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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 25:
REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE PROTECTION AND SECURITY SERVICES
 
Registration of Fixed Patrols, Street Patrols and Private Watchman.
Fixed Patrol Defined.
Street Patrol Defined.
Private Watchman Defined.
Person.
Method of Registration of Street Patrol and Fixed Patrol Services.
Review of Registration Application.
Registration of Employees of Street Patrol Business.
Registration of Employees of Fixed Patrol Business.
Registration of Private Watchman.
Issuance of Identification Card.
Notice of Termination of Employee.
Use of Official Police or Sheriff Titles and Similar Subterfuges.
Revocation or Refusal of Registration.
Matters to be Considered by Chief of Police.
Insurance Coverage.
Registration Fee.
Exemptions.
Severability.
Effective Dates.
Drawing of Handguns.
Permitting Drawing of Handguns.
 
SEC. 1750.  REGISTRATION OF FIXED PATROLS, STREET PATROLS AND PRIVATE WATCHMAN.
   Unless registered as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful for any person, either for himself or for any other person, firm or corporation, to manage, conduct or carry on the business of a fixed patrol, street patrol, or serve as a private watchman service in the City and County of San Francisco, or willfully to hire the services of a private watchman, fixed patrol, or street patrol, unless said private watchman, fixed patrol, or street patrol is registered as hereinafter defined.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.1.  FIXED PATROL DEFINED.
   For the purpose of this Article, the term "Fixed Patrol" shall mean a person, firm or corporation licensed by the State of California, who or which agrees to furnish, or furnishes, a watchman, guard, patrolman or other person to protect persons or property or to prevent theft, unlawful taking, loss, embezzlement, misappropriation or concealment of any goods, wares, merchandise, money, bonds, stocks, notes, documents, papers or property of any kind, remains at a fixed location and does not utilize the public streets during the course and scope of such employment, except for incidental use of the streets by a fixed patrol operator, or his employee, solely for the purpose of traveling from one location owned or operated by a client to another location owned or operated by the same client, or for the purpose of supervising employees of a fixed patrol operator, or for incidental use of the streets reasonably necessary to accomplish the purpose of the fixed patrol service.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.2.  STREET PATROL DEFINED.
   For the purpose of this Article the term "Street Patrol" shall mean any person, firm or corporation who furnishes or agrees to furnish, for any consideration whatsoever, any of the services enumerated in Section 1750.1 of this Article and utilizes the public streets to perform such services and is licensed by the State of California to perform such services or is employed by a person so licensed.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.3.  PRIVATE WATCHMAN DEFINED.
   For the purpose of this Article the term "Private Watchman" shall mean a person who is appointed a Special Police Officer pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.535 of the Chapter, and is directly employed by one person, firm or corporation to perform any of the services enumerated in Section 1750.1 of this Article, and who shall, in the performance of his duties, remain on or immediately adjacent to the property of his employer.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.3.1.  PERSON.
   For the purpose of this Article the term "Person" shall mean any individual, corporation, copartnership, firm, association, joint stock company or combination of individuals of whatever form or character acting as a unit.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.4.  METHOD OF REGISTRATION OF STREET PATROL AND FIXED PATROL SERVICES.
   Persons required to register by Sections 1750.6 and 1750.7 of this Article for Street Patrol or Fixed Patrol Services shall do so with the Chief of Police on application forms provided therefor. The application shall be verified and shall contain the following information:
   (a)   The true name and address of the applicant and of all persons financially interested in the operation of the fixed patrol or street patrol business.
   (b)   The date, place of birth and citizenship of all such persons.
   (c)   The past criminal record, if any, of all such persons.
   (d)   The fingerprints of all such persons.
   (e)   The area of the City and County of San Francisco, or the portion thereof, in which the applicant proposes to provide street patrol service.
   (f)   The number and description of motor vehicles proposed to be used by applicant.
   (g)   The description and serial number of the firearms to be used by applicant and his employees.
   (h)   Proof of insurance coverage as provided in Section 1750.14 of this Article.
   (i)   Whether the applicant requests a street patrol registration, a fixed patrol, or private watchman registration.
   (j)   If the applicant is a corporation, the application shall set forth the name of the corporation exactly as shown in its articles of incorporation; the names and residence addresses of each of the officers, directors, and each stockholder owning more than 10 percent of the stock of the corporation. If the applicant is a partnership, the application shall set forth the name and residence address of each of the partners, including limited partners. If one or more of the partners is a corporation, the provisions of this Section pertaining to a corporate applicant shall apply.
   (k)   Subsection (d) of this Section shall not apply to any of the following:
      (1)   A corporation, the stock of which is listed on a stock exchange in the State of California or in the City of New York, State of New York.
      (2)   A bank, trust company, financial institution, or title company to which application is made or to whom a license is issued in a fiduciary capacity.
      (3)   A corporation which is required by law to file periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
   Upon receipt of an application, the Chief of Police shall conduct such investigation as he may deem necessary and proper as to the character and morals of the applicant and persons financially interested in the fixed patrol service or street patrol service for which registration is sought and as to the proposed territory of the City and County of San Francisco, or portions thereof, within which the street patrol service is to be conducted.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.5.  REVIEW OF REGISTRATION APPLICATION.
   The Chief of Police may refuse registration if it is found that the applicant or any person financially interested in the operation of the fixed patrol business or street patrol business is a person of bad moral character. For this purpose the Chief of Police may, in his discretion, consider any facts or evidence which he believes is relevant and will reflect on the moral fitness and reputation of those who will be in charge of such fixed patrol or street patrol business.
   Should the Chief of Police refuse registration, the applicant for a street patrol business or private patrol business may appeal in the same manner as provided for revocation in Section 1750.12 of this Article.
   Upon granting the registration application, the Chief of Police, or the Police Commission on appeal, shall designate the portion or portions of the City and County of San Francisco within which such street patrol business may be carried on, and shall specify therein such other reasonable additional requirements imposed upon applicant as are necessary to meet local needs and are not inconsistent with the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code; provided, however, that no person shall be allowed to register as a fixed patrol business or a street patrol business who is not licensed under the provisions of said Code. Such registration shall be disapproved where the territory sought has been allocated to a patrol special officer appointed pursuant to Section 3.536 of the Charter of the City and County of San Francisco; provided, however, such patrol special officer shall not be licensed as a fixed patrol operator.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.6.  REGISTRATION OF EMPLOYEES OF STREET PATROL BUSINESS.
   Upon granting the registration application, the registrant shall furnish the Chief of Police with the names of those who are or will be engaged in street patrol, on a form provided therefor. The form shall contain the following information:
   (a)   The true name and address of the employee.
   (b)   The date of birth and citizenship of such person.
   (c)   The past criminal record, if any, of such person as stated by the employee, including a signed statement of the employee that the information in (a), (b) and (c) is true and correct.
   (d)   The fingerprints of such person.
   (e)   The serial number and description of each firearm owned by such employee and carried in the course and scope of his duties.
   (f)   Such other information as may be deemed relevant by the Chief of Police or Police Commission.
   (g)   Recent photograph of such employee.
   Upon receipt of the names of the employees who will be engaged in street patrol service, the Chief of Police shall conduct such investigation as he may deem necessary and proper as to the character and morals of the employee. Should the Chief of Police, after a noticed hearing, find that the character and morals of such employee are such as to constitute a danger to the public if said employee were to be utilized in street patrol services, the registrant shall not thereafter utilize such employee for street patrol service.
   Any applicant for registration under this Section who is dissatisfied with the decision of the Chief of Police may file an appeal with the Secretary of the Police Commission within five days. The Police Commission shall thereupon fix a date for hearing the appeal which date shall not be more than 10 days from the date of filing said appeal. The Police Commission may affirm, modify or reverse the decision of the Chief of Police.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.7.  REGISTRATION OF EMPLOYEES OF FIXED PATROL BUSINESS.
   Upon granting the registration application, the Chief of Police shall require the registrant to furnish the names of employees of the registrant who are or will be engaged in fixed patrol on a form provided therefor and shall contain the same information as required in Section 1750.6 of this Article.
   Upon receipt of the names of the employees who will engage in fixed patrol services, the Chief of Police shall conduct such investigation as he may deem necessary and proper as to the character and morals of the employee. Should the Chief of Police, after a duly noticed hearing, find that the character and morals of such employee would constitute a danger to the public if said employee were to be utilized in fixed patrol services, the registrant shall not thereafter utilize such employee for fixed patrol service.
   Any applicant for registration as a fixed patrol employee who is dissatisfied with the decision of the Chief of Police may appeal as provided in Section 1750.6 of this Article.
   A fixed patrol business registered under this Article may utilize an employee without complying with Section 1750.7 of this Article for a period not exceeding two weeks where, because of any event described in Section 409.5 of the Penal Code of the State of California or because of an extensive public gathering, the services required of the fixed patrol business cannot be performed without an immediate increase of personnel. Such fixed patrol business shall, not later than completion of the employee's first tour of duty, notify the Chief of Police in writing of the names of the employees so utilized and justification of their use without complying with Section 1750.7 of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.8.  REGISTRATION OF PRIVATE WATCHMAN.
   Private Watchman as defined in Section 1750.3 of this Article shall register with the Chief of Police and shall furnish the Chief of Police, in writing, the name, address and telephone number of his employer and his hours of duty. Each private watchman shall immediately notify the Chief of Police, in writing, of the termination of his employment. No person, firm, corporation or partnership shall hire a private watchman unless such watchman is appointed by the Chief of Police under authority of Section 3.535 of the Charter.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.9.  ISSUANCE OF IDENTIFICATION CARD.
   Should the Chief of Police or Police Commission have no objection to the employment of an employee of a street patrol business, a fixed patrol business, or as a private watchman, the Chief of Police shall furnish the employer within 15 calendar days of approval of the application, Sundays and holidays excluded, an employee's identification card, which shall contain a photograph of the employee, with the registration number in figures plainly discernible. The Chief of Police shall determine the manner and form of any other information that may be placed upon such identification card, which must be in the possession of the employee at all times during his hours of employment, and shall be produced for inspection upon request of the Chief of Police or his duly authorized representative.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.10.  NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF EMPLOYEE.
   The registrant, within 10 days after the termination of any employee engaged in street patrol services or fixed patrol services, shall notify the Chief of Police in writing of such termination and the employee shall immediately deliver his identification card to the Chief of Police.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.11.  USE OF OFFICIAL POLICE OR SHERIFF TITLES AND SIMILAR SUBTERFUGES.
   No person shall, in connection with the operation of a fixed patrol business, street patrol business, or any private watchman, either as a registrant or employee:
   (a)   Titles. Knowingly use the title, "S.F. Police Officer," "Police Officer," "Special Police or Special Officer," "Sheriff," "Deputy Sheriff," or any other title or designation whatever, which is calculated to indicate an official connection with the Police Department or Sheriff's Office of the City and County of San Francisco, or with the police force of any other government or governmental agency.
   (b)   Operation. Knowingly represent himself, or falsely represent another, to be a member of the Police Department or the Sheriff's Office of the City and County of San Francisco or use any sign, word, language or device, which is calculated to induce a false or mistaken belief that he is acting or purporting to act on behalf of said department or office of the City and County within the scope or any real or purported duty thereof.
   (c)   Collections. Knowingly use any sign, badge, title or designation, or make any express or implied representation, which is calculated to induce the belief that he is a member of the Police Department or the Sheriff's Office of the City and County, or connected therewith in any way, in connection with any activity directed toward the collection of any money or debt, or the repossession, recovery or taking of anything of value, or for any purpose of private gain whatsoever.
   (d)   Uniforms. Knowingly wear any uniform designed to resemble so closely the uniform worn by the Police Department, Sheriff's Office or the California Highway Patrol as reasonably to induce the belief that he represents or is employed by the Police Department, the Sheriff's Office or the California Highway Patrol.
   (e)   Vehicles. Knowingly use any vehicle which is colored or has affixed thereon any sign, badge, title or device that would reasonably induce the belief said vehicle was being operated by the Police Department, Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol, or any agency or local, State or Federal government.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.12.  REVOCATION OR REFUSAL OF REGISTRATION.
   The Chief of Police may revoke any registration issued hereunder after a notice of hearing when the applicant or registrant is in violation of any of the provisions of this Article, or of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California, or any rules promulgated by the Chief of Police regulating fixed patrol business, street patrol business or private watchmen.
   In the event that any registration is revoked, or is refused by the Chief of Police, an appeal may be filed with the Police Commission within 30 days after date of said decision. Notice of said revocation or refusal shall be served upon the registrant or applicant by depositing a true copy thereof, with postage fully paid, in the United States mail addressed to the registrant at his last known address, within three days from the date of action of the Chief of Police. Any appeal must be in writing filed with the Secretary of the Police Commission and served personally or by mail upon the Chief of Police, or his duly authorized representative appointed for said purpose, by the registrant or applicant.
   The Police Commission shall by resolution fix a date for hearing said appeal and designate the time and place where such hearing is to be held, which date shall be not more than 14 days from the date of the filing of the appeal. The Secretary of the Police Commission shall give notice of said hearing to the registrant or applicant in the same manner as required for notice of revocation or refusal of registration, but not less than 10 days prior to the date of said hearing.
   The registrant so notified of the revocation hearing may continue to operate the fixed patrol or street patrol business pending the revocation hearing before the Police Commission, unless in the judgment of the Chief of Police such operation would adversely affect the public interest, in which event the order of the Chief of Police will be effective five days from the date of service of such order.
   At any such hearing, the registrant or applicant shall be given the opportunity to defend himself, and may call witnesses, be represented by counsel and present evidence in his behalf. The Chief of Police or his representative shall attend the hearing.
   It shall require a majority vote of the membership of the Police Commission to overrule the decision of the Chief of Police.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.13.  MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED BY CHIEF OF POLICE.
   The Chief of Police may disregard any conviction for which the applicant was required to register pursuant to Section 290 of the Penal Code of the State of California if he finds that the applicant has fully completed any sentence imposed because of such conviction and complied with any conditions imposed because of such conviction, that the completion of said sentence, probation, parole, or any conditions whatsoever as a result of such conviction, has occurred at least three years prior to the date of application and that the applicant has not subsequently been convicted of any of the crimes herein mentioned or suffered any subsequent felony convictions of any nature whatsoever.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.14.  INSURANCE COVERAGE.
   The applicant, prior to registering as a fixed patrol business, or a street patrol business, or any firm, person, partnership or corporation hiring more than two private watchmen as defined in Section 1750.3 of this Article, must present evidence of insurance in the following amounts:
      (1)   Workmen's Compensation and Employers' Liability Insurance to cover the applicant's employees, as required by the Labor Code of the State of California.
      (2)   Comprehensive bodily injury and property damage liability insurance, including automobile liability and including liability for assault and battery, false arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, libel and slander, and invasion of privacy. This insurance shall provide limits of liability of not less than $200,000 for injury to each person and $300,000 for each occurrence and $50,000 for property damage. Any comprehensive bodily injury and property damage liability insurance policy or policies shall include the City and County of San Francisco, its officers and employees as an additional named insured, in the event any person shall charge or allege that the City and County of San Francisco, its officers or employees are liable or responsible for any act or conduct of the fixed or street patrol business whether by respondent superior or any other legal theory, and shall contain the following endorsement:
"Notwithstanding any other provision in this policy, the insurance afforded hereunder to the City of San Francisco shall be primary as to any other insurance or reinsurance covering or available to the City of San Francisco, and such other insurance or reinsurance shall not be required to contribute to any liability or loss until and unless the appropriate limit of liability afforded hereunder is exhausted."
   Each of said policies of insurance shall contain a clause substantially in the following words:
"It is hereby understood and agreed that this policy may not be canceled, nor the amount of the coverage reduced, until ten days after receipt by the City Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco of a written notice of such cancellation or reduction of coverage, as evidenced by receipt of a registered letter."
   All certificates of insurance must be approved as to form by the City Attorney of the City of San Francisco.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.15.  REGISTRATION FEE.
   Every person, firm, or corporation registering as a fixed patrol business or as a street patrol business shall pay to the Tax Collector a registration fee of $100 annually, payable in advance.
   The registration fee prescribed in this Article is due and payable on a yearly basis, starting January 1, 1973. Fees for new registrations issued after the first day of January, 1973, or in any subsequent calendar year, shall be prorated with regard to the calendar year on a monthly basis.
   For each employee registered, a fee of $6 shall be paid to the San Francisco Police Department to cover costs of investigation; provided, however, that the Chief of Police may waive the provisions of Sections 1750.6 and 1750.7, of this Article for employees previously registered.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.16.  EXEMPTIONS.
   This Article does not apply to private investigators as defined in Section 7521(a) of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California, to insurance adjusters as defined in Section 7521(d) of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California, or to repossessors as defined in Section 7521(e) of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California.
(Added by Ord. 31-272, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.17.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Article or any part thereof, is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity or effectiveness of the remaining portions of this Article or any part thereof. The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it would have passed each section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase thereof irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, subdivisions, paragraphs, sentences, clauses, or phrases be declared unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.18.  EFFECTIVE DATES.
   The provisions of Section 1750 of this Article shall not be effective for 60 days from the effective date of this Article as it relates to registration of a fixed patrol business or street patrol business.
(Added by Ord. 312-72, App. 11/2/72)
SEC. 1750.19.  DRAWING OF HANDGUNS.
   It shall be unlawful for any armed guard, while in any place in the City and County of San Francisco, to draw or exhibit other than in a holster any handgun except in lawful response to an actual and specific threat to person and/or property.
(Added by Ord. 582-81, App. 12/10/81)
SEC. 1750.20.  PERMITTING DRAWING OF HANDGUNS.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation, partnership, or association which employs or utilizes armed guards to require, allow or permit any such guard, while in any place in the City and County of San Francisco, to draw or exhibit other than in a holster any handgun except in lawful response to an actual and specific threat to person and/or property. In any prosecution for violation of this Section proof that such person, corporation, partnership, or association did not, at the time a guard unlawfully drew or exhibited a handgun, have a written rule prohibiting such acts, shall be prima facie evidence that such person, corporation, partnership or association required, allowed or permitted such conduct.
(Added by Ord. 582-81, App. 12/10/81)