lease, any firearm, firearm ammunition, or firearm ammunition component on the effective date of this Article, or any amendments thereto, shall have a period of 60 days after such effective date to comply with the provisions of this Article, or any amendments thereto.
   In addition, any person who possesses as of February 1, 1994, a permit or license issued by the San Francisco Police Department to engage in the business of selling, transferring, or leasing, or advertising for sale, transfer, or lease, or offering or exposing for sale, transfer, or lease, any firearm, firearm ammunition, or firearm ammunition component, shall not be required to comply with the requirements of Section 613.3(i)(1), (2) and (3) of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 613.16.  TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF LICENSE.
   (a)   If the Chief of Police has reason to believe that a licensee has (1) violated any federal, state or local law relating to the sale, lease, transfer, use or possession of firearms, firearm ammunition or firearms ammunition components, or (2) has committed any of the offenses set forth in Section 613.3(e), the Chief of Police may immediately suspend for a period not to exceed three days the right of the licensee to sell, lease or otherwise transfer firearms, firearm ammunition or firearm ammunition components.
   However, if the licensee is charged by a federal, state, or local prosecuting attorney with a violation of any such law the Chief of Police may suspend such license until the charges are dismissed or the licensee is found not guilty in a court of law. If the Chief of Police suspends a license pursuant to this provision, the licensee shall be provided an opportunity to present evidence to the Chief or his or her designee that the pending charges are without legal merit. The Chief's decision regarding whether to suspend a license pending the outcome of such charges shall be appealable to the Board of Appeals, at which proceeding the Chief shall have the burden of proof to justify his decision.
   (b)   Notice of suspension shall be mailed to the person(s) who applied for the license and shall be delivered to the address listed on the license.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)
SEC. 613.17.  DELIVERY TO TAX COLLECTOR.
   Upon granting said license, the Police Department shall forward said license to the Tax Collector who shall issue said license to the applicant upon payment of the license fee, payable in advance.
(Amended by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 613.18.  RULES AND REGULATIONS.
   The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations after noticed hearing as will enable the Police Department to effectuate the purposes of this ordinance. Failure to comply with such rules and regulations, or with any other requirements imposed by this ordinance, shall constitute grounds for revocation of licenses issued hereunder.
(Added by Ord. 407-86, App. 10/3/86; amended by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 613.19.  PENALTIES.
   Any person violating any provision of this Article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor or an infraction unless a penalty is otherwise specified. The complaint charging such violation shall specify whether the violation is a misdemeanor or infraction, which decision shall be that of the District Attorney. If charged as an infraction, upon conviction, the violator shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100 for each provision violated. If charged as a misdemeanor, upon conviction, the violator shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500 or more than $1,000 for each provision violated or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period of not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. In any accusatory pleading charging a violation of this Section, if the defendant has been previously convicted of a violation of this Section, each such previous violation and conviction shall be charged in the accusatory pleading. Any person violating any provision of this Section a second or subsequent time within a 10-year period shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $1,000 for each provision violated, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period of not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)
SEC. 613.20.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence or word of this Article is deemed to be invalid or beyond the authority of the City and County of San Francisco, either on its face or as applied, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the other sections, subsections, paragraphs, sentences, or words of this Article, and the application thereof; and to that end the section, subsections, paragraphs, sentences and words of this Article shall be deemed severable.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94)
SEC. 614.  EXCEPTIONS.
   Sections 613 to 613.20 inclusive, of this Article, shall not apply to wholesale dealers in their business intercourse with retail dealers, nor to wholesale or retail dealers in the regular or ordinary transport of unloaded firearms as merchandise to other wholesale or retail dealers by mail, express or other mode of shipment to points outside the City and County of San Francisco.
(Amended by Ord. 407-86, App. 10/3/86; Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)
SEC. 615.  RECORDS OF AMMUNITION SALES.
   (a)   Definitions. As used in this Section 615, these terms shall have the following meanings:
      (1)   "Firearm ammunition" shall include any ammunition for use in any pistol or revolver, or semiautomatic rifle or assault weapon, but shall not include ammunition for shotguns that contains shot that is No. 4 or smaller.
      (2)   "Semiautomatic rifle" shall mean any repeating rifle which utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round, and which requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge.
      (3)   "Assault weapon" shall mean any of the weapons designated in California Penal Code Section 12276 or 12276.1.
      (4)   "Vendor" shall mean any person located in the City and County of San Francisco who is engaged in the sale of firearm ammunition, including any retail firearms dealer.
      (5)   "Remote Vendor" shall mean any person engaged in the sale of firearm ammunition, including any retail firearms dealer, who is located outside the City and County of San Francisco but delivers or causes to be delivered firearm ammunition to an address within the City and County of San Francisco.
   (b)   No Vendor or Remote Vendor engaging in a transaction for delivery to an address in the City and County of San Francisco shall sell or otherwise transfer ownership of any firearm ammunition without at the time of purchase recording the following information on a form to be prescribed by the Chief of Police:
      (1)   the name of the Vendor or Remote Vendor (including the name of the specific individual) transferring ownership to the transferee;
      (2)   the place where the transfer occurred; in the case of a Remote Vendor, the place of transfer shall be the origin of the shipment;
      (3)   the date and time of the transfer; a Remote Vendor shall record the date and time of the shipment;
      (4)   the name, address and date of birth of the transferee;
      (5)   the transferee's driver's license number, or other identification number, and the state in which it was issued;
      (6)   the brand, type and amount of ammunition transferred; and
      (7)   the transferee's signature and thumbprint.
   (c)   Any Vendor or Remote Vendor who sells or otherwise transfers any firearm ammunition, where the transaction occurs within the City and County of San Francisco or the firearm ammunition is ordered for delivery to an address within the City and County of San Francisco, shall be subject to the reporting requirement of this subsection (c). On a weekly basis, the Vendor or Remote Vendor shall report the transactions for the previous week to the Chief of Police or his or her designee by electronic mail or by such other means specified by the Chief of Police or his or her designee. The report shall contain the same information required under subsection (b) for each transaction.
   (d)   No Vendor or Remote Vendor shall knowingly make a false entry in, or fail to make a required entry in, records prepared in accordance with subsection (b). No Vendor or Remote Vendor shall fail to submit the report required under subsection (c) in a timely manner, or knowingly include false information in such report. A Vendor or Remote Vendor must maintain the records required under subsection (b) on the premises for a period of not less than two years from the date of the recorded transfer. Said records shall be subject to inspection by the Police Department at any time during normal business hours.
   (e)   Penalties.
      (1)   First Conviction. Any person violating any provision of this Section shall be guilty of an infraction. Upon conviction of the infraction, the violator shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $100.
      (2)   Subsequent Convictions. In any accusatory pleading charging a violation of this Section, if the defendant has been previously convicted of a violation of this Section, each such previous violation and conviction shall be charged in the accusatory pleading. Any person violating any provision of this Section a second time within a 90-day period shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $300 and not more than $400 for each provision violated, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period of not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Any person violating any provision of this Section, a third time, and each subsequent time, within a 30-day period shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $400 and not more than $500 for each provision violated, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period of not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
   (f)   Severability. If any subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this Section be for any reason declared unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity or the effectiveness of the remaining portions of this Section or any part thereof. The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it would have adopted this Section notwithstanding the unconstitutionality, invalidity, or ineffectiveness of any one or more of its subsections, sentences, clauses, phrases, or words.
(Added as Sec. 618 by Ord. 328-95, App. 10/20/95; redesignated and amended by Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004; amended by Ord. 37-13 , File No. 130039, App. 3/13/2013, Eff. 4/12/2013; Ord. 249-13 , File No. 130585, App. 11/8/2013, Eff. 12/8/2013; Ord. 190-15 , File No. 150912, App. 11/10/2015, Eff. 12/10/2015)
(Former Sec. 615 amended by Ord. 407-86, App. 10/3/86; repealed by Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)
SEC. 616.  REPORTING THE LOSS OR THEFT OF FIREARMS.
   (a)   Any person that owns or is otherwise in possession of a firearm shall report the theft or loss of such firearm to the San Francisco Police Department within 48 hours of becoming aware of the theft or loss whenever
      (1)   the owner resides in San Francisco, or
      (2)   the theft or loss of the firearm occurs in San Francisco.
   (b)   The failure of an owner or person in possession of a firearm to report the theft or loss of the firearms within 48 hours of when the owner or person in possession becomes aware or should have become aware of the theft or loss shall be punishable in accordance with Section 613.19.
   (c)   The failure of an owner or person in possession of a firearm to report the theft or loss of the firearms in