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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 5.8:
PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES CONCERNING PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
 
 
Definitions.
Permit Required.
Exclusions.
Mobile Food Facility Application and Fee Provisions.
Mobile Food Facility Application Form.
Corporate Applicants; Exemption.
Regulating Mobile Food Facility Locations.
Mobile Food Facilities, Maximum Permissible.
Mobile Food Facilities from Formula Retail Uses.
Single Day of Operation for a Mobile Food Facility.
Notice of Intent; Appeal of Protest or Denial of Permit.
Issuance of Mobile Food Facility Permit.
Identification Card.
Mobile Food Facility – Inspection and Annual Certificate of Sanitation and Fire Marshal Approval.
Mobile Food Facility – Decal and Display.
Exhibition of Mobile Food Facility Permit and Other Identifying Information.
Good Neighbor Policies.
Temporary Mobile Caterer Permits.
Transfer of Permit.
Suspension and Revocation of Permits.
Penalties.
Removal of Mobile Food Facilities.
Severability.
 
SEC. 184.80.  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this Article the following words and phrases mean and include:
   BART. San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District.
   Department. The Department of Public Works.
   Director. The Director of the Department of Public Works or his or her designated representative.
   Director of Health. The Director of the Public Health Department of the City and County of San Francisco or a designated representative of the Director of Health.
   Location. A Mobile Food Facility location is a fixed point or defined route including an approximate duration at specific fixed points and approximate time of day at specific fixed points along the route.
   Mobile Caterer. Any motorized vehicle wherein or wherefrom wrapped food, foodstuffs, products, liquids or material intended or food or drink for human consumption are sold, served, distributed, or offered for sale at retail or given away to the public.
   Mobile Food Facility. Any vehicle or pushcart used in conjunction with a commissary or other permanent food facility upon which food is sold or distributed at retail. Mobile Food Facility does not include a "Transporter" used to transport packaged food from a food facility or other approved source to the consumer. A Mobile Food Facility does not include any use that sells goods, wares, or merchandise other than food or drink intended for human consumption. For purposes of this Article, a pushcart or a mobile caterer are both referred to as a Mobile Food Facility unless specifically stated otherwise.
   Mobile Food Facility Vendor. Any person or entity engaged in the business of operating a Mobile Food Facility within the City and County of San Francisco.
   Person. An individual or natural person.
   Pushcart. Any wagon, cart, or any other food-serving device, whether stationary or movable, wherein or wherefrom any food or foodstuffs are sold, served, distributed, offered for sale at retail, or given away to the public, whether consumed at said pushcart or elsewhere.
   Pushcart Peddler. Any person or entity engaged in the business of operating a pushcart within the City and County of San Francisco.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010; amended by Ord. 119-13, File No. 120193, App. 6/28/2013, Eff. 7/28/2013)
SEC. 184.81.  PERMIT REQUIRED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in or carry on the business of a Mobile Food Facility, or to operate, or cause or permit to be operated any Mobile Food Facility upon any public street, sidewalk, alley, or any other public place in the City and County of San Francisco, without first having obtained a permit from the Director accompanied by approval by the Director of Health and the Fire Marshal. This Article shall apply only to Mobile Food Facilities on public right-of-way under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works and as defined in Public Works Code Section 2.4.4(t).
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010)
SEC. 184.82.  EXCLUSIONS.
   (a)   The provisions of this Article do not apply to those Mobile Food Facilities distributing food and/or drink for human consumption that operate wholly, and exclusively on streets, drives, alleys, squares, parks, piers, loading facilities, schools, colleges or universities under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Commission of the City and County of San Francisco, the Board of Education of the City and County of San Francisco, or the San Francisco Port Commission and are authorized by said Commissions or Board to maintain stopping places to conduct sales of food and/or drink for human consumption at locations under the authority of said Commissions or Board.
   (b)   A Pushcart Peddler who applies for and receives a permit from BART for operation of a Pushcart at the 16th St. and 24th St. BART stations and the street level plazas adjacent thereto shall not be required to obtain a permit from the Director for that Location, and shall be exempt from the fee, application, and hearing procedures provided for in this Article for that Location. The Pushcart Peddler, however, shall be subject to the provisions set forth in Sections 184.91, 184.92, and 184.94.
   (c)   When an application for a permit to operate a Pushcart is filed with BART, BART shall inform the Director of Health so that the Director of Health may make an investigation into the applicant's proposed Mobile Food Facility. In order to operate the Pushcart, the Peddler shall first obtain an annual Certificate of Sanitation from the Director of Health and pay Department of Public Health fees as set forth in Section 184.83.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010)
SEC. 184.83.  MOBILE FOOD FACILITY APPLICATION AND FEE PROVISIONS.
   (a)   Every person desiring a Mobile Food Facility permit pursuant to this Article shall file an application with the Director upon a form provided by the Director and shall pay a filing fee of $125.00, a notification fee of $200.00, and an inspection fee of $383.00 for a single Location for the Mobile Food Facility. Each additional Location shall require payment to the Department of a notification fee of $200.00 per Location, an inspection fee of $383.00 for the first additional Location and an inspection fee of $191.50 per each additional Location. Separate fees shall be paid to the Department of Health and the Fire Marshal for the annual approvals required by each department for a valid permit under this Article. The fees for the Department of Public Health are set forth in the Business and Taxation Code.
   (b)   Half of the required fees for a single Location and half of the fees for any additional Location(s) shall be paid at the time of application submission and the remainder of the total fee amount shall be paid at the time of the Director's decision on the permit. No refunds are available if the Department disapproves a permit or a Permit Location.
   (c)   Every Permittee desiring to change the Location of the Mobile Food Facility, modify the hours of operation to allow service after 8 p.m., or add a new Location(s) during the term of the annual permit, shall file an application with the Director upon a form provided by the Director and shall pay a filing fee of $85.00 for each Location change or addition of a new Location(s), a notification fee of $200.00 per Location, and an inspection fee of $191.50 per Location. Such requests shall be processed in the same manner as a new permit.
   (d)   Permit Renewal, Annual Renewal Fee, Permit Expiration.
      (1)   Every Mobile Food Facility permit is subject to an annual renewal filing fee of $125.00 per permit. In addition, if during the course of the preceding year the Department received one or more substantiated complaints against the permit Location(s) or filed one or more notices of violation against the Permit, the Department shall assess an additional processing fee of $159.50 per permit. The Department also shall charge inspection fees as follows: $576.00 the first two (2) Locations where substantiated complaints were received or notices of violation filed and $288.00 per each additional Location where substantiated complaints were received or notices of violation filed. Said fees are payable to the Department. Separate annual fees shall be paid to the Department of Health and the Fire Marshal for the approvals required by each department for a valid renewal permit under this Article. The annual renewal fees for the Department of Public Health are set forth in the Business and Taxation Code.
      (2)   Any Mobile Food Facility permit that the Director renews is not operative unless and until the Mobile Food Facility Vendor has obtained an annual renewal of his or her Certificate of Sanitation for the Department of Public Health and approval from the Fire Marshal.
      (3)   The permit renewal date shall be the date that the Director issues his or her decision to renew the permit or conditionally renew the permit.
      (4)   Permits are renewed annually so long as the Mobile Food Facility remains in compliance with this Article, including payment of all fees due to the City. Annual renewal of a permit does not constitute issuance of a new permit and does not require notice under Section 184.88. Notwithstanding the above, if, as part of a permit renewal, the permittee is changing the Location that the Mobile Food Facility serves, adding a new Location(s), changing the hours of operation to serve a Location later than 8 p.m.; or making other changes to the Mobile Food Facility that the Director determines requires public notice, the Department shall treat such changes as the equivalent of a new permit and require the applicant to satisfy the requirements associated with applying for and obtaining a new permit.
      (5)   Permit Expiration. A permit shall be deemed to expire seven (7) years from the anniversary of the original permit issuance date as long as the permittee remains in compliance with this Article during that term. If the permittee elects to pursue a new permit six (6) months prior to such expiration, the existing permittee may apply for a new permit under the same terms as the existing permit and shall be given priority over any other applicants. The only required notice under this Subsection shall be an electronic notice issued by the Department to any individual(s) or organization(s) that have requested such notification by the Department, except that any permittees who have received three (3) or more Notice of Violations by the Department in a period of 24 months prior to their permit expiration shall be required to satisfy all noticing requirements of Section 184.88 of this Article. Any new permit issued in accordance with the terms of this Subsection shall be subject to all applicable provisions of this Article. Subject to Section 184.88, if a protest is filed to request a Departmental administrative hearing on the new permit, the permittee may continue to operate under the provisions of the old permit until a decision is rendered by the Director of Public Works on the new permit.
      (6)   If an existing permittee seeks a new permit for the same Location in accordance with the terms of Subsection (d)(5), but that Location no longer satisfies the requirements of Section 184.85, the Director, under such circumstances, shall strive to authorize a temporary or permanent relocation of the Mobile Food Facility to a comparable Location that meets the requirements of Section 184.85. Any such authorization shall be in writing and available at the Mobile Food Facility prior to issuance of a new permit. Notice related to the proposed temporary or permanent relocation of the Mobile Food Facility shall be subject to all applicable noticing requirements set forth in Subsection (d)(5).
      (7)   If a permittee for a Mobile Food Facility has a valid permit for a specific Location dated on or before July 1, 2013, said permittee is exempt from Subsection (d)(5) as long as the such permittee complies with all other applicable terms of this Article. As part of any permit issuance, renewal, or transfer pursuant to this Article, the Department shall include reference to the original granting date of the Mobile Food Facility permit.
   (e)   The fees set forth in this Section are subject to the fee review and adjustment procedures of Section 2.1.2.
   (f)   Each Mobile Food Facility shall require a separate permit pursuant to this Article. Each permit issued pursuant to this Article shall be valid for only those Locations and hours of operation that the Department approves as set forth in this Article.
   (g)   Notwithstanding Subsection (f), the Director may issue a single permit or permits to an assigned Location(s) for multiple Mobile Food Facilities. The fees for such permit shall be the filing, notification, and inspection fees for a single Location. Under such circumstances, Director also may charge additional permit fees as set forth in Section 2.1.3. All Mobile Food Facilities operating under a single Location permit shall comply with all other provisions of this Article.
   (h)   The Board of Supervisors reserves the right to charge a public right-of-way assessment fee for occupation of the right-of-way by a Mobile Food Facility.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010; amended by Ord. 119-13, File No. 120193, App. 6/28/2013, Eff. 7/28/2013)
SEC. 184.84.  MOBILE FOOD FACILITY APPLICATION FORM.
   Except as otherwise provided herein, an application for a Mobile Food Facility permit pursuant to the provisions of this Article shall specify or include:
   (a)   The name, business and residence address of the applicant and the address where the mobile catering vehicle is stored during nonoperating hours. If the applicant is a corporation, the name of the corporation shall be set forth 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 apply. A natural person shall not acquire a stock interest in more than one corporate permittee.
   (b)   A description of the Mobile Catering Vehicle, including the following data: The make, model and type of body; the number of cylinders; the vehicle identification number or any other identifying number as may be required by the Director.
      (1)   If this information is not known at the time of permit application, this requirement can be satisfied as a condition of obtaining a final and effective permit.
   (c)   Whether or not the applicant intends to operate a Mobile Food Facility under a fictitious name.
   (d)   Such information pertinent to the operation of the proposed activity, including information as to management and authority control, as the Director, Director of Health, or Fire Marshal may require of an applicant in addition to the other requirements of this Section.
   (e)   The address to which notice, when required, is to be sent or mailed, and the name and address of a person authorized to accept service or process, if not otherwise set forth herein.
   (f)   A photograph of the permit applicant.
   (g)   Whether the application is for a new permit, renewal of an existing permit, a change to the Location that the Mobile Food Facility serves, a change in hours of operation, or the addition of a Location(s).
   (h)   A description of the food product, products, and/or drink the applicant intends to sell though no permittee shall be bound by or limited to this description.
   (i)   The specific Location(s) of the activity, including a detailed description of where the applicant intends to place his or her Mobile Food Facility.
   (j)   The proposed hours of operation and days of operation for each Location that the Mobile Food Facility proposes to serve. The application should specify no more than three (3) 24-hour cycles (or portions thereof) and associated days for each Location over the course of one (1) week as part of the application in accordance with the requirements of Section 184.85(b)(6). The applicant also may propose alternate cycles and/or days if the preferred time periods are denied or not otherwise available. The specified time(s) and Location(s) shall repeat each week during the term of the permit.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010; amended by Ord. 119-13, File No. 120193, App. 6/28/2013, Eff. 7/28/2013)
SEC. 184.84.1.  CORPORATE APPLICANTS; EXEMPTION.
   The provisions of Sections 184.84 relating to requirements for corporate applicants 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.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010)
SEC. 184.85.  REGULATING MOBILE FOOD FACILITY LOCATIONS.
   (a)   Every person desiring a permit pursuant to this Article shall conform to the requirements set forth in this Section 184.85 and any regulations and rules that the Director adopts pursuant to this Article.
   (b)   The Director may issue a Mobile Food Facility permit only when the Director finds that the following location and time requirements are met:
      (1)   The Location shall:
         (A)   Leave unobstructed path for pedestrian passage on any sidewalk a space not less than 6 feet wide.
         (B)   Satisfy all other locational requirements of the Department.
      (2)   No Mobile Food Facility or Mobile Food Facility Vendor shall peddle food or drink between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., unless the Director has approved such sales after consulting with the Planning Department and the Chief of Police.
      (3)   Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, no Mobile Food Facility or Mobile Food Facility Vendor shall peddle food or drink:
         (A)   In any residential ("R") district other than a residential-commercial combined ("RC") district as defined in the Planning Code.
         (B)   In the "P" districts, as defined in Section 234 of the Planning Code, that are located on Twin Peaks or in any areas in or adjacent to Open Space Districts located on Twin Peaks.
         (C)   On the sidewalk or street immediately adjacent to property under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Commission other than the areas specified above in Subsection (B) unless written consent is obtained from the General Manager of the Recreation and Park Department.
         (D)   On the north side of Jefferson Street between Jones and Taylor.
         (E)   Within 500 feet of the property line of any public middle school or junior high school between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
         (F)   Within 1,000 feet of the property line of any public high school between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except that this distance shall be within 750 feet for the following public schools:
            (i)   John O'Connell (Assessor's Block 3593, Lot 04)
            (ii)   Mission High School (Assessor's Block 3579, Lot 006)
            (iii)   Hilltop High School (Assessor's Block 4273, Lot 008)
            (iv)   Galileo High School (Assessor's Block 0475, Lot 001)
            (v)   International Studies Academy (Assessor's Block 4032, Lot 001)
            (vi)   Principal's Center (Assessor's Block 1761, Lot 040)
            (vii)   Civic Center High School (Assessor's Block 0768, Lot 015).
      (4)   Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, no Mobile Caterer, shall peddle food or drink within a 75-foot radius of any restaurant as measured from the centerline of the primary entrance to the restaurant subject to the following:
         (A)   The restaurant shall be operational at the time the Mobile Food Facility applies for a permit for the particular Location.
         (B)   For purposes of this Subsection, restaurant is defined under Health Code Section 451 and includes only the following food preparation and service establishment permit types: (i) fast food establishment, (ii) restaurant less than 1,000 square feet, (iii) restaurant between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet, and (iv) restaurant greater than 2,000 square feet. Restaurant also includes a take-out establishment as defined in Health Code Section 451.
         (C)   Notwithstanding Subsection (B) above, if the restaurant provides any food product and marketing uses as defined in Health Code Section 440, then it shall not constitute a restaurant for purposes of this Subsection.
         (D)   Notwithstanding this Subsection (4), its terms shall not apply to any Mobile Caterer that would be located in the prohibited area at any time between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following day.
      (5)   The prohibition set forth in Subsection (4) above shall apply only if a restaurant has direct street access to its primary entrance.
      (6)   Notwithstanding this Subsection (4), if the active street-facing façade of a restaurant extends beyond 75 feet from its primary entrance, no Mobile Caterer shall operate along the curb directly fronting any active street-facing façade. Under no circumstances shall a Mobile Caterer be parked within 50 feet of the active street-facing façade of such a restaurant.
      (7)   Mobile Food Facilities shall be limited to serving one Location no more than three (3) days per week. Such days shall be measured in 24-hour cycles so that they could begin on one day and extend to the following day so long as the subject cycle does not constitute more than 24 consecutive hours at a single Location.
      (8)   The Mobile Food Facility shall comply with all color curb controls.
      (9)   The Mobile Food Facility shall occupy no more than the equivalent of two (2) parking spaces.
      (10)   A Mobile Food Facility shall be permitted to sell any food and/or drink item that the Vendor elects to sell so long as the item and its preparation comply with all applicable State and local laws.
   (c)   Notwithstanding the locational requirements of Subsection (b)(1), if a Pushcart Peddler has a valid permit for a specific Location dated as of July 19, 1995, said Peddler is exempt from Subsection (b)(1)(B) and the Director may issue an exception to Subsection (b)(1)(A) for such Peddler as long as the permitted pedestrian passage satisfies applicable federal and State access requirements.
   (d)   If a Mobile Food Facility has a valid permit dated prior to July l, 2013 for a particular time and Location, said Facility is exempt from the locational requirements of Subsections (b)(4)-(6) for purposes of the specific time(s) and Location(s) identified in said permit. Any modification to such time or Location shall be subject to all the requirements of this Article.
   (e)   The Director, after a public hearing, may adopt such orders, policies, regulations, rules, or standard plans and specifications as he or she deems necessary in order to preserve and maintain the public health, safety, welfare, and convenience. Such orders, policies, regulations, or rules may include, but are not limited to, permit application materials, placement of and information contained on signs, site conditions, accessibility of sidewalks and streets. When such orders, policies, regulations, or rules will affect the operations and enforcement of the Municipal Transportation Agency, the Department of Public Health, or the Fire Department, the Director shall consult with and provide an opportunity to comment to the Director of the affected Department prior to adoption of such orders, policies, regulations, or rule.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010; amended by Ord. 119-13, File No. 120193, App. 6/28/2013, Eff. 7/28/2013)
SEC. 184.86.  MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES, MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE.
   (a)   In no case may a single permittee obtain more than seven (7) separate Mobile Food Facility permits.
   (b)   If a Pushcart Peddler has seven (7) or more valid permits for specific Locations dated as of July 19, 1995, said permits shall not be counted toward the maximum permissible number of Facilities in Subsection (a).
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010)
SEC. 184.86.1.  MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES FROM FORMULA RETAIL USES.
   (a)   If a Mobile Food Facility is operated by or otherwise an affiliate of a formula retail use as defined in Planning Code Section 303.1 that is a eating and drinking use, restaurant, or limited-restaurant, as such terms are defined in Planning Code Articles 7 and 8, the following restrictions shall apply:
      (1)   The Mobile Food Facility is prohibited within the boundaries of those zoning districts where formula retail is prohibited or subject to conditional use authorization as set forth in Planning Code Section 303.1.
      (2)   Notwithstanding the above restrictions, this Subsection shall not apply if the subject Mobile Food Facility is operating in accordance with the terms of Section 184.87 (Single Day of Operations) or Section 184.89(e) (in connection with a City-permitted temporary use).
   (b)   For purposes of this Section, the term "affiliate" includes, but is not limited to, an individual or entity that has the corporate name of or is owned in whole or in part by the formula retail uses described above, has a direct financial or contractual relationship with such uses, or is the franchisee of such uses.
(Added by Ord. 119-13, File No. 120193, App. 6/28/2013, Eff. 7/28/2013; amended by Ord. 235-14, File No. 140844, App. 11/26/2014, Eff. 12/26/2014)
SEC. 184.87.  SINGLE DAY OF OPERATION FOR A MOBILE FOOD FACILITY.
   (a)   A Mobile Food Facility that otherwise meets the all the Locational requirements other than Section 184.85(b)(3)(A), has a San Francisco Business Registration Certificate from the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector, has an active Certificate of Sanitation by the Department of Health and necessary approvals from the Fire Marshal, shall be eligible to obtain single day permits for a Location pursuant to the review, permit fee, and permit approval process for single day non-construction permits under Sections 724et seq.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010)
SEC. 184.88.  NOTICE OF INTENT; APPEAL OF PROTEST OR DENIAL OF PERMIT.
   (a)   Notice of Intent; Contents of Notice. Following the filing of an application for a new Mobile Food Facility permit under this Article, change of Location of an existing permit, change in hours of operation so that service occurs after 8 p.m., or addition of a Location(s), the Department shall mail Notice of Intent to operate the proposed Mobile Food Facility business at the Location(s) identified in the application. The form for the Notice of Intent shall be provided to each applicant by the Department. Said notice shall include the Location(s) the Mobile Food Facility intends to serve, the days of the week and times for service at each Location, a description of the goods to be sold under the permit, the procedure for obtaining any additional information, and the procedure for filing any protest or opposition to the proposed permit. The applicant also shall provide the Department with a list of all required recipients of the mailed notice and stamped envelopes with the addresses of all such individuals for the purpose of providing mailed notice. Notice shall be provided as follows:
      (1)   If the Mobile Food Facility will operate between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., mailed notice shall be sent to all ground floor commercial tenants and any neighborhood organization on the Planning Department list developed pursuant to Planning Code Section 311(c)(2)(C) within the area set forth in Subsection (4) below.
      (2)   If the Mobile Food Facility will operate at any Location between the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. the following day, mailed notice shall be provided to all property owners, residential tenants, ground floor commercial tenants, and any neighborhood organization on the Planning Department list developed pursuant to Planning Code Section 311(c)(2)(C) within the area set forth in Subsection (4) below.
      (3)   For each physical building address within the area set forth in Subsection (4) below, notice also shall be mailed to the attention of "Building Owner/Manager" at that address and to the address of record for the property owner, if different.
      (4)   (A)   If the Mobile Food Facility is a Mobile Caterer, notice shall be given within a Noticed Area. For purposes of this Subsection, "Noticed Area" shall be defined as all buildings within a 75-foot radius from the outer perimeter of the proposed Location(s) to be served. For purposes of measuring this distance, a Mobile Caterer shall be assumed to occupy 20 linear feet of curbside area. The 75-foot radius shall be measured from the outer boundaries of this assumed curbside area. Notice also shall be provided to all properties across the street that directly front, in whole or in part, the Noticed Area. Notice also shall be posted on a City-owned utility pole or other City facility closest to the proposed Mobile Caterer's proposed Location for at least 10 calendar days prior to the close of the period to request a Departmental hearing. The applicant shall photograph the posted notice, including a date stamp, and submit such photograph to the Department. Such photograph shall satisfy this posting requirement.
         (B)   If the Mobile Food Facility is a Pushcart, notice shall be given within a 300 foot radius of the boundaries of the street address(s) in front of which the Pushcart will be located. If there is no street address, the notice shall be given within a 300 foot radius of the boundaries of the Assessor's Block(s) and Lot(s) in front of which the Pushcart will be located.
   (b)   Protest and Appeal of Proposed Issuance or Denial of Permit.
      (1)   Any person or persons who deem their interests or property or that of the general public will be adversely affected by the issuance of the Mobile Food Facility permit at its intended Location may protest the issuance of said permit by writing to the Director within 30 calendar days from the date listed on the Notice of Intent. Upon receipt of any such written protest during the term of the protest period, the Director will schedule a public hearing to hear all protests or opposition to the issuance of the permit. If there are multiple protests for a single Location or protests for multiple Locations, then the Director shall strive to consolidate all protests at a single hearing. The Director's decision to approve, approve with conditions, or disapprove a permit is appealable to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of the Director's decision.
   (c)   Notice of Hearing. Not less than 10 days before the date of a Departmental hearing scheduled under subsection (b) above, the Director shall cause to be published a notice of such hearing in the official newspaper of the City and County of San Francisco. The Director shall maintain a file of the names and addresses of all persons wishing to receive notice by mail of any application filed pursuant to this Article and of all persons previously notified of the proposed application: Not less than 10 days before the date of such hearing, the Director shall cause to be mailed notice of such hearing to all persons requesting to be so notified. The cost of publishing said notice and any additional mailed notice shall be borne by the Mobile Food Facility permit applicant if the cost exceeds the notification fee set forth in Section 184.83. Such notices published or mailed pursuant to this Section shall contain the following: the name and business address of the applicant, the product or products to be sold, the Location(s) of the proposed sales activity, the days and hours of operation, and whether the application is for a new permit, for a change of an existing permit, or for addition of a new Location(s).
   (d)   At the hearing, the Director may consider the following:
      (1)   Whether the applicant's proposed Location is within a 75-foot radius of a restaurant as set forth in Section 184.85(b)(4) or of any Location previously established and currently being operated by a Mobile Food Facility.
      (2)   Whether three (3) or more Mobile Food Facilities are currently permitted for overlapping times on either side of the street of the same block.
      (3)   Other information deemed relevant to the determination of whether the proposed Location would generate a public safety concern.
      (4)   Whether the sidewalk width at the proposed Location is less than ten (10) feet wide.
      (5)   Whether substantiated evidence exists to refute assertions in the application for the Mobile Food Facility.
   (e)   If an administrative hearing officer conducts the hearing, such officer shall make a recommendation concerning the proposed permit to the Director, who, in his or her discretion, may disapprove, approve, or conditionally approve the proposed permit.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010; amended by Ord. 119-13, File No. 120193, App. 6/28/2013, Eff. 7/28/2013)
SEC. 184.89.  ISSUANCE OF MOBILE FOOD FACILITY PERMIT.
   (a)   The Director may issue a Mobile Food Facility permit within 14 days if no hearing is requested pursuant to this Article, if he or she finds:
      (1)   That the operation, as proposed by the applicant, would comply with all applicable laws, including but not limited to, the provisions of this Article and the San Francisco Municipal Code.
      (2)   That the applicant has not made any false, misleading or fraudulent statements of facts in the permit application or any other document required by the Director or the Director of Health in conjunction therewith.
   (b)   The Director may issue a Mobile Food Facility permit within 14 days following a Departmental hearing as provided herein, based on his investigation and the investigation of the Director of Health, if he or she makes the findings specified above in Subsection (a).
   (c)   Any Mobile Food Facility permit that the Director issues shall be conditioned on the Mobile Food Facility Vendor obtaining a Certificate of Sanitation for the Department of Public Health and approval from the Fire Marshal. If the Certificate of Sanitation and Fire Marshal approval are not obtained within 3 months of the date the Director issues his or her permit decision, the permit shall be automatically revoked.
   (d)   Notwithstanding the issuance of a Permit for a specific Location(s), such Permit shall be temporarily suspended if any City Department issues a permit for occupancy of the subject Location for street fairs, farmers market, temporary use, street or building construction, or other permitted activities. At the request of the Permittee, the Director may, but is not required, to authorize a temporary relocation of the Mobile Food Facility under such circumstances. Any such authorization shall be in writing and available at the Mobile Food Facility for review by City officials.
   (e)   No permit shall be required under this Article if any City Department issues a permit for occupancy of the subject Location for street fairs, farmers market, temporary use, or other permitted activities as long as the Mobile Food Facility has a Certificate of Sanitation and Fire Marshal approval.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010; amended by Ord. 119-13, File No. 120193, App. 6/28/2013, Eff. 7/28/2013)
SEC. 184.90.  IDENTIFICATION CARD.
   The Director shall issue to each permittee an identification card which shall contain the number of the permit in figures plainly discernible. The Director shall determine the manner and form of any other information that may be placed upon this identification card. Such identification card must be in the possession of the operator at all times during hours that the mobile catering vehicle is in operation.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010)
SEC. 184.91.  MOBILE FOOD FACILITY – INSPECTION AND ANNUAL CERTIFICATE OF SANITATION AND FIRE MARSHAL APPROVAL.
   All Mobile Food Facilities having a permit issued pursuant to this Article and the approvals of the Director of Health and Fire Marshal to operate with the City shall be subject to inspection at any time during operating hours. All Mobile Food Facilities shall obtain an annual Certificate of Sanitation and Fire Marshal approval on or before the annual renewal of the Mobile Food Facility permit for the Location(s) of said Mobile Food Facility as specified in said permit. The annual Certificate of Sanitation and Fire Marshal approval shall be at a time and place designated by the Director of Health and Fire Marshal, respectively. Failure to appear for the annual renewal as described above shall be deemed a violation of this Article and may be cause for suspension or revocation of said permit.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010)
SEC. 184.92.  MOBILE FOOD FACILITY – DECAL AND DISPLAY.
   (a)   The Director of Health shall annually issue a Certificate of Sanitation as a decal. In the case of a Pushcart, the decal shall be affixed to a permanent holder designed to display such decal. In the case of a Mobile Caterer, the decal shall be affixed to the lower right-hand corner of the windshield. The number assigned to each Mobile Food Facility shall be forwarded to the Director and/or BART depending on the Location of the Mobile Food Facility.
   (b)   Mobile Food Facilities shall be maintained in good repair and in good sanitary condition at all times.
   (c)   Mobile Food Facilities shall have the permittee's name and address painted on both sides of the Facility in letters at least three inches in height. In the case of Pushcarts, the Director may waive or modify this requirement based on size constraints of the Pushcart.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010)
SEC. 184.93.  EXHIBITION OF MOBILE FOOD FACILITY PERMIT AND OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.
   (a)   Upon demand by any Police Officer, the Director, the Director of Health, or the Fire Marshal, each Mobile Food Facility Vendor or Mobile Food Facility employee shall produce the Mobile Food Facility permit, a valid San Francisco Business Registration Certificate from the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector, a valid Certificate of Sanitation, an identification card, a description of the approved Location(s) and hours of operation for a Mobile Food Facility, and all other documents required under this Article so that the Location of the Mobile Food Facility may be checked and verified.
   (b)   The permit, business license, decal confirming a valid Certificate of Sanitation, identification card, and a description of the approved Location(s) and hours of operation for a Mobile Food Facility shall be displayed in a manner where it is in plain view of the public at all times or as otherwise prescribed by the Department.
   (c)   If the Municipal Transportation Agency authorizes use of a no parking sign for Mobile Food Facilities, a Mobile Food Facility Vendor may display such sign(s) at the Location of the Mobile Food Facility pursuant to any Municipal Transportation Agency rules and regulations for posting of such signs.
   (d)   A Mobile Food Facility Vendor is prohibited from placing any freestanding A-frame, display, sign, or other obstruction on the public right-of-way with the exception of refuse collection receptacle.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010; amended by Ord. 119-13, File No. 120193, App. 6/28/2013, Eff. 7/28/2013)
SEC. 184.94.  GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICIES.
   Mobile Food Facilities shall be managed in accordance with the following good neighbor policies:
   (a)   The quiet, safety, and cleanliness of the Mobile Food Facility Location and its adjacent area shall be maintained;
   (b)   Proper and adequate storage and disposal of debris and garbage shall be provided;
   (c)   Noise and odors shall be contained within immediate area of the Mobile Food Facility Location so as not to be a nuisance to neighbors;
   (d)   Notices shall be prominently displayed urging patrons to leave the Mobile Food Facility premises and neighborhood in a quiet, peaceful, and orderly fashion and to please not litter or block driveways in the neighborhood; and,
   (e)   Employees of the Mobile Food Facility shall walk a 100-foot radius from the Location some time within 30 minutes after closing and shall pick up and dispose of any discarded beverage containers and other trash left by patrons.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010)
SEC. 184.95.  TEMPORARY MOBILE CATERER PERMITS.
   (a)   Purpose and Scope. A restaurant, as defined in Section 184.85(b)(4), may seek a Temporary Mobile Caterer permit from Public Works if it is unable to operate during its regular business hours due to mandatory seismic retrofit construction work to the building containing the restaurant, as required by San Francisco Existing Building Code . Under this Section 184.95, a restaurant may operate a Mobile Caterer as a Temporary Mobile Caterer and obtain a Temporary Mobile Caterer permit subject to the conditions and requirements set forth in subsections (b) and (c).
   (b)   Permit Privileges and Conditions. For a Temporary Mobile Caterer that meets the criteria set forth in subsection (a) and has obtained a Temporary Mobile Caterer permit under subsection (c), the following shall supersede otherwise applicable provisions of the Public Works Code:
      (1)   Notwithstanding subsections 184.85(b)(3)(E)-(F), the Temporary Mobile Caterer shall not be subject to any restrictions with respect to Locations relative to junior high schools, middle schools, or high schools.
      (2)   Notwithstanding subsections 184.85(b)(4) and 184.85(b)(6), the Temporary Mobile Caterer may operate within 75 feet of another restaurant’s entrance or within 50 feet of another restaurant’s facade.
      (3)   Notwithstanding subsection 184.85(b)(7), the Temporary Mobile Caterer may sell or distribute food for the same hours and number of days as its affiliated restaurant operated prior to its closure due to a seismic retrofit; provided, however, that a Temporary Mobile Caterer may also operate for one hour before and one hour after those operating hours to prepare for or clean up after food service. But Temporary Mobile Caterers may not sell or distribute food after 10:00 p.m.
      (4)   Notwithstanding Section 184.88, the Temporary Mobile Caterer shall not be subject to notice, hearing, or appeal procedures set forth in that Section. Permitting decisions regarding Temporary Mobile Caterer permits may be appealed to the Board of Appeals in accordance with existing law.
      (5)   The Temporary Mobile Caterer may obtain a Street Space Permit under Public Works Code Section 724 for the Location(s) specified in Section 184.95(c)(5) and shall not be subject to the parking plan requirements of Public Works Code Section 724(b)(4).
   (c)   Requirements for a Permit to be Valid and Operative. To avail itself of the privileges and conditions set forth in subsection (b), the Temporary Mobile Caterer must satisfy all requirements as specified in Article 5.8, other than those identified in subsection (b) above, and must also satisfy the following requirements:
      (1)   The Temporary Mobile Caterer may operate under a Temporary Mobile Caterer permit only after the issuance of a Department of Building Inspection permit for a mandatory seismic retrofit (required by San Francisco Existing Building Code ) for the building containing the affiliated restaurant is final and effective.
      (2)   The Temporary Mobile Caterer may not operate under a Temporary Mobile Caterer permit after the Department of Building Inspection has issued a temporary certificate of occupancy or final certificate of occupancy, whichever is earlier, for the building containing the affiliated restaurant.
      (3)   A Temporary Mobile Caterer may not operate under a Temporary Mobile Caterer permit for a period longer than six consecutive months; provided, however, that a Temporary Mobile Caterer may obtain an extension of this permit period from Public Works if the Temporary Mobile Caterer provides a written determination from the Department of Building Inspection that seismic retrofit-related construction on the building containing the affiliated restaurant is continuing.
      (4)   A Temporary Mobile Caterer may operate under a Temporary Mobile Caterer permit only using the same name and/or brand as the restaurant impacted by the mandatory seismic retrofit.
      (5)   A Temporary Mobile Caterer may operate under a Temporary Mobile Caterer permit only after notifying all restaurants within 75 feet of its proposed Location(s) of its intent to operate and having provided to Public Works an affidavit attesting that it has complied with this notification requirement.
      (6)   The Temporary Mobile Caterer shall operate within 50 feet of the facade of its affiliated restaurant and may only use a Location on the same side of the street as that restaurant.
      (7)   The Temporary Mobile Caterer may operate under a Temporary Mobile Caterer permit only after having provided at least 10 days public notice to neighboring residents and businesses.
   (d)   Sunset Date. This Section 184.95 shall expire by operation of law on January 1, 2021; provided, however, that if State or local law extends the compliance deadline for mandatory soft-story seismic retrofits, this Section shall expire on the day following the extended deadline. Upon expiration of this Section, the City Attorney shall cause the Section to be removed from the Public Works Code.
(Added by Ord. 310-18, File No. 181026, App. 12/21/2018, Eff. 1/21/2019)
SEC. 184.96.  TRANSFER OF PERMIT.
   No permit shall be transferable except with the written consent of the Director with the approval of the Director of Health, such consent and approval shall not be unreasonably withheld. The application for such transfer shall contain the same information as requested herein for an initial application for such a permit and shall be accompanied by the same filing and inspection fees as for an initial application and, with the exception of any Mobile Food Facility permit issued on or before July 1, 2013, shall comply with all applicable provisions of this Article; provided, however, that no notice is required for a transfer. Upon approval of said transfer, the transferee shall retain the original permit granting date and all of the transferor's rights under this Article.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010; amended by Ord. 119-13, File No. 120193, App. 6/28/2013, Eff. 7/28/2013)
SEC. 184.97.  SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF PERMITS.
   (a)   The Director may suspend or revoke for good cause any permit or any permit Location, which has been issued pursuant to this Article, if he finds, after a noticed public hearing, that such permit holder has engaged in or been found guilty of any of the following acts:
      (1)   Fraud, misrepresentation, or false statement contained in the application for permit.
      (2)   Violation of provisions of State law regarding Mobile Food Facilities, the State Vehicle Code, this Article or any of the regulations or rules adopted pursuant to this Article, the San Francisco Municipal Code, or a determination of violation by the Director of Public Health under Subsection (b).
      (3)   Any violations occur as specified herein for another Mobile Food Facility permit issued to the same permittee.
      (4)   The Mobile Food Facility Vendor is operating in a manner that negatively impacts the public health, safety, convenience, or welfare.
      (5)   The Mobile Food Facility Vendor habitually violates the Good Neighbor Policies set forth in Section 184.94.
      (6)   The Mobile Food Facility has not operated in the permitted Location for a period of six (6) months or more.
   (b)   The Director also may suspend or revoke a permit if he or she determines that the public interest necessitates use of the Mobile Food Facility Location for a different public purpose, such as a bicycle lane, traffic reconfiguration, bulb-out, bus-stop, or other pedestrian, bicycle, vehicular safety measure consistent with City policies. If a permit is revoked or suspended for this purpose, the Director, under such circumstances, shall strive to authorize a temporary or permanent relocation of the Mobile Food Facility to a comparable Location. Any such authorization shall be in writing and available at the Mobile Food Facility for review by City officials.
   (c)   The Director of Health also is authorized to revoke a Certificate of Sanitation if he or she finds violations of the Health Code or State law regarding Mobile Food Facility uses. This revocation may be in addition to or separate from any action that the Director takes.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010; amended by Ord. 119-13, File No. 120193, App. 6/28/2013, Eff. 7/28/2013)
SEC. 184.98.  PENALTIES.
   (a)   If the Director determines that the permittee has exceeded the scope of the permit, either in terms of duration or area, or determines any other violation of the permit terms or conditions has occurred, the Director shall order the permittee to correct the violation within a specified time period. If any person has occupied public right-of-way without a permit, the Director shall immediately order the violator to vacate the occupied area.
   (b)   Failure to pay any fee assessed under these provisions shall constitute good cause for immediate revocation of the permit or removal of unpermitted obstructions.
   (c)   Criminal Penalty.
      (1)   Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of an infraction at each location where such violation occurs. Every violation determined to be an infraction is punishable by (A) a fine not exceeding $100 for the first violation within one year; (B) a fine not exceeding $200 for a second violation within one year from the date of the first violation; (C) a fine not exceeding $500 for the third and each additional violation within one year from the date of the first violation.
      (2)   When a government official authorized to enforce this Section has reasonable cause to believe that any person has committed an infraction in the official's presence that is a violation of this Section, the official may issue a citation to that person pursuant to California Penal Code, Part II, Title 3, Chapters 5, 5C, and 5D.
   (d)   Civil Penalties.
      (1)   The Director may call upon the City Attorney to maintain an action for injunction to restrain or summary abatement to cause the correction or abatement of the violation of this Article, and for assessment and recovery of a civil penalty and reasonable attorney's fees for such violation.
      (2)   Any person who violates this Article may be liable for a civil penalty, not to exceed $500 for each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue, which penalty shall be assessed and recovered in a civil action brought in the name of the people of the City by the City Attorney in any court of competent jurisdiction. In assessing the amount of the civil penalty, the court may consider any one or more of the relevant circumstances presented by any of the parties to the case, including, but not limited to, the following: the nature and seriousness of the misconduct, the number of violations, the persistence of the misconduct, the length of time over which the misconduct occurred, the willfulness of the defendant's misconduct, and the defendant's assets, liabilities, and net worth. The City Attorney also may seek recovery of the attorneys fees and costs incurred in bringing a civil action pursuant to this Section.
   (e)   Administrative Penalty. In the alternative to the criminal or civil penalties authorized by Subsections (c) and (d) of this Section, Department of Public Works officials designated in Section 38 of the Police Code may issue administrative citations for such violations. The administrative penalty shall not exceed $1,000 per day for each violation. Notwithstanding the above limitation, should a violation not be corrected as the Director has ordered or in the case of occupation without a permit, the permittee or person shall pay a penalty fee of up to $5,000 per day for each day of violation. Such penalty shall be assessed, enforced, and collected in accordance with Section 39-1 of the Police Code.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010; amended by Ord. 119-13, File No. 120193, App. 6/28/2013, Eff. 7/28/2013)
SEC. 184.99.  REMOVAL OF MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES.
   (a)   Removal By Director, Public Nuisance or Emergency. The Director of Public Works is authorized to order the immediate removal of a Mobile Food Facility when, in his or her opinion, the Mobile Food Facility has no permit, constitutes a safety hazard or public nuisance, or when the presence of an emergency requires removal of the Mobile Food Facility. After notification by the Director of the removal order the Mobile Food Facility shall be removed immediately from the street area by its owner. If the owner does not remove the Mobile Food Facility immediately, the Director may order the Department to remove the Mobile Food Facility. The owner shall pay to the City the costs of removal. No Mobile Food Facility shall be placed at that location until the conditions which have caused the removal order shall have been abated to the satisfaction of said Director.
   (b)   The Director is authorized to remove, or cause to be removed, any Mobile Food Facility placed in a street or sidewalk area in violation of any other provision of this Article. Removal shall take place no earlier than 48 hours after notice is given describing the violation(s). The notice shall be both mailed to the pushcart owner and placed in a conspicuous manner on the Mobile Food Facility, and shall contain the following:
      (1)   The condition(s) violated,
      (2)   The date and time of posting,
      (3)   The location of the Mobile Food Facility,
      (4)   The identify of the person giving the notice,
      (5)   A statement giving notice of 48 hours to remedy the violation(s).
   (c)   Mobile Food Facilities that have been removed may be recovered within ninety (90) days from the date of seizure and upon payment of a sum equal to the cost of removing said Mobile Food Facility including a 20 percent charge for administrative costs as determined by the Department, and any costs incurred by the Department in disposing of any materials contained in the Mobile Food Facility. Costs incurred as a result of removal under this Section are in addition to any fines or penalties incurred under Section 184.96.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010)
SEC. 184.100.  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 section, subsections, subdivisions, paragraphs, sentences, clauses or phrases be declared unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective.
(Added by Ord. 298-10, File No. 101352, App. 12/3/2010)