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CITY OF SANTA MARIA

City Clerk-Records Division

110 E. COOK STREET, SANTA MARIA, CA 93454

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Email: cityclerk@cityofsantamaria.org

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MUNICIPAL CODE

The Municipal Code of the City of Santa Maria (online version) is current through Ordinance No. 2014-02 and the April 2014 online Code supplement. Users should contact the City Clerk's Office for ordinances passed subsequent to the ordinance cited above.

 

Disclaimer: This electronic version is provided for information only and should not be considered the official version of the Municipal Code. Please consult the official printed version before citing provisions of this Code. If inconsistencies exist between this electronic version and the official printed Code and/or the underlying ordinances, the official legislation will be considered definitive. The City Clerk's Office retains the official version of the Santa Maria Municipal Code.

 

INDEX

SCHEDULE OF FEES & CHARGES

 

TITLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

CHAPTER 1-1.

CODE ADOPTION

 

CHAPTER 1-2.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

CHAPTER 1-3.

CITY SEAL

 

CHAPTER 1-4.

DATUM PLANE

 

CHAPTER 1-5.

REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS

 

CHAPTER 1-6.

GENERAL PENALTY

 

CHAPTER 1-7.

CITATION OF VIOLATORS

 

CHAPTER 1-8.

ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES

 

CHAPTER 1-9.

ADMINISTRATIVE CITATIONS, FINES AND HEARING PROCEDURES

 

 

 

TITLE 2. ADMINISTRATION

 

CHAPTER 2-1.

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

 

CHAPTER 2-2.

CITY COUNCIL SALARIES

 

CHAPTER 2-3.

CITY MANAGER

 

CHAPTER 2-4.

CITY ATTORNEY

 

CHAPTER 2-5.

CITY CLERK

 

CHAPTER 2-6.

CITY TREASURER

 

CHAPTER 2-7.

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

 

CHAPTER 2-8.

BONDS FOR CITY OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

 

CHAPTER 2-9.

PENSION PLAN

 

CHAPTER 2-10.

GROUP INSURANCE PLANS

 

CHAPTER 2-11.

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY OF FELONS

 

CHAPTER 2-12.

HISTORICAL MUSEUM

 

CHAPTER 2-13.

PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

CHAPTER 2-14.

RECREATION AND PARKS COMMISSION

 

CHAPTER 2-15.

PLANNING COMMISSION

 

CHAPTER 2-16.

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES IN GENERAL

 

CHAPTER 2-17.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

 

CHAPTER 2-18.

PEACE OFFICER RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING

 

CHAPTER 2-19.

REPEALED

 

CHAPTER 2-20.

PERSONNEL

 

CHAPTER 2-21.

SIGNING OF COMPLAINTS

 

CHAPTER 2-22.

PUBLIC RECORDS REPEALED

 

CHAPTER 2-23.

CRIMINAL REPORTS AND RECORDS

 

CHAPTER 2-24.

FEE CHANGES

 

CHAPTER 2-25.

ELECTIONS

 

CHAPTER 2-26.

CLAIMS PROCEDURES

 

CHAPTER 2-27.

PAYMENT UNDER PROTEST

 

 

 

TITLE 3. FINANCE

 

CHAPTER 3-1.

CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND

 

CHAPTER 3-2.

SPECIAL GAS TAX STREET IMPROVEMENT FUND

 

CHAPTER 3-3.

HOME FINANCING PROGRAM

 

CHAPTER 3-4.

PURCHASING SYSTEM

 

CHAPTER 3-5.

TRANSFER OF ASSESSMENT AND TAX-COLLECTION DUTIES

 

CHAPTER 3-6.

REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX

 

CHAPTER 3-7.

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT TAX

 

CHAPTER 3-8.

SALES AND USE TAXES

 

CHAPTER 3-8A.

TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX

 

CHAPTER 3-9.

TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX

 

CHAPTER 3-10.

UNCLAIMED PROPERTY

 

CHAPTER 3-11.

ABANDONMENT OR RELEASE OF REAL PROPERTY INTERESTS

 

 

 

TITLE 4. BUSINESS TAXES, LICENSES AND REGULATIONS

 

CHAPTER 4-1.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

CHAPTER 4-2.

CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS AND LICENSE ELIGIBILITY

 

CHAPTER 4-3.

RATE SCHEDULE

 

CHAPTER 4-4.

AMBULANCES

 

CHAPTER 4-5.

BINGO GAMES

 

CHAPTER 4-6.

COIN-OPERATED MACHINES

 

CHAPTER 4-7.

GOOD NEIGHBOR RULES

 

CHAPTER 4-8.

FORTUNETELLING AND SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

 

CHAPTER 4-9.

PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

CHAPTER 4-10.

TAXICABS

 

CHAPTER 4-11.

CABLE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

 

CHAPTER 4-11A.

STATE VIDEO FRANCHISES

 

CHAPTER 4-12.

BUS FRANCHISES

 

CHAPTER 4-13.

CLOSING-OUT SALES

 

CHAPTER 4-14.

PEDDLERS AND SOLICITORS

 

CHAPTER 4-15.

SATELLITE PARIMUTUEL WAGERING

 

CHAPTER 4-16.

FILMING ACTIVITIES

 

CHAPTER 4-17.

CURB PAINTING

 

CHAPTER 4-18.

MASSAGE

 

 

 

TITLE 5. HEALTH AND SANITATION

 

CHAPTER 5-1.

ABANDONED, WRECKED, DISMANTLED OR INOPERATIVE VEHICLES

 

CHAPTER 5-2.

ALARM SYSTEMS

 

CHAPTER 5-3.

ANIMALS

 

CHAPTER 5-4.

FOOD ESTABLISHMENT PERMITS

 

CHAPTER 5-5.

NOISE REGULATIONS

 

CHAPTER 5-6.

PROPERTY NUISANCES

 

CHAPTER 5-7.

TOBACCO CONTROL ORDINANCE

 

CHAPTER 5-8.

WEEDS AND RUBBISH ON PRIVATE PROPERTY

 

CHAPTER 5-9.

CONDOM WARNING SIGNS

 

 

 

TITLE 6. PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE

 

CHAPTER 6-1.

OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE

 

CHAPTER 6-2.

OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY

 

CHAPTER 6-3.

NOCTURNAL LOITERING BY MINORS

 

CHAPTER 6-3A.

DAYTIME LOITERING BY MINORS

 

CHAPTER 6-4.

DISCHARGE OF WEAPONS

 

CHAPTER 6-5.

CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL

 

CHAPTER 6-6.

PARTY DISTURBANCES

 

CHAPTER 6-7.

SALE OF GRAFFITI TOOLS

 

CHAPTER 6-8.

REWARD PROGRAM

 

CHAPTER 6-9.

RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS

 

 

 

TITLE 7. TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

 

CHAPTER 7-1.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

CHAPTER 7-2.

TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNS AND SIGNALS

 

CHAPTER 7-3.

TURNING MOVEMENTS

 

CHAPTER 7-4.

SPEED LIMITS

 

CHAPTER 7-5.

STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING

 

CHAPTER 7-6.

PARKING SPACES FOR HANDICAPPED PERSONS

 

CHAPTER 7-7.

MISCELLANEOUS RULES OF THE ROAD

 

CHAPTER 7-8.

VEHICLE WEIGHT LIMIT

 

CHAPTER 7-9.

UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY

 

CHAPTER 7-10.

BICYCLES

 

CHAPTER 7-11.

PEDESTRIANS

 

CHAPTER 7-12.

RAILWAY TRAINS

 

CHAPTER 7-13.

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TRANSPORT

 

 

 

TITLE 8. PUBLIC FACILITIES AND SERVICES

 

CHAPTER 8-1.

APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC SERVICES

 

CHAPTER 8-2.

BUILDING NUMBERING

 

CHAPTER 8-3.

HISTORICAL LANDMARKS

 

CHAPTER 8-4.

PARADES

 

CHAPTER 8-5.

PIPELINE-EXTENSION BENEFIT AREAS

 

CHAPTER 8-6.

SIDEWALK AND STREET-EDGE MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENT

 

CHAPTER 8-7.

STREET GRADES

 

CHAPTER 8-8.

URBAN FORESTRY

 

CHAPTER 8-9.

WATER MAIN EXTENSION BENEFIT DISTRICTS

 

CHAPTER 8-10.

WATER SERVICE

 

CHAPTER 8-10A.

CROSS CONNECTIONS

 

CHAPTER 8-11.

REFUSE COLLECTION AND RECYCLING

 

CHAPTER 8-12.

WASTEWATER COLLECTION, TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL

 

CHAPTER 8-12A.

STORM WATER RUNOFF POLLUTION PREVENTION

 

CHAPTER 8-13.

WELLS

 

CHAPTER 8-14.

DRAINAGE FEES

 

CHAPTER 8-15.

GROWTH MITIGATION FEE PROGRAM

 

CHAPTER 8-16.

PUBLIC PROJECTS

 

CHAPTER 8-17.

RULES OF CONDUCT AND EXCLUSION PROCESS AT THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

 

 

TITLE 9. BUILDING REGULATIONS

 

CHAPTER 9-1.

BUILDING CODES ADOPTED

 

CHAPTER 9-2.

ELECTRICAL CODE

 

CHAPTER 9-3.

FIRE PREVENTION CODE

 

CHAPTER 9-4.

PLUMBING CODE

 

CHAPTER 9-5.

SIGN CODE - REPEALED

 

CHAPTER 9-6.

FREEWAY ADVERTISING DISPLAYS

 

CHAPTER 9-7.

SWIMMING POOL, SPA AND HOT TUB CODE - REPEALED

 

CHAPTER 9-8.

COMBINATION PERMITS

 

CHAPTER 9-9.

INSPECTION FEES

 

CHAPTER 9-10.

FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION

 

CHAPTER 9-11.

PETROLEUM WELLS

 

CHAPTER 9-12.

TRAILER PARKS

 

CHAPTER 9-13.

UNDERGROUND UTILITIES

 

CHAPTER 9-14.

DITCHES, SUMPS AND RESERVOIRS

 

CHAPTER 9-15.

CABLE TELEVISION REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION

 

CHAPTER 9-16.

STATE VIDEO FRANCHISES

 

CHAPTER 9-17.

ELECTRIC FENCES

 

 

 

TITLE 10. RECREATION AND PARKS

 

CHAPTER 10-1.

ADMINISTRATION

 

CHAPTER 10-2.

PARK RULES

 

CHAPTER 10-3.

USE OF FACILITIES

 

CHAPTER 10-4.

OPEN WATERFRONT RECREATIONAL PARK AREAS

 

 

 

TITLE 11. SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE

 

CHAPTER 11-1.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

CHAPTER 11-2.

DEFINITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

CHAPTER 11-3.

TENTATIVE MAPS

 

CHAPTER 11-4.

VESTING TENTATIVE MAPS

 

CHAPTER 11-5.

SUBDIVISION DESIGN

 

CHAPTER 11-6.

FINAL AND PARCEL MAPS

 

CHAPTER 11-7.

MONUMENTS

 

CHAPTER 11-8.

IMPROVEMENTS

 

CHAPTER 11-9.

DEDICATIONS

 

CHAPTER 11-10.

CORRECTIONS AND AMENDMENTS

 

CHAPTER 11-11.

REVERSIONS, MERGES, LOT LINE ADJUSTMENTS, CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE

 

CHAPTER 11-12.

RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUMS, STOCK COOPERATIVES, COMMUNITY APARTMENTS, AND PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS

 

CHAPTER 11-13.

HEARINGS, APPROVALS, AND APPEALS

 

CHAPTER 11-14.

ENFORCEMENT

 

 

 

TITLE 12. ZONING

 

CHAPTER 12-1.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

CHAPTER 12-2.

DEFINITIONS

 

CHAPTER 12-3.

DISTRICTS AND MAP

 

CHAPTER 12-4.

OS OPEN SPACE DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-5.

RA RESIDENTIAL AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-6.

R-1 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-6A.

RSL-1 SINGLE-FAMILY SMALL LOT RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-7.

R-2 MEDIUM-DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-8.

R-3 HIGH-DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-9.

RMH RESIDENTIAL MOBILE HOME PARK DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-9A.

MOBILEHOME PARKS

 

CHAPTER 12-10.

CPO COMMERICAL OFFICE AND PROFESSIONAL OFFICE DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-11.

CC CONVENIENCE CENTER DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-12.

C-1 CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-13.

C-2 GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-13A.

HC HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-14.

FS FREEWAY SERVICE DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-15.

M-1 LIGHT MANUFACTURING DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-16.

CM COMMERCIAL/MANUFACTURING DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-17.

M-2 GENERAL MANUFACTURING DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-18.

PF PUBLIC FACILITIES AND INSTITUTIONAL DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-19.

SP SPECIFIC PLAN ZONING DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-20.

AS-I AIRPORT SERVICE I ZONE

 

CHAPTER 12-21.

AS-II AIRPORT SERVICE II ZONE

 

CHAPTER 12-22.

AS-111 AIRPORT SERVICE III ZONE

 

CHAPTER 12-23.

CZ CLEAR ZONE DISTRICT COMBINING REGULATIONS

 

CHAPTER 12-24.

AA AIRPORT APPROACH DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-25.

PD PLANNED DEVELOPMENT OVERLAY DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-25A.

H HISTORIC OVERLAY DISTRICT

 

CHAPTER 12-26.

INTRUSIONS INTO YARDS

 

CHAPTER 12-27.

ACCESSORY STRUCTURES

 

CHAPTER 12-28.

BUILDING SITES

 

CHAPTER 12-28A.

CLEARING AND MAINTAINING VACANT BUILDING SITES

 

CHAPTER 12-29.

HOME OCCUPATIONS

 

CHAPTER 12-29A.

LARGE FAMILY DAY CARE HOMES IN SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES

 

CHAPTER 12-30.

MOVING BUILDINGS

 

CHAPTER 12-31.

NONCONFORMING USES, STRUCTURES, LOTS AND PARKING

 

CHAPTER 12-32.

OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING

 

CHAPTER 12-33.

COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

 

CHAPTER 12-34.

SIGNS

 

CHAPTER 12-35.

USE AND PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMITS

 

CHAPTER 12-36.

VARIANCES

 

CHAPTER 12-37.

ANNEXATION

 

CHAPTER 12-38.

AMENDMENTS

 

CHAPTER 12-39.

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW

 

CHAPTER 12-40.

ENVIRONMENT

 

CHAPTER 12-41.

INTERPRETATION AND APPEALS

 

CHAPTER 12-42.

ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT

 

CHAPTER 12-43.

OUTDOOR DISPLAY OF MERCHANDISE

 

CHAPTER 12-44.

LANDSCAPE STANDARDS

 

CHAPTER 12-45.

REGULATION OF ADULT BUSINESSES

 

CHAPTER 12-46.

RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUMS, STOCK COOPERATIVES, COMMUNITY APARTMENTS , AND PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS

 

CHAPTER 12-47.

SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION

 

CHAPTER 12-48.

DENSITY BONUS

 

CHAPTER 12-49.

MIXED-USE PROJECTS

 

CHAPTER 12-50.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

 

CHAPTER 12-51.

DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS

 

CHAPTER 12-52.

EFFICIENCY UNIT PROJECTS

 

CHAPTER 12-53.

EMERGENCY SHELTERS

 

CHAPTER 12-54.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES