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Statutory References

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The statutory references listed below refer the code user to state statutes applicable to California counties. They are current through all 2015 Regular Session laws, and Ch. 1 of 2015-2016 2nd Ex. Sess. laws.

General Provisions

Code adoption. Gov’t Code §§ 25126 et seq. and 50022.1 et seq.

Police power. Cal. Const. Art. XI, § 7

Counties generally. Cal. Const. Art. XI, § 1

Classification of counties. Gov’t Code § 28020 et seq.

County seats. Gov’t Code § 23600 et seq.

Ordinances. Gov’t Code § 25120 et seq.

Penalties for ordinance violations. Gov’t Code §§ 25132 and 76000 et seq.

Citations for misdemeanors. Penal Code § 853.5 et seq.

Administrative fines and penalties. Gov’t Code § 53069.4

Appeal from local governmental action. Civ. Proc. Code § 1094.6

Expedited judicial review of First Amendment cases. Civ. Proc. Code § 1094.8

Elections. Gov’t Code §§ 24200 et seq. and 25201

Election precincts. Elec. Code § 12200 et seq.

Redistricting of supervisorial districts. Elec. Code § 21500 et seq.

Eminent Domain Law. Civ. Proc. Code § 1230.010 et seq.

Administration and Personnel

County officers generally. Gov’t Code § 24000 et seq.

Board of supervisors. Gov’t Code § 25000 et seq.

Chairman of board of supervisors. Gov’t Code § 25020 et seq.

Meetings generally. Gov’t Code § 54950 et seq.

Meetings of county board of supervisors. Gov’t Code § 25080 et seq.

Clerk of the board of supervisors. Gov’t Code § 25100 et seq.

Offices and office hours. Gov’t Code § 24250 et seq.

Consolidation of offices. Gov’t Code § 24300 et seq.

Officers and employees. Gov’t Code §§ 24000 et seq. and 25300 et seq.

County assessors. Gov’t Code § 27421 et seq.

County auditors. Gov’t Code § 26900 et seq.

County clerks. Gov’t Code § 26801 et seq.

County controllers. Gov’t Code § 26880 et seq.

Coroners. Gov’t Code § 27460 et seq.

County counsel. Gov’t Code § 27640 et seq.

Directors of finance. Gov’t Code § 26970 et seq.

District attorney. Gov’t Code § 26500 et seq.

Public administrators. Gov’t Code § 27440 et seq.

Public defenders. Gov’t Code § 27700 et seq.

Public guardians. Gov’t Code § 27430 et seq.

County recorders. Gov’t Code § 27201 et seq.

Sheriffs. Gov’t Code § 26600 et seq.

County surveyors. Gov’t Code § 27550 et seq.

County health officers. Health & Safety Code § 101000 et seq.

Hearing officer. Gov’t Code § 27720 et seq.

Tax collectors. Gov’t Code § 27400 et seq.

County treasurers. Gov’t Code § 27000 et seq.

County financial evaluation officer. Gov’t Code § 27750 et seq.

County treasury oversight committees. Gov’t Code § 27130 et seq.

Official bonds. Gov’t Code §§ 1450 et seq. and 24150 et seq.

Removal from office. Gov’t Code § 3000 et seq.

Political activities of public employees. Gov’t Code § 3201 et seq.

Local planning agencies. Gov’t Code § 65100 et seq.

California Emergency Services Act. Gov’t Code § 8550 et seq.

Peace officer standards and training. Penal Code § 13500 et seq.

County Civil Service Enabling Law. Gov’t Code § 31100 et seq.

County employees retirement. Gov’t Code §§ 31450 et seq. and 53060.1

Revenue and Finance

Financial powers. Gov’t Code § 25250 et seq.

Appropriation and separation of county funds. Gov’t Code § 29300

Purchasing system. Gov’t Code §§ 25480 et seq. and 54201 et seq.

Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law. Rev. & Tax. Code § 7200 et seq.

Transient occupancy tax. Rev. & Tax. Code § 7280 et seq.

Documentary Transfer Tax Act. Rev. & Tax. Code § 11901 et seq.

Road funds. Sts. & High. Code § 2150 et seq.

Unclaimed property. Civ. Code § 2080 et seq.

Unclaimed money. Gov’t Code § 50050 et seq.

Claims against public entities. Gov’t Code § 900 et seq.

Claims for money or damages against counties. Gov’t Code § 29700 et seq.

Planning and zoning fees for specific purposes. Gov’t Code § 66012 et seq.

Public works and public purchases. Gov’t Code § 4000 et seq.

Local Agency Public Construction Act. Pub. Cont. Code § 20100 et seq.

Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act. Pub. Cont. Code § 22000 et seq.

Bergeson-Peace Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank Act. Gov’t Code § 63000 et seq.

County Service Area Law. Gov’t Code § 25210 et seq.

Revenue bonds for county improvements. Gov’t Code § 26301 et seq.

Business Licenses and Regulations

Authority to license businesses. Bus. & Prof. Code § 16100 et seq.

Automatic checkout systems. Civ. Code § 7100 et seq.

Bingo. Penal Code § 326.3 et seq.

Charitable solicitations. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17510 et seq.

Commercial filming. Gov’t Code § 65850.1

Community antenna TV systems. Gov’t Code § 53066 et seq.

Gambling Control Act. Bus. & Prof. Code § 19800 et seq.

Massage parlors. Gov’t Code § 51030 et seq.

Private Investigator Act. Bus. & Prof. Code § 7512 et seq

Taxicabs and other vehicles for hire. Veh. Code §§ 16500 et seq., 21100 and 21112 and Gov’t Code § 53075.5

Animals

Animals generally. Food & Agric. Code § 16301 et seq.

Dogs. Gov’t Code § 25803 and Food & Agric. Code § 30501 et seq.

Potentially dangerous and vicious dogs. Food & Agric. Code § 31601 et seq.

County authority to adopt or enforce its own program for the control of potentially dangerous or vicious dogs. Food & Agric. Code § 31683

Rabies control. Health & Safety Code § 121575 et seq.

Cruelty to animals and related offenses. Penal Code §§ 596 through 600.5

Health and Safety

County health administration. Health & Safety Code § 101025 et seq.

Garbage and refuse disposal. Pub. Res. Code § 49000 et seq. and Gov’t Code § 25820 et seq.

Fire prevention. Health & Safety Code § 13000 et seq.

Abatement of hazardous weeds and rubbish. Health & Safety Code § 14875 et seq.

Authority to abate nuisances. Gov’t Code § 25845 and Penal Code § 370 et seq.

Graffiti abatement. Gov’t Code § 38772 and Penal Code § 594.5

County authority to declare and abate weed, rubbish, and other dangerous or injurious nuisance materials from property. Gov’t Code § 25213

Littering. Penal Code §§ 374 through 374.8

Smoking – Places of Employment. Lab. Code § 6404.5

California Indoor Clean Air Act of 1976. Health & Safety Code § 118875 et seq.

Public Peace, Morals and Welfare

Crimes against religion and conscience, and other offenses against good morals. Penal Code § 302 et seq.

Obscenity. Penal Code § 311 et seq.

Material harmful to minors. Penal Code § 313 et seq.

Indecent exposure, obscene exhibitions, and bawdy and other disorderly houses. Penal Code § 314 et seq.

Crimes against the public peace. Penal Code § 403 et seq.

Authority of board of supervisors to prohibit and prevent unnecessary firing and discharge of firearms in public places. Gov’t Code § 25840

Vehicles and Traffic

Rules of the Road. Veh. Code § 21000 et seq.

Local traffic rules and regulations. Veh. Code § 21100 et seq.

Traffic signs, signals and markings. Veh. Code § 21350 et seq.

Driving on right side of road, overtaking and passing. Veh. Code § 21650 et seq.

Right-of-way. Veh. Code § 21800 et seq.

Pedestrians’ rights and duties. Veh. Code § 21949 et seq.

Turning, stopping and turning signals. Veh. Code § 22100 et seq.

Vehicle speed. Veh. Code § 22348 et seq.

Special stops required. Veh. Code § 22450 et seq.

Stopping, standing and parking. Veh. Code § 22500 et seq.

Bicycles. Veh. Code §§ 21200 et seq. and 39000 et seq.

Vehicle size, weight and load. Veh. Code § 35000 et seq.

Penalties. Veh. Code § 42000 et seq.

Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places

General supervision, regulation, management, and control of the county highways by board of supervisors. Sts. & High. Code § 900 et seq.

Construction of sidewalks and curbs. Sts. & High. Code § 5870 et seq.

Care and protection of county highways. Sts. & High. Code § 1450 et seq.

Road districts. Gov’t Code § 25200 and Sts. & High. Code § 1020 et seq.

County parks. Pub. Res. Code §§ 5150 et seq. and 5301 et seq.

Advertising displays. Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 5229 through 5231

Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972. Sts. & High. Code § 22500 et seq.

Underground utility districts. Sts. & High. Code § 5896.1 et seq.

County Service Area Law. Gov’t Code § 25210 et seq.

Public Services

County water systems. Gov’t Code §§ 25690 et seq. and 53064.5

County sewers. Gov’t Code § 25820 et seq. and Health & Safety Code § 5470 et seq.

Water wells. Water Code § 13700 et seq.

Buildings and Construction

State Housing Law. Health & Safety Code § 17910 et seq.

California Building Standards Law. Health & Safety Code § 18901 et seq.

Authority of county to adopt ordinances that regulate signs and billboards. Gov’t Code § 65850(b)

Outdoor Advertising Act. Bus. & Prof. Code § 5200 et seq.

Mobilehome Parks Act. Health & Safety Code § 18200 et seq.

Inspection warrants. Civ. Proc. Code § 1822.50 et seq.

Subdivisions

Subdivision Map Act. Gov’t Code § 66410 et seq.

Zoning

Planning and Zoning Law. Gov’t Code § 65000 et seq.

Local authority to regulate land use. Gov’t Code § 65850

Local zoning administration. Gov’t Code § 65900 et seq.

Open-space zoning. Gov’t Code § 65910 et seq.

Family day care homes. Health & Safety Code § 1597.30 et seq.

Environmental Protection

California Environmental Quality Act. Pub. Res. Code § 21000 et seq.

California Noise Control Act of 1973. Health & Safety Code § 46000 et seq.

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