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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 13:
MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS FOR PROFESSIONS AND TRADES
New Ordinance Notice
Publisher's Note: This Article includes sections affected by new legislation. Click here for a list of all new legislation affecting sections of this Code.
 
 
[Carrying Firearms]
Carrying Firearms, Etc. – Regulations Governing.
Carrying Firearms, Etc. – Requirements.
Carrying Firearms, Etc. – Penalty for Violation.
Saving Clause.
[Physicians; Reporting Requirements]
Physicians, Etc., to Report Injuries by Criminal Means.
Physician Practicing to Report.
Exceptions.
[Peddlers]
Regulating Peddlers in Front of Certain Entrances.
Penalty.
Permit Required.
Penalty.
Limitation on Issuance of Permits.
Location Restrictions.
Peddler Permit to Natural Person Only.
Peddler to Personally Peddle.
Log to be Maintained.
Application for Peddler Permit.
Inspection by Health Department.
Peddler Employee.
Operation of Peddler Employee.
Fees-Peddler and Peddler Employee.
Peddlers, Peddler Employees, License Fee.
License Fees – Proration Schedule – Date Payable.
Peddlers, Free.
Identification Card.
Rules and Regulations by Chief of Police or Director of Public Health.
Suspension and Revocation of Permit.
Severability.
Peddling Where Sign "No Peddlers" Displayed Prohibited.
[Lights; Fire Escapes]
Requiring Red Lights Placed at Fire Escapes.
Owner to Place White Light in Hallway.
Chief of Police to Enforce.
Penalty.
[Junk Dealers]
Permit Required.
[Automatic Checkout Systems]
Definitions.
Item Prices.
Penalty.
Injunctive Relief.
Severability.
[Public Rooms]
Defining Public Rooms.
Loitering in Public Rooms Prohibited.
Unauthorized Use of Public Rooms Prohibited.
Penalty.
[Hotels, Etc.]
Requiring Operators of Hotels, Motels, Auto Courts and Furnished Apartment House Keepers to Keep a Register of Guests.
Prohibiting Residential Hotel Operators from Charging Visitor Fees; Limiting Residential Hotel Restrictions on Visitors; Violation is an Infraction.
Registering for Lodging Accommodations Under Fictitious Names Prohibited.
Penalty.
[Police Badges]
Regulating Sale of Police Badges.
[Press Cards]
Issuance of Press Cards.
Definitions.
Display of Press Card.
Fee for Press Card.
Penalty.
[Sidewalk Elevators]
Sidewalk Elevator, Etc., Iron Door, Etc., and Lock Required.
Mechanical Device for Stopping Required.
Unlawful Openings Prohibited-Kind of Metal Guards Required.
Night Opening, Lamps and Guards Required For.
Trap-door, Kind of Metal Guards Required For.
Trap-door, While Open, Guards Required.
[Sales; Miscellaneous Prohibitions]
Sale of Merchandise on Ocean Beach Prohibited.
Prohibited Soliciting Upon Streets of Magazine Subscriptions, Etc.
[Gas Supply, Residential]
Regulating Turning Off of Gas Supply in Hotels and Dwellings.
Use of Defective Stop Cocks in Hotels and Dwellings Prohibited.
Penalty.
Crushing Rock, Etc., Within Certain Hours, Etc., Prohibited.
[Transportation Tickets]
Transportation Tickets-Regulating Sale Of.
Regulations to be Posted.
Penalty.
Exceptions.
Sec. 974.
[See Editor's Note below.]
Sec. 975.
[See Editor's Note below.]
 
Editor's Notes:
   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.
   Sections 974.1
et seq. are codified at Article 13.1 below.
   Sections 975.1 et seq. are codified at Article 13.2 below.
[Carrying Firearms]
Editor's Note:
   See also the following Police Code provisions:
       Art. 9, Secs. 613et seq., Miscellaneous Conduct Regulations (relating to firearms and ammunition).
      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. 840.  CARRYING FIREARMS, ETC. – REGULATIONS GOVERNING.
   Any person who in the course of employment or his livelihood carries a firearm or any other deadly or dangerous weapons as defined by Section 1291-A, Article 17, Chapter VIII, Part II of the San Francisco Municipal Code, concealed or unconcealed, shall register with the Chief of Police in writing by signed statement, stating the name, occupation, residence and business address of the registrant, his age, height, weight, color of eyes and hair, and reason desired to carry such weapon, and shall submit therewith two sets of fingerprints and one photograph.
(Added by Ord. 6350, Series of 1939, App. 11/22/50)
SEC. 841.  CARRYING FIREARMS, ETC. – REQUIREMENTS.
   Any person carrying a firearm or any other deadly or dangerous weapon as defined by said Section 1291-A, Article 17, Chapter VIII, of the San Francisco Municipal Code, in the City and County of San Francisco, must:
   (1)   Be at least 21 years of age;
   (2)   Be a citizen of the United States;
   (3)   Be of good moral character;
   (4)   Be able to manifest a knowledge of Sections 197, 834, 835, 837 and 847 of the Penal Code of the State of California.
(Added by Ord. 6350, Series of 1939, App. 11/12/50)
SEC. 842.  CARRYING FIREARMS, ETC. – PENALTY FOR VIOLATION.
   Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of Section 840 to 842 of this Article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding $500, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(Added by Ord. 6350, Series of 1939, App. 11/22/50)
SEC. 843.  SAVING CLAUSE.
   If any section, sentence, clause, or part of Section 840 to 842 is for any reason held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of these sections. The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it would have passed these sections and each section, sentence, clause and part thereof, despite the fact that one or more sections, sentences, clauses or parts thereof are declared unconstitutional.
(Added by Ord. 6350, Series of 1939, App. 11/22/50)
SEC. 850. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 196-12 , File No. 120671, App. 9/24/2012, Eff. 10/24/2012)
SEC. 851. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 196-12 , File No. 120671, App. 9/24/2012, Eff. 10/24/2012)
SEC. 852. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 196-12 , File No. 120671, App. 9/24/2012, Eff. 10/24/2012)
[Physicians; Reporting Requirements]
SEC. 857.  PHYSICIANS, ETC., TO REPORT INJURIES BY CRIMINAL MEANS.
   It shall be the duty of every physician or surgeon, superintendent, proprietor or other person in charge of any public or private hospital or sanitarium within the City and County of San Francisco whenever any person has become an inmate or patient of or has been brought into such hospital or sanitorium suffering from any wound or other injury by his own act or by the act of another to report immediately to the Chief of Police of said City and County of San Francisco the name of such inmate or patient, and all facts appertaining to such case within the knowledge of such physician or surgeon, superintendent, proprietor or other person in charge of said hospital or sanitarium.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 858.  PHYSICIAN PRACTICING TO REPORT.
   It shall be the duty of every physician or surgeon practicing within the City and County of San Francisco who is not the owner, proprietor, superintendent, or other person in charge of any hospital or sanitarium who has under his charge or care any patient or other person suffering from any wound or injury by his own act or by the act of another to report immediately to the Chief of Police of said City and County of San Francisco, the name of such patient or other person and all facts appertaining to such case within the knowledge of such physician or surgeon.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 859.  EXCEPTIONS.
   The provisions of Section 857 and 858 of this Article shall not apply to any case wherein the person wounded or injured has been brought to the hospital or sanitarium or to the physician or surgeon by any member of the Police Department of the City and County of San Francisco.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
[Peddlers]
SEC. 864.  REGULATING PEDDLERS IN FRONT OF CERTAIN ENTRANCES.
   It shall be unlawful for any peddler, huckster, or vendor of fish, vegetables, fruit, game, poultry, groceries, produce, dairy products, wood, candy, confectionery, racing tips and handicaps, tickets to entertainments, excursions to picnics, goods, wares and merchandise, to solicit patronage or to sell his wares in front of any entrance, exit or gangway of any ferry landing, wharf, depot, theater, circus, hall or any place where people are assembled, within 12 feet thereof.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 864.1.  PENALTY.
   Any person who shall violate the provisions of Section 864 of this Article shall be guilty of an infraction or a misdemeanor. If charged as an infraction, the penalty shall be as follows:
   A.   Upon a first conviction thereof, such person shall be punished by a fine not to be less than $50 nor to exceed $500.
   B.   Upon a second conviction thereof, such person shall be punished by a fine not to be less than $250 nor to exceed $500.
   C.   Upon a third conviction thereof, such person shall be punished by a fine not to be less than $400 nor to exceed $500.
   If charged as a misdemeanor, the penalty therefor shall be by imprisonment in the County Jail not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding $500. The complaint charging such violation shall specify whether the violation charged is a misdemeanor or an infraction.
(Added by Ord. 383-78, App. 8/18/78)
SEC. 869.  PERMIT REQUIRED.
   Except as provided in Articles 24, 24.1 and 24.2 of this Code, it shall be unlawful for any person to peddle goods, wares or merchandise, or any article, material or substance, of whatsoever kind, including persons selling fruits, vegetables, fish, fowl, nuts and eggs on the public streets or sidewalks of the City and County of San Francisco without first having obtained a permit from the Chief of Police and having paid the fees and been granted a license as required by law.
   Excluded from the provisions of this Section are property under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Commission of the City and County of San Francisco, and the Board of Education of the City and County of San Francisco and areas designated by the Board of Supervisors as places where a street artist certified pursuant to initiative Ordinance 483-75, Proposition L on the November 4, 1975 ballot, may sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, or solicit offers to purchase any craft or work of his or her own creation.
   Every person currently holding a peddler permit pursuant to Section 869 of this Article prior to the effective date of this ordinance is hereby deemed to be holding a permit as required under this Section.
(Amended by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.1.  PENALTY.
   (a)   Any person who shall violate the provisions of Sections 869 through 869.15 of this Article shall be guilty of an infraction or a misdemeanor. If charged as an infraction, the penalty shall be as follows:
      (1)   Upon a first conviction thereof, such person shall be punished by a fine not to be less than $50 nor to exceed $500.
      (2)   Upon a second conviction thereof, such person shall be punished by a fine not to be less than $250 nor to exceed $500.
      (3)   Upon a third conviction thereof, such person shall be punished by a fine not to be less than $400 nor to exceed $500.
   If charged as a misdemeanor, the penalty therefor shall be by imprisonment in the County Jail not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding $500. The complaint charging such violation shall specify whether the violation charged is a misdemeanor or an infraction.
   (b)   In addition to the penalty set forth above in Section 869.1(a), any person who shall violate any provision of Sections 869 through 869.15 shall be subject to revocation or suspension of any permit issued by the City and County, following adequate notice and a hearing before the Chief of Police or a designate.
(Amended by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.2.  LIMITATION ON ISSUANCE OF PERMITS.
   (a)   The Chief of Police may issue a permit for a location, which location shall not be within two blocks or 600 feet, whichever is greater, of an established business which sells the same type of food or other merchandise as intended by said applicant, or of any location previously established and currently being operated by a licensed peddler selling the same type of food or other merchandise as intended by said applicant.
   (b)   This ordinance does not apply to those peddlers and street artists regulated by Articles 24, 24.1 and 24.2 of this Code.
(Amended by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.3.  LOCATION RESTRICTIONS.
   The Chief of Police may issue a peddler permit only when he finds that the following location and time requirements are met:
   (a)   The location shall:
      (1)   Leave unobstructed for pedestrian passage on any sidewalk a space not less than 10 feet wide.
      (2)   Not occupy a space extending more than 4½ feet from the curb line of any sidewalk, nor wider than four feet nor extending more than five feet above the sidewalk.
      (3)   Not be within 18 inches of the curb line of any sidewalk.
      (4)   Not be closer than 7½ feet from sprinkler inlets, and wet and dry standpipe inlets, measured from the outer edge of the standpipe bank from the building line to the sidewalk edge.
      (5)   Not be within 12 feet of the outer edge of any entrance way to any building or facility used by the public including but not limited to doors, driveways and emergency exits measured in each direction parallel to the building line and thence at a 90 degree angle to the curb.
      (6)   Not be on any sidewalk adjacent to a curb which has been duly designated pursuant to local ordinance or regulation as a white, yellow, blue, or red zone, or a bus zone.
      (7)   Not be within five feet of any crosswalk or fire hydrant.
      (8)   Leave unobstructed fire escapes, underneath and perpendicular from the building to the street, five feet from both ends of the fire escape.
      (9)   Not be within five feet of inflammable liquid vents and fill pipes when tanks are not being filled nor within 25 feet while tanks are being filled.
   (b)   No peddler shall peddle goods, wares or merchandise between the hours of 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and 6:00 a.m. the following day.
   (c)   Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, no peddler or pushcart peddler, as defined in Section 1330 of the San Francisco Police Code, shall peddle goods, wares or merchandise:
      (1)   In any "P" district, as defined in Section 234 of the City Planning Code (Part II, Chapter II, San Francisco Municipal Code), located on Twin Peaks or in any areas in or adjacent to Open Space Districts located on Twin Peaks.
      (2)   On the north side of Jefferson Street between Jones and Taylor.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82; amended by Ord. 204-87, App. 6/3/87; Ord. 317-87, App. 7/24/87; Ord. 294-90, App. 8/1/90)
SEC. 869.4.  PEDDLER PERMIT TO NATURAL PERSON ONLY.
   No peddler permit granted pursuant to Section 869 of this Article shall be issued except to an individual natural person and in no event to any business, firm, partnership or corporation. No more than one permit shall be issued to any one person.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.5.  PEDDLER TO PERSONALLY PEDDLE.
   No person shall be granted a peddler permit pursuant to Section 869 of this Article unless the applicant has declared under penalty of perjury his or her intention to personally operate under the permit for at least 50 percent of the actual hours of operation.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.6.  LOG TO BE MAINTAINED.
   Every person who shall be granted a peddler permit pursuant to Section 869 of this Article shall maintain a log on a form approved by the Chief of Police indicating the day, date and hours of operation at the authorized location, including the name of the person or persons operating during those times. The log for the 30 previous calendar days shall be kept in the possession of the peddler or peddler employee at all times while operating and shall be open to inspection by any police officer or any Health Department inspector of the City and County of San Francisco. Said log shall be retained by the peddler for a period of one year.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.7.  APPLICATION FOR PEDDLER PERMIT.
   Every person desiring a peddler permit pursuant to Section 869 of this Article shall file an application with the Chief of Police upon a form provided by the Chief of Police requiring the applicant to submit:
   (a)   Two photographs of the applicant 1"×1" in size.
   (b)   A statement of the specific location where the applicant proposes to operate, the days of the week, and time(s) of the day of intended operation, and the specific item or items to be sold, which shall be the only item(s) sold under the permit.
   (c)   A set of fingerprints as required by the Chief.
   (d)   Such other relevant information deemed pertinent by the Chief of Police.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.8.  INSPECTION BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.
   No permit to peddle food products for human consumption in the City and County of San Francisco shall be granted unless the applicant has been issued a Certificate of Sanitation by the Director of Public Health.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.9.  PEDDLER EMPLOYEE.
   No peddler may employ at any one time more than one peddler employee. The only exception to this prohibition is employment by a peddler of persons who have peddler employee permits authorizing employment by that peddler, which permits were issued prior to the effective date of this ordinance. Every person desiring a peddler employee permit shall file an application with the Chief of Police upon a form provided by said Chief of Police. Application shall be accompanied by:
   (a)   Signed statement from the permittee peddler verifying his intention to employ the applicant, and indicating specific location where the peddler employee will peddle.
   (b)   Two photographs of the applicant 1"×1" in size.
   (c)   A set of fingerprints as required by the Chief of Police.
   (d)   Such other relevant information deemed pertinent by the Chief of Police.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.10.  OPERATION OF PEDDLER EMPLOYEE.
   In no case shall the peddler employee operate, at the same time as the permit holder is operating, at any location other than the location at which the permit holder is operating.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.11.  FEES – PEDDLER AND PEDDLER EMPLOYEE.
   Every applicant for a peddler or peddler employee permit shall pay a filing fee as specified in Section 2.26 of Part II, Chapter VIII of the San Francisco Municipal Code (Police).
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.12.  PEDDLERS, PEDDLER EMPLOYEES, LICENSE FEE.
   Every person granted a peddler permit or peddler employee permit to peddle goods, wares or merchandise, or fish, vegetables or fruit, or food products for human consumption, or any other article in any manner, shall pay to the Tax Collector an annual license fee. The license fee shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code. In calculating the fees earned herein by the Health Department pursuant to the provisions of Section 6.402 of the Charter of the City and County of San Francisco, a percentage of the license fee shall be credited to the Health Department pursuant to the annual determination by the Controller as provided by Section 2.21 of this Code.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82; amended by Ord. 238-11, File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012)
SEC. 869.13.  LICENSE FEES – PRORATION SCHEDULE – DATE PAYABLE.
   All licenses issued under the provisions of Section 869.12 shall be due and payable, on a calendar year basis, prorated with regard to the calendar year on a monthly basis.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.14.  PEDDLERS, FREE.
   The Tax Collector may issue a free or gratuitous license to a person liable to pay the license tax required by Section 869.12 and set by Section 2.27 of this Code when the Chief of Police shall have certified that it has been shown by good and sufficient evidence that the person applying for said license was a soldier, sailor or marine of the United States who received an honorable discharge or a release from active duty under honorable conditions from such service or that he or she is physically and absolutely unfitted to earn a livelihood by any other means.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.15.  IDENTIFICATION CARD.
   The Chief of Police shall issue to each peddler and peddler employee an identification card which shall contain a photograph of the permittee with the number of the permit in figures plainly discernible. The Chief of Police shall determine the manner and form of any other information that may be placed upon this identification card. Such identification card shall be in the possession of the peddler or peddler employee at all times while operating, and shall be immediately produced upon request to any police officer or Health Department inspector. Peddlers and peddler employees shall return to the Police Department the identification card upon discontinuance of operation, revocation or suspension of permit, or upon termination of the peddler employee.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.16.  RULES AND REGULATIONS BY CHIEF OF POLICE OR DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH.
   The Chief of Police or the Director of Public Health may adopt, after a noticed public hearing, rules and regulations supplemental to this ordinance and not in conflict therewith. The rules and regulations shall become effective 10 days following the adoption by either the Chief of Police or the Director of Public Health.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.17.  SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF PERMIT.
   The Chief of Police may suspend or revoke any peddler or peddler employee permit if he finds, after a noticed public hearing, that any of the following conditions exist:
   (a)   Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in the application for permit.
   (b)   Violation of provisions of this Article or the San Francisco Municipal Code regarding peddling.
   (c)   Peddling by a peddler employee at a location not approved by the Chief of Police.
   (d)   Conviction of a felony if the crime was committed during the time the permittee was working under the permit or relates to the business conducted under the permit and endangers the health and safety of the public.
   (e)   Violations of provisions of the Municipal Traffic Code or the California Vehicle Code, relating to the operation of the permit.
   (f)   Conduct violating any City ordinance or state statute which conduct occurred during the time the permittee was working under the permit or which conduct relates to the business conducted under the permit and endangers the health and safety of the public.
   (g)   Failure to pay the required license fee.
   (h)   Operation under the peddler's permit of a business other than that for which the permit was issued.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 869.18.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this Article or any part thereof, is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity or effectiveness of the remaining portions of this Article or any part thereof. The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it would have passed each section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase thereof irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, subdivisions, paragraphs, sentences, clauses or phrases be declared unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 870.  PEDDLING WHERE SIGN "NO PEDDLERS" DISPLAYED PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any peddler, or any person pretending to be a peddler, for the purpose of selling or pretending to sell, goods, wares or merchandise, or any article, material or substance of whatsoever kind, to ring the bell or knock at the door of any residence or dwelling whereon a sign bearing the words "No Peddlers" or words of similar import, is painted or affixed so as to be exposed to public view, or to peddle or pretend to peddle goods, wares or merchandise, or any article, material or substance, of whatsoever kind, in any building, whereon, or wherein a sign bearing the words "No Peddlers," or words of similar import, is painted or affixed so as to be exposed to public view.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 875. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 194-12 , File No. 120672, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012)
SEC. 876. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 194-12 , File No. 120672, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012)
[Lights; Fire Escapes]
SEC. 889.  REQUIRING RED LIGHTS PLACED AT FIRE ESCAPES.
   Every person, firm or corporation, owner, proprietor, manager, superintendent, lessee or agent of any building used as a hotel, public lodging house, public rooming house or apartment house within the City and County of San Francisco, shall place or cause to be placed in a conspicuous position in every hallway thereof, signs which shall indicate by letters, not less than three inches in height, the location of every fire escape and near every such sign there shall be placed a red light, which must be kept burning from sunset to sunrise.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 890.  OWNER TO PLACE WHITE LIGHT IN HALLWAY.
   Every person, firm or corporation, owner, proprietor, manager, superintendent, lessee or agent of any building used as a hotel, public lodging house, public rooming house or apartment house within the City and County of San Francisco, shall place or cause to be placed in every hallway, and passageway, a bright white light, capable of furnishing light enough to enable any person to see the stairway and exit from said hallway and passageway, to guide them in case of fire or panic to safety. Said white light shall burn from sunset to sunrise.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 891.  CHIEF OF POLICE TO ENFORCE.
   It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to instruct all police officers to inspect all hotels, public lodging houses, public rooming houses and apartment houses on their respective beats at least once a month during the hours of sunset and sunrise, for the purpose of seeing that the provisions of Section 889 and 890 of this Article are strictly complied with.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 892.  PENALTY.
   Every person, firm or corporation, owner, proprietor, manager, superintendent, lessee or agent who shall violate or refuse to comply with the provisions of Sections 889 and 890 of this Article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $100, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than three months, or by both such fine and imprisonment; and each such person, firm or corporation, owner, proprietor, manager, superintendent, lessee or agent shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for every day such violation, or refusal shall continue, and shall be subject to the penalty imposed by this Section for each and every such separate offense.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
[Junk Dealers]
SEC. 895.  PERMIT REQUIRED.
   As of June 30, 2013, all existing permits issued by the San Francisco Police Department to junk gatherers pursuant to Police Code Section 895 et seq. shall expire. All persons wishing to conduct business in the City and County of San Francisco as a junk dealer after June 30, 2013, must apply for and obtain a junk dealer permit pursuant to Police Code Section 974.1et seq.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 896.  REPEALED.
(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; repealed by Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 897.  REPEALED.
(Amended by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; repealed by Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 898.  REPEALED.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
[Automatic Checkout Systems]
SEC. 900.  DEFINITIONS.
   For purposes of this ordinance, the following definitions shall apply:
   (a)   Automatic Checkout System. An electronic system employing a scanning device combined with a computer and register to read a universal product code or similar code on packaging and display and total the cost of the items purchased.
   (b)   Consumer Commodity.
      (1)   Food, including all material whether solid, liquid, or mixed, and whether simple or compound, which is used or intended for consumption by human beings or domestic animals normally kept as household pets, and all substances or ingredients added to any such material for any purpose. This definition shall not apply to individual packages of cigarettes or individual cigars.
      (2)   Paper and plastic products, such as, but not limited to, napkins, facial tissue, toilet tissue, foil wrapping, plastic wrapping, paper toweling, and disposable plates and cups.
      (3)   Detergents, soaps and other cleaning agents.
      (4)   Pharmaceuticals, including nonprescription drugs, bandages, hygiene products, and toiletries.
   (c)   Grocery Department. An area within a general retail merchandise store which is engaged primarily in the retail sale of packaged food, rather than food prepared for immediate consumption on or off the premises.
   (d)   Grocery Store. A store engaged primarily in the retail sale of packaged food, rather than food prepared for consumption on the premises.
   (e)   Person. An individual, firm, corporation, partnership, association or other organizational group or combination acting as a unit.
(Added by Ord. 598-79, App. 12/3/79)
SEC. 901.  ITEM PRICES.
   Every retail grocery store or grocery department within a general retail merchandise store which uses an automatic checkout system shall cause to have a clearly readable price indicated on each packaged consumer commodity offered for sale on or after January 1, 1980, provided, however, that said requirement shall not apply to:
      (1)   Any unpackaged fresh food produce, or fresh dairy product;
      (2)   Any consumer commodity under three cubic inches in size or weighing less than three ounces or priced for less than 30 cents;
      (3)   Any grocery business which has as its only regular employees the owner thereof, or the parent, spouse, or child of such owner, or in addition thereto, not more than two other persons employed on a regular schedule for a continuing period of time;
      (4)   Identical items within a multi-item package;
      (5)   Items sold through a vending machine;
      (6)   "Special" or "sale" items offered for sale at less than normal price, for a period of seven days or less.
(Added by Ord. 598-79, App. 12/3/79)
SEC. 902.  PENALTY.
   (a)   Any person intentionally violating any of the provisions of Section 901 of this Article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100, and not more than $500, or by imprisonment in the jail of the City and County for a term of not more than six months or by both such fine and imprisonment.
   (b)   Failure to have a clearly readable price indicated on 12 units of the same item of the same commodity shall constitute a presumption of intent to violate Section 901.
   (c)   Every additional 12 units of the same item that fail to have a price indicated on them shall constitute a presumption of intent to violate Section 901.
   (d)   Each day that a violation continues after notification thereof by any person to the grocery store or department manager or assistant manager shall constitute a separate violation and shall constitute a presumption to violate Section 901.
(Added by Ord. 598-79, App. 12/3/79)
SEC. 903.  INJUNCTIVE RELIEF.
   (a)   Any person may bring an action in any court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin a violation of Section 901.
   (b)   Persons violating Section 901 shall be liable to any person injured for losses and expenses and attorney's fees incurred as a result of the violation and for the sum of $50 in addition thereto. This remedy shall apply only to actions brought by or on behalf of a single plaintiff and shall not apply to multiple plaintiffs or class actions.
(Added by Ord. 598-79, App. 12/3/79)
SEC. 904.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any part or provision of this ordinance, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of the ordinance, including the application of such part or provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby and shall continue in full force and effect. To this end provisions of this Article are severable.
(Added by Ord. 598-79, App. 12/3/79)
[Public Rooms]
SEC. 911.  DEFINING PUBLIC ROOMS.
   The words "public rooms," for the purpose of Section 912 and 913 of this Article, shall be deemed to include any lobby, hallway, mezzanine, foyer, public rest or sitting rooms, or any other place in a hotel used in common by the public and guests of a hotel.
(Added by Ord. 270-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 912.  LOITERING IN PUBLIC ROOMS PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to linger, loiter, sit or stand in any public room in any hotel in violation of the expressed wish of the owner or manager of such hotel.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 913.  UNAUTHORIZED USE OF PUBLIC ROOMS PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to use any public room in any hotel for business purposes or social purposes in violation of the expressed direction of the owner or manager of such hotel.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 914.  PENALTY.
   Any person violating any of the provisions of Sections 911 to 913, inclusive, of this Article, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $50, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period of not to exceed 30 days or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
[Hotels, Etc.]
SEC. 919.  REQUIRING OPERATORS OF HOTELS, MOTELS, AUTO COURTS AND FURNISHED APARTMENT HOUSE KEEPERS TO KEEP A REGISTER OF GUESTS.
   The owner, manager or person in charge of any hotel, motel, auto court, or furnished apartment house shall keep a suitable book or register cards, open to inspection by regularly employed members of a law enforcement agency, in which all occupants of hotels, motels, auto courts, and furnished apartments shall sign their names, and the number of the hotel room, motel, auto court, or furnished apartment assigned to these guests shall be indicated on the registry book or registry cards.
(Amended by Ord. 1071, Series of 1939, App. 12/3/57)
SEC. 919.1.  PROHIBITING RESIDENTIAL HOTEL OPERATORS FROM CHARGING VISITOR FEES; LIMITING RESIDENTIAL HOTEL RESTRICTIONS ON VISITORS; VIOLATION IS AN INFRACTION.
   (a)   No operator, employee or agent of a Residential Hotel, as defined in San Francisco Administrative Code Section 41.4, may impose or collect a charge for any person to visit a guest or occupant of the hotel. No operator, employee or agent of Residential Hotel may implement or impose any policy restricting persons from visiting guests or occupants of Residential Hotel except in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform Residential Hotel Visitor Policy or any Supplemental Visitor Policy approved pursuant to Administrative Code Chapter 41D. The provisions of this Section shall be posted on an 8-1/2 inch by 11-inch sign in the lobby of each such Residential Hotel in an area visible to guests and occupants.
   (b)   Penalty. In addition to any available civil penalties, any operator, employee or agent of a Residential Hotel who violates any of 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, consistent with the California Government Code.
(Added by Ord. 135-01, File No. 010526, App. 7/6/2001; amended by Ord. 62-02, File No. 020343, App. 5/3/2002; Ord. 38-17, File No. 161291, App. 2/17/2017, Eff. 3/19/2017)
SEC. 920.  REGISTERING FOR LODGING ACCOMMODATIONS UNDER FICTITIOUS NAMES PROHIBITED.
   No person shall write or cause to be written, or knowingly permit to be written, in any register in any hotel, motel, auto court, lodging house, rooming house, or other place whatsoever where transients are accommodated in the City and County of San Francisco, any other or different name or designation than the true or legal name of the person so registered therein.
(Added by Ord. 256-67, App. 9/27/67)
SEC. 921.  PENALTY.
   Any person violating any of the provisions of Section 920 of this Article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500 or by imprisonment in the County Jail not exceeding 180 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(Added by Ord. 256-67, App. 9/27/67)
SEC. 924. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 194-12 , File No. 120672, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012)
SEC. 925. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 194-12 , File No. 120672, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012)
SEC. 926. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 194-12 , File No. 120672, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012)
SEC. 927. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 194-12 , File No. 120672, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012)
SEC. 928. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 194-12 , File No. 120672, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012)
SEC. 929. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 194-12 , File No. 120672, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012)
[Police Badges]
SEC. 934.  REGULATING SALE OF POLICE BADGES.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to sell or offer for sale, or cause to be sold or offered for sale, or to deliver, or cause to be delivered, to any person, any badge or star of the kind or design used by the members of the Police Department, without the written authorization of the Chief of Police.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
[Press Cards]
SEC. 939.  ISSUANCE OF PRESS CARDS.
   The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to issue press cards to newsgatherers, reporters and photographers in the actual and bona fide employment of a newspaper or periodical, for the purpose of securing their admittance within all police lines in the City and County of San Francisco.
   The Chief of Police shall establish procedures for the application, issuance, expiration, reissuance, and revocation of press cards. Such procedures shall include, at a minimum, the requirement that applications be in writing, that press cards must include a clear photo of the person to whom it is issued, and that press cards be carried by the person to whom it is issued in order to exercise the newsgathering privileges described in Sections 939-939.5.
   All press cards issued under this Section shall have a term of one year. Expiration and re-issuance of press cards shall be governed by procedures to be established by the Chief of Police.
   A record of the issuance of such press cards shall be kept in the office of the Chief of Police, with the date of issuance, the photograph, name and contact information of the person to whom issued, and the unique number of the card. The Chief of Police may at any time revoke the privilege attached to any or all such cards. Unless revoked, the privilege attached to such cards shall automatically terminate on the date of expiration, such expiration date to be determined as hereinabove indicated.
   Such cards shall not be transferable and it shall be unlawful for any person to use or have in his or her possession any such card unless the same was issued to that person by the Chief of Police; or to use any such card after the privilege attached thereto has terminated or been revoked. It shall likewise be unlawful for any person to use any such card while such person is not in the actual and bona fide employment of a newspaper or periodical as a newsgatherer, reporter, or photographer while gathering information or images for use in the news.
(Added by Ord. 287-08, File No. 081340, App. 12/5/2008; amended by Ord. 217-12 , File No. 111239, App. 10/23/2012, Eff. 11/22/2012)
SEC. 939.1.  DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this Article, the following definitions shall apply:
   (a)   News-Gathering Vehicle. A News-Gathering Vehicle is a motor vehicle for which a Vehicle Press Permit has been issued by the Metropolitan Transportation Agency while the vehicle is in the control of a newspaper, radio or television station, or is being operated by an employee of a newspaper, radio or television station whose primary duty is to gather or photograph news events while gathering information or images for use in the news.
   (b)   Vehicle Press Permit. A Vehicle Press Permit is a parking permit issued by the Municipal Transportation Agency for the use of an authorized News-Gathering Vehicle.
(Added by Ord. 287-08, File No. 081340, App. 12/5/2008; amended by Ord. 217-12 , File No. 111239, App. 10/23/2012, Eff. 11/22/2012)