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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 15:
LICENSES FOR AMUSEMENTS
 
[Itinerant Shows]
Imposing a License Tax on Itinerant Shows.
Itinerant Show Defined.
Permit by Entertainment Commission; Regulations for.
Filing Fee.
Exemption, Nonprofit Organization.
Permit and License Regulations.
[Circuses]
Circuses.
Permit Required.
License Fee.
Issuance of License.
License Fee, Exception.
Exemptions.
[Rodeos; Ball/Ring Throwing Games]
Rodeo Exhibitions and Shows.
Ball or Ring Throwing Games.
[Dances; Dance Halls; Masked Balls]
Definitions.
Permit Required.
Application for Permit.
Filing Fee.
License Fees.
Regulations.
Penalty.
Masked Balls.
[Amusement Parks]
Amusement Park Defined.
Permit.
License Fees for Amusement Parks.
License by Tax Collector.
Sections Not Applicable.
[Mechanical Amusement Devices; Arcades]
Definitions.
Requirements for Machines.
Permit Requirements and Exceptions.
Application for Permit.
Notice of Hearing – Arcade Permit.
Determination of Application for a Mechanical Amusement Device Permit.
Gambling Devices Prohibited.
Permit Forwarded to Tax Collector, License Fees.
Certain Mechanical Amusement Devices Prohibited.
Contents of Licenses.
Posting License in Premises.
Removal or Transfer of License to Other Premises Prohibited.
No Prorating or Refunding of License Fee.
License Fee Paid by Owner or Operator.
Renewal of License.
Procedure Where No Current Permit or License.
Suspension, Revocation or Reinstatement of a Permit, Procedure For.
Rules and Regulations.
Ascertainment of Compliance With All Laws, Etc. – Inspection Therefor.
When Deemed a Public Nuisance – Procedure Thereon.
Penalties.
Permit and License Required Notwithstanding Any Other Provision of Code.
Saving Clause – Nonwaiver of Debts Due and Unpaid.
Mechanical Amusement Devices; Location.
Arcades and Ancillary Use – Operating Standards.
Undertaking for the General Welfare.
[Billiard and Pool Tables]
Billiard and Pool Tables.
Filing Fee Application.
License Fee.
Permit and License Not Exempt From Any Other Provision of Code.
[Shooting Galleries or Ranges]
Regulating Shooting Galleries – Permit Required.
Filing Fee.
Shooting Galleries.
Firearms Regulated; Minors Prohibited.
Closing During Certain Hours.
Betting Prohibited.
Bullet-proofing.
Inspection by Police.
[Mechanical Contrivances; Skating Rinks]
Mechanical Contrivances and Other Amusements.
Filing Fee.
License.
Application and Posting.
Exceptions.
Providing for Inspection and Regulation of Mechanical Amusement Contrivances Used to Convey Human Beings.
[Recreational Equipment Vendors]
Recreational Equipment Vendor Defined.
Permit Required.
Application for Permit.
License Fees.
Regulations.
Penalty.
 
Editor's Note:
   The bracketed division headers in this Article have been provided by the editor as an aid for the user and are not official parts of the Code.
[ITINERANT SHOWS]
SEC. 1015.  IMPOSING A LICENSE TAX ON ITINERANT SHOWS.
   Every person, firm or corporation maintaining or conducting in connection with an itinerant show or exhibition, any museum, skating rink, merry-go-round, swing, revolving wheel, chute, toboggan slide, ferris wheel, mechanical contrivance for carrying passengers, or any side show, exhibition or concession, shall, after conforming to the regulatory provisions of Sections 1017 and 1018 of this Article, pay a license fee for each day for each and every concession, show or device herein enumerated and conducted or maintained in connection with any itinerant show or exhibition.
(Amended by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 1016.  ITINERANT SHOW DEFINED.
   The term itinerant show or exhibition shall be construed to mean any outdoor carnival, show or concession, exhibiting or operating temporarily under a tent, or in the open, except such as come within the provisions of Sections 1031 to 1034, inclusive, of this Article and the license provisions of the Municipal Code.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 1017.  PERMIT BY ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION; REGULATIONS FOR.
   The applicant for any show, exhibition or concession mentioned in Section 1015 of this Article shall, before beginning operations, obtain a permit from the Entertainment Commission to so operate, which permit may be revoked at any time by the Entertainment Commission. Without such a permit from the Entertainment Commission, the Tax Collector shall not issue a license to conduct any itinerant show, exhibition or concession enumerated in Sections 1015 and 1018 of this Article. If the permit is revoked, the license issued thereon shall immediately terminate and expire.
   The application for an itinerant show shall be filed in sufficient time to allow the Entertainment Commission to notice and fix the time and place for a public hearing on the application. Not less than 10 days before such hearing, the Entertainment Commission shall cause a notice of such hearing to be posted in one or more conspicuous place(s) on or about the property where the itinerant show is to be operated, in a fashion designed to inform the public of the application. Failure to apply in sufficient time for a noticed hearing to be held may be cause for the Entertainment Commission to deny issuance of a permit.
(Amended by Ord. 581-81, App. 12/10/81; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 1017.1.  FILING FEE.
   Every person desiring a permit pursuant to Section 1017 of this Article shall file an application with the Entertainment Commission upon a form provided by the Entertainment Commission and shall pay a filing fee.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 1017.2.  EXEMPTION, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION.
   Whenever a nonprofit organization contracts for or rents an itinerant show or exhibition, the filing fee for a permit shall be $100 and the nonprofit organization shall be exempt from paying the license fee.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 1018.  PERMIT AND LICENSE REGULATIONS.
   The provisions of Section 1049 of this Article regulating the manner of testing passenger carrying devices shall be strictly observed before any such itinerant show, exhibition or carnival may open for business. A permit signed by the Entertainment Commission certifying that all legal requirements have been met must also be first presented to the Tax Collector before said official may issue a license to the owner or lessee of any itinerant carnival, show or exhibition or to any person holding a concession therein.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
[CIRCUSES]
SEC. 1019.  CIRCUSES.
   For the purpose of Sections 1019 to 1019.5, inclusive, a circus is hereby defined to be an exhibition or entertainment at which feats of horsemanship, acrobatic feats, and trained or wild animals are exhibited or displayed, or any combination of same, for which exhibition or entertainment an admission fee is charged and which exhibition or entertainment is conducted by a person having no regular established place of business in the City and County of San Francisco for the exhibition or display thereof; provided, however, that the definition of a circus shall not include a rodeo exhibition or show which is licensed under the provisions of Section 1020 of this Article, nor shall it be to include pictorial representations or theatrical performances.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 1019.1.  PERMIT REQUIRED.
   (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to conduct a circus without first having obtained a permit therefor from the Entertainment Commission.
   (b)   Said permit shall set forth the seating capacity of the circus, the date or dates of the year on which the exhibition or entertainment are to be held, and the number of side shows in connection with or belonging to such circus.
   (c)   Applications for circus permits shall be filed with the Entertainment Commission on a form provided for said permit together with a nonrefundable fee.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 1019.2.  LICENSE FEE.
   Every owner, lessee or operator of a circus shall pay a license fee for each and every day any exhibition or performance is given therein.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 1019.3.  ISSUANCE OF LICENSE.
   The Tax Collector shall not issue a license under the provisions of Section 1019.2 unless the owner, lessee or operator of said circus shall obtain a permit to conduct the same from the Entertainment Commission and present to the Tax Collector such permit duly certified by the Entertainment Commission.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 1019.4.  LICENSE FEE, EXCEPTION.
   Where the circus is given in or about the Municipal Auditorium located at the Civic Center, and said auditorium is rented or leased at the regular rates usually charged therefor, the sum of $50 each day shall be charged for the license, with no additional license fee for any side show.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 1019.5.  EXEMPTIONS.
   No additional license shall be required of such owner, lessee or operator of a circus for any team, wagon, truck, automobile, freight or passenger car or equipment that is a part of such circus and in actual use.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
[RODEOS; BALL/RING THROWING GAMES]
SEC. 1020.  RODEO EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS.
   (a)   It shall be unlawful for any owner, lessee or operator of a rodeo exhibition or show to conduct the same without first having obtained a permit therefor from the Entertainment Commission. Each permit shall be effective only for those days indicated on the permit.
   (b)   Applications for rodeo permits shall be filed with the Entertainment Commission on a form provided for said permit together with a nonrefundable fee.
   (c)   Every owner, lessee or operator of a rodeo exhibition or show shall pay a license fee for the first day and an additional fee for each subsequent day any rodeo exhibition or performance is given. The Tax Collector shall not issue a license under the provisions of this Section unless the owner, lessee or operator of said rodeo exhibition or show shall obtain a permit to conduct the same from the Entertainment Commission and present such permit duly.
   (d)   A qualified, licensed veterinarian who is an expert in the care of horses, bovines, sheep, and other large animals, and approved by the Commission on Animal Control and Welfare, shall be on-site at all times during a rodeo exhibition or show to examine the animals' condition and to ensure that the animals are humanely treated during the event at the permit holder's expense. The veterinarian may have any animal examined at any time without notice. Any animal which suffers from a fatal injury as determined by the veterinarian shall be immediately euthanized. The Chief of Police or the Chief's designee may suspend the use of any animal after receiving a complaint from the veterinarian regarding the condition or treatment of any animal. A statement of findings must be provided from the veterinarian and approved by the Chief of Police or the Chief's designee prior to the animal returning to service. All costs associated with medical tests, evaluations and treatments are the responsibility of the permit holder.
   (e)   All animals are to be used in humane rodeo events only. Events such as greased pig contests, or which utilize cattle prods, unfleeced flank straps for cattle or flank straps without sheepskin lining for horses are prohibited. The Rules of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association shall apply to all rodeo events.
   (f)   Notification shall be provided to the Commission on Animal Control and Welfare and the Department of Animal Care and Control by the permit applicant when any rodeo permit application is filed with the Entertainment Commission, and when any permit is approved by the Entertainment Commission.
   (g)   Any person who violates any provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty a misdemeanor and upon conviction such person shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 37-00, File No. 991878, App. 3/10/2000; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 1021.  BALL OR RING THROWING GAMES.
   (a)   It shall be unlawful for a keeper of a ball or ring throwing game to operate said ball or ring throwing game without first having obtained a permit therefor from the Entertainment Commission.
   (b)   Applications for ball or ring throwing permits shall be filed with the Entertainment Commission on a form provided for said permit together with a nonrefundable fee.
   (c)   Every keeper of a ball or ring throwing game shall pay an annual license fee to the Tax Collector on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 238-11, File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012)
[DANCES; DANCE HALLS; MASKED BALLS]
SEC. 1022.  DEFINITIONS.
   Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the following terms, as used in this Chapter, shall mean or include:
   (a)   "Dance." Any gathering of persons in or upon any premises, other than a private home or residence or a class in which instruction in dancing is given for hire, where dancing is participated in. Dances, as defined herein, shall be classified in types as follows: "General" shall include any dance to which persons 18 years of age or older are admitted. "Special" shall include any dance to which no persons 15 years of age or younger or 21 years of age or older are admitted as participants.
   (b)   "Dance Hall." Any building or place in which a dance is held.
   (c)   "Person." Includes any person, co-partnership, firm, corporation, association, club, or any legal entity.
   (d)   "Security Plan." A plan that (i) provides at least 1 security guard for 100 persons in attendance at the dance, (ii) secures a 50 foot perimeter in all directions around the location of the dance hall to prevent injury to persons and/or damage to property, and (iii) provides for the orderly disbursement of persons and traffic from the dance hall. The Entertainment Commission, in consultation with the San Francisco Police Department, shall develop rules and regulations implementing this section.
(Added by Ord. 139-67, App. 6/5/67; amended by Ord. 262-04, File No. 041148, App. 11/4/2004)
SEC. 1023.  PERMIT REQUIRED.
   (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to own, conduct, operate, or maintain, or to cause or to permit to be conducted, operated, or maintained any dance hall, or
   (b)   to conduct, promote, or sponsor or to cause or to permit to be conducted, promoted, or sponsored any dance within the City and County of San Francisco without first having obtained a dance permit from the Entertainment Commission.
   (c)   Any place or premises where a dance is to be held must conform to all existing health, safety, and fire ordinances of the City and County of San Francisco. Proof of such shall be provided by permit applicant at the time of application for a dance permit.
   (d)   Any place or premises where a dance is to be held must have a Security Plan, except dances of a bona fide social character, to which admission is limited strictly on invitation of the person acting as host, and for which no fee, either by way of admission or in any other manner, is charged. Proof of such plan shall be provided by permit applicant at the time of application for a dance permit.
   (e)   It shall be the responsibility of any owner or manager of any building or place that rents such a facility for use by others to inform any person planning to use the facility for a dance of the requirement to obtain a dance permit pursuant to this section.
   (f)   This permit requirement does not apply if the location at which the dance is being held has a place of entertainment permit, the permit is valid, and the place of entertainment provides free drinking water as required by Section 1070.27.
(Amended by Ord. 139-67, App. 6/5/67; Ord. 200-01, File No. 010845, App. 9/28/2001; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 262-04, File No. 041148, App. 11/4/2004)
SEC. 1024.  APPLICATION FOR PERMIT.
   Applications for said permit shall be made in writing to the Entertainment Commission and shall be made in such form and shall contain such information as the Entertainment Commission shall require. Every applicant for a permit may be required to furnish such evidence of criminal history and permit history as the Entertainment Commission shall require. In granting or denying a permit, the Entertainment Commission shall give particular consideration to the peace, order, and moral welfare of the public; provided, however, that only one type of dance, as enumerated in Section 1022(a) of this Chapter, shall be permitted in any dance hall on the same day, up to and including 2:00 a.m. of the following day. Upon application for a dance hall permit the Entertainment Commission shall set a time, date, and place for a public hearing thereon and shall cause a notice thereof to be conspicuously posted upon the premises concerned not less than 10 days before the date set for public hearing. The notice shall set forth the name of the applicant, the purpose for which the application is made, and the time, date, and place of the public hearing on the application.
   The Entertainment Commission may consider, but is not limited to the following factors in the issuing or granting of a permit:
   (1)   The criminal history and permit history of the applicant;
   (2)   Suitability of the premises in relation to the surrounding neighborhood;
   (3)   Number of permits in the immediate vicinity;
   (4)   Physical suitability of the premises with reference to floor space and lighting;
   (5)   Proximity to bar facilities, if any;
   (6)   Type of dance to be conducted.
(Amended by Ord. 139-67, App. 6/5/67; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 217-02, File No. 021461, App. 11/1/2002)
SEC. 1024.1.  FILING FEE.
   Every person desiring a permit pursuant to Sections 1023 and 1024 of this Article shall file an application with the Entertainment Commission upon a form provided by the Entertainment Commission and shall pay a filing fee.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 1025.  LICENSE FEES.
   Every person granted a dance hall permit by the Entertainment Commission shall pay to the Tax Collector an annual license fee on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
   The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any dance hall used exclusively for any of the following dances:
   (a)   Dances of a bona fide social character, to which admission is limited strictly on invitation of the person acting as host, and for which no fee, either by way of admission or in any other manner, is charged.
   (b)   Dances given by any public agency or by any educational, recreational, or social agency, or by any bona fide fraternal, charitable, or religious or benevolent or any other nonprofit organization having a regular membership association primarily for mutual social, mental, political, and civic welfare, to which admission is limited to members and guests, and revenue accruing therefrom to be used exclusively for the benevolent purposes of said organization.
   (c)   Dances conducted by any dancing academy or dancing class in which instruction in dancing is given for hire.
(Amended by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 238-11, File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012)
SEC. 1026.  REGULATIONS.
   (a)   Hours. "Special" dances shall be conducted only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight; "General" dances shall be conducted only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. of the following day; provided, however, the Entertainment Commission may, in the Entertainment Commission's discretion allow, by order permitting the same, the conduct of "General" and "Special" dances at hours other than the hours stated in this subsection.
   (b)   Supervision. The Entertainment Commission may require that one or more private security officers or, with the permission of the Chief of Police, police officers, be employed by any person to whom a dance permit is granted, to supervise said dances.
   (c)   Minors Prohibited; Exceptions. No person under 18 years of age shall enter or be, or shall be permitted to enter or be, in any dance hall at any time a "General" dance is being conducted therein, unless such person is accompanied by parent, guardian, or other person having the care and custody thereof.
      No person 16 or 17 years of age shall enter or be, or shall be permitted to enter or be, in any dance hall after 12:00 midnight where a "Special" dance is conducted unless said person is accompanied by parent, guardian, or other person having the care and custody thereof; provided however, that the dance hours are permitted by the Entertainment Commission as enumerated in Subsection (a) of this Section.
      No person under 16 years of age shall enter or be, or be permitted to enter or be, in any dance hall wherein a "Special" dance is being held unless said person is accompanied by parent, guardian, or other person having the care and custody thereof; provided however, the Entertainment Commission may, in the Entertainment Commission's discretion allow, by order permitting the same, said persons to attend a dance conducted, promoted or sponsored by a public agency or by an educational, recreational or social organization or agency which is incorporated in the State of California and which is exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue laws of the United States as a bona fide fraternal, charitable, religious, benevolent or nonprofit organization having a regular membership associated primarily for mutual social, mental, political or civic welfare, and where admission to such dance is limited to members and guests and the revenue accruing from such dance is to be used exclusively for the benevolent purposes of said organization or agency.
   (d)   Adults Prohibited. No person 21 years of age or older shall attend or be permitted to attend a "Special" dance as a participant therein.
   (e)   Pass-Out Checks Prohibited; Exceptions. No person admitted to a dance shall be permitted to leave and thereafter reenter the dance premises during the course of said dance, and no pass-out checks shall be issued unless required by the physical arrangements of the premises.
   (f)   Free Drinking Water. If the location for which the dance hall permit is issued holds over 500 persons the permit holder shall provide free cool drinking water to patrons by means of an automatic drinking fountain or by providing without charge cups of water at all beverage service locations, or both.
(Amended by Ord. 260-81, App. 5/21/81; Ord. 176-00, File No. 000477, App. 7/28/2000; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 1027.  PENALTY.
   Any person who violates any of the provisions of Sections 1023 to and including 1026 of this Chapter shall be guilty of an infraction. Any person who violates Sections 1023 through 1026 more than once in a 12 month period shall be guilty of an infraction or a misdemeanor, at the discretion of the prosecutor. A violation which is an infraction is punishable by a fine of not more than $100. A violation which is a misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $1000 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.
   Additionally, any violation of the provisions of Sections 1023 to and including 1026 of this Chapter or Section 3305 of Article 33 by a permittee hereunder, or by a person in charge of the event, shall be deemed cause to revoke the dance permit, or to revoke or suspend a permit granted pursuant to Police Code Article 15.1 subject to a hearing by the Entertainment Commission.
(Amended Ord. 139-67, App. 6/5/67; Ord. 17-92, App. 1/21/92; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 262-04, File No. 041148, App. 11/4/2004)
SEC. 1029.  MASKED BALLS.
   (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to give, hold or conduct any exhibition or entertainment known as a bal masque or masked ball, or by any other name where the persons attending thereat appear in fancy dress, or represent any character or personage with masks or dominoes, whether or not an admission fee is charged, without first having obtained a permit therefor from the Entertainment Commission; provided, however, that no permit is hereby required for private theatricals or private dancing parties, given or conducted by any person in his own dwelling house, nor for theatrical performances.
   (b)   Applications for masked ball permits shall be filed with the Entertainment Commission on a form provided for said permit together with a nonrefundable fee. All such applications must contain the name or names of the person or persons, company, association or corporation which proposes to give such exhibition or entertainment, the place at which the same shall be held or given, and the date upon which the same is proposed to be held.
   (c)   Every person, firm or corporation giving, holding or conducting any masked ball, for which a permit is required by this section, shall pay a license fee for each such entertainment or exhibition. The Tax Collector shall issue the license provided for in this section only upon the filing in his office of a written permit therefor from the Entertainment Commission.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
[AMUSEMENT PARKS]
SEC. 1031.  AMUSEMENT PARK DEFINED.
   An amusement park, within the meaning of Sections 1031 to 1034, inclusive, of this Article, is hereby defined to be a place maintained and conducted for the purpose of amusing the public by operating and conducting therein and thereon "Merry-go-rounds," "Figure 8," "Coasters," "Old Mills," and other and similar forms of amusement and entertainment, and maintaining and conducting certain devices and contrivances which provide and afford games which are distinctly games of skill and of the general nature of the games of skill in vogue at the beaches and amusement parks throughout the country; and eating places and restaurants.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 1031.1.  PERMIT.
   It shall be unlawful to engage in the business of conducting an amusement park without first having obtained a permit therefor from the Entertainment Commission. Applications for amusement park permits shall be filed with the Entertainment Commission on a form provided for said permit together with a nonrefundable fee.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 1032.  LICENSE FEES FOR AMUSEMENT PARKS.
   Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of conducting an amusement park shall pay to the Tax Collector an annual license fee on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Amended by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; Ord. 238-11, File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012)
SEC. 1033.  LICENSE BY TAX COLLECTOR.
   The Tax Collector shall not issue a license for an amusement park unless the applicant shall present to him a permit for such park from the Entertainment Commission. The permit shall contain the name of the applicant, and the location of the amusement park.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)
SEC. 1034.  SECTIONS NOT APPLICABLE.
   The issuance of a permit and license under the provisions of Sections 1031 to 1034, inclusive, shall exempt the permit holder from permit and license requirements of Sections 1015, 1017, 1021, 1039, 1039.2, 1045, and 1045.2 of this Article, in so far as they apply to amusement parks, as herein defined, or the games or devices therein operated and conducted, but shall not exempt the permittee or licensee from any other provisions of this Article of the San Francisco Municipal Code or any ordinances of the City and County of San Francisco requiring a permit or license or otherwise regulating the use or maintenance of such amusement parks or the games and devices therein operated and conducted.
(Amended by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
[MECHANICAL AMUSEMENT DEVICES; ARCADES]
SEC. 1036.  DEFINITIONS.
   As used in Sections 1036 through 1036.24, inclusive, the following words shall have the following respective meanings:
   "Ancillary Use" shall mean the operation of 1 to 10 mechanical amusement devices on premises wherein another business operates.
   "Arcade" shall mean any premises where 11 or more mechanical amusement devices are operated.
   "Bar" shall mean a retail use which provides on-site alcoholic beverage sales for drinking on the premises where no person under 21 years of age is admitted and which has a California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control license type 42, 48, or 61.
   "City" shall mean the City and County of San Francisco.
   "Director" shall mean the Executive Director of the Entertainment Commission or individual(s) designated by the Director to act on his or her behalf.
   "Mechanical amusement device" shall mean any machine or device, with or without a video screen or display, which, upon the insertion of a coin, slug, token, or printed currency in any slot or receptacle attached to said machine or connected therewith, or via any other means of payment, operates or which may be operated for use as a game, contest or amusement or which may be used for any such game, contest or amusement and which does not contain a pay-off device for the return of slugs, money, coins, checks, tokens or merchandise. A mechanical amusement device shall not include any game or device that is unlawful under the Municipal Code or under Chapter 10 of Title 9 of the California Penal Code.
   "Owner or operator of a mechanical amusement device" shall mean:
   (a)   Any owner of such mechanical amusement device who operates or permits the same to be played or operated in his place of business or in any commercial place under his control or who installs or maintains the same in any commercial place where the same can be played or operated by persons in or about said place;
   (b)   The persons in whose place of business any such mechanical amusement device is placed for the use, amusement, patronage or recreation of the public or of persons in or about said place.
   "Permittee." The Person to whom a permit has been issued under Sections 1036 through 1036.24, inclusive.
   "Person" shall mean any individual, corporation, association, syndicate, joint stock company, partnership, club, society, or any other entity.
   "Public retail floor space" shall mean that portion of the premises to which the public is allowed access.
   "Street" shall mean any street, alley, way, boulevard, or road, either public or private, that is used or to be used for ingress or egress.
(Amended by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.1.  REQUIREMENTS FOR MACHINES.
   (a)   Every mechanical amusement device shall have a seal or tag permanently attached thereto showing the name, address and telephone number of the owner of the mechanical amusement device, and, in addition thereto, if wired for electricity, the voltage and current necessary for the proper operation of said mechanical amusement device.
   (b)   Where it is necessary to install electric wiring to said mechanical amusement device location, said wiring shall be installed by a registered electrical contractor in accordance with the provisions of the San Francisco Electrical Code.
(Amended by Ord. 123-86, App. 4/11/86; Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.2.  PERMIT REQUIREMENTS AND EXCEPTIONS.
   (a)   Nothing in Sections 1036 to 1036.24, inclusive, shall be construed to authorize or permit either the use or operation of any gambling device whatsoever, including games of chance prohibited under Article 3, or of any mechanism that has been judicially determined to be a gambling device in any way contrary to law, or to authorize or permit any other conduct otherwise unlawful. Nothing in this Section 1036.2 shall preclude an award of a free game or games upon a mechanical amusement device.
   (b)   Permit Required.
      (1)   It shall be unlawful for any person to install, operate or maintain to be operated in the City:
         (A)   an Arcade without first having obtained a permit in writing to do so from the Entertainment Commission ("Arcade Permit"); or
         (B)   two to ten mechanical amusement devices as an Ancillary Use in a Bar without first having obtained a permit in writing to do so from the Director or his or her designee ("Ancillary Bar Use Permit").
         Accordingly, an Ancillary Use consisting of either one mechanical amusement device in a Bar or up to ten mechanical amusement devices operated on a premises that is not a Bar does not require a permit.
      (2)   It shall be unlawful tor any person to install, operate or maintain to be operated an Arcade or Ancillary Use for which a permit has been granted (A) after the permit has been revoked or is otherwise invalid or (B) for any period of time during which the permit has been suspended.
      (3)   Any premises where a mechanical amusement device permit is sought must conform to all City ordinances, including but not limited to health, safety, zoning, fire and building ordinances.
   (c)   The provisions of Sections 1036 to 1036.24, inclusive, shall not be construed to apply to mechanical amusement devices installed, operated or maintained in private residences or businesses intended for free use solely by the residents or employees at those locations.
   (d)   The provisions of Sections 1036 to 1036.24, inclusive, shall not apply to (1) any machine or mechanical amusement device which, in return for the coin deposited in said mechanical amusement device, will deliver the equivalent value of said coin in merchandise; provided, that no prize, reward, bonus or other thing of value is delivered with said merchandise, or (2) coin-operated billiard, pool or combination tables, which are subject to the licensing provisions of this Code in accordance with Sections 1037 to 1037.3, inclusive, and Sections 510 and 510.1.
   (e)   The provisions of Sections 1036 to 1036.24, inclusive, shall not apply to the Recreation and Park Commission, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine whether and under what conditions mechanical amusement devices may be placed on property under its jurisdiction.
(Amended by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.3.  APPLICATION FOR PERMIT.
   Application for a mechanical amusement device permit required under Subsection (b) of Section 1036.2 shall be made to the Entertainment Commission in the case of an Arcade Permit, or to the Director in the case of an Ancillary Bar Use Permit, on forms provided by the Entertainment Commission, shall be signed by the applicant and be accompanied by payment of the filing fee set forth in Section 2.26, except that the Ancillary Bar Use Permit shall not be subject to the filing fee. The application shall contain the following information in addition to whatever additional information is deemed necessary by the Director or the Entertainment Commission:
   (a)   Name of the applicant.
   (b)   The name and address of any person, other than the applicant, who holds any right, title or interest in or to each mechanical amusement device for which a permit is sought, and in those instances where such person is other than an individual, there shall be filed with the Entertainment Commission and kept available for public inspection, a statement showing, in the case of a partnership, the names and addresses of the partners; in the case of a corporation, the names and addresses of the majority stockholder(s) and directors and in the case of a business trust, the names of the trustor, trustee, and beneficiary or beneficiaries.
   (c)   Where said mechanical amusement device is to be placed, maintained to be operated or operated; and, if said mechanical amusement device or devices are to be placed, maintained to be operated or operated in connection with any other business or calling, the character of said business or calling.
   (d)   The maximum number of mechanical amusement devices to be placed, maintained to be operated or operated at the location for which the permit is requested.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.4.  NOTICE OF HEARING – ARCADE PERMIT.
   (a)   When an application is filed for an Arcade Permit or for an increase in the number of mechanical amusement devices authorized under an existing Arcade Permit pursuant to Section 1036.3, the Director shall fix a time and place for a public hearing thereon and the Entertainment Commission shall hold the hearing and determine whether to grant or deny the permit within 45 City business days of the date that the applicant has submitted a complete application under Section 1036.3, except that this 45-day period shall be extended for such period or periods of time that apply under the following circumstances:
      (1)   If the Entertainment Commission finds that an extension of time is necessary to obtain additional information for its review of the application under the standards set forth in Section 1036.5, the time period shall be extended for an additional amount of time as the Commission determines appropriate, up to 15 additional days.
      (2)   Upon the applicant's request, the Entertainment Commission shall continue the hearing for an additional period of time to allow the applicant an opportunity to comply with the requirements of Sections 1036 through 1036.24.
      (3)   If the applicant fails to post or maintain notice of the hearing as required by Subsection (b) of this Section 1036.4, the Director shall have the hearing before the Entertainment Commission continued for such period or periods of time that the Director determines necessary for the applicant to comply with the posting requirement, in which case the time period is extended for that additional period or periods of time.
      (4)   If the Director finds that the Entertainment Commission is unable to meet during the 45-day time period or any permitted time extension due to emergency circumstances, the time period shall be extended until the Commission is able to meet; the Commission shall consider the matter at the first meeting that it conducts following such circumstances.
   (b)   Not less than 10 days before the date of such hearing, the applicant shall cause to be posted a notice of such hearing in a conspicuous place on the property in which or on which the mechanical amusement devices are to be operated. Such notice shall set forth the type of mechanical amusement devices and the maximum number thereof which the applicant intends to operate. The applicant shall maintain said notice as posted until after the date of the hearing.
   (c)   If the Commission does not grant or deny the Arcade Permit within the time required by Subsection (a) of this Section 1036.4, including any extensions of time provided for in Subsections (a)(1)-(4), the permit sought by the applicant shall be deemed granted, conditioned on the requirements that the Permittee obtain all required permits from other City departments within nine months in accordance with Subsection (g) of Section 1036.5 and comply with all the requirements of Sections 1036 through 1036.24.
   (d)   The provisions of this Section 1036.4 shall not apply to an application for an Ancillary Bar Use Permit. Such permit applications shall be reviewed and decided by the Director without a formal hearing, provided that if the Director, Entertainment Commission and/or Police Department has received more than one complaint in the last twelve months regarding the permit applicant and/or the subject premises, the Director shall have the discretion to submit such application for an Ancillary Bar Use Permit to the Entertainment Commission for its determination whether to grant or deny the permit under the provisions of Section 1036.5.
(Amended by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.5.  DETERMINATION OF APPLICATION FOR A MECHANICAL AMUSEMENT DEVICE PERMIT.
   (a)   Upon receipt of an application for a mechanical amusement device permit, the Director shall promptly transmit a copy of the application, including notice of the hearing date in the case of an Arcade Permit application, to the Chief of Police or the Chief's designee, the Director of the Planning Department or the Director's designee, and, for those applications for permits to maintain for operation mechanical amusement devices which are wired for electricity, the Director of the Department of Building Inspection or the Director's designee.
   (b)   If the permit applicant has not obtained all permits required for the operation of the mechanical amusement device(s) from other City departments by the date of the hearing on the application for an Arcade Permit or by the date of the Director's decision for an Ancillary Bar Use Permit, the Entertainment Commission, or the Director as applicable, may grant a conditional permit pending the issuance of the other required City permits; provided, however, the Commission, or the Director as applicable, shall take this action only if sufficient information has been provided to allow for adequate evaluation of the application and if grounds for denial, as set forth in Subsection (c), are not present. No Person may operate an Arcade or Ancillary Use for which a permit has been conditionally granted unless and until the Person has obtained all permits and authorizations required from other City departments.
   (c)   The Entertainment Commission in the case of an Arcade Permit, or the Director in the case of an Ancillary Bar Use Permit, shall grant or conditionally grant the permit unless a finding is made that:
      (1)   The premises or the proposed operation of the Arcade or Ancillary Use does not comply with the health, zoning, fire and safety requirements of the laws of the State of California or City ordinances applicable to the Business;
      (2)   The building, structure, equipment or location of the proposed Arcade or Ancillary Use cannot adequately accommodate the type and volume of pedestrian traffic anticipated;
      (3)   The premises or the proposed operation of the Arcade or Ancillary Use would substantially interfere with the public health, safety and welfare or the peaceful enjoyment of neighboring property;
      (4)   If there is an unresolved citation applicable to the premises that has been issued by a City department, the permit shall not be granted without documented authorization from the department that issued the citation; or
      (5)   There has been a previous denial of a permit application or previous suspension or revocation of a mechanical amusement device permit for the same permit applicant within the last 12 months, or the specific circumstances surrounding a previous denial, suspension or revocation from more than one year ago warrant denial.
      In the case of the Entertainment Commission's denial of an Arcade Permit, the Commission shall state in writing, or on the record at the hearing, the reason(s) for the denial. In the case of the Director's denial of an Ancillary Bar Use Permit, the Director shall state in writing the reason(s) for the denial. A permit applicant whose application has been denied may renew the application subject to the limitations set forth in Section 31 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
   (d)   If the Chief of Police or the Chief's designee, or the Director of the Department of Building Inspection or the Director's designee, objects in writing, or in the case of an Arcade Permit, at the Commission hearing, to the granting of the permit on the basis that one or more of the findings stated in Subsections (c)(1)-(5) above apply, the Commission, or the Director as applicable, may not issue the permit without specifically addressing the objection in writing or, in the case of an Arcade Permit, on the record at a Commission meeting, and explaining specifically why the objection does not warrant the finding.
   (e)   The Director shall forward to the Director of the Department of Building Inspection written notice of the conditional granting or denial of said permit if said mechanical amusement device is wired for electricity. The Department of Building Inspection shall promptly respond to requests from permit applicants for inspection of mechanical amusement devices wired for electricity.
   (f)   When the Entertainment Commission in the case of an Arcade Permit, or the Director in the case of an Ancillary Bar Use Permit, grants or conditionally grants a mechanical amusement device permit, the Commission or the Director as applicable may impose additional reasonable time, place and manner conditions on the permit. In considering whether to impose said conditions, the circumstances surrounding any previous denial of a permit application or previous suspension or revocation of a permit for the same permit applicant or Permittee shall be considered.
   (g)   If an applicant has been conditionally granted a permit but has not obtained all of the permits required from other City departments within nine months from the date that the Entertainment Commission in the case of an Arcade Permit, or the Director in the case of an Ancillary Bar Use Permit, conditionally granted the permit, the conditionally granted permit shall expire by operation of law and be void. If, during the nine-month period, the Director of the Department of Building Inspection objects to the application for a mechanical amusement device permit on the grounds that the permit does not comply with the San Francisco Building Code or Electrical Code , the applicant shall have the opportunity of correcting such conditions as have been disapproved and if such conditions have been corrected to the satisfaction of the Director of the Department of Building Inspection, the permit may be issued.
   (h)   Appeals.
      (1)   Arcade Permits. The Commission's granting, denial, suspension or revocation of an Arcade Permit, including a conditionally granted permit or an amendment to a permit, or the Commission's revocation of an Ancillary Bar Use Permit, may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within ten days of the decision of the Entertainment Commission, as provided in Section 8 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
      (2)   Ancillary Bar Use Permit. The Director's granting, denial or suspension of an Ancillary Bar Use Permit, including a conditionally granted permit or an amendment to a permit, may be appealed to the Entertainment Commission by filing a written request for review within five City business days of the Director's decision. The Entertainment Commission shall hear and decide the appeal as expeditiously as possible, but in no event later than 21 days after the date that the appeal is filed. The Entertainment Commission may reverse the Director's decision only upon a finding that there was either error or abuse of discretion on the part of the Director. The Entertainment Commission's decision on the appeal may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within ten days of the decision of the Commission, as provided in Section 8 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
      (3)   Exhaustion Not Required. Permittee or permit applicant may seek immediate judicial review of the actions described in Subsections (h)(1) and (h)(2) of this Section pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1085 or Section 1094.8, as  these provisions may be amended, including any successor provisions, or any other procedure provided by law. The Permittee or permit applicant may, but is not required to, exhaust his or her administrative remedies before the Entertainment Commission or before the Board of Appeals.
(Amended by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.6.  GAMBLING DEVICES PROHIBITED.
   No permit shall be issued to any applicant relating to any mechanical amusement device that is designed or adapted to allow the insertion of additional coins, slugs or tokens in order to change the odds, grant bonuses, or otherwise affect the method of play or the outcome of the game or constitute, result in or enable illegal gambling. The Chief of Police or his or her designee may impound any mechanical amusement device being used in violation of this Section 1036.6; and, if any court of competent jurisdiction shall determine that said mechanical amusement device, or the use or operation thereof violates or has violated any of said laws, ordinances, rules or regulations, said mechanical amusement device shall be forfeited to the City.
(Amended as Sec. 1036.8 by Ord. 125-85, App. 3/14/85; redesignated and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.6 added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; deleted by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.7.  PERMIT FORWARDED TO TAX COLLECTOR, LICENSE FEES.
   When any permit is issued under the provisions of Sections 1036 through 1036.24, inclusive, the Entertainment Commission shall cause such permit to be forwarded to the office of the Tax Collector for delivery to the Permittee upon the payment of the license fees.
(Added as Sec. 1036.9 by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; redesignated and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.7 added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; deleted by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.8.  LICENSE FEES.
   Every holder of a mechanical amusement device permit shall pay the Tax Collector for each Arcade or Ancillary Use that the permit authorizes, an annual license fee, on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Added as Sec. 1036.10 by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 238-11 , File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012; redesignated and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.8 amended by Ord. 125-85, App. 3/14/85; redesignated as Sec. 1036.6 and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.9.  CONTENTS OF LICENSES.
   The Tax Collector shall issue a license for such Arcade or Ancillary Use for which the fee was paid, showing thereon the:
   (a)   Name of the Permittee;
   (b)   Address at which the mechanical amusement device(s) is or are to be operated or maintained to be operated;
   (c)   The maximum number of such mechanical amusement devices; and
   (d)   The number of the permit and the expiration date of the license.
(Added as Sec. 1036.12 by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; redesignated and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.9 added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; redesignated as Sec. 1036.7 and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.10.  POSTING LICENSE IN PREMISES.
   The license shall be permanently and conspicuously posted at the location of the machines in the premises wherein said mechanical amusement devices are to be operated or maintained to be operated, and shall not be removed from said location during the period for which said license was issued.
(Added as Sec. 1036.13 by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; redesignated by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.10 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; redesignated as Sec. 1036.8 and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.11.  REMOVAL OR TRANSFER OF LICENSE TO OTHER PREMISES PROHIBITED.
   Nothing in Sections 1036 to 1036.24, inclusive, shall permit the removing or transferring of the license to any other premises other than those for which the license was originally issued.
(Amended as Sec. 1036.14 by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; redesignated and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.11 added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; deleted by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.12.  NO PRORATING OR REFUNDING OF LICENSE FEE.
   License fees paid under the provisions of Sections 1036.8 shall not be prorated or refunded.
(Added as Sec. 1036.15 by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; redesignated and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.12 added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; redesignated as Sec. 1036.9 and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.13.  LICENSE FEE PAID BY OWNER OR OPERATOR.
   When any one of the persons mentioned in subdivisions (a) and (b) under the definition of the term "Owner and Operator of a Mechanical Amusement Device" in Section 1036 obtains a permit and pays a license fee for the maintenance or operation of said mechanical amusement device, the said permit and license fee shall cover each of the persons mentioned in said subdivisions (a) and (b).
(Added as Sec. 1036.16 by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; redesignated and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.13 added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; redesignated as Sec. 1036.10 by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.14.  RENEWAL OF LICENSE.
   Licenses for mechanical amusement devices shall be renewed as set forth in Sections 2.8 and 2.10 of this Code.
(Amended as Sec. 1036.17 by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; redesignated by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.14 amended by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; redesignated as Sec. 1036.11 and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.15.  PROCEDURE WHERE NO CURRENT PERMIT OR LICENSE.
   (a)   If any Arcade or Ancillary Use requiring a permit is installed, operated or maintained to be operated without a current and valid permit, the Director may impose administrative penalties and seek civil penalties against the owner or operator of the mechanical amusement device(s) in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 1060.25.
   (b)   The Entertainment Commission in the case of an Arcade Permit, or the Director in the case of an Ancillary Bar Use Permit, may suspend or revoke any permit issued under Section 1036.5 if the Permittee has an expired license and/or has failed to pay the annual license fee to the Tax Collector required under Section 1036.8.
   (c)   The remedies specified in this Section 1036.15 shall not preclude any other remedies available under state or local law.
(Amended as Sec. 1036.18 by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; redesignated and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.15 added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; redesignated as Sec. 1036.12 and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.16.  SUSPENSION, REVOCATION OR REINSTATEMENT OF A PERMIT, PROCEDURE FOR.
   (a)   Mechanical amusement device permits may be suspended by the Director and the Entertainment Commission or revoked by the Entertainment Commission in accordance with the standards and procedures set forth in Sections 1060.20 through 1060.20.4, inclusive.
   (b)   The Entertainment Commission shall cause to be forwarded to the Tax Collector, and, if said mechanical amusement device is wired for electricity, to the Director of the Department of Building Inspection, written notice of any revocation, suspension or reinstatement of any permit herein provided for.
(Amended as Sec. 1036.19 by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; redesignated and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.16 added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; redesignated as Sec. 1036.13 and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.17.  RULES AND REGULATIONS.
   The Entertainment Commission, after public hearing thereon, may adopt, promulgate and enforce such rules and regulations regarding mechanical amusement devices as will enable the Police Department, Entertainment Commission and the Department of Building Inspection to enforce and carry out the meaning and intent of Sections 1036 to 1036.24, inclusive.
(Amended as Sec. 1036.20 by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; redesignated and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.17 amended by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; redesignated as Sec. 1036.14 by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.18.  ASCERTAINMENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH ALL LAWS, ETC. – INSPECTION THEREFOR.
   It shall be the duty of the Entertainment Commission to ascertain that all laws of the State of California, the provisions of Sections 1036 to 1036.24, inclusive, all City ordinances, and the rules and regulations of any departments thereof, pertaining to mechanical amusement devices are strictly complied with. For that purpose, the owner or operator of an Arcade or Ancillary Use shall provide representatives of the Entertainment Commission and the Police Department, and, if said mechanical amusement device is wired for electricity, the representatives of the Department of Building Inspection, access to inspect any mechanical amusement device during any time mutually agreed upon by the City and the owner or operator or, if such time cannot be agreed upon, during any hours that the business open to the public.
(Amended as Sec. 1036.21 by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; redesignated and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.18 amended by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; redesignated as Sec. 1036.15 and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.19.  WHEN DEEMED A PUBLIC NUISANCE – PROCEDURE THEREON.
   Any mechanical amusement device operated or maintained to be operated in violation of any law of the State of California or of Sections 1036 to 1036.24, inclusive, or any City ordinances or the rules and regulations of any state or municipal departments thereof shall be deemed to be a public nuisance, and any such mechanical amusement device so operated or maintained to be operated may be impounded by the Chief of Police or his or her designee; and, if any court of competent jurisdiction shall determine that said mechanical amusement device, or the use or operation thereof, violates or has violated any of said laws, ordinances, rules or regulations, said mechanical amusement device shall be forfeited to the City.
(Amended as Sec. 1036.22 by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; redesignated and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.19 amended by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; redesignated as Sec. 1036.16 and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.20.  PENALTIES.
   Violations of Sections 1036 through 1036.24, inclusive, shall be subject to the provisions for criminal, administrative, civil penalties set forth in Section 1060.25, in addition to the permit suspension and revocation provisions set forth in Section 1036.16. Any person who violates any of the provisions of Sections 1036 to 1036.24, inclusive, more than once or who violates Section 1036.6, may be precluded from procuring any further permits for a mechanical amusement device.
(Amended as Sec. 1036.24 by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; redesignated and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.20 amended by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; redesignated as Sec. 1036.17 and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.21.  PERMIT AND LICENSE REQUIRED NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF CODE.
   The issuance of a permit or license under the provisions of Sections 1036 to 1036.24, inclusive, shall not exempt the permittee or licensee from any other provisions of the Municipal Code or any City ordinance or ordinances requiring a permit or license.
(Amended as Sec. 1036.25 by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; redesignated and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.21 amended by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; redesignated as Sec. 1036.18 and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
SEC. 1036.22.  SAVING CLAUSE – NONWAIVER OF DEBTS DUE AND UNPAID.
   If any section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of Sections 1036 to 1036.24, inclusive, is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of Sections 1036 to 1036.24, inclusive. The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it would have enacted Sections 1036 to 1036.24, inclusive, and each and every section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, and word not declared invalid or unconstitutional without regard to whether any other portion of said sections would be subsequently declared invalid or unconstitutional.
   The enactment of Sections 1036 to 1036.24, inclusive, shall not in any manner be construed as a waiver of any license or permit fees or any other fees or money due and unpaid under the provisions of any section of the Municipal Code or any City ordinance.
(Amended as Sec. 1036.28 by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; redesignated and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)
(Former Sec. 1036.22 amended by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; redesignated as Sec. 1036.19 and amended by Ord. 195-14 , File No. 140776, App. 9/19/2014, Eff. 10/19/2014)