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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 22H: DESIGNATION UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA)
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 Charter
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 36D: GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS
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 24:
REGULATING STREET ARTISTS
 
Statement of Purpose and Text of Street Artist Ordinance.
Additional Definitions.
Compensation of Advisory Committee.
Age Eligibility for Street Artists.
Street Artist Certificate:  Disclaimer, Transfer, and Display.
Street Artist Certificate:  Fee.
Street Artist Application/Examination Fee.
Fee Setting Procedure.
Street Artist Certificate Fee Waivers for Honorably Discharged Veterans.
Regulations for Street Artists.
Lottery.
Director of Public Works to Provide Markings.
Issuance, Denial, Suspension or Revocation of Certificate:  Appeals.
Appeals to Board of Permit Appeals.
Criminal Violations:  Penalties.
Severability.
 
SEC. 2400.  STATEMENT OF PURPOSE AND TEXT OF STREET ARTIST ORDINANCE.
   This ordinance is enacted to implement an initiative ordinance approved by the electors of San Francisco as Proposition "L" at the election held on November 4, 1975. The provisions of Proposition "L" are set forth herein for convenience and may only be amended by the electors of San Francisco. Proposition "L" reads as follows:
REGULATING STREET ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPERSONS.
 
Definitions
Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners; Establishment; Appointments; Compensation; Terms; Chairperson; Secretary
Application
Examination
Issuance of Certificate
Certificate Fee; Period
Regulating Street Artists and Craftspersons
Designation of Sales Areas
Repeal
 
"SEC. 1.  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purposes of this ordinance the following words or phrases shall mean or include:
   (a)   "Art Commission." The Art Commission of the City and County.
   (b)   "Advisory Committee." The Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners of the City and County.
   (c)   "City and County." The City and County of San Francisco.
   (d)   "Family Unit." Two or more persons jointly engaged in the creation or production of an art or craft item, no one of whom stands in an employer-employee relationship to any of the other members thereof, or, two or more physically or mentally handicapped persons participating in a formal rehabilitation program a part of which includes activities for the creation of arts and crafts by said persons.
   (e)   "Person." Any individual, copartnership, firm, association, joint stock company, corporation, or combination of individuals of whatever form or character; provided, however, that whenever a right, privilege, or power is conferred upon a person by the provisions of this ordinance, the term "person" shall mean an individual natural person.
"SEC. 2.  ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF STREET ARTISTS AND CRAFTS EXAMINERS; ESTABLISHMENT; APPOINTMENTS; COMPENSATION; TERMS; CHAIRPERSON; SECRETARY.
   There is hereby established an Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners, who shall advise the Art Commission on matters relating to the wares produced by street artists and to perform such other functions as shall from time to time be deemed appropriate by the Commission. The Advisory Committee shall consist of five members to be appointed by the Mayor. Four of said members shall be experienced artists or craftspersons and each such member shall be appointed from among three persons whose names shall have been submitted to the Mayor for appointment by the Art Commission, and one of the members shall be an art educator. Each member shall be compensated for the time he or she spends in this capacity as assigned by the Chairperson at a rate of pay to be established from time to time by the Board of Supervisors. The term of each member shall be two years, provided that the five members first appointed by the Mayor shall, by lot, classify their terms so that the terms of two members shall be for a period of one year and the terms of three members shall be for a period of two years, and upon the expiration of these and successive terms, the Mayor shall appoint their successors for a two-year term in a manner similar to that described herein for the initial members. In the event a vacancy occurs during the term of office of any member, the Mayor shall appoint for the unexpired term of the office vacated, a successor in a manner similar to that described herein for the initial members. The Advisory Committee shall elect from its members a Chairperson and a Secretary to hold office for one year, or until their successors are duly elected and qualified. The Secretary shall keep an accurate record of all proceedings of the Advisory Committee which shall be open to inspection by the public at all times.
"SEC. 3.  APPLICATION.
   Every person desiring certification as a street artist or craftsperson pursuant to this ordinance shall file an application with the Art Commission upon a form provided by said Commission. Except as otherwise provided herein, said application shall specify:
   (a)   The applicant's residence address, place of employment where the work of art is produced and the mailing address of a person through whom the applicant may always be reached shall appear on the application.
   (b)   A description of the art or craft item for which the applicant seeks certification.
   (c)   A declaration under penalty of perjury that the art or craft item for which applicant seeks certification is of the applicant's own creation or the creation of the applicant's family unit, and that the applicant neither employs other persons nor is employed by another person in the production of the art or craft item for which applicant seeks certification.
"SEC. 4.  EXAMINATION.
   Upon receipt of an application filed pursuant to this ordinance, the Executive Director of the Art Commission shall fix a date for Advisory Committee consideration and action upon said application and shall notify the applicant of said date. In its consideration of an application, the Art Commission shall examine representative samples of the applicant's work for the purposes of verifying the information set forth in the application. After such examination, and for the purposes of further investigation, the Art Commission may designate one or more of its members to visit the studio or workshop of the applicant to view the applicant's facilities and to further verify that the art or craft item for which the applicant seeks certification is his or her own creation or those of his or her family unit.
"SEC. 5.  ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE.
   If the applicant's examination is satisfactory, and if no charges of deception resorted to in obtaining the certificate, or any other violation of the applicable provisions of the San Francisco Municipal Code, have been filed with the Commission, upon payment of the certificate fee fixed by this ordinance, the Executive Director of the Art Commission shall issue a certificate to the applicant, duly signed, and shall show therein that the person named therein passed the examination and is entitled to engage in the display and sale of the specific art or craft item set forth in said certificate in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance.
"SEC. 6.  CERTIFICATE FEE; PERIOD.
   The fee for any certificate issued pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance shall be $20 and said certificate shall be valid for a period of three months from the date of issuance; except that any person certified pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance shall have the option of purchasing for $80.00 a certificate valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance. The Board of Supervisors may increase the certificate fee when necessary in order to finance the costs of the Art Commission in administering and enforcing the provisions of this ordinance.
"SEC. 7.  REGULATING STREET ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPERSONS.
   (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, or solicit offers to purchase, any art or craft work of the person's own creation on any public street or public place where such activities are permitted, unless duly certified as a street artist or craftsperson pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance, or duly licensed as a peddler pursuant to the provisions of Section 869 of Part II, Chapter VIII of the San Francisco Municipal Code (Police Code).
   (b)   It shall be unlawful for any person certified as a street artist or craftsperson pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance to sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, or solicit offers to purchase, any art or craft work of the person's own creation on any public street or public place where such activities are not permitted, unless duly licensed as a peddler pursuant to the provisions of Section 869 of Part II, Chapter VIII of the San Francisco Municipal Code (Police Code).
   (c)   All or part of funds derived from the fees paid by street artists and craftspersons may be assigned by the Board of Supervisors to the Art Commission for use in paying members of the Advisory Committee as set forth in Section 2 above and to the San Francisco Police Department for enforcement of this proposition.
"SEC. 8.  DESIGNATION OF SALES AREAS.
   The Board of Supervisors, by resolution after public hearings thereon, may designate areas in or on any public street or public place where any street artist or craftsperson certified pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance may sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, or solicit offers to purchase any art or craft item of his or her own creation, provided, however, that any designation of an area in a public place under the jurisdiction of an officer, board or commission of the City and County shall be subject to the approval of such officer, board or commission. In designating such areas, the Board of Supervisors may impose such conditions and limitations as, in its discretion, are necessary to prevent any undue interference with normal pedestrian or vehicular traffic, or any damage to surrounding property, including interference with use, view or enjoyment of public parks.
"SEC. 9.  REPEAL.
   The initiative ordinance relative to permits and licenses for street artists, approved by the electorate as proposition "L," on the ballot for the election held in the City and County of San Francisco on June 4, 1974, is hereby repealed."
(Amended by Ord. 41-83, App. 2/4/83; Prop. K 1983)
SEC. 2401.  ADDITIONAL DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of administering Proposition "L," the following words or phrases shall mean or include:
   (a)   "Art" or "Craft." The terms "art" or "craft" do not include any item intended or suitable for human consumption.
   (b)   "Handcrafted Item." An item predominantly created or significantly altered in form by the street artist.
   (c)   "Proposition 'L'." Proposition "L" on the November 4, 1975 ballot in San Francisco, an initiative ordinance.
   (d)   "Street Artist." Any person who has been certified as a street artist or craftsperson pursuant to the provisions of Proposition "L."
   (e)   "Street Artist Certificate." A certificate issued by the Art Commission pursuant to the provisions of Proposition "L" and this Article.
   (f)   "Street Artist Program." A program of the Art Commission which implements the provisions of Proposition "L" and this Article.
   (g)   "Street Artist Program Committee." A committee appointed by the Art Commission and consisting solely of Commission members. The Committee shall have responsibility for oversight of the Street Artist Program.
   (h)   "Program Director." The director of the Street Artist Program, responsible for administering the provisions of Proposition "L" and this Article, on behalf of the Executive Director of the Art Commission.
(Amended by Ord. 41-83, App. 2/4/83; Ord. 291-94, App. 8/4/94)
SEC. 2402.  COMPENSATION OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
   Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of Proposition "L," the compensation of the appointive members of the Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners shall be as follows:
   (a)   A member shall receive $100.00 plus reasonable travel expenses for each meeting of the Advisory Committee actually attended by said member for 50 percent of each meeting of four or more hours.
   (b)   A member shall receive $100.00 plus reasonable travel expenses for each visit to the studio or workshop of a certified street artist or an applicant for a Street Artist Certificate for the purpose of viewing the applicant's facilities and verifying that the art or craft item for which the applicant seeks certification is his or her own creation or those of his or her family unit, for an assignment of monitoring or inspecting street artist wares being sold in public locations, or for the performance of such other function as shall from time to time be deemed appropriate by the Arts Commission.
   (c)   In no event shall the aggregate amount paid each member exceed 35 meetings/studio visits or $3,500.00 per year excluding reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses. For the purposes of this section, the term "reasonable travel expenses" shall include travel to and from a member's office or home.
(Amended by Ord. 418-84, App. 10/5/84; Ord. 345-90, App. 10/12/90; Ord. 451-94, App. 12/30/94; Ord. 63-02, File No. 011788, App. 5/10/2002; Ord. 260-06, File No. 061030, App. 10/13/2006; Ord. 103-08, File No. 080514, App. 6/18/2008)
SEC. 2403.  AGE ELIGIBILITY FOR STREET ARTISTS.
   No person under the age of 16 is eligible for certification as a street artist.
(Amended by Ord. 41-83, App. 2/4/83)
SEC. 2404.  STREET ARTIST CERTIFICATE:  DISCLAIMER, TRANSFER, AND DISPLAY.
   (a)   Disclaimer. On each Street Artist Certificate the following words shall appear:
"The issuance of this Certificate does not constitute an endorsement by the City and County of San Francisco or the Article sold pursuant to the terms of this Certificate."
   (b)   Transfer. Any Street Artist Certificate issued pursuant to the terms of this Article cannot be transferred to any other person as defined in Proposition "L."
   (c)   Display. The Art Commission shall issue to each Street Artist a Certification Card which shall contain a photograph of the Street Artist, the certificate number of all members of the family unit and the number of the certificate in figures plainly discernible. The Art Commission, or its designee, shall determine the manner and form of any other information that may be placed upon this Certification Card. The Certification Card shall be displayed by the Street Artist at all times when said Street Artist is selling or soliciting offers to purchase any art or craft work. The photograph shall be furnished by the Street Artist.
(Amended by Ord. 41-83, App. 2/4/83)
SEC. 2404.1.  STREET ARTIST CERTIFICATE:  FEE.
   Pursuant to the provisions of Proposition K, adopted by the voters at an election held on November 8, 1983, the Board of Supervisors hereby establishes the fee for a Street Artist Certificate to be as follows: Beginning July 1, 2010, the fee for a quarterly Street Artist Certificate shall be $166.02 and said certificate shall be valid for a period of three months from the date of issuance; except that any person certified as a street artist pursuant to the provisions of this Article shall have the option of purchasing for $664.08 an annual certificate valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance.
   Beginning with fiscal year 2013-2014, the Controller, without further action by the Board of Supervisors, shall adjust the fees set forth in this section by an amount that does not exceed changes in the United States Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index for San Francisco (the "Department of Labor CPI"), or a comparable appropriate Consumer Price Index if the Department of Labor CPI is eliminated or superseded, provided that in no event may the adjusted fee exceed the Arts Commission's costs of administering and enforcing the provisions of Article 24 of the Police Code (the "Street Artists Ordinance"). No later than April 15th of each year, the Director of Cultural Affairs or his or her designee, shall submit to the Controller the Arts Commission's current Street Artist Certificate fee schedule and any information the Controller requests regarding the Art Commission's costs of administering and enforcing the provisions of the Street Artists Ordinance. The Controller shall apply the price index adjustment to produce a new certificate fee schedule for the following year. No later than May 15th of each year, the Controller shall file a report with the Board of Supervisors and the Arts Commission reporting the new certificate fee schedule and certifying that the certificate fees, as adjusted, do not produce revenue that exceeds the Arts Commission costs of administering and enforcing the provisions of the Street Artists Ordinance. Notwithstanding the procedures set forth in this Section, the Board of Supervisors, in its discretion, may modify the fees by ordinance at any time.
(Added by Ord. 511-84, App. 12/21/84; amended by Ord. 295-88, App. 6/29/88; Ord. 216-91, App. 6/12/91; Ord. 240-03, File No. 031333, App. 10/10/2003; Ord. 103-08, File No. 080514, App. 6/18/2008; Ord. 189-10, File No. 100710, App. 7/23/2010; Ord. 174-13 , File No. 130550, App. 8/2/2013, Eff. 9/1/2013)
SEC. 2404.1.1.  STREET ARTIST APPLICATION/EXAMINATION FEE.
   Every person applying for street artist certification, whether for the first time or for reissuance of certification after a lapse in payment of the certificate fee, shall pay a nonrefundable application/examination fee. The fee shall initially be set at $20 and shall be paid upon filing of an application for certification. The application/examination fee collected shall be equal to, but shall not exceed, the fee necessary to support the costs of processing applications and examinations under the Street Artists Ordinance. As part of the report required by Section 2404.2 of this Article, each year the Arts Commission shall report to the Controller the costs incurred in administering the application and examination process.
   The funds credited to the Arts Commission pursuant to this Section, in combination with funds derived from Sections 2404.1 and 2410 of this ordinance, shall not exceed the actual cost to the Arts Commission of administering and enforcing Proposition "L" and this Article.
(Added by Ord. 383-96, App. 10/15/96)
SEC. 2404.2.  FEE SETTING PROCEDURE.
   Each year the Arts Commission shall cause a report to be made of the revenues collected for Street Artist Certificates, the costs incurred in administering and enforcing the provisions of the Street Artist Ordinance (Proposition "L" adopted by the electors of San Francisco at the election held on November 4, 1975), the anticipated costs for the ensuing year, and the fee which would be necessary to support such costs. Said report shall be filed with the Controller no later than April 1st of each year pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.17-2 of the San Francisco Administrative Code. The Controller shall file said report with the Board of Supervisors no later than May 15th of each year and the Board of Supervisors shall, by ordinance, establish or readjust the fee for a Street Artist Certificate. The fee set shall be equal to, but not greater than, the fees necessary to support the costs of administering and enforcing the provisions of the Street Artist Ordinance.
(Added by Ord. 511-84, App. 12/21/84; amended by Ord. 240-03, File No. 031333, App. 10/10/2003)
SEC. 2404.3.  STREET ARTIST CERTIFICATE FEE WAIVERS FOR HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS.
   Notwithstanding Sections 2404.1 and 2404.1.1, the Director of Cultural Affairs, or his or her designee, shall waive all Street Artist Certificate fees, including any application/examination fees, for any individual who is honorably discharged or honorably relieved from the military, naval, or air service of the United States and who is a resident of California ("Honorably Discharged Veteran") upon receipt of the Honorably Discharged Veteran's Certificate of Release DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or other equivalent U.S. government document reflecting honorable discharge. The Street Artists Program Director shall keep such documentation on file to help expedite future renewals.
(Added by Ord. 192-14 , File No. 140774, App. 9/12/2014, Eff. 10/12/2014)
(Former Sec. 2404.3 amended by Ord. 415-86, App. 10/10/86)
Editor's Notes:
   Former division (b) of the current version of this section expired on 7/1/2015.
   Former Sec. 2404.3 ("Street Artist Certificate: Priority to Veterans") expired on 12/1/1986.
SEC. 2405.  REGULATIONS FOR STREET ARTISTS.
   (a)   Street artists shall sell, offer for sale or solicit offers to purchase only for those specific handcrafted art or craft items created personally by the street artist or the street artist's family unit for which the street artist has been certified.
   (b)   Street artists shall sell, offer for sale or solicit offers to purchase only in those areas designated by the Board of Supervisors by Resolution.
      The designation of any area in a public place under the jurisdiction of an officer, board or commission of the City and County is subject to the approval of, and to rule or regulations imposed by, such officer, board or commission.
   (c)   In areas designated by the Board of Supervisors which are not under the jurisdiction of an officer, board or commission of the City and County, street artists shall sell, offer for sale or solicit offers to purchase subject to the following regulations:
      (1)   No more than 4½ feet from the curb line of any sidewalk.
      (2)   Not within 18 inches of the curb line of any sidewalk.
      (3)   No more than five feet above any sidewalk.
      (4)   In an area not more than four feet long.
      (5)   Sprinkler inlets, standpipe inlets (both wet and dry) are to be kept clear for 7½ feet on each side, measured from the outer edge of standpipe bank from the building line to the sidewalk edge.
      (6)   Not within 10 feet from the outer edge of any entrance to any building including, but not limited to, doors, driveways, emergency exits measured in each direction parallel to the building line and thence at a 90-degree angle to the curb.
      (7)   Fire escapes be unobstructed underneath and perpendicular from building to the street five feet from both ends of fire escape.
      (8)   Not on any sidewalk adjacent to curb which has been duly designated pursuant to local ordinance or regulation as one of the following:
         1.   White zone
         2.   Yellow zone
         3.   Bus zone
      (9)   Not within five feet of any crosswalk.
      (10)   Inflammable liquid vents and fill pipes to be kept clear for five feet in both directions on the sidewalk when tanks are not being filled or within 25 feet while tank is being filled.
      (11)   Not within five feet of the display of any other street artist.
      (12)   Fire hydrants to have five feet sidewalk clearance.
      (13)   No street artist shall sell, offer to sell, or solicit offers to purchase between the hours of 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and 6:00 a.m. of the following day.
      (14)   All displays and objects placed in those areas designated by the Board of Supervisors shall be removed by 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and shall not be placed prior to 6:00 a.m. of the following day.
      (15)   No street artist shall sell, offer for sale, or solicit offers to purchase, from any vehicle.
      (16)   Street artists shall engage in their activities on the public sidewalks of the City and County of San Francisco in such a manner that at all times there shall remain open for the passage of pedestrians a space of at least 8 feet in width, as measured on a line perpendicular to the curb line, between the edge of the sidewalk farthest from the curb and the edge of the street artists' activities. No portion of a street artist's activities shall be included in measuring the 8-foot clear pedestrian passageway. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board of Supervisors, by resolution, may temporarily permit street artists to engage in their activities in specified locations where 8 feet of clear pedestrian passageway cannot be maintained. Such temporary permission may not be granted by the Board of Supervisors for any period exceeding 18 months.
   (d)   In the Resolution designating or redesignating an area where street artists may sell, offer for sale or solicit offers to purchase, the Board of Supervisors may exempt the area from one or more of the regulations set forth in Subsection (c) above if the Board finds that the exemption will not be inconsistent with or interfere with the purposes of the regulation from which the area is exempted.
(Amended by Ord. 388-83, App. 7/14/83; Ord. 199-03, File No. 030909, App. 8/1/2003)
SEC. 2406.  LOTTERY.
   (a)   The Art Commission shall establish and supervise a lottery system whereby those persons certified by the Art Commission as street artists and possessing a valid State Board of Equalization Resale Permit shall be chosen by lot for the available selling areas as designated by the Board of Supervisors by resolution.
   (b)   The Art Commission shall specify three days in each week for the holding of a lottery for selling areas which are designated by the Board of Supervisors.
   (c)   The Art Commission, at its discretion, may postpone any lottery if sufficient volunteers to conduct the lottery are not available. No fees shall be paid to the volunteers conducting the lottery or collected by the Art Commission to establish or supervise the lottery. Each volunteer conducting the lottery shall be compensated for his or her service with a single sales space of the volunteer's choice selected prior to and from the lottery the volunteer conducts and for the duration of the day in which the volunteer conducts the lottery.
   (d)   The Art Commission shall not be liable for any damage, injury or loss occasioned by the lottery.
   (e)   The Art Commission may make such reasonable rules and regulations as are necessary to effectuate the lottery.
   (f)   The Art Commission shall design and distribute to those chosen in the lottery on each day a lottery is held, a document identifying the person chosen, the craft of the person chosen and the location where the person chosen will be allowed to sell, offer for sale, or solicit offers to purchase.
   (g)   The lottery document shall be in the possession of the street artist at all times and shall be displayed to a police officer upon request.
   (h)   It shall be unlawful to sell, offer for sale, or solicit offers to purchase goods and crafts in those areas subject to the lottery without first obtaining a document from the Art Commission indicating the seller has been chosen for the area or a document from the Art Commission indicating that no lottery document is necessary for that area.
(Amended by Ord. 41-83, App. 2/4/83)
SEC. 2407.  DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO PROVIDE MARKINGS.
   The Director of Public Works shall place identifying markings in public streets or curbs designated as sales areas by the Board of Supervisors. Said markings shall be consistent with the regulations contained in this Article.
(Amended by Ord. 41-83, App. 2/4/83)
SEC. 2408.  ISSUANCE, DENIAL, SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF CERTIFICATE:  APPEALS.
   (a)   The issuance of Street Artist Certificates is governed by Section 5 of Proposition "L." The violation by a street artist of any provision of Proposition "L," this Article or any rules or regulations issued pursuant to this Article of which the person has been given notice, shall be grounds for denial, suspension or revocation, after a public hearing and for good cause shown, of the Street Artist Certificate.
   (b)   The Art Commission shall adopt rules and regulations governing appeals from a denial, suspension or revocation of a Street Artist Certificate. A public hearing on the suspension or revocation of a Street Artist Certificate shall be conducted by the Street Artist Program Committee. The findings and recommendations of the Street Artist Program Committee shall be submitted directly to the Program Director, who shall approve or disapprove such findings and recommendations. The Program Director shall not amend such findings and recommendations. The Program Director may disapprove the findings and recommendations of the Street Artist Program Committee and order a rehearing only if: (1) the Program Director finds that a fair and public hearing has not occurred; (2) evidence critical to the street artist's case was not introduced except that a street artist shall not be relieved of his or her failure to put on evidence unless it was improperly excluded, or it constitutes new evidence which the street artist using reasonable diligence could not have obtained until after the hearing; or (3) the artist failed to appear at the hearing and has, for good cause, subsequently requested another hearing. A street artist shall have five business days following his or her hearing before the Street Artist Program Committee in which to request a rehearing, after which time the Program Director shall render his or her decision on the Program Committee's findings. The decision of the Program Director shall be made in writing, and may only be appealed in accordance with Section 2409. The Program Director's decision concerning the suspension or revocation of a Street Artist Certificate shall not be appealable to any level of the Art Commission.
(Added by Ord. 41-83, App. 2/4/83; amended by Ord. 291-94, App. 8/4/94)
SEC. 2409.  APPEALS TO BOARD OF PERMIT APPEALS.
   Appeals to the Board of Permit Appeals from the final decision of the Art Commission to grant or deny a Street Artist Certificate shall be governed by Article 1, Section 30 of Part III of the Municipal Code and shall be filed not later than 15 days after the final decision of the Art Commission. Appeals to the Board of Permit Appeals from the final decision of the Program Director to suspend or revoke a Street Artist Certificate shall be governed by Article 1, Section 30 of Part III of the Municipal Code and shall be filed not later than 15 days after the Program Director's decision approving or disapproving the Program Committee's findings and recommendations.
(Added by Ord. 41-83, App. 2/4/83; amended by Ord. 255-88, App. 6/22/88; Ord. 291-94, App. 8/4/94)
SEC. 2410.  CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS:  PENALTIES.
   (a)   Except as provided in Subsection (b), any person violating any provision of Proposition "L," this Article or any rules or regulations issued pursuant to this Article of which the person has been given notice, shall be guilty of an infraction and subject to a fine of not in excess of $100.
   (b)   The violation of any provision of Proposition "L" or this Article which would otherwise be an infraction shall be a misdemeanor if the person who has violated such provision has previously been convicted of two or more violations within the 12-month period immediately preceding the current offense and the prior convictions are admitted by the person charged with the violations or are alleged in the accusatory pleading. For this purpose, a bail forfeiture shall be deemed to be a conviction of the offense charged. A person convicted of a misdemeanor pursuant to this subsection shall be subject to imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not exceeding 30 days or a fine not exceeding $500, or both.
(Added by Ord. 41-83, App. 2/4/83)
SEC. 2411.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase in this Article or any part thereof, is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity or effectiveness of the remaining portions of this Article or any part thereof. The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it would have passed each section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase thereof irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, subdivisions, paragraphs, sentences, clauses or phrases be declared unconstitutional or ineffective.
(Added by Ord. 41-83, App. 2/4/83)