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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 1:
PUBLIC NUISANCES
 
Ark, Boat, Vessel, Dumping, Etc., of, Prohibited.
Clipper Cove Special-Use Area.
Purpose.
Definitions.
Fee Setting Procedure.
General Provisions.
Manner of Applying for Permit.
Investigation by the Police Department.
Discretionary Powers.
Transfer of Permits.
Tax Collector to Deliver Permit.
Permits Issued by the Police Department.
Annual Renewal.
Quarterly Permits to Become Annual.
Power of Revocation.
Right of Appeal.
License Fees not Refundable Upon Revocation of Permit.
Filing Fees Not Refundable.
Penalties for Nonpayment of License Fees.
Revocation of Permit for Nonpayment of Permits or Licenses.
Not Exempted from Paying Other Fees.
Permitting Substitutes for Metal Badges.
Payment for Badge.
Payment for Identification Card.
Compliance.
Surrender of Permit.
Determination of Percentage of Fees Credited to Other Departments.
Schedule of Permits and Services; Filing and Service Fees.
Schedule of License Fees for Permits Issued by the Police Department or Entertainment Commission.
Fees for Closing-out Sales.
Additional License Fees.
Additional Fees – Motorized Cable Cars.
Annual Adjustment of Fees.
Solicitation of Pedestrians Prohibited; Penalty; Exception.
Penalty.
Consuming Alcoholic Beverages on Public Streets, Etc., or on Public Property Open to Public View Prohibited; Penalty.
Obstructing Any Street, Sidewalk, Passageway or Other Public Way Prohibited; Penalty; Exceptions.
Obstructing Any Street, Sidewalk, Passageway or Other Public Way Prohibited, Second Offense Within 24 Hours; Penalty; Exceptions.
Obstructing Any Street, Sidewalk, Passageway or Other Public Way Prohibited: Second Offense Within 120 Days of Conviction; Penalty; Exceptions.
Remaining Upon Private or Business Property After Being Requested to Leave; Penalty; Exceptions.
Remaining Upon Private or Business Property After Being Requested to Leave; Second Offense Within 24 Hours; Penalty; Exceptions.
Remaining Upon Private or Business Property After Being Requested to Leave, Second Offense Within 120 Days of Conviction; Penalty; Exceptions.
Kite Flying Prohibited Near High Voltage Lines and Broadcasting Towers.
Rubbish, Etc., Throwing on Streets Prohibited.
Accumulation of Litter on Sidewalks Prohibited.
Cuspidors, Etc., Not to Be Emptied on Sidewalk.
Use of Sidewalk Trash or Litter Receptacles.
Tenant of Lower Flat Responsible.
Penalty.
Enforcement of Litter Laws; Designated Officers and Employees.
Procedure for Enforcement of Litter Laws.
Procedure for Assessment and Collection of Administrative Penalties for Specified Littering and Nuisance Violations.
Unnecessary Noise; Authorized Emergency Vehicles.
Smoking in Enclosed Section of Street Cars, Cable Cars, Motor Coaches and Trolley Coaches Prohibited.
Penalty.
Smoking, Etc., on Wharves, Etc.
Open Flame or Electric Arc Unlawful – Exception.
Authority to Make Rules.
Violation.
Exception.
Obstructions on Streets and Sidewalks.
Exceptions.
Obstructing Passenger Loading Zones.
Piling of Lumber and Timber Regulated.
Hydrants, Obstruction of, Prohibited.
Scattering Billposting Refuse Prohibited.
Foreclosure Responsibility and Accountability.
Prohibiting the Free Distribution of Tobacco in Public Places and Places Open to the Public; Penalty.
 
SEC. 1.  ARK, BOAT, VESSEL, DUMPING, ETC., OF, PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association or corporation to dump or discard any boat, vessel, barge, ark, or any floating structure, on the shore line, or streets of the City and County of San Francisco, that are now submerged, or any portion of the City and County of San Francisco inside of the boundary of the State of California's property on the waterfront of said City and County of San Francisco.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 1.1.  CLIPPER COVE SPECIAL-USE AREA.
   (a)   Special-Use Area. In order to promote the recreational use of Clipper Cove, reduce existing and potential conflicts among recreational users of Clipper Cove, protect the overall public health and safety of users of the Cove, and to eliminate adverse environmental impacts to the San Francisco Bay, Clipper Cove is hereby designated a Special-Use Area as that term is defined and used in California's Harbors and Navigation Code (see, California Harbors and Navigation Code §§ 651, 660).
   (b)   Clipper Cove Defined. For the purposes of Section 1.1 of this Code, Clipper Cove is defined as that section of San Francisco Bay bounded by the south shore of Treasure Island, the north shore of Yerba Buena Island, and the connecting causeway, west of a line extending from the southeast corner of the finger pier known as "Pier 1" along the east side of Treasure Island, at about latitude 37 [degrees] 49' 11", longitude 122 [degrees] 21' 40", approximately 153 [degrees] 20' to the northeasterly point of Yerba Buena Island, at about latitude 37 [degrees] 48' 55", longitude 122 [degrees] 21' 30".
   (c)   Permit Requirements.
      (1)   Treasure Island Development Authority ("TIDA") shall erect signage at the entrance to the Clipper Cove Special-Use Area informing boaters of permit requirements and the method for obtaining a permit;
      (2)   It shall be unlawful for a vessel to be moored, anchored, or otherwise allowed to remain in Clipper Cove for more than 24 hours without a valid permit or permit extension issued by TIDA or its designee; and,
      (3)   It shall be unlawful for any vessel to remain moored, anchored, or otherwise allowed to remain in Clipper Cove after expiration or revocation of such permit.
   (d)   Salvage Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct salvage operations or to be in possession of materials salvaged from Clipper Cove, without written permission from TIDA.
   (e)   Criminal Penalties. A violation of any of the provisions of Section 1.1 shall be a misdemeanor or an infraction. The complaint charging the violation shall specify whether the violation is a misdemeanor or infraction. Any violation may be charged and punished as a misdemeanor instead of an infraction; except that any violation of Section 1.1(d) "Salvage Prohibited" shall be charged and punished as a misdemeanor.
      (1)   A person found guilty of a misdemeanor shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or both.
      (2)   A person found guilty of an infraction shall be punished by a fine of up to $100 for a first violation, and up to $500 for a second violation within one year of the date of the first violation. If a person is charged with a third violation within one year of the date of the second or subsequent violation, it shall be charged as a misdemeanor.
   (f)   Administrative Citation and Penalty. The TIDA Director or designee may issue an administrative citation that imposes an administrative fine for violation of any provision of this Section 1.1 or the TIDA Clipper Cove Special Use Area Rules and Regulations. San Francisco Administrative Code Chapter 100 "Procedures Governing the Imposition of Administrative Fines" as it may be amended from time to time is hereby incorporated in its entirety, and shall govern the imposition, enforcement, collection and administrative review of administrative citations and penalties issued under this Subsection (f).
   (g)   Removal and Storage of Vessels.
      (1)   TIDA shall erect signage at the entrance to Clipper Cove informing boaters that vessels moored, anchored, or otherwise allowed to remain in Clipper Cove in violation of this Section 1.1 are subject to removal.
      (2)   TIDA or its designee may remove and store any vessel that is moored, anchored, or otherwise allowed to remain in Clipper Cove in violation of this ordinance, 72 hours after notice is posted in accordance with this Subsection (g). The registered owner of any vessel removed and stored under this Section 1.1 shall be responsible for reimbursing TIDA or its designee for the cost of such removal and storage.
      (3)   Not less than 72 hours prior to removing a vessel moored or anchored in violation of this Section 1.1, TIDA or its designee shall securely attach to the vessel a distinctive notice stating that the vessel will be removed for violation of this Section 1.1.
      (4)   Within 48 hours after the removal of a vessel pursuant to this Section 1.1, excluding weekends and holidays, TIDA or its designee must send notice of removal of the vessel by certified or first-class mail: to the registered and legal owners, if known or discovered before or after the removal, at their addresses of record with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the National Vessel Documentation Center, and to any other person that TIDA or its designee knows has an interest in the vessel.
      (5)   The notice of removal required by Subsections 1.1(g)(3) and (g)(4) shall include the following:
         (A)   TIDA's name, address, and telephone number, and, if applicable, the name, address and telephone number of TIDA's designee;
         (B)   A description of the vessel;
         (C)   The location from which the vessel was removed;
         (D)   The location of the intended or actual place of storage;
         (E)   The authority and purpose for removal of the vessel;
         (F)   A statement that the vessel may be claimed and recovered within 15 days of the date the notice of removal is issued upon payment of any costs incurred by TIDA or its designee related to salvage and storage of the vessel, and that following expiration of the 15-day period the property will be sold or otherwise disposed of by TIDA or its designee;
         (G)   A statement that the registered or legal owners or any other person known to have an interest in the property shall have the opportunity for a post-removal hearing before TIDA or its designee to determine the validity of the removal and storage, if a request for a hearing is made to TIDA or its designee in person, by telephone, by email or by regular mail within 10 days from the date of notice; and that if the registered or legal owner or any other person known to have an interest in the property disagrees with the decision of TIDA or its designee after the hearing, he or she may seek review of the decision of TIDA or its designee pursuant to Government Code § 11523 and Harbors and Navigation Code § 526(b)(7) or their successor provisions.
      (6)   TIDA or its designee shall conduct any requested hearing within 48 hours of the time it receives the request, excluding weekends and holidays. TIDA may authorize its own officers or employees to conduct the hearing, but the hearing officer shall not be the same person who directed the removal and storage of the vessel. The failure of either the registered or legal owners or any other person known to have an interest in the property to request or attend a scheduled hearing shall not affect the validity of the hearing.
      (7)   TIDA shall be responsible for the costs incurred for removal and storage if it is determined in the post-storage hearing that valid grounds for the removal and storage were not established.
   (h)   TIDA Clipper Cove Special-Use Area Rules and Regulations.
      (1)   The Treasure Island Development Authority Board of Directors shall periodically review the TIDA Clipper Cove Special-Use Area Rules and Regulations regarding permits and related matters, and update as appropriate in conformance with this Section 1.1, California Harbors and Navigation Code, other applicable laws and regulations, and as otherwise deemed appropriate by the TIDA Board.
      (2)   A public hearing shall be conducted before any adoption, amendment, or repeal of any rule or regulation. At least ten days' public notice shall be given for such public hearing. All such rules and regulations shall be filed with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.
   (i)   The remedies, penalties and procedures provided under this Section are cumulative and are not intended to be exclusive of any other available remedies, penalties and procedures.
(Added by Ord. 193-09, File No. 090555, App. 8/20/2009; amended by Ord. 10-13 , File No. 121030, App. 2/4/2013, Eff. 3/6/2013)
SEC. 2.  PURPOSE.
   It is the intent of the Board of Supervisors that the costs incurred by the City and County of San Francisco (hereinafter the City) in processing applications for permits issued by the Police Department or Entertainment Commission, and regulating activities authorized thereby, shall be defrayed by filing fees and license fees (as hereinafter defined), which fees are imposed solely for the purpose of paying for the processing and regulatory services provided.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 2.1.  DEFINITIONS.
   (a)   Filing Fee. A filing fee is a fee levied by the Department to reimburse it for all costs, direct and indirect, including an allocatable portion of fixed overhead costs, incurred in processing any permit application or application for amendment to a permit, and in conducting any investigation connected therewith.
   (b)   License Fee. A license fee is a fee levied by the Department on behalf of the City to reimburse the City for the costs incurred by the City in engaging in regulatory, inspection, and police activities in connection with the type of activity, business, profession, calling or event authorized by each type of permit approved by the San Francisco Police Department or Entertainment Commission.
   (c)   Service Fee. A service fee is a fee levied by the Department to reimburse it for services providing in processing or investigating any permit application or application for amendment to or renewal of a permit, which amount is not included in the filing fee, and includes fees for fingerprinting, criminal history background checks, and advertising and notices.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 171-10, File No. 100709, App. 7/23/2010)
SEC. 2.2.  FEE SETTING PROCEDURE.
   Each year the Chief of Police and Executive Director of the Entertainment Commission shall cause a report to be made of the revenues received from each type of fee collected by the Police Department and Entertainment Commission, respectively, the costs incurred in providing the services for which the fee is assessed, the anticipated costs for the ensuing fiscal year and the rates which would be necessary to support such costs for each type of fee. Said report shall be filed with the Controller no later than April 1st of each year pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.17-2 of the San Francisco Administrative Code.
   The Controller shall file said report with the Board of Supervisors no later than May 15th of each year and the Board of Supervisors shall, by ordinance, establish or readjust the rates for the filing fees and license fees. The rates set shall be equal to, but not greater than, the rates necessary to support the costs of providing the services for which each fee is assessed.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 193-05, File No. 051027, App. 7/29/2005)
SEC. 2.3.  GENERAL PROVISIONS.
   A permit does not take the place of any license required by law. A permit shall not be transferable except as provided in this Code.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 2.4.  MANNER OF APPLYING FOR PERMIT.
   All applications for permits required by this Code shall be made to the Police Department or Entertainment Commission in the manner prescribed in this Code and in Part III of the San Francisco Municipal Code.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 2.5.  INVESTIGATION BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
   When an application is filed with the Police Department or Entertainment Commission for any of the permits required by this Code, the Police Department shall cause an investigation to be made when required by this Code prior to deciding whether to grant the permit. No permit may be issued without such investigation when it is required.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 2.6.  DISCRETIONARY POWERS.
   The Police Department or Entertainment Commission, as the case may be, may issue a permit or in the exercise of the discretion provided in Section 26, Part III of the San Francisco Municipal Code, the Police Department or Entertainment Commission, as the case may be, may deny the permit; provided, however that when the approval of other City Departments is required, no permit shall be issued without the approval of such Departments.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 2.7.  TRANSFER OF PERMITS.
   No permits issued by the Police Department or Entertainment Commission, as the case may be, are transferable except as expressly permitted in this Code. All applications for transfer of permit shall be made to the Police Department or Entertainment Commission, as the case may be, and shall be accompanied by the payment of the same filing fee as for an initial application.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 2.8.  TAX COLLECTOR TO DELIVER PERMIT.
   Upon approval of the permit by the Police Department or Entertainment Commission, as the case may be, said permit, except as provided in Section 2.9 of this Article, shall be delivered to the Office of the Tax Collector, where it shall be delivered in turn to the applicant upon payment to the Tax Collector of the license fee required by law or ordinance. Written notice of the renewal, annual or otherwise, of a permit shall be delivered to the applicant upon payment of the annual license fee to the Tax Collector; but such permit or license shall not be delivered to the applicant by the Tax Collector if the Tax Collector receives written notification from the Police Department or Entertainment Commission, depending on which one has authority to approve the particular type of permit or license, requesting that the issuance of such permit or license be withheld.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 2.9.  PERMITS ISSUED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION.
   Since the following permits have no license in connection therewith, they will not be delivered to the Tax Collector, but will be issued directly from the office of the Police Department or Entertainment Commission, as the case may be.
   Change in Color Scheme.
   Closing-Out Sale.
   Commercial Parking Permit.
   Dance Hall Keeper, One Night Dance.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 193-05, File No. 051027, App. 7/29/2005; Ord. 219-10, File No. 100639, App. 8/12/2010)
SEC. 2.10.  ANNUAL RENEWAL.
   Except  for permits and licenses governed under Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code, permits issued by the Police Department or Entertainment Commission after the adoption of this ordinance, with the exception of permits issued for temporary operations, shall be valid until the next annual renewal date as provided in this Code or for one year from the date of issuance when there is no annual renewal date, unless revoked prior to such date. The permit shall be renewed for the ensuing year and each year thereafter upon payment of the annual license fee.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 238-11, File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012)
SEC. 2.11.  QUARTERLY PERMITS TO BECOME ANNUAL.
   Quarterly permits issued by the Police Department prior to the adoption of this ordinance shall be renewed each quarter until January 1, 1982, at which time the permits shall be issued annually as provided in Section 2.10 of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 2.12.  POWER OF REVOCATION.
   After written notice to the permittee, and after a hearing conducted pursuant to the requirements of Article I, Part III of the San Francisco Municipal Code, the Police Department or Entertainment Commission, as the case may be, shall have the power to revoke or suspend any permit issued by the Police Department or Entertainment Commission, respectively, under the provisions of this Code or Part III of the San Francisco Municipal Code for violations of any such provisions or written regulations of any Department relating to the use of the permit by the permittee, his agent or employee. Upon a determination that the permittee has violated or attempted to violate the aforesaid provisions of the Municipal Code or written Departmental regulations, the Police Department or Entertainment Commission, as the case may be, shall revoke or suspend the permit. The Police Department or Entertainment Commission, as the case may be, shall forward to the Tax Collector, and any other City Department involved in the issuance of such permit, written notice of such revocation or suspension.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 2.13.  RIGHT OF APPEAL.
   Whenever an application for any permit provided for in this Code shall be denied or an existing permit revoked or suspended, the person aggrieved shall have the right to appeal to the Board of Permit Appeals from such denial, revocation or suspension. An appeal shall be presented to the Board of Permit Appeals in the manner prescribed in Article I, Part III of the San Francisco Municipal Code.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 2.14.  LICENSE FEES NOT REFUNDABLE UPON REVOCATION OF PERMIT.
   License fees are not refundable upon the revocation or suspension of any permit pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.12 of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 2.15.  FILING FEES NOT REFUNDABLE.
   Filing fees are payable in advance and are not refundable.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 2.16.  PENALTIES FOR NONPAYMENT OF LICENSE FEES.
   All license fees are payable when due, unless otherwise provided, at the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector, in City Hall. For all permits and licenses except those governed under Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code, if a license fee is not paid within 30 days after the same becomes due, the Tax Collector shall add 10 percent to the amount of the stated fee as a penalty for nonpayment. If the license fee is not paid within 60 days after the same becomes due, the Tax Collector shall increase the penalty for nonpayment to 15 percent of the amount of the stated fee. If the license fee is not paid within 90 days after the same becomes due, the Tax Collector shall increase the penalty for non-payment to 25 percent of the amount of the stated fee, provided however, when a permittee has failed for a period of six months or more to pay a license fee, the Tax Collector shall, in such instance, impose another penalty of 25 percent of the total amount of fee delinquent, including previous penalty charges, to the total amount due for the delinquency payment.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 238-11, File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012)
SEC. 2.17.  REVOCATION OF PERMIT FOR NONPAYMENT OF PERMITS OR LICENSES.
   Each year the Tax Collector shall forward to the Police Department and Entertainment Commission a list of those permit holders who have not paid the overdue fees for a period of six months or more, and the Police Department or Entertainment Commission, as the case may be, shall initiate revocation proceedings pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.12 of this Code. After a permit is revoked for nonpayment of the license fee, a new permit may be issued, but only upon filing a new application and the payment, in advance, of the filing and license fees and any overdue fees and penalties.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 2.19.  NOT EXEMPTED FROM PAYING OTHER FEES.
   Payment of filing fees and license fees as provided in this Code does not exempt the permit holder from payment of any other charges which may be levied pursuant to other sections of the San Francisco Municipal Code or written rules and regulations of any department relating to the permit.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 2.20.  PERMITTING SUBSTITUTES FOR METAL BADGES.
   Whenever in this Part II, Chapter VIII (Police Code) of the San Francisco Municipal Code, there appears a requirement for a metal badge, metallic plate, metallic bus permit or metallic chauffeur's badge, metal or metallic "jitney bus" permit or metal or metallic "jitney bus" license metallic badge or card or other similar requirement of metal, the officer responsible for the issuance thereof may substitute any suitable material for metal or metallic material.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 2.21.  PAYMENT FOR BADGE.
   The Tax Collector shall collect a fee for each badge issued in connection with a permit or license. The cost for the badge shall be set by the issuing department and shall be for the cost of processing and issuing the badge.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 2.22.  PAYMENT FOR IDENTIFICATION CARD.
   The Tax Collector shall collect a fee for each identification card issued in connection with a permit or license. The cost for the identification card shall be set by the issuing department and shall cover the cost of processing and issuing the identification card.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 2.23.  COMPLIANCE.
   No permit shall be granted unless the applicant agrees to comply in all respects with the applicable requirements of this Code. It shall be unlawful to do or perform the act or carry on the business, trade, profession or calling for which a license or permit is required by law or ordinance or to own, keep or use the article or thing, for the owning, keeping or using of which a license or permit is required by law or ordinance, unless such license or permit be first procured.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 2.24.  SURRENDER OF PERMIT.
   Whenever any business or occupation, for which a permit has been issued by the Chief of Police or Entertainment Commission, is terminated or sold, the permit holder shall surrender the permit to the Chief of Police or Entertainment Commission, as the case may be, who shall void said permit. The Chief of Police or Entertainment Commission, as the case may be, shall notify the Tax Collector when a permit has been voided.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 2.25.  DETERMINATION OF PERCENTAGE OF FEES CREDITED TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS.
   Each year the Controller shall determine what percentage of the money charged for any filing fee is charged in order to offset the costs incurred by City departments other than the Police Department in regulating and inspecting permits issued by the Police Department and the appropriate percentage of such fees shall be credited by the Police Department to the other department as required by the Charter and Municipal Code.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 193-05, File No. 051027, App. 7/29/2005)
SEC. 2.26.  SCHEDULE OF PERMITS AND SERVICES; FILING AND SERVICE FEES.
   The following filing and service fees, payable in advance to the City and County of San Francisco, are required when submitting applications for the specified permits to the Police Department or Entertainment Commission or when paying for the specified services:
 
TYPE OF PERMIT
FILING FEE
Permit Amendment
$ 261
Permit Renewal (unless otherwise specified)
605
Auto Wrecker
1,085
Balloon and Kite Advertising
67
Billiard Parlor
456
Bingo Games
261
Charitable Organizations - Certificate of Registration
 
   Sales Solicitations
132
   Non-Sales Solicitations
101
   Document Copies
25
   ID Card
25
Closing-Out Sale
439
Commercial Parking (garage or lot)
762
Dance Hall Keeper
1,401
   Amendment to Permit
660
   One Night Dance
40
Dealer in Firearms and/or Ammunition
1,295
   Renewal
370
Driverless Auto Rental
1,055
Encounter Studio
 
   Owner
903
   Employee
251
Escort Service
 
   Owner
991
   Employee
379
Extended Hours Permit
1,500
   Amendment to Permit
660
Fixed Place Outdoor Amplified Sound
1,700
   Amendment to Permit
816
Fortuneteller
67
Funeral Procession Escort
379
General Soliciting Agent
252
Itinerant Show
680
Itinerant Show/Nonprofit
   [Fee set by Police Code Section 1017.2]
100
Junk Dealer
 
   Junk Dealer operating within or in conjunction with a junk yard
1,358
   Junk Dealer operating without a junk yard
768
Licensed Tour Guide
 
   Owner - Buses
990
   Owner - Other Motorized Vehicles
705
   Owner - Bicycle/Segway/Other Mechanism
490
   Owner - Walking
395
   Employee
116
Limited Live Performance
385
   Amendment to Permit
129
Massage Establishment
1,684
   Masseur/Masseuse
202
   Trainee
202
Mechanical Amusement Devices
568
Mobile Caterer
1,092
   Additional Stop
257
   Assistant
320
   Transfer of Stop
820
Museum
645
Nude Models in Public Photographic Studio
 
   Owner
877
   Employee
251
Off-Heliport Landing Site
667
One Time Event
450
One Time Outdoor Amplified Sound (up to 4 hours)
435
   Each additional hour
75
Outcall Massage
462
Pawnbroker
939
Peddler
 
   Food for Human Consumption
824
   Nonfood
519
   Employee
163
Pedicab Driver
168
Pedicab Owner
 
   First Pedicab
453
   Each Additional Pedicab
163
Photographer, Public Place
 
   Owner
644
   Solicitor
421
Photographic Solicitor
 
   Owner
644
   Employee
230
Place of Entertainment
1,500
   Amendment to Permit
660
Poker
1,259
   Amendment to Permit
257
Public Bathhouse
1,122
Second Hand Dealer
200
Second Hand Dealer, Auto Accessories
1,091
Shooting Gallery
899
Sound Monitoring Fee (hourly)
59
Sound Truck (per 12-hour day)
435
Tow Car Driver
579
Tow Car Firm
1,028
Valet Parking
 
   Fixed Location
899
   Annual Special Event
899
Vehicle for Hire, Nonmotorized
981
Advertising and notices
168
Backgrounds
67
Fingerprints
98
 
(Amended by Ord. 467-86, App. 12/5/86; Ord. 382-91, App. 10/28/91; Ord. 309-93, App. 10/5/93; Ord. 238-96, App. 6/11/96; Ord. 63-97, App. 3/6/97; Ord. 150-02, File No. 021071, App. 7/12/2002; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 196-03, File No. 021948, App. 8/1/2003; Ord. 262-04, File No. 041148, App. 11/4/2004; Ord. 193-05, File No. 051027, App. 7/29/2005; Ord. 239-09, File No. 080323, App. 11/20/2009; Ord. 86-10, File No. 100008, App. 4/30/2010; Ord. 171-10, File No. 100709, App. 7/23/2010; Ord. 219-10, File No. 100639, App. 8/12/2010; Ord. 172-11, File No. 110506, App. 9/12/2011, Eff. 10/12/2011; Ord. 166-12 , File No. 120597, App. 7/27/2012, Eff. 8/26/2012; Ord. 196-12 , File No. 120671, App. 9/24/2012, Eff. 10/24/2012; Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013; Ord. 45-17, File No. 161316, App. 2/24/2017, Eff/ 3/26/2017; Ord. 163-17, File No. 170443, App. 7/27/2017, Eff. 8/26/2017)
SEC. 2.26.1.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 383-91, App. 10/28/91; amended by Ord. 309-93, App. 10/5/93; Ord. 238-96, App. 6/11/96; Ord. 63-97, App. 3/6/97; Ord. 88-99, File No. 981443, App. 4/30/99; Ord. 176-02, File No. 011178, App. 8/23/2002; Ord. 196-07, File No. 070814, App. 8/3/2007; Ord. 107-08, File No. 080605, App. 6/24/2008; repealed by Ord. 56-15 , File No. 120967, App. 5/8/2015, Eff. 6/7/2015)
SEC. 2.27.  SCHEDULE OF LICENSE FEES FOR PERMITS ISSUED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION.
   The following license fees are payable to the Tax Collector for permits issued by the Police Department or Entertainment Commission and, when applicable, for their renewal:
   Note:  All license fees are at an annual rate unless otherwise indicated.
 
TYPE OF PERMIT
LICENSE FEE
Auto Wrecker
$535.50
Billiard Parlor
 
   First Table
159
   Each Additional Table
14
Dance Hall Keeper
448
Dealer in Firearms and/or Ammunition
499.50
Driverless Auto Rental
367.50
Encounter Studio
 
   Owner
558.50
   Employee
99.50
Escort Service
 
   Owner
564.50
   Employee
131.50
Extended Hours Permit
531
Fixed Place Outdoor Amplified Sound
567
General Soliciting Agent
129.50
Licensed Tour Guide
 
   Owner - Buses, per vehicle
972
   Owner - Other Motorized Vehicles, per vehicle
195.50
   Owner - Bicycle/Segway/Other Mechanisms, per mechanism
195.50
   Owner - Walking
195.50
   Employee
0
Limited Live Performance
157
Massage Establishment
860
Masseur/Masseuse
119
   Trainee
119 per 90-day permit
Mechanical Amusement Devices
 
   First Machine
301
   Each Additional Machine
0
Mobile Caterer
695
   Assistant
49
Museum
249.50
Nude Models in Public Photographic Studio
 
   Owner
535.50
   Employee
131.50
Off-Heliport Landing Site
79.50 per day
Pawnbroker
583.50
Peddler
 
   Food for Human Consumption
747
   Nonfood
199
   Employee
81
Photographer, Public Place
 
   Owner
249.50
   Solicitor
121.50
Photographic Solicitor
 
   Owner
209.50
   Employee
121.50
Place of Entertainment
511
Poker
357.50
Public Bathhouse
483.50
Second Hand Dealer
0
Tow Car Driver
75.50
Tow Car Firm
 
   First Tow Truck
595.50
   Each Additional Tow Truck
234
Valet Parking
 
   Fixed Location
310.50
   Annual Special Event
209.50
Vehicle for Hire, Nonmotorized
209.50
 
(Amended by Ord. 467-86, App. 12/5/86; Ord. 382-91, App. 10/28/91; Ord. 309-93, App. 10/5/93; Ord. 238-96, App. 6/11/96; Ord. 63-97, App. 3/6/97; Ord. 150-02, File No. 021071, App. 7/12/2002; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 196-03, File No. 021948, App. 8/1/2003; Ord. 193-05, File No. 051027, App. 7/29/2005; Ord. 194-06, File No. 060779, App. 7/21/2006; Ord. 86-10, File No. 100008, App. 4/30/2010; Ord. 171-10, File No. 100709, App. 7/23/2010; Ord. 172-11, File No. 110506, App. 9/12/2011, Eff. 10/12/2011; Ord. 166-12 , File No. 120597, App. 7/27/2012, Eff. 8/26/2012; Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013; Ord. 45-17, File No. 161316, App. 2/24/2017, Eff/ 3/26/2017; Ord. 163-17, File No. 170443, App. 7/27/2017, Eff. 8/26/2017)
SEC. 2.27.1.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 383-91, App. 10/28/91; amended by Ord. 309-93, App. 10/5/93; Ord. 238-96, App. 6/11/96; Ord. 63-97, App. 3/6/97; Ord. 88-99, File No. 981443, App. 4/30/99; Ord. 176-02, File No. 011178, App. 8/23/2002; Ord. 196-07, File No. 070814, App. 8/3/2007; Ord. 107-08, File No. 080605, App. 6/24/2008; repealed by Ord. 56-15 , File No. 120967, App. 5/8/2015, Eff. 6/7/2015)
SEC. 2.28.  [REPEALED.]
(Amended by Ord. 355-85, App. 7/12/85; repealed by Ord. 86-10, File No. 100008, App. 4/30/2010)
SEC. 2.29.  ADDITIONAL LICENSE FEES.
   (a)   When either a mobile caterer's or pawnbroker's permit and license is originally granted an additional license fee shall be charged as shown below:
   Mobile Caterer   $7,500
   Pawnbroker      6,000 
   (b)   The license fees required to be paid by this Section are imposed, pursuant to the taxing power of the City and County of San Francisco, solely for the purpose of obtaining revenue and they predated the passage of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution.
   (c)   Any person required to pay a fee under this Section shall not be relieved from the payment of any license tax or fee for the privilege of doing such business required under any other ordinance of the City and County and shall remain subject to the regulatory provisions of other ordinances.
   (d)   Every person to whom a license or permit is transferred, except where the transfer is to the spouse, child, or children of a license or permit holder by testate or intestate succession or to the spouse of a license or permit holder, pursuant to a marital settlement agreement, with the consent of the Chief of Police and the Director, shall pay to the Tax Collector upon delivery of each such license or permit by the Tax Collector a fee as follows:
   Mobile Caterer   $ 500
   Pawnbroker      6,000
   (e)   The Tax Collector shall transmit all moneys collected pursuant to this Section of the Code to the Treasurer for deposit to the General Fund.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 2.30.  ADDITIONAL FEES-MOTORIZED CABLE CARS.
   The following filing fees are payable in advance to the Police Department when submitting applications for motorized cable car and motorized cable car operator's permits:
   Owner      $ 105
   Operator   62
   The following license fees are payable to the Tax Collector for permits issued by the Police Department:
   Owner      $  69
   Operator   11
(Added by Ord. 272-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 2.31.  ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT OF FEES.
   Beginning with fiscal year 2003-2004, fees set in Sections 2.26 and 2.27 may be adjusted each year, without further action by the Board of Supervisors, to reflect changes in the relevant Consumer Price Index, as determined by the Controller.
   No later than April 15th of each year, the Police Department, Taxi Commission, and Entertainment Commission shall submit its current fee schedule to the Controller, who shall apply the price index adjustment to produce a new fee schedule for the following year.
   No later than May 15th of each year, the Controller shall file a report with the Board of Supervisors reporting the new fee schedule and certifying that: (a) the fees produce sufficient revenue to support the costs of providing the services for which each fee is assessed, and (b) the fees do not produce revenue which is more than the costs of providing the services for which each fee is assessed.
(Added by Ord. 150-02, File No. 021071, App. 7/12/2002; amended by Ord. 193-05, File No. 051027, App. 7/29/2005; Ord. 196-07, File No. 070814, App. 8/3/2007; Ord. 56-15 , File No. 120967, App. 5/8/2015, Eff. 6/7/2015)
SEC. 6.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 7.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 12.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 13.  SOLICITATION OF PEDESTRIANS PROHIBITED; PENALTY; EXCEPTION.
   (a)   No person shall stand or shall cause or permit any person to stand nor shall an employer cause or permit any person to stand on the sidewalk or street in front of any store or building for the purpose of calling the attention of passersby to goods, wares or merchandise displayed or on sale in such store or building, or in any other store or building, or to solicit patronage for any business or service or to entice or persuade passersby to enter such store or building or any other store or building, or to accept the service of any business.
   (b)   Penalty. Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall be guilty of an infraction, the penalty for which shall be as follows:
      (1)   A fine of not less than $100 nor more than $250;
      (2)   A fine of not less than $250 nor more than $750 for a second offense occurring within six months of the prior offense; and
      (3)   A fine of not less than $750 nor more than $1,000 for a third and each subsequent offense occurring within six months of a prior offense.
   (c)   Exception. It is not intended that this Section shall apply where its application would result in an interference with or inhibition of any exercise of the constitutionally protected right of freedom of speech or assembly, or with the distribution of leaflets, handbills or other written materials.
(Added by Ord. 614-79, App. 12/13/79)
SEC. 18.  PENALTY.
   Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of Section 17 of this Article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $50 or by imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than 30 days or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 21.  CONSUMING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON PUBLIC STREETS, ETC., OR ON PUBLIC PROPERTY OPEN TO PUBLIC VIEW PROHIBITED; PENALTY.
   (a)   No person shall consume any alcoholic beverage in any quantity on any public street, avenue, sidewalk, stairway, alley, or thoroughfare within the City and County of San Francisco; nor shall any person consume any alcoholic beverage within 15 feet of any public way or thoroughfare while on a private stairway, doorway, or other private property open to public view without the express or implied permission of the owner, his agent, or the person in lawful possession thereof; provided, however, that the provisions of this Section shall not apply to the interior portion of any private dwelling, habitat, or building, to the consumption by persons in the areas herein designated of any duly prescribed and dispensed medication having alcoholic content, or to those persons consuming alcoholic beverages while viewing a parade for which a permit has been granted pursuant to Section 367 of this Code. Further, this Section shall not be applicable in those prescribed areas and during such time for which permission for temporary use or occupancy of public streets and appurtenant areas has been granted by:
      (1)   The Board of Supervisors pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.70 of the Administrative Code;
      (2)   The Department of Public Works pursuant to the provisions of Article 5.2 of the Public Works Code for a business establishment anywhere in San Francisco that meets the requirements of a full-service restaurant, pursuant to Planning Code Section 790.92 as interpreted by the Zoning Administrator; or
      (3)   The Department of Public Works pursuant to the provisions of Article 5.2 of the Public Works Code for a business establishment that had a valid tables and chairs permit and California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control beverage license or permit on the effective date of this ordinance.
   (b)   Penalty. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of an infraction, the penalty for which shall be a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100.
(Amended by Ord. 156-86, App. 5/9/86; Ord. 400-97, App. 10/17/97)
SEC. 22.  OBSTRUCTING ANY STREET, SIDEWALK, PASSAGEWAY OR OTHER PUBLIC WAY PROHIBITED; PENALTY; EXCEPTIONS.
   (a)   No person shall wilfully and substantially obstruct the free passage of any person or persons on any street, sidewalk, passageway or other public place.
   (b)   Penalty. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of an infraction, the penalty for which shall be a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500.
   (c)   Exceptions.
      (1)   It is not intended that this Section shall apply where its application would result in an interference with or inhibition of any exercise of the constitutionally protected right of freedom of speech or assembly; and
      (2)   nothing contained herein shall be deemed to prohibit persons from sitting on public benches or other public facilities provided for such purpose.
(Added by Ord. 454-79, App. 9/7/79)
SEC. 23.  OBSTRUCTING ANY STREET, SIDEWALK, PASSAGEWAY OR OTHER PUBLIC WAY PROHIBITED, SECOND OFFENSE WITHIN 24 HOURS; PENALTY; EXCEPTIONS.
   (a)   Any person who wilfully and substantially obstructs the free passage of any person or persons on any street, sidewalk, passageway or other public place within 24 hours after violating and being cited for said violation of Section 22 shall be in violation of this Section.
   (b)   Penalty. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, the penalty for which shall be imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not exceeding six months or by a fine of not more than $500, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
   (c)   Exceptions. (1) It is not intended that this Section shall apply where its application would result in an interference with or inhibition of any exercise of the constitutionally protected right of freedom of speech or assembly; and (2) nothing contained herein shall be deemed to prohibit persons from sitting on public benches or other public facilities provided for such purpose.
(Added by Ord. 454-79, App. 9/7/79)
SEC. 24.  OBSTRUCTING ANY STREET, SIDEWALK, PASSAGEWAY OR OTHER PUBLIC WAY PROHIBITED: SECOND OFFENSE WITHIN 120 DAYS OF CONVICTION; PENALTY; EXCEPTIONS.
   (a)   Any person who wilfully and substantially obstructs the free passage of any person or persons on any street, sidewalk, passageway or other public place within 120 days after the date of conviction of a violation of Section 22 shall be in violation of this Section.
   (b)   Penalty. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, the penalty for which shall be imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not exceeding six months or by a fine of not more than $500, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
   (c)   Exceptions. (1) It is not intended that this Section shall apply where its application would result in an interference with or inhibition of any exercise of the constitutionally protected right of freedom of speech or assembly; and (2) nothing contained herein shall be deemed to prohibit persons from sitting on public benches or other public facilities provided for such purpose.
(Added by Ord. 454-79, App. 9/7/79)
SEC. 25.  REMAINING UPON PRIVATE OR BUSINESS PROPERTY AFTER BEING REQUESTED TO LEAVE; PENALTY; EXCEPTIONS.
   (a)   No person shall wilfully remain upon any private property or business premises after being notified by the owner, lessee, or other person in charge thereof to leave.
   (b)   No person, without permission, expressed or implied, of the owner, lessee, or other person in charge of private property or business premises shall enter upon such private property or business premises after having been notified by the owner, lessee, or other person in charge thereof to keep off or to keep away therefrom.
   (c)   Notice. Such notification referred to in subparagraphs (a) and (b) above may be oral or in the form of a written notice, posted in a conspicuous place, describing the specific area and hours in which persons are to keep off or to keep away.
   (d)   Penalty. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of an infraction, the penalty for which shall be a fine which shall be not less than $50 nor more than $500.
   (e)   Exceptions. This Section shall not apply in any of the following instances: (1) where its application results in or is coupled with an act prohibited by the Unruh Civil Rights Act or any other provision of law relating to prohibited discrimination against any person; (2) where its application results in or is coupled with an act prohibited by Section 365 of the California Penal Code or any other provision of law relating to duties of innkeepers and common carriers; or (3) where its application would result in an interference with or inhibition of any exercise of a constitutionally protected right of freedom of speech or assembly.
(Added by Ord. 454-79, App. 9/7/79)
SEC. 26.  REMAINING UPON PRIVATE OR BUSINESS PROPERTY AFTER BEING REQUESTED TO LEAVE; SECOND OFFENSE WITHIN 24 HOURS; PENALTY; EXCEPTIONS.
   (a)   Any person who remains upon or returns to said private property or business premises within 24 hours after violating and being cited for said violation of Section 25 and who is again notified by the owner, lessee, or other person in charge of the property to leave, or by a police officer at the specific request of said person in charge, and who refuses to do so, shall be in violation of this Section.
   (b)   Notice. Such notification referred to by owners, lessees or other persons in charge of premises in subparagraph (a) above may be oral or in the form of a written notice, posted in a conspicuous place, describing the specific area and hours in which persons are to keep off or to keep away.
   (c)   Penalty. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, the penalty for which shall be imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not exceeding six months or by a fine of not more than $500, or by both such fine and imprisonment;
   (d)   Exceptions. This Section shall not apply in any of the following instances: (1) Where its application results in or is coupled with an act prohibited by the Unruh Civil Rights Act or any other provision of law relating to prohibited discrimination against any person; (2) Where its application results in or is coupled with an act prohibited by Section 365 of the California Penal Code or any other provision of law relating to duties of innkeepers and common carriers; or (3) Where its application would result in an interference with or inhibition of any exercise of a constitutionally protected right of freedom of speech or assembly.
(Added by Ord. 454-79, App. 9/7/79)
SEC. 27.  REMAINING UPON PRIVATE OR BUSINESS PROPERTY AFTER BEING REQUESTED TO LEAVE, SECOND OFFENSE WITHIN 120 DAYS OF CONVICTION; PENALTY; EXCEPTIONS.
   (a)   Any person who remains upon or returns to said private property or business premises within 120 days after the date of conviction of a violation of Section 25 and who is again notified by the owner, lessee, or other person in charge of the property to leave, or by a police officer, at the specific request of said person in charge, and who refuses to do so, shall be in violation of this Section.
   (b)   Notice. Such notification referred to by owners, lessees or other persons in charge of premises in subparagraph (a) above may be oral or in the form of a written notice, posted in a conspicuous place, describing the specific area and hours in which persons are to keep off or to keep away.
   (c)   Penalty. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, the penalty for which shall be imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not exceeding six months or by a fine of not more than $500, or by both such fine and imprisonment;
   (d)   Exceptions. This Section shall not apply in any of the following instances: (1) Where its application results in or is coupled with an act prohibited by the Unruh Civil Rights Act or any other provision of law relating to prohibited discrimination against any person; (2) Where its application results in or is coupled with an act prohibited by Section 365 of the California Penal Code or any other provision of law relating to duties of innkeepers and common carriers; or (3) Where its application would result in an interference with or inhibition of any exercise of a constitutionally protected right of freedom of speech or assembly.
(Added by Ord. 454-79, App. 9/7/79)
SEC. 28.  KITE FLYING PROHIBITED NEAR HIGH VOLTAGE LINES AND BROADCASTING TOWERS.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to fly any kite so that the kite, tail, or string comes within 25 feet of any high voltage overhead conductor or artificially illuminated television or radio transmitting tower. As used in this Section, a "high voltage overhead conductor" is any electrical conductor with a voltage in excess of 750 volts, installed above the ground and not enclosed in iron pipe or equivalent; and an "artificially illuminated television or radio transmitting tower" is a radio or television transmitting tower equipped with electric lighting to avoid hazard to aircraft.
(Amended by Ord. 458-80, App. 9/26/80)
SEC. 33.  RUBBISH, ETC., THROWING ON STREETS PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to put, place, sweep, throw, brush or in any other manner deposit any rubbish, paper, cards, newspapers, wrapping or wrapping paper, container of any kind, string, cord, rope or other binding or fastening material, sweepings, dirt or debris or discarded material of any kind or character upon any sidewalk, street, alley, gutterway or other public place in the City and County of San Francisco. It shall also be unlawful for any person or persons to throw, sweep or brush any rubbish, paper sweepings or dirt from any residence, flat, apartment house, store or office building into any sidewalk, street or alley.
(Amended by Ord. 1994, Series of 1939, App. 3/8/43)
SEC. 34.  ACCUMULATION OF LITTER ON SIDEWALKS PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for the occupant, or in the absence of an occupant, the owner or lessee, of any building in the City and County, to permit litter to remain or accumulate upon the sidewalk in front of or abutting said building. Said litter may be disposed of as provided in Section 35(a) of the Code, provided, however, that on any day the street fronting or abutting said building is scheduled to be serviced by mechanical equipment under controlled parking conditions, said litter, other than food products or material intended for food or drink may be deposited in said street, but only one hour prior to said service. The term "litter" as used herein shall mean and include the enumeration of items set forth in Section 33 of this Code.
(Amended by Ord. 7-77, App. 1/7/77)
SEC. 35.  CUSPIDORS, ETC., NOT TO BE EMPTIED ON SIDEWALK.
   No cuspidors, spittoons, tubs or other such articles shall be washed, cleaned or emptied on any public streets, sidewalks or alleyways in this City and County.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 35(a).  USE OF SIDEWALK TRASH OR LITTER RECEPTACLES.
   The litter receptacles placed on the sidewalks by the Department of Public Works may be used for deposit of casual litter such as food, wrappers and lunchbags. Sweepings from sidewalk cleaning, as specified in Section 34, may also be deposited in such receptacles. It is unlawful for any person to deposit any household garbage, refuse, waste, sweepings, or dirt collected within any residence, flat, apartment house, store, or office building in, on top, or alongside such litter receptacles.
(Amended by Ord. 410-75, App. 10/1/75)
SEC. 36.  TENANT OF LOWER FLAT RESPONSIBLE.
   When there are flats or more than one house fronting on a pavement, the proprietor or tenant of the lower flat or house nearest the sidewalk shall be held responsible for the cleanliness of said sidewalk.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 37.  PENALTY.
   (a)   Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of Sections 33, 34, 35 or 36 of this Article shall be guilty of an infraction and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished for the first offense by a fine of not less than $80 nor more than $100; and for a second offense by a fine of not less than $150 nor more than $200; and for each additional offense by a fine of not less than $300 nor more than $500.
   (b)   Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of Section 35(a) of this Article shall be guilty of an infraction and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished for the first offense by a fine of not less than $80 nor more than $100; for a second offense by a fine of not less than $150 nor more than $200; and for each additional offense by a fine of not less than $300 nor more than $500.
   (c)   Alternatively, any person who violates any of the provisions of Sections 33, 34, or 35(a) of this Article shall be subject to an administrative penalty not to exceed $1,000 for each violation. Administrative penalties authorized by this section shall be assessed, enforced and collected in accordance with Section 39-1 of this Code.
(Amended by Ord. 72-86, App. 3/14/86; Ord. 197-98, App. 6/19/98; Ord. 87-03, File No. 030482, App. 5/9/2003; Ord. 292-04, File No. 040561, App. 12/24/2004)
SEC. 38.  ENFORCEMENT OF LITTER LAWS; DESIGNATED OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES.