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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 2:
DISORDERLY CONDUCT
 
Ball Playing on Public Street Prohibited.
Aggressive Solicitation Ban/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Diversion Program.
Loitering Outside Nightclubs Prohibited.
Aggressive Pursuit Prohibited.
Findings.
Definitions.
Loitering Prohibited.
Use of Toilet by More Than One Person Prohibited.
Warning Required Prior to Enforcement.
Penalties.
Severability.
Bribery of Police Officers Prohibited.
Defacement, Etc., of Property in Civic Center Prohibited.
Penalty.
Intoxicating Liquors Prohibited Upon Premises of San Francisco General Hospital.
Penalty.
Flags, Bunting, Etc., Injury to, Prohibited.
Definition of Stadium.
Excluding Intoxicated or Disorderly Patrons.
Urination and Defecation.
Prohibiting Public Nudity.
Crowds to Disperse on Order of Police Officer.
Promotion of Civil Sidewalks.
Promotion of Safe and Open Sidewalks.
Visiting House of Ill Fame for Unlawful Purpose Prohibited.
Knowingly Becoming Inmate of or Contributing to Support of House of Ill Fame Prohibited.
Soliciting Prostitution Prohibited.
Penalty.
Use of Buildings for Prostitution Prohibited.
Unlawful to Offer or Agree to Commit Prostitution, Etc.
Persons Convicted of Certain Crimes Required to Register in the Office of The Chief of Police.
Driving any Motor Vehicle by Persons Convicted of Certain Crimes Prohibited Without First Registering Such Vehicle in the Office of Chief of Police.
Chief of Police to Photograph and Fingerprint Registrant.
Registration Required Within Forty-Eight Hours.
Notice of Change of Residence Required Within Twenty-Four Hours.
False Statements Prohibited.
Penalty for Refusal or Neglect to Comply.
Conviction Defined.
A Conviction Set Aside Not Deemed a Conviction.
Penalty.
State Laws.
Registration Files Confidential.
Exemption.
Notice to Potential Victims of Stalker.
 
SEC. 110.  BALL PLAYING ON PUBLIC STREET PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to play at or participate in any game of ball on any public street or highway.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 115. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 120. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Proposition M, 11/4/2003)
SEC. 120-1. 
(Added by Proposition J, 11/3/92; repealed by Proposition M, 11/4/2003)
SEC. 120-2.  AGGRESSIVE SOLICITATION BAN/ SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH DIVERSION PROGRAM.
   (a)   Findings. The people of San Francisco find that the problems of aggressive and improper solicitation are among the most difficult and vexing faced by the City and that prior approaches mostly have failed.
      The people of San Francisco find that aggressive solicitation for money in public and private places threatens residents' and visitors' safety, privacy and quality of life. San Franciscans seek policies that preserve citizens' right to enjoy public spaces free from fear and harassment while protecting the free speech rights of individuals and groups, permitting appropriate and safe commercial activities of street artisans, performers and merchants and providing for the basic needs of indigent and vulnerable populations. Where appropriate, San Franciscans also seek to establish policies and programs that limit the ability of indigent and homeless substance abusers to use cash contributions for the purchase of alcohol and illegal drugs.
      The people of San Francisco find that the City's existing laws regulating panhandling and solicitation are outdated and unenforceable as a result of numerous court decisions and criminalize violators instead of diverting them to screening and assessment for eligibility in drug and alcohol dependency and mental health treatment programs.
      The people of San Francisco find that people who aggressively or improperly solicit because of drug or alcohol dependency or mental illness should be diverted from the criminal court system to a program of screening, assessment and referral operated by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
   (b)   Goals. This section: (1) replaces prior bans on panhandling, restrictions on aggressive solicitation, and solicitation near automatic teller machines (ATMs) rendered unenforceable by court rulings with a new aggressive solicitation prohibition; (2) establishes new specific prohibitions on solicitation near ATM machines, near residential property, in parking lots, on median strips and near freeway offramps and on the Municipal Railway and the BART system; (3) establishes a requirement that, as appropriate, violators of this ordinance be diverted from the criminal justice system to a screening and assessment program to identify candidates for alcohol and drug dependency treatment and mental health services administered by the Department of Public Health in order to clear their citations.
   (c)   Definitions. For purposes of this section:
      1.   "Aggressive manner" shall mean:
         A.   Approaching or speaking to a person, or following a person before, during or after soliciting if that conduct is intended or is likely to cause a reasonable person to fear bodily harm to oneself or to another, or damage to or loss of property or otherwise be intimidated into giving money or other thing of value;
         B.   Continuing to solicit from a person after the person has given a negative response to such soliciting;
         C.   Intentionally touching or causing physical contact with another person without that person's consent in the course of soliciting;
         D.   Intentionally blocking or interfering with the safe or free passage of a pedestrian or vehicle by any means, including unreasonably causing a pedestrian or vehicle operator to take evasive action to avoid physical contact;
         E.   Using violent or threatening gestures toward a person solicited; or,
         F.   Following the person being solicited, with the intent of asking that person for money or other things of value.
      2.   "Soliciting" shall mean asking for money or objects of value, with the intention that the money or object be transferred at that time, and at that place. Soliciting shall include using the spoken, written, or printed word, bodily gestures, signs, or other means with the purpose of obtaining an immediate donation of money or other thing of value or soliciting the sale of goods or services.
      3.   "Public place" shall mean a place where a governmental entity has title, to which the public or a substantial group of persons has access, including but not limited to any street, highway, parking lot, plaza, transportation facility, school, place of amusement, park, or playground.
      4.   "Check cashing business" shall mean any person duly licensed by the Attorney General to engage in the business of cashing checks, drafts or money orders for consideration pursuant to Section 1789.31 of the California Civil Code.
      5.   "Automated teller machine" shall mean a device, linked to a financial institution's account records, which is able to carry out transactions, including, but not limited to: account transfers, deposits, cash withdrawals, balance inquiries, and mortgage and loan payments.
      6.   "Automated teller machine facility" shall mean the area comprised of one or more automatic teller machines, and any adjacent space that is made available to banking customers after regular banking hours.
   (d)   Prohibited acts.
      1.   No person shall solicit in an aggressive manner in any public place.
      2.   No person shall solicit within twenty feet of any entrance or exit of any check cashing business or within twenty feet of any automated teller machine without the consent of the owner of the property or another person legally in possession of such facilities. Provided, however, that when an automated teller machine is located within an automated teller machine facility, such distance shall be measured from the entrance or exit of the facility.
      3.   No person shall solicit an operator or other occupant of a motor vehicle while such vehicle is located on any street or highway on-ramp or off-ramp, for the purpose of performing or offering to perform a service in connection with such vehicle or otherwise soliciting donations or the sale of goods or services. Provided, however, that this paragraph shall not apply to services rendered in connection with emergency repairs requested by the operator or passenger of such vehicle.
      4.   No person shall solicit in any public transportation vehicle, or in any public or private parking lot or structure.
      5.   Before any law enforcement officer may cite or arrest a person under this ordinance, the officer must warn the person that his or her conduct is in violation of this ordinance and must give the person an opportunity to comply with the provisions of this ordinance.
   (e)   Penalties. Any person violating any provision of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor or an infraction. The complaint charging such violation shall specify whether the violation is a misdemeanor or infraction, which decision shall be that of the District Attorney. If charged as an infraction, upon conviction, the violator shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $50, or by attending a screening, assessment and diversion program designed and administered by the Department of Public Health and approved by the San Francisco Public Health Commission to identify candidates for drug and alcohol dependency counseling and treatment and mental health services. If charged as a misdemeanor, upon conviction, the violator shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 or more than $100, and/or by attending a screening, assessment and diversion program designed and administered by the Department of Public Health and approved by the San Francisco Public Health Commission to identify candidates for drug and alcohol dependency counseling and treatment and mental health services. Any person guilty of violating this ordinance three or more times in a twelve month period shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than $300 or more than $500, and/or referred to a screening, assessment and diversion program designed and administered by the Department of Public Health and approved by the San Francisco Public Health Commission to identify candidates for drug and alcohol dependency counseling and treatment and mental health services, and/or referred to a community service assignment, or imprisoned in the county jail for a period no longer than three months.
   (f)   Diversion Program. The Director of Public Health shall establish, administer and/or certify the assessment and screening programs set forth in subsection (e) of this section and shall establish guidelines for determining whether and under what circumstances violators may be eligible to participate in diversion programs. In addition, the Department of Public Health shall establish, administer and/or certify diversion programs appropriate for treatment of violators, and shall establish guidelines for determining whether the conditions of diversion have been satisfied. All rules and guidelines governing the diversion program shall be established by the Director of Public Health subject to the approval of the San Francisco Health Commission not later than six months after the Board of Supervisors has declared the results of the election at which this measure is passed. Individuals who are referred for treatment but fail to participate in such treatment shall be subject to the other penalties set forth in subsection (e) of this section.
   (g)   Effective Date. This law shall become effective six months after the Board of Supervisors has declared the results of the election at which this measure is passed.
   (h)   Severability. If any section, sentence, clause, or phrase of this law is held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, it shall in no way affect the validity of any remaining portions of this law.
(Added by Proposition M, 11/4/2003)
SEC. 121.  LOITERING OUTSIDE NIGHTCLUBS PROHIBITED.
   (a)   Findings. The Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco finds that persons who loiter outside a nightclub when an event is in progress imperil the public's safety and welfare. The areas outside nightclubs have become the site of robberies, assaults, and battery. In addition, the Board finds that persons attending nightclubs have become intimidated and fearful for their safety because of the presence of persons loitering outside the clubs. Prohibiting loitering outside nightclubs will assist police and club security staff in protecting club patrons and may decrease the incidence of crimes of violence directed at club patrons by providing law enforcement officers with an additional crime-fighting tool that does not infringe on any person's basic rights.
   (b)   Prohibition. In the City and County of San Francisco, it shall be unlawful for any person to loiter outside any nightclub between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. when the nightclub is open for business.
   (c)   Definitions.
      (1)   For the purpose of this ordinance, unless a person is engaged in an activity described in Subsection (d), a person loiters outside a nightclub when the person remains as a pedestrian for a period of over three (3) minutes within ten (10) feet from the entrance to the nightclub or within ten (10) feet from any point on any lines formed at the entrance to a nightclub.
      (2)   For the purposes of this ordinance, a nightclub is a Place of Entertainment as defined in Police Code Section 1060.
   (d)   Application. This ordinance is not intended to prohibit any person from engaging in any lawful activity that must be conducted within ten (10) feet from the entrance to a nightclub or ten (10) feet from any point at any lines formed at the entrance to a nightclub such as (1) waiting in line to enter a nightclub, (2) being present in a smoking area designated by the club outside the club for patrons, or (3) waiting for a bus at a bus stop or waiting in line to enter a theater or other business. Lawful activity does not include any activity that can be conducted more than ten (10) feet from the entrance to the nightclub or more than ten (10) feet from any point on any lines formed at the entrance to a nightclub.
   (e)   Warning. Before any law enforcement officer may cite or arrest a person under this ordinance, the law enforcement officer or personnel working for the nightclub must warn the person that his or her conduct is in violation of this ordinance and must give the person an opportunity to comply with the provisions of this ordinance.
   (f)   Penalties.
      (1)   First Conviction. Any person violating any provision of this Section shall be guilty of an infraction. Upon conviction, the violator shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 or more than $100, and/or community service, for each provision violated.
      (2)   Subsequent Convictions. In any accusatory pleading charging a violation of this Section, if the defendant has been previously convicted of a violation of this Section, each such previous violation and conviction shall be charged in the accusatory pleading. Any person violating any provision of this Section a second time within a thirty (30)-day period shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $300 or more than $500, and/or community service, for each provision violated, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period of not more than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Any person violating any provision of this Section a third time, and each subsequent time, within a thirty (30) day period shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $400 and not more than $500, and/or community service, for each provision violated, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period of not more than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
   (g)   Severability. If any subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this Section be for any reason declared unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity or the effectiveness of the remaining portions of this Section or any part thereof.
(Added by 86-09, File No. 080322, App. 5/20/2009)
(Former Sec. 121 added by Proposition J, 6/7/94; repealed by Proposition M, 11/4/2003)
SEC. 122.  AGGRESSIVE PURSUIT PROHIBITED.
   (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in aggressive pursuit of another.
   (b)   For purposes of this Section, "aggressive pursuit" shall mean the wilful, malicious or repeated following or harassment of another person, including, but not limited to, wilful or malicious communications by telephone, modem, facsimile or mail with the intent to cause annoyance, intimidation or fear on the part of the person being pursued.
   (c)   Any person violating this Section shall be guilty of aggressive pursuit, and upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $500, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a term not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
   (d)   Any person who shall violate Section 122 on a Municipal Transportation Agency transit platform or vehicle or within 25 feet of a bus zone shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, the penalty for which shall be imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment.
      For purposes of this Section, "a Municipal Transportation Agency transit platform" shall include, but not be limited to: an outdoor high-level boarding platform, a street-level boarding island, paid areas of any public transit station (including stations operated by the Bay Area Transit District), and MTA pole stops. "A Municipal Transportation Agency transit vehicle" shall include, but not be limited to: a street car, a cable car, a motor coach, a trolley coach, or other in-service public transit vehicle.
   (e)   In the event that the, Juvenile Court sustains a petition against a minor for conduct violating this Section (or the minor otherwise admits or submits to the petition), the Board of Supervisors urges the Court to favor community service and an in-home or other "non-custodial" placement in disposing of the case.
(Added by Ord. 90-94, App. 2/25/94; Ord. 227-10, File No. 100879, App. 8/17/2010)
SEC. 123.  RESERVED.
(Added by Ord. 90-94, App. 2/25/94; Renumbered by Ord. 227-10, File No. 100879, App. 8/17/2010)
SEC. 124.  FINDINGS.
   The People of the City and County of San Francisco find that persons who loiter or linger at or near automatic public toilets imperil the public's safety and welfare. Some of the automatic public toilets are being used as a place of narcotics sales and use, and for disposal of hypodermic needles. In addition, the People find that persons making legitimate use of automatic public toilets have become intimidated and fearful for their safety because of the presence of persons loitering in or near the toilets and leaving drug paraphernalia in and around the toilets, preventing persons with legitimate need for the toilets from using the toilets. Limiting the number of persons who may use an automatic public toilet at any one time and prohibiting loitering or lingering at or near such toilets may decrease the incidence of these crimes by providing law enforcement officers with an additional crime fighting tool that does not infringe on any person's basic rights.
   No state law addresses this type of behavior or protects the public from these problems.
(Added by Ord. 215, File No. 011410, App. 11/2/2001)
SEC. 124.1.  DEFINITIONS.
   (1)   For the purpose of this ordinance, a person loiters or lingers at or near an automatic public toilet when the person remains within 10 feet of such a toilet for a period of over two minutes without lawful business.
   (2)   For the purpose of this ordinance, an automatic public toilet is a single-user toilet located on a public sidewalk or other public property. Automatic public toilets include what are commonly referred to as Decaux toilets.
(Added by Ord. 215, File No. 011410, App. 11/2/2001)
SEC. 124.2.  LOITERING PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter or linger at or near any automatic public toilet in the City and County of San Francisco. This Section is not intended to prohibit any person from engaging in any lawful business that must be conducted within ten feet of an automatic public toilet, such as (1) using an automatic public toilet; (2) waiting in line to use an automatic public toilet; (3) accompanying or assisting another person who is using an automatic public toilet; or (4) activities such as waiting for a bus at a bus stop or waiting in line to enter a theater or other business where the bus stop or line is within 10 feet of an automatic public toilet. Lawful business does not include any activity that can be conducted more than 10 feet from a public toilet.
(Added by Ord. 215, File No. 011410, App. 11/2/2001)
SEC. 124.3.  USE OF TOILET BY MORE THAN ONE PERSON PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for more than one person over the age of thirteen (13) years old to enter or remain in an automatic public toilet at one time, unless the person using the automatic public toilet has a disability that causes the person to require assistance, in which case the person's assistants may enter and remain in an automatic public toilet with the disabled person. The Department of Public Works shall post signs on all automatic public toilets notifying users of the restrictions set forth in this Section.
(Added by Ord. 215, File No. 011410, App. 11/2/2001)
SEC. 124.4.  WARNING REQUIRED PRIOR TO ENFORCEMENT.
   Before any law enforcement officer may cite or arrest a person under Sections 124.2 of this ordinance, the officer must warn the person that his or her conduct is in violation of this ordinance and must give the person an opportunity to comply with the provisions of this ordinance.
(Added by Ord. 215, File No. 011410, App. 11/2/2001)
SEC. 124.5.  PENALTIES.
   (1)   First Conviction. Any person violating any provision of this ordinance shall be guilty of an infraction. Upon conviction, the violator shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 or more than $100, and/or community service, for each provision violated.
   (2)   Subsequent Convictions. In any accusatory pleading charging a violation of Section 124.2 or 124.3, if the defendant has been previously convicted of a violation of such Sections, each such previous violation and conviction shall be charged in the accusatory pleading. Any person violating any provision of such Sections a second time within a 30-day period shall be guilty of an infraction and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $300 or more than $500, and/or community service, for each provision violated. Any person violating any provision of such Sections a third time, and each subsequent time, within a 30-day period shall be guilty of an infraction and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $400 and not more than $500, and/or community service, for each provision violated.
(Added by Ord. 215, File No. 011410, App. 11/2/2001)
SEC. 124.6.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this ordinance be for any reason declared unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity or the effectiveness of the remaining portions of this ordinance or any part thereof. The People hereby declare that they would have adopted this ordinance notwithstanding the unconstitutionality, invalidity or ineffectiveness of any one or more of its subsections, sentences, clauses, phrases, or words.
(Added by Ord. 215, File No. 011410, App. 11/2/2001)
SEC. 125.  BRIBERY OF POLICE OFFICERS PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to give or offer or promise to give any police officer, or for any police officer to solicit or accept from any person any bribe or reward as a consideration for permitting the violation of any ordinance of this city and county, or as a consideration for not arresting any person who has violated any such ordinance.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 130.  DEFACEMENT, ETC., OF PROPERTY IN CIVIC CENTER PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to deface, mar, scratch, or in any way injure the walls, columns, balustrades, railings or ornaments of the City Hall, Auditorium, Library or other building composing the Civic Center, or to deposit rubbish on, or deface or injure in any manner the grounds of the Civic Center, or to mutilate any of the trees or structures therein.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 131.  PENALTY.
   Any person violating any of the provisions of Section 130 of this Article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $50, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period of not more than 50 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 132.  INTOXICATING LIQUORS PROHIBITED UPON PREMISES OF SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to take, transport, possess or consume any malt, vinous or intoxicating liquors upon the premises of the San Francisco General Hospital without permission of the Superintendent in charge or of the Director of Public Health.
(Added by Ord. 563-58, App. 10/22/58)
SEC. 133.  PENALTY.
   Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of Section 132 of this Article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(Added by Ord. 563-58, App. 10/22/58)
SEC. 136.  FLAGS, BUNTING, ETC., INJURY TO, PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to destroy, mutilate or otherwise injure or deface any flag, bunting, paraphernalia or other property of the City and County used for decorative purposes upon the streets or buildings within the City and County, or to remove the same without the permission of the department controlling such property.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 141. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 142. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 147. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 148.  DEFINITION OF STADIUM.
   For purposes of this article, a stadium is defined as a location enclosed by a building, structure, or fence designed to hold more than 25,000 patrons and designed for the exhibition of an athletic event, whether on private or public property, except property under the control of the Recreation and Park Department.
(Added by Ord. 54-00, File No. 000475, App. 3/31/2000)
SEC. 149.  EXCLUDING INTOXICATED OR DISORDERLY PATRONS.
   Members of the San Francisco Police Department are authorized to order persons to stay out of, or to leave, any stadium when such officers have reasonable cause to conclude that the person so excluded:
   (a)   Is using any drug, or any "controlled substance" as that term is defined and described in the California Health and Safety Code;
   (b)   Is under the influence of intoxicating liquor, any drug, or any "controlled substance" as that term is defined and described in the California Health and Safety Code, or any combination of any intoxicating liquor, drug, or controlled substance, and is in such a condition that he or she is unable to exercise care for his or her own safety or the safety of others or interferes with or obstructs or prevents the use of the stadium by other patrons;
   (c)   Is doing any act injurious to the stadium's structure, signage or facility;
   (d)   Throws any potentially dangerous object;
   (e)   Possesses any firearm or other object used primarily as a weapon;
   (f)   Climbs or jumps from any wall, fence or structure;
   (g)   Gains admittance without paying;
   (h)   Disobeys any rule or regulation governing such stadium after being warned not to do so by a police officer or employee of the stadium owner or tenant, if the officer or employee has reasonable cause to conclude that such behavior damages or risks damage to property or injures or risks injury to any person or interferes with the use and enjoyment of such area or facility by other persons; or
   (i)   Behaves in so noisy, boisterous or rowdy a manner as to disturb spectators or participants at any event at the stadium.
(Added by Ord. 54-00, File No. 000475, App. 3/31/2000)
SEC. 152. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 153.  URINATION AND DEFECATION.
   (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited any human urine or feces upon any public or private highway or road, including any portion of the right-of-way thereof, or in or upon any private property into or upon which the public is admitted by easement or license, or upon any private property without the consent of the owner, or in or upon any public property other than property designated or set aside for that purpose.
   (b)   Penalty. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of an infraction, the penalty for which shall be a fine which shall be not less than $50 nor more than $500.
   (c)   The Department of Public Works shall work with other City Departments to post and update on the City's website a list of the locations and hours of operation of all available City-operated restroom facilities.
   (d)   Exemption. Persons who violate this ordinance due to verified medical conditions shall be exempt from the enforcement provisions of this ordinance.
(Added by Ord. 160-02, File No. 020293, App. 7/19/2002)
SEC. 154.  PROHIBITING PUBLIC NUDITY.
   (a)   The Board of Supervisors finds that a person's public exposure of his or her private parts
      (1)   invades the privacy of members of the public who are unwillingly or unexpectedly exposed to such conduct and unreasonably interferes with the rights of all persons to use and enjoy the public streets, sidewalks, street medians, parklets, plazas, public rights-of-way, transit vehicles, stations, platforms, and transit system stops,
      (2)   creates a public safety hazard by creating distractions, obstructions, and crowds that interfere with the safety and free flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and
      (3)   discourages members of the public from visiting or living in areas where such conduct occurs. The Board of Supervisors has enacted the provisions of this Section 154 for the purpose of securing and promoting the public health, safety, and general welfare of all persons in the City and County of San Francisco.
   (b)   A person may not expose his or her genitals, perineum, or anal region on any public street, sidewalk, street median, parklet, plaza, or public right-of-way as defined in Section 2.4.4(t) of the Public Works Code, or in any transit vehicle, station, platform, or stop of any government operated transit system in the City and County of San Francisco.
   (c)   The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to
      (1)   any person under the age of five years or
      (2)   any permitted parade, fair, or festival held under a City or other government issued permit. Notwithstanding this exemption, all persons participating in or attending permitted parades, fairs or festivals shall comply with Section 1071.1(b)(2) of the San Francisco Police Code.
   (d)   Any person who violates this Section 154 shall be guilty of an infraction and upon conviction thereof such person shall be punished by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) for a first violation, and not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200) for a second violation within twelve months of the first violation.
   (e)   Upon the third or subsequent conviction under this Section 154 with in twelve months of the first violation, such person shall be guilty of an infraction or a misdemeanor. The complaint charging such violation shall specify whether, in the discretion of the District Attorney, the violation is an infraction or a misdemeanor. If charged as an infraction, upon conviction, the violator shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500. If charged as a misdemeanor, upon conviction, the violator shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500 or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not to exceed one year or by both such fine and imprisonment.
   (f)   This Section shall not supersede or otherwise affect existing laws regulating nudity under the San Francisco Municipal Code, including but not limited to the Park Code, Police Code, and Port Code. But in the event of a conflict between this Section 154 and Police Code 1071.1(b)(2), this Section 154 shall prevail.
   (g)   A violation of this Section does not require lewd or sexually motivated conduct as required under the indecent exposure provisions of California Penal Code Section 314 or for purposes of California Penal Code Section 290(c).
   (h)   Severability. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Ordinance 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 the Ordinance. The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it would have passed this Ordinance and each and every section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase not declared invalid or unconstitutional without regard to whether any portion of this Ordinance would be subsequently declared invalid or unconstitutional.
(Added by Ord. 234-12 , File No. 120984, App. 12/6/2012, Eff. 1/5/2013, Oper. 2/1/13)
Editor's Note:
   See also the following provisions of the San Francisco Municipal Code:
      Prohibiting Nude Performers, Waiters and Waitresses – Police Code Art. 15.3;
      Nude Models in Public Photography Studios – Police Code Art. 15.5;
      Disorderly Conduct (Relating to Nudity) – Park Code Sec. 4.01(h); Port Code Sec. 3.1(h).
SEC. 157.  CROWDS TO DISPERSE ON ORDER OF POLICE OFFICER.
   Whenever the free passage of any street or sidewalk shall be obstructed by a crowd, except on occasion of public meeting, the persons composing such crowd shall disperse or move on when directed so to do by any police officer.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 162. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 196-03, File No. 021948, App. 8/1/2003)
SEC. 163.  [RESERVED.]
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 6-17, File No. 161081, App. 1/20/2017, Eff. 2/19/2017)
SEC. 168.  PROMOTION OF CIVIL SIDEWALKS.
   (a)   Findings. San Francisco is a dense, urban environment where everyone must use the public sidewalk for travel. The people of San Francisco find that maintaining pedestrian and authorized commercial activity on public sidewalks is essential to public safety, thriving neighborhoods and a vital economy in the City. The people of the City and County of San Francisco find that sitting or lying down is not the customary use of the public sidewalks. The need to maintain pedestrian and commercial traffic is greatest during the hours of operation of businesses, shops, restaurants, and other City commercial enterprises when public sidewalks are congested, and when City residents are most likely to use their neighborhood sidewalks. Persons who sit or lie down on public sidewalks during business hours threaten the safety of pedestrians, especially the elderly, disabled, vision-impaired, and children. Persons who sit or lie down also deter residents and visitors from patronizing local shops, restaurants and businesses, and deter people from using the sidewalks in their neighborhoods. San Franciscans seek policies that preserve the right to enjoy public space and traverse freely, while protecting the free-speech rights of individuals and groups, as well as other safe activity consistent with City permitting requirements. Business areas and neighborhoods become dangerous to pedestrian safety and economic vitality when individuals block the public sidewalks. This behavior causes a cycle of decline as residents and tourists go elsewhere to walk, meet, shop and dine, and residents become intimidated from using the public sidewalks in their own neighborhoods. Because lying down or sitting is an incompatible use of the sidewalk in residential and commercial areas, and in order to prevent displacement of violators from one district or neighborhood to another, the prohibition applies Citywide.
      The prohibition against sitting or lying down on sidewalks leaves intact the individual's right to speak, protest or engage in other lawful activity on any sidewalk consistent with any City permitting requirements.
      The prohibition applies only to public sidewalks. There are a number of places where the restrictions of this ordinance do not apply, including private property, beaches, plazas, public parks, public benches, and other common areas open to the public. The prohibition contains exceptions for medical emergencies, those in wheelchairs, and permitted activities, among others.
      The people of San Francisco acknowledge that there are myriad reasons why one might sit or lie down on a public sidewalk. The City has offered and offers services to those engaged in sitting or lying down on the sidewalk who appear to be in need, or to those who request service assistance, but the offers are refused in many cases or people continue the conduct despite the provision of services. The City will continue to invest in services for those in need and make efforts to maintain and improve safety on public sidewalks for everyone. In order to provide an opportunity for law enforcement officers to engage people, and to offer to refer to an appropriate entity if the person asks, or if the officer has reason to believe that such a referral would be beneficial, a peace officer may not issue a citation without first warning a person that sitting or lying down is unlawful.
      Present laws that prohibit the intentional, willful or malicious obstruction of pedestrians do not adequately address the safety hazards, disruption and deterrence to pedestrian traffic caused by persons sitting or lying on sidewalks.
   (b)   Prohibition. In the City and County of San Francisco, during the hours between seven (7:00) a.m. and eleven (11:00) p.m., it is unlawful to sit or lie down upon a public sidewalk, or any object placed upon a public sidewalk.
   (c)   Exceptions. The prohibitions in Subsection (b) shall not apply to any person:
      1.   Sitting or lying down on a public sidewalk due to a medical emergency;
      2.   Using a wheelchair, walker, or similar device as the result of a disability;
      3.   Operating or patronizing a commercial establishment conducted on the public sidewalk pursuant to a sidewalk use permit;
      4.   Participating in or attending a parade, festival, performance, rally, demonstration, meeting, or similar event conducted on the public sidewalk pursuant to and in compliance with a street use or other applicable permit;
      5.   Sitting on a fixed chair or bench located on the public sidewalk supplied by a public agency or by the abutting private property owner;
      6.   Sitting in line for goods or services unless the person or person's possessions impede the ability of pedestrians to travel along the length of the sidewalk or enter a doorway or other entrance alongside the sidewalk;
      7.   Who is a child seated in a stroller; or
      8.   Who is in an area designated as a Pavement to Parks project.
   (d)   Warning. No person shall be cited under this Section unless the person engages in conduct prohibited by this Section after having been notified by a peace officer that the conduct violates this Section.
   (e)   Other laws and orders. Nothing in any of the exceptions listed in Subsection (c) shall be construed to permit any conduct which is prohibited by Police Code Sections 22-24, which prohibit willfully and substantially obstructing the free passage of any person.
   (f)   Penalties.
      1.   First Offense. Any person violating any provision of this Section shall be guilty of an infraction. Upon conviction, the violator shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 or more than $100 and/or community service, for each provision violated.
      2.   Subsequent Offenses. Any person violating any provision of this Section within 24 hours after violating and being cited for a violation of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $300 and not more than $500, and/or community service, for each provision violated, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period of not more than ten (10) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Any person violating any provision of this Section within 120 days after the date of conviction of a violation this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $400 and not more than $500, and/or community service, for each provision violated, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period of not more than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
   (g)   Reporting. One year after the effective date of this ordinance, and every two years thereafter, the Police Department shall make a written report to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors that evaluates the effectiveness of enforcement of this ordinance on the City's neighborhoods.
   (h)   Outreach. The City shall maintain a neighborhood outreach plan to provide the social services needed by those who chronically sit or lie down on a public sidewalk. The plan will include, but not be limited to, health care and social service capacity, evaluation of service delivery and identification of areas for improved service delivery.
   (i)   Severability. If any subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this Section be for any reason declared unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity or the effectiveness of the remaining portions of this Section or any part thereof.
(Added by Prop. L, App. 11/2/2010)
SEC. 169.  PROMOTION OF SAFE AND OPEN SIDEWALKS.
   (a)   Findings.
      (1)   Homeless encampments such as tents on our sidewalks and in our neighborhoods persist and have become a major problem in the City. These encampments are unsafe and unhealthy for the people living in them, and they make our neighborhoods less safe and less healthy for families, residents, and visitors to the City. The City already prohibits encampments in public parks.
      (2)   San Francisco is a compassionate city and must do everything possible to transition people experiencing homelessness to stable and successful permanent housing by providing services and low-barrier-to-entry shelters. But prolonging encampments in our neighborhoods does not help homeless individuals, nor does it make our neighborhoods safer. In one of the world’s most prosperous countries and one of its most affluent cities, no one should be forced by circumstances to sleep on the streets.
      (3)   Maintaining accessible sidewalks for everyone is an important public safety objective. No one, especially people in wheelchairs or with strollers or walkers or sight impairments, should be forced to travel in the street due to a blocked sidewalk. Further, sidewalks blocked by encampments can obstruct fire and police personnel responding to emergencies. Encampments also often exhibit the presence of syringes, feces, urine, and uncontained food, all of which present public health risks and can become vectors for disease, illness, and rodents.
      (4)   San Francisco is a dense urban environment where multitudes of people use public sidewalks for travel. Maintaining pedestrian and authorized commercial activity on public sidewalks is essential to public safety, thriving neighborhoods, and a vital local economy.
      (5)   The placement of tents and other structures used for habitation on the sidewalk is not a customary or traditional use of this important public space.
      (6)   Because the placement of tents and other structures used for habitation on public sidewalks is an incompatible use of the sidewalk in residential, commercial, and industrial areas, and to prevent displacement of sidewalk encampments from one district or neighborhood to another, the prohibition in subsection (c) applies citywide.
   (b)   Definitions. For purposes of this Section 169:
      (1)   “Encampment” shall mean a tent or any structure consisting of any material with a top or roof or any other upper covering or that is otherwise enclosed by sides that is of sufficient size for a person to fit underneath or inside while sitting or lying down;
      (2)   “Homeless Services” shall mean the Human Services Agency’s Homeward Bound program, or another program offering similar services whereby the City pays for the transportation of homeless individuals living in the City to a destination outside the City if the City can verify with friends or family of the individual that the individual will have a place to stay and ongoing support at the destination;
      (3)   “Housing” shall mean placement in a Navigation Center or another housing option provided by the City;
      (4)   “Personal Property” shall mean any tangible property, and includes, but is not limited to, goods, materials, merchandise, tents, tarpaulins, bedding, blankets, sleeping bags, personal items such as household items, luggage, backpacks, clothing, food, documents, and medication;
      (5)   “Shelter” shall mean temporary shelter or another shelter option provided by the City; and
      (6)   “Sidewalk” shall mean the area between the fronting property line and the back of the nearest curb.
   (c)   Prohibition. In the City and County of San Francisco, it is unlawful to place an Encampment upon a public sidewalk. This prohibition shall not apply to the placement of an Encampment on a public sidewalk pursuant to and in compliance with a street use permit or other applicable permit.
   (d)   Offer of Housing, Shelter and Homeless Services. Prior to ordering a person to remove an Encampment or prior to removing the Encampment, the City officer or employee enforcing subsection (c) shall offer Housing or Shelter to all residents of the Encampment who are present. The City officer or employee shall also offer Homeless Services to residents of the Encampment who are present. The offer of Housing or Shelter and Homeless Services shall also be made through the notice required by subsection (f). The City shall not enforce the prohibition of subsection (c) unless there is available Housing or Shelter for the person or persons residing in the Encampment.
   (e)   Enforcement. The prohibition of subsection (c) may be enforced by: (1) the Department of Public Health, (2) the Department of Public Works, and (3) the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, if such department exists, or if it does not exist, a department the focus of which is the provision of housing and services to homeless persons. The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing may issue regulations or guidelines necessary or appropriate to aid in the enforcement and implementation of this Section 169 and may create any additional procedures consistent with this Section 169 necessary or appropriate to protect the property rights of individuals whose property is seized pursuant to this Section 169. If the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing does not exist, the City Administrator, or a department designated by the City Administrator, may issue regulations or guidelines necessary or appropriate to aid in the enforcement and implementation of this Section 169 and may create any additional procedures consistent with this Section 169 necessary or appropriate to protect the property rights of individuals whose property is seized pursuant to this Section 169.
   (f)   Notices. The City shall remove Encampments in accordance with the following requirements:
      (1)   Notice of Intent to Remove Encampment. The City shall provide residents of the Encampment notice of the City’s intent to remove the Encampment 24 hours in advance of any action to remove the Encampment. Notice shall be in writing and shall be served personally on the resident or residents of the Encampment present when the City official or employee enforcing the prohibition of subsection (c) attempts to serve notice. In addition, the City official or employee shall post the notice on or near the Encampment, so as reasonably to communicate the notice to persons living at the Encampment but not present during the attempt to serve notice. The notice shall contain the following information:
         (A)   the location of the Encampment;
         (B)   the date and time notice was served or posted;
         (C)   a statement that the Encampment violates Section 169(c);
         (D)   an advisement that the City will remove the Encampment 24 hours after the date and time of the notice;
         (E)   an advisement that there is Housing or Shelter and Homeless Services available for residents of the Encampment and the phone number and address to contact in order to obtain the Housing or Shelter and Homeless Services;
         (F)   an advisement that any Personal Property remaining at the Encampment site when the City returns to remove the Encampment will be impounded for no fewer than 90 days and will be discarded thereafter if not claimed; and
         (G)   the address, phone number, and operating hours of the location where the Personal Property will be stored and may be retrieved and that the City will charge no fee for storage or retrieval.
      (2)   Notice Regarding Personal Property Seized When Encampment Removed. When the City removes an Encampment, a written notice shall be given to any residents of the Encampment present and conspicuously posted in the area from which the Encampment was removed. The notice shall contain the following information:
         (A)   the location of the Encampment being removed;
         (B)   a statement that the Encampment violated Section 169(c);
         (C)   a general description of any Personal Property removed;
         (D)   the date and time the Personal Property was removed;
         (E)   an advisement that the Personal Property will be stored for at least 90 days, and the address, phone number, and operating hours of the location where the Personal Property is being stored and may be retrieved and that the City will charge no fee for storage or retrieval; and
         (F)   an advisement that if the Personal Property is not retrieved within 90 days, it will be discarded.
   (g)   Personal Property. A person residing in an Encampment who is present at the time the City is removing the Encampment may retain his or her Personal Property except that items constituting an immediate threat to the health or safety of the public or items that constitute evidence of a crime or contraband may be seized, as permissible by law. Any Personal Property seized by the City pursuant to the enforcement of subsection (c) shall be stored by the Department of Public Works or another City entity for no less than 90 days, with the following exceptions:
      (1)   Items that present a health or safety risk if stored, such as items soiled by bodily fluids, items that are moldy, items infested by insects or vermin, and food, need not be stored and may be discarded; and
      (2)   Items that constitute evidence of a crime or contraband may be seized and discarded, as permissible by law.
   (h)   Other laws and orders. Nothing in this Section 169 shall be construed to permit any conduct prohibited by or limit the City’s authority to enforce any other State or City law, including but not limited to: (1) Police Code Sections 22-24, which prohibit willfully and substantially obstructing the free passage of any person; (2) Police Code Section 168, which prohibits sitting or lying on the sidewalk during certain hours; and (3) Section 581 of the Health Code, which prohibits public health nuisances.
   (i)   Undertaking for the General Welfare. In enacting and implementing this Section 169, the City is assuming an undertaking only to promote the general welfare. It is not assuming, nor is it imposing on its officers and employees, an obligation for breach of which it is liable in money damages to any person who claims that such breach proximately caused injury.
   (j)   Severability. If any subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this Section 169, or any application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions or applications of this Section. The People of the City and County of San Francisco hereby declare that they would have adopted this Section 169 and each and every subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, and word not declared invalid or unconstitutional without regard to whether any other portion of this Section or application thereof would be subsequently declared invalid or unconstitutional.
   (k)   Amendment or Repeal. This Section 169 may be amended or repealed by a vote of the People at a City election. This Section may also be amended by ordinance passed by a two-thirds’ vote of the Board of Supervisors and signed by the Mayor so long as such amendments are consistent with and further the intent of this Section.
(Added by Proposition Q, 11/8/2016)
(Former Sec. 169 added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 170. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 171. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 176. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 177. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 182. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 183. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 193. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 194. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 199. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 205. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 210. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 215. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 220.  VISITING HOUSE OF ILL FAME FOR UNLAWFUL PURPOSE PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to resort to or visit any disorderly house or house of ill fame for the purpose of engaging in or observing any lewd, indecent or obscene act or conduct.
(Amended by Ord. 60-58, App. 2/5/58)
SEC. 221.  KNOWINGLY BECOMING INMATE OF OR CONTRIBUTING TO SUPPORT OF HOUSE OF ILL FAME PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to become an inmate of, or contribute to the support of, any disorderly house or house of ill fame.
(Added by Ord. 60-58, App. 2/5/58)
SEC. 225.  SOLICITING PROSTITUTION PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person on any public street or highway or elsewhere, to solicit, by word, act, gesture, knock, sign or otherwise, any person for the purpose of prostitution.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 226.  PENALTY.
   Any person violating the provisions of Section 225 of this Article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $100, or by imprisonment for not more than 50 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
Sec. 231. 
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 236.  USE OF BUILDINGS FOR PROSTITUTION PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, company or corporation owning or acting as agent for the owner of any building to suffer or permit said building or any portion thereof to be rented, leased, occupied or used for the purposes of prostitution.
(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)
SEC. 240.  UNLAWFUL TO OFFER OR AGREE TO COMMIT PROSTITUTION, ETC.
   Every person is guilty of a misdemeanor who:
   (a)   Offers or agrees to commit any lewd or indecent act or any act of prostitution; or
   (b)   Offers to secure another for the purpose of committing any act of prostitution, fornication, assignation or for any other lewd or indecent act with any other person; or
   (c)   Is in or near any thoroughfare or public place for the purpose of inducing, enticing or procuring another to commit an act of lewdness, fornication or unlawful sexual intercourse; or
   (d)   Knowingly transports any person to any place for the purpose of committing any lewd or indecent act or any act of prostitution; or
   (e)   Knowingly receives, offers or agrees to receive any person into any place or building for the purpose of assignation or of performing any act of lewdness or fornication, or knowingly permits any person to remain there for any such purposes; or
   (f)   Directs any person to any place for the purpose of committing any lewd or indecent act or any act of prostitution or fornication; or
   (g)   In any way aids or abets or participates in the doing of any of the acts prohibited by subdivisions (a) to (f), inclusive, of this Section.
(Added by Ord. 4428, Series of 1939, App. 5/12/47)
Sec. 241. 
(Added by Ord. 6094, Series of 1939, App. 6/23/50; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
Sec. 242. 
(Added by Ord. 6094, Series of 1939, App. 6/23/50; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
Sec. 243. 
(Added by Ord. 6094, Series of 1939, App. 6/23/50; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
Sec. 244. 
(Added by Ord. 6094, Series of 1939, App. 6/23/50; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
Sec. 245. 
(Added by Ord. 6094, Series of 1939, App. 6/23/50; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
Sec. 246. 
(Added by Ord. 6094, Series of 1939, App. 6/23/50; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
Sec. 247. 
(Added by Ord. 6094, Series of 1939, App. 6/23/50; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
Sec. 248. 
(Added by Ord. 6094, Series of 1939, App. 6/23/50; repealed by Ord. 14-02, File No. 011845, App. 2/8/2002)
SEC. 249.  PERSONS CONVICTED OF CERTAIN CRIMES REQUIRED TO REGISTER IN THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE.
   Every person who subsequent to July 1, 1944, has been or hereafter is convicted of a crime in the State of California under the provisions of one or more of the following Sections of the Penal Code of California, to-wit, Sections 265, 274, or Subdivision 2 of Section 261, or Subdivisions 3 or 5 of Section 311, or who has, subsequent to July 1, 1944, or is hereafter convicted of, in the State of California, or elsewhere, any attempt or conspiracy to commit any offense described or referred to in this Section; or who has been or who subsequently is convicted of any offense, attempts included, in any other place than the State of California subsequent to July 1, 1944, which offense if committed in the State of California would have been punishable under one or more of the above mentioned Sections and comes into the City and County of San Francisco from any point outside of such City and County, whether in transit through said City and County, or otherwise, shall report to the Chief of Police within 48 hours after his arrival within the boundaries of said City and County, and shall furnish to the Chief of Police in a written statement signed by such person, the true name of such person and each and every other name or alias by which such person is or has been known, a full and complete description of himself, the name of each crime hereinabove in this Section enumerated of which he shall have been convicted, together with the name of the place where each such crime was committed, and the name under which he was convicted, and the date of the conviction thereof; the name, if any, and the location of each prison, reformatory or other penal institution in which he shall have been confined as punishment therefor, together with the location or address of his residence, stopping place or living quarters in this City and County; and each one thereof, if any, or the addresses or location of his intended residence, stopping place or living quarters therein and each one thereof, with the description of the character of each such place, whether a hotel, apartment house, dwelling house, or otherwise, giving the street number thereof, if any, or such description of the address or location thereof as will so identify the same as to make it possible of location, and the length of time for which he expects or intends to reside within the territorial boundaries of this City and County.
(Added by Ord. 6164, Series of 1939, App. 7/31/50)
SEC. 250.  DRIVING ANY MOTOR VEHICLE BY PERSONS CONVICTED OF CERTAIN CRIMES PROHIBITED WITHOUT FIRST REGISTERING SUCH VEHICLE IN THE OFFICE OF CHIEF OF POLICE.
   At the time of furnishing the information required by Sections 249 to 259.2 of this Article, such person and every person required to register pursuant to Section 290 to the Penal Code, shall also furnish information on any or all motor vehicles owned or operated by him, to-wit: make, body type, year of manufacture, motor number, license number, color of vehicle and other distinguishing features. Such person also shall report to the Chief of Police any repair work, painting, or other alterations changing the general appearance of the motor vehicle made after it has been registered, within 48 hours after such alteration. Such a person shall not drive any motor vehicle on which the above information has not been filed with the Chief of Police.
(Added by Ord. 6164, Series of 1939, App. 7/31/50)
SEC. 251.  CHIEF OF POLICE TO PHOTOGRAPH AND FINGERPRINT REGISTRANT.
   At the time of furnishing the information required by Sections 249 to 259.2 of this Article, the said person shall be photographed and fingerprinted by the Chief of Police and the said photograph and fingerprints shall be made a part of the permanent record herein provided for.
(Added by Ord. 6164, Series of 1939, App. 7/31/50)
SEC. 252.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS.
   Every person residing within this City and County at the time Sections 249 to 259.2 of this Article become effective, who has been convicted subsequently to July 1, 1944, of any crime referred to in Sections 249 to 259.2 of this Article, shall, within 48 hours from and after the effective date hereof, furnish to the Chief of Police in a written statement signed by such person, all the information which Sections 249 to 259.2 of this Article require to be furnished, together with the photographs and fingerprints hereinbefore provided for.
(Added by Ord. 6164, Series of 1939, App. 7/31/50)
SEC. 253.  NOTICE OF CHANGE OF RESIDENCE REQUIRED WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.
   In the event that any person required in Sections 249 to 259.2 of this Article to register shall change any such place of residence, stopping place, or living quarters to any new or different place or places within this City and County other than any place last shown in such report to the Chief of Police, he shall within 24 hours after the making of such change, notify the Chief of Police in a written and signed statement of such change of address and shall furnish in such written statement to the Chief of Police his new address and each one thereof.
(Added by Ord. 6164, Series of 1939, App. 7/31/50)
SEC. 254.  FALSE STATEMENTS PROHIBITED.
   A person required by any provision of Sections 249 to 259.2, inclusive, of this Article to register shall not furnish in such report any false or fictitious address or any address other than a true address or intended address, and shall not furnish, in making any such report, any false, untrue, or misleading information or statement relating to any information required by any provisions of Sections 249 to 259.2, inclusive, of this Article, to be made or furnished.
(Added by Ord. 6164, Series of 1939, App. 7/31/50)
SEC. 255.  PENALTY FOR REFUSAL OR NEGLECT TO COMPLY.
   Any person required to do so by any provision of Sections 249 to 259.2, inclusive, of this Article, who fails, neglects or refuses to make such report or to furnish such information, photograph, or fingerprints, or who fails, neglects, or refuses to render or furnish the same within the time hereinbefore prescribed, or who fails, neglects, or refuses to furnish to the Chief of Police within such time any information, photographs, and fingerprints required to be furnished by any provision of Sections 249 to 259.2, inclusive, of this Article, or who furnishes any false, untrue, or misleading information or statement relating to any information required by any provision of Sections 249 to 259.2, inclusive, of this Article, to be made or furnished, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Added by Ord. 6164, Series of 1939, App. 7/31/50)
SEC. 256.  CONVICTION DEFINED.
   If a conviction has been set aside by pardon or, pursuant to Section 1203.4 of the Penal Code of the State of California, or a similar law in any other state or jurisdiction, after the termination of probation, such conviction nevertheless shall be deemed a conviction included in Sections 249 to 259.2, inclusive, of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 6164, Series of 1939, App. 7/31/50)
SEC. 257.  A CONVICTION SET ASIDE NOT DEEMED A CONVICTION.
   If a conviction has been set aside in any other manner, including reversal by an Appellate Court or the granting of a writ of certiorari, habeas corpus, or coram nobis, it shall not be deemed to be a conviction included in Sections 249 to 259.2, inclusive, of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 6164, Series of 1939, App. 7/31/50)
SEC. 258.  PENALTY.
   Any person violating any provision of Sections 249 to 259.2, inclusive, of this Article, is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $500, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period of not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
   Each separate day, or any portion thereof, during which any violation of Sections 249 to 259.2, inclusive, of this Article, occurs or continues, and each failure, neglect or refusal to make any such report or to furnish any such information, photograph, or fingerprints during each or any day or portion thereof from and after the expiration of the time specified in Sections 249 to 259.2, inclusive, of this Article, within which such report must be made, or such information, photograph, or fingerprints furnished, shall be deemed to constitute a separate violation thereof, and a separate offense thereunder, and upon conviction therefor each such violation shall be punishable as herein provided.
(Added by Ord. 6164, Series of 1939, App. 7/31/50)
SEC. 259.  STATE LAWS.
   Sections 249 to 259.2, inclusive, of this Article, do not prohibit or require any act specifically prohibited, required, or permitted by Section 290 of the Penal Code or by any other state statute or state law.
(Added by Ord. 6164, Series of 1939, App. 7/31/50)
SEC. 259.1.  REGISTRATION FILES CONFIDENTIAL.
   The files maintained by the Chief of Police under Sections 249 to 259.2, inclusive, of this Article, shall be confidential; however, said records, photographs and fingerprints shall at all reasonable times be open to the inspection of any peace officer having jurisdiction within the territorial boundaries of said City and County.