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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 13.1:
JUNK DEALERS – PERMIT AND REGULATION
 
Definitions.
Collecting, Buying, Selling, or Disposing of Junk; Permit Required.
Application for Junk Dealer Permit.
Contents of Application.
Verification of Application.
Notice of Hearing.
Referral of Applications to Other Departments.
Issuance of Junk Dealers Permit.
Suspension or Revocation of Permit.
Name and Place of Business – Change of Location.
Transfer of Permit.
Operation of a Junk Dealer.
Prohibitions on Particular Purchases.
Holding Period Exemption.
Holding Period Exemption (Continued).
Holding Period Exemption (Continued).
Computation of Time.
Penalty and Enforcement.
Suspension for Immediate Threat to Safety.
Severability.
 
SEC. 974.1.  DEFINITIONS.
   (a)   Except as otherwise specified in this section, the terms used in this Article, including "junk," "junk dealer," and "junk yard," shall have the same meaning as those terms are defined in California Business and Professions Code, Chapter 9, Article 3, Section 21600 et seq., including as those sections are hereafter amended.
   (b)   Chief of Police. The Chief of the San Francisco Police Department, or designee.
   (c)   Covered Crime(s). The crimes of assault, battery, burglary, robbery, theft including identity theft, receipt of stolen property, fraud, and any offense related to environmental crimes including the improper maintenance, disposal or release of hazardous materials, committed anywhere in the United States of America.
   (d)   Hazardous Materials shall be those materials defined in San Francisco Health Code Article 21, Division 1, Section 1102.
   (e)   Prevailing Party. Prevailing Party has the same meaning as set forth in California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1032, or any successor provision. "Prevailing Party" includes the City and County of San Francisco in actions where the City and County obtains an injunction and/or civil penalties or other monies under Section 974.21et seq. or under State law.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; amended by Ord. 389-91, App. 10/31/91; Ord. 69-05, File No. 050178, App. 4/15/2005; Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 974.2.  COLLECTING, BUYING, SELLING, OR DISPOSING OF JUNK; PERMIT REQUIRED.
   (a)   A person may collect, buy, sell or otherwise dispose of junk within the City and County of San Francisco only if that person holds a current and valid junk dealer permit, is an authorized agent of a junk dealer permittee, or falls within one of the enumerated exclusions in subsection (c) below.
   (b)   It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in, conduct, or carry on the business of junk dealer in the City and County of San Francisco without first securing a permit therefor from the Chief of Police.
   (c)   Exclusions.
      (1)   A recycler, processor, recycling center, or noncertified recycler, as those terms are defined in Chapter 2 (commending with Section 14502) of Division 12.1 of the California Public Resources Code shall not be subject to the requirements of this Article, but shall be regulated by provisions of Chapter 9, Article 3 (commencing with Section 21600) of the California Business and Professions Code; and
      (2)   Persons excluded from the state law junk dealer requirements as described in California Business and Professions Code Section 21604.
   (d)   As of June 30, 2013, all existing permits issued by the San Francisco Police Department to junk dealers under Police Code Sections 974.1et seq. and to junk gatherers under Police Code Sections 895et 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 new permit pursuant to this Article.
   (e)   As of July 1, 2013, a junk dealer permit issued to a junk dealer operating in conjunction with a junk yard shall authorize the permittee to operate for one year from the date the Chief of Police issues the permit, unless the Chief of Police suspends or revokes the permit. As of July 1, 2013, all other junk dealer permits shall authorize the permittee to operate for two years from the date the Chief of Police issues the permit, unless the Chief of Police suspends or revokes the permit. Each junk dealer permit shall expire at the end of the applicable permitting period. Notwithstanding Section 2.10 of the Police Code, a permittee wishing to operate beyond the applicable permit term must renew the junk dealer permit before the existing permit expires.
   (f)   After a noticed public hearing, the Chief of Police may adopt such rules and regulations to effect the purposes of this Article as are not in conflict therewith.
   (g)   All junk dealers must post the junk dealer permit in a conspicuous place visible to the public within any junk yard or building used to conduct the business of a junk dealer. In addition all junk dealers must maintain a copy of the junk dealer permit in any vehicle used by the junk dealer and with any authorized agent. All junk dealer permits must be provided to law enforcement personnel for inspection upon request.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; amended by Ord. 389-91, App. 10/31/91; Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 974.3.  APPLICATION FOR JUNK DEALER PERMIT.
   The applicant for a permit to engage in, conduct, or carry on the business of junk dealer shall file an application on a form provided therefor by the Chief of Police and shall pay a filing fee, which shall not be refundable.
(Amended by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 974.4.  CONTENTS OF APPLICATION.
   The application for a junk dealer permit shall set forth the following information:
   (a)   The proposed place of business and facilities therefor, including whether or not the applicant will engage in welding, use of a propane tank, or cutting torches operated by compressed gasses;
   (b)   The business name and address of the applicant;
   (c)   The name, residence address, and business contact information of an individual the applicant has authorized to serve as the point of contact for the application and any junk dealer permit the Chief of Police issues;
   (d)   If the applicant is a corporation, partnership or other entity, the names and residence addresses of every officer and partner of the applicant, and every person with 10 percent or larger ownership interest in the applicant;
   (e)   The name, residence address, and business contact information of each proposed authorized agent of the applicant, if any;
   (f)   For all individuals listed in subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e) above, a list of each conviction of or plea of guilty or no contest to a Covered Crime in the ten years preceding the application, including the nature of the offense and the place and date of the conviction or plea;
   (g)   A copy of a current and valid business registration certificate that the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector has issued to the applicant under Business and Tax Regulations Code Section 853. The name on the business registration certificate must match the name of the applicant on the application for the junk dealer permit;
   (h)   If the applicant does not own the proposed place of business or facilities to be used in the junk dealer operations, the name, business address, and contact information of the owner, and documentation demonstrating the nature of the applicant's interest in the proposed place of business or facilities; and
   (i)   Such other information as the Chief of Police deems necessary to investigate the applicant and the applicant's proposed place of business and business operation.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; amended by Ord. 69-05, File No. 050178, App. 4/15/2005; Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 974.5.  REPEALED.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; repealed by Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 974.6.  REPEALED.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; repealed by Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 974.7.  VERIFICATION OF APPLICATION.
   Every application for a permit shall be verified as provided for in the California Code of Civil Procedures for the verification of pleadings.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75)
SEC. 974.8.  NOTICE OF HEARING.
   When an application is filed for a permit pursuant to the provisions of this Article, the Chief of Police shall set a date for said hearing within a reasonable time from the date of the application. The Chief of Police shall cause to have posted on the premises in a conspicuous place a notice of such hearing and the type of business to be conducted therein at least 10 days prior to the hearing. The applicant shall maintain such notice on his premises.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; amended by Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 974.9.  REFERRAL OF APPLICATIONS TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS.
   The Chief of Police, upon receiving an application to engage in, conduct or carry on the business of junk dealer, may refer the application for review and input from any applicable government agency as determined by the Chief of Police, including but not limited to the Department of Building Inspection, Fire Department, the Department of Public Health and to the City Planning Department. Upon referral from the Chief of Police, City departments shall inspect the premises proposed to be operated as a junk yard by the applicant or conduct any other requested review and shall make written recommendations to the Chief of Police.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; amended by Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 974.10-1.  ISSUANCE OF JUNK DEALERS PERMIT.
   The Chief of Police shall hear and decide the application within a reasonable time after conducting the hearing. In deciding the application, the Chief of Police may exercise his or her discretion as to whether the permit should be granted or denied. The Chief of Police may take into account the following considerations in determining whether to issue a junk dealer permit:
   (a)   Whether any proposed premises to be used by the applicant as a junk yard conforms to all applicable laws, including, but not limited to, the Building, Health, Fire, City Planning and Housing Codes of the City and County of San Francisco;
   (b)   Whether the applicant has appropriate or required permits for welding, use of propane tanks, or cutting torches operated by compressed gasses if the permit holder will use such items in the business;
   (c)   Whether the applicant, including any officers, partners or shareholders owning 10 percent or larger ownership interest in the applicant, or any proposed authorized agent of the applicant, has been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to a Covered Crime, or has committed a Covered Crime within the last ten years. A conviction, plea, or commission of a Covered Crime in the ten-year period shall not be an automatic bar to granting the permit. The Chief of Police shall consider criminal history on a case-by-case basis with due consideration given to the following factors:
      (1)   the nature and gravity of the offense;
      (2)   the time elapsed since the offense;
      (3)   age at the time of the offense;
      (4)   frequency of Covered Crimes;
      (5)   evidence of rehabilitation; and
      (6)   any other mitigating circumstances;
   (d)   Whether the proposed location of the business is a suitable place to carry on the business of junk dealer. In making such finding, the Chief of Police may take into consideration the effect of the issuance of the permit upon the surrounding property and the inhabitants thereof;
   (e)   Whether the applicant, any officer, partner or shareholders owning 10 percent or larger ownership interest in the applicant, or any proposed authorized agent of the applicant, has had a permit or license revoked or suspended that was issued by the State of California or the City and County of San Francisco or other government agency to engage in a business or profession within the State of California because of a violation of law or because of violation of regulations promulgated by the regulating agency having control or jurisdiction over the license or permit. The Chief of Police shall consider prior suspensions or revocations on a case-by-case basis with due consideration given to the following factors:
      (1)   the facts underlying the suspension and/or revocation;
      (2)   the nature and gravity of the underlying violations of law or regulation;
      (3)   the time elapsed since the suspension or revocation; and
      (4)   any other mitigating circumstance;
provided that the Chief of Police shall not consider any such revocation if it occurred more than ten years prior to the date of the application;
   (f)   Whether the applicant, any officer, partner or shareholders owning 10 percent or larger ownership interest in the applicant, or any proposed authorized agent of the applicant, has had civil penalties imposed by a court or other government agency related to the operation of a junk dealer or hazardous materials or the environment within the past ten years prior to the date of application. The Chief of Police shall consider the imposition of civil penalties on a case-by-case basis with due consideration given to the following factors:
      (1)   the facts underlying the imposition of civil penalties;
      (2)   the nature and gravity of the underlying violations of law or regulation;
      (3)   the time elapsed since the imposition of civil penalties; and
      (4)   any other mitigating circumstance;
   (g)   Whether the applicant, any officer, partner or shareholders owning 10 percent or larger ownership interest in the applicant, or any proposed authorized agent of the applicant has violated any of the provisions of this Article or conditions placed upon a prior junk dealer permit within the last ten years. The Chief of Police shall consider the violations of this Article or imposed permit conditions on a case-by-case basis with due consideration given to the following factors:
      (1)   the facts underlying the violations of this Article or imposed permit conditions;
      (2)   the nature and gravity of the underlying violations of this Article or imposed permit conditions;
      (3)   the time elapsed since the underlying violations of this Article or imposed permit conditions occurred; and
      (4)   any other mitigating circumstance;
   (h)   Whether the applicant, any officer, partner or shareholders owning 10 percent or larger ownership interest in the applicant, or any proposed authorized agent of the applicant, has created, caused, or contributed to the creation or maintenance of a public nuisance in the operation of the junk dealer business;
   (i)   Whether the application contains intentionally false or misrepresented information, or omits required or material information; and
   (j)   Whether granting the permit is consistent with the public interest, health, safety and welfare.
   The Chief of Police may grant a junk dealer permit while not approving one or more of an applicant's proposed authorized agents. The Chief of Police's denial of a junk dealer permit application or denial of a proposed authorized agent shall be subject to the provisions outlined in San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code Section 31.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; amended by Ord. 69-05, File No. 050178, App. 4/15/2005; Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 974.10-2.  REPEALED.
(Added by Ord. 69-05, File No. 050178, App. 4/15/2005; repealed by Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 974.11.  SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF PERMIT.
   The Chief of Police may suspend or revoke any permit issued to a junk dealer and may withdraw approval to one or more authorized agents of a permittee after a hearing for cause.
   (a)   Cause may include:
      (1)   Violations of any of the provisions of this Article or conditions placed upon the permit, or any rules and regulations issued by the Chief of Police under Section 974.2(f), including violations by any authorized agent, where the permit holder knew or should have known of the violation;
      (2)   Refusal to permit periodic and other inspections as provided for by Chapter 9, Article 3 (commencing with Section 21600) of the California Business and Professions Code;
      (3)   Violations of Chapter 9, Article 3 (commencing with Section 21600) of the California Business and Professions Code relating to the operations of a junk dealer;
      (4)   The premises are in violation of the San Francisco Municipal Code, including but not limited to the Building, Health, Fire, City Planning, and/or Police Codes;
      (5)   Failure to maintain records and documentation as required by Chapter 9, Article 3 (commencing with Section 21600) of the California Business and Professions Code;
      (6)   Use of welding equipment, propane tanks, or cutting torches operated by compressed gasses without valid permits;
      (7)   The permittee, or any authorized agent of the permittee, has created, caused, or contributed to the creation or maintenance of a public nuisance in the operation of the junk dealer business; and
      (8)   The permittee, or any authorized agent of the permittee, has operated the junk dealer business or junk yard in a manner contrary to the public interest, health, safety or welfare.
   (b)   The standard of proof at the hearing shall be preponderance of the evidence.
   (c)   The Chief of Police's decision to suspend or revoke a junk dealer permit or to withdraw approval for an authorized agent of a permittee shall be subject to the provisions outlined in San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code Section 31.
   (d)   Notwithstanding Section 8(i)(5) of the Business and Tax Regulations Code, the filing of an appeal with the Board of Appeals from a decision of the Chief of Police to suspend or revoke a junk dealer permit or to withdraw approval for an authorized agent of a permittee shall not effect a suspension of the Chief of Police's action.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; amended by Ord. 69-05, File No. 050178, App. 4/15/2005; Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 974.12.  NAME AND PLACE OF BUSINESS – CHANGE OF LOCATION.
   No person granted a permit pursuant to the provisions of this Article shall operate under another name or in any location not specified on the permit.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; amended by Ord. 69-05, File No. 050178, App. 4/15/2005)
SEC. 974.13.  TRANSFER OF PERMIT.
   No permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this Article shall be transferred to any other person or to any other location without the written consent of the Chief of Police, provided, however, that upon the death or incapacity of the permittee the junk yard may continue for a reasonable period of time to allow for an orderly transfer of the permit.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75)
SEC. 974.14-1.  OPERATION OF A JUNK DEALER.
   Every junk dealer shall:
   (a)   Comply with all state and municipal laws regarding junk dealers including this Article and Chapter 9, Article 3 (commencing with Section 21600) of the California Business and Professions Code;
   (b)   Post the permit in a conspicuous place at the junk yard or at the junk dealer's place of business;
   (c)   Maintain the sidewalks, driveways and other areas adjacent to the premises clear of obstacles, trash and debris; and
   (d)   Take reasonable steps to ensure that its customers do not loiter in the areas adjacent to or near the premises.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; amended by Ord. 69-05, File No. 050178, App. 4/15/2005; Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 974.14-2.  PROHIBITIONS ON PARTICULAR PURCHASES.
   A person holding a junk dealer permit may not purchase or permit an authorized agent to purchase, and an authorized agent shall not purchase:
   (a)   Any junk that is collected, bought, sold or disposed of in a manner that is inconsistent with the provisions of this Article or Chapter 9, Article 3 (commencing with Section 21600) of the California Business and Professions Code.
   (b)   Junk, including automotive or mechanical parts, that contain Hazardous Materials.
   (c)   Junk where the permit holder or authorized agent has or should have reason to believe that the junk may be stolen.
(Added by Ord. 69-05, File No. 050178, App. 4/15/2005; amended by Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 974.15.  HOLDING PERIOD EXEMPTION.
   The Chief of Police or a peace officer, or officers designated by the Chief of Police, may authorize a retention period of less than five working days for nonferrous metals or for those ferrous metals mentioned in Section 974.14-1(b)* purchased by the junk dealer after the officer's investigation and by endorsing in writing on the junk dealer's copy of the "Buy Book" form an authorization to release the metals hereinabove mentioned.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; amended by Ord. 69-05, File No. 050178, App. 4/15/2005)
*Editor's Note:
   Ordinance 2-13 amended the referenced Sec. 974.14-1(b), which formerly concerned ferrous metals, as shown above.
SEC. 974.16.  HOLDING PERIOD EXEMPTION (CONTINUED).
   A junk dealer shall not be required to retain nonferrous metals or those ferrous metals mentioned in Section 974.14(b)* in the same condition as purchased or retain the said metals in his junk yard if said metals were purchased from a public utility or a government agency and payment is made for the metals by check drawn on an account of the junk dealer and made payable to the public utility company or government agency from which the metals hereinabove mentioned were purchased.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75)
*Editor's Note:
   Ordinance 69-05 redesignated the referenced Sec. 974.14 as Sec. 974.14-1. Division (b) of that section formerly concerned ferrous metals but was amended to its current state by Ord. 2-13.
SEC. 974.17.  HOLDING PERIOD EXEMPTION (CONTINUED).
   A junk dealer shall not be required to retain nonferrous metals or those ferrous metals mentioned in Section 974.14(b)* in the same condition as purchased or retain such material at his junk yard for a period of five working days if said metals were purchased from a firm having a fixed place of business and said firm has been at the same location for more than two years and payment is made to said firm by a check drawn on an account in the name of the junk dealer and made payable to the company from which the metals hereinabove mentioned were purchased.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75)
*Editor's Note:
   See the Editor's Note following Sec. 974.16.
SEC. 974.18.  REPEALED.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 5/14/75; repealed by Ord. 69-05, File No. 050178, App. 4/15/2005)
SEC. 974.19.  REPEALED.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; repealed by Ord. 69-05, File No. 050178, App. 4/15/2005)
SEC. 974.20.  COMPUTATION OF TIME.
   In computing the number of days for the retention of metal pursuant to the provisions of this Article, the day of purchase shall not be counted, nor shall Saturdays, Sundays or days declared to be holidays by Section 6700 or 6701 of the Government Code of the State of California be counted.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75)
SEC. 974.21.  PENALTY AND ENFORCEMENT.
   (a)   In addition to the remedies and enforcement mechanisms provided for by provisions of state and local law including Chapter 9, Article 3 (commencing with Section 21600) of the California Business and Professions Code, the City Attorney may enforce the provisions of this Article through a civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction.
      (1)   The City Attorney may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for an order seeking injunctive relief to abate any nuisance caused by a failure to comply with this Article.
      (2)   In any civil court action brought by the City Attorney to enforce this Article in which the City succeeds in obtaining any order from the Court, the City shall be entitled to recover from any and all applicable Persons all of its costs of investigation, enforcement, abatement, and litigation.
      (3)   The Prevailing Party in any court action to abate a violation pursuant to this Article shall be entitled to reasonable attorneys' fees.
   (b)   Nothing in this Article shall be interpreted as restricting or otherwise limiting the enforcement authority conferred upon other City employees, City agencies, or state agencies by other provisions of the Municipal Code or state law.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; amended by Ord. 69-05, File No. 050178, App. 4/15/2005; Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 974.22.  SUSPENSION FOR IMMEDIATE THREAT TO SAFETY.
   If the Chief of Police determines based on reasonable cause that any business operated under a junk dealer permit poses an immediate threat to the safety of the employees or the public, the Chief shall have the authority to immediately suspend the permit and to immediately withdraw approval for an authorized agent. The Chief shall provide notice to the permit holder within one week of the suspension as to a date for a revocation hearing. The revocation hearing must be held within 45 days of the suspension or withdrawal of approval absent an agreement of the permit holder to voluntarily continue the hearing date and extend the period of suspension or withdrawal of approval.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; amended by Ord. 69-05, File No. 050178, App. 4/15/2005; Ord. 2-13 , File No. 120434, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)
SEC. 974.23.  REPEALED.
(Amended by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; 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. 974.24.  REPEALED.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75; repealed by Ord. 69-05, File No. 050178, App. 4/15/2005)
SEC. 974.25.  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 ineffective.
(Added by Ord. 136-75, App. 4/14/75)