Statutory References For California Cities


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  • The statutory references direct the code user to those portions of the state statutes that are applicable to the laws of the municipality. This reference list is up-to-date through July, 2000.

    General Provisions
    Code adoption
    Gov. Code §§ 50022.1--50022.10
    Ordinances
    Gov. Code § 36900 et seq.
    Penalties for ordinance violations
    Gov. Code §§ 36900 and 36901
    Imprisonment
    Gov. Code §§ 36903 and 36904
    Citations for misdemeanors
    Penal Code §§ 853.5--853.85
    Judicial review of city decisions
    Code of Civil Procedure § 1094.6
    Elections
    Gov. Code §§ 34050 and 36503 and Elections Code §§ 1301, 9200 et seq. and 10100 et seq.
    Classification of cities
    Gov. Code §§ 34100--34102
    General powers
    Gov. Code § 37100 et seq. and Cal. Const. Art. 11 § 7
    Conflict of interest code
    Gov. Code § 87100 et seq.
     

    Administration and Personnel
    City records
    Gov. Code §§ 34090--34090.7 et seq.
    Alternative forms of government
    Gov. Code § 34851 et seq.
    City Manager
    Gov. Code §§ 34851--34859
    Elective Mayor
    Gov. Code §§ 34900--34906
    City officers generally
    Gov. Code § 36501 et seq.
    Legislative body
    Gov. Code § 36801 et seq.
    Election of legislative body by districts
    Gov. Code § 34870 et seq.
    Meetings
    Gov. Code § 54950 et seq.
    Mayor
    Gov. Code § 40601 et seq.
    City clerk
    Gov. Code § 40801 et seq.
    City treasurer
    Gov. Code § 41001 et seq.
    City assessor
    Gov. Code § 41201 et seq.
    Chief of police
    Gov. Code § 41601 et seq.
    City attorney
    Gov. Code § 41801 et seq.
    Local planning agencies
    Gov. Code § 65100 et seq.
    Emergency services
    Gov. Code § 8550 et seq.
    Fire Department
    Gov. Code § 38611
    Peace officer standards and training
    Penal Code § 13520 et seq.
    Personnel system
    Gov. Code § 45000 et seq.
    Retirement systems
    Gov. Code § 45341 et seq.
     

    Revenue and Finance
    Financial powers
    Gov. Code § 37200 et seq.
    Transfer of tax function to county
    Gov. Code § 51500 et seq.
    Property tax assessment, levy and collection
    Gov. Code § 43000 et seq.
    Sales and use tax
    Rev. and Tax. Code § 7200 et seq.
    Transient occupancy tax
    Rev. and Tax. Code §§ 7280 through 7283
    Real property transfer tax
    Rev. and Tax. Code § 11901 et seq.
    Special gas tax street improvement fund
    Str. and Hwys. Code § 2106 et seq.
    Unclaimed property
    Civil Code § 2080 et seq.
    Local agency service fees and charges
    Gov. Code § 66013 et seq.
    Public works and public purchases
    Gov. Code § 4000 et seq.
    Contracting by local agencies
    Pub. Contracts Code § 20100 et seq.
    Uniform public construction cost accounting act
    Pub. Contracts Code § 22000 et seq.
    Claims against public entities
    Gov. Code § 900 et seq.
     

    Business Licenses, Taxes and Regulations
    Authority to license businesses
    Gov. Code § 37101, Bus. and Prof. Code § 16000 et seq. and Const. Art. II, § 2
    Bingo
    Penal Code § 326.5
    Community antenna TV systems
    Gov. Code § 53066
    Charitable solicitations
    Bus. and Prof. Code § 17510 et seq.
    Commercial Filming
    Gov. Code § 65850.1
    Private investigators
    Bus. and Prof. Code § 7512 et seq.
    Taxicabs
    Vehicle Code §§ 16500 et seq., 21100, 21112 and Gov. Code § 53075.5
    Gaming clubs
    Bus. and Prof. Code § 19800 et seq.
    Massage parlors
    Gov. Code § 51030 et seq.
    Automatic checkout systems
    Civil Code § 7100 et seq.
    Telecommunications
    Gov. Code § 50030
     

    Animals
    Animals generally
    Food and Agric. Code § 16301 et seq.
    Dogs
    Gov. Code § 38792 and Food and Agric. Code § 30501 et seq.
    Potentially dangerous and vicious dogs
    Food and Agric. Code § 31601 et seq.
    Rabies control
    Health and Saf. Code § 121575 et seq.
    Cruelty to animals
    Penal Code § 597 et seq.
     

    Health and Safety
    Garbage and refuse collection and disposal
    Public Resources Code §§ 49300 and 49400
    Nuisance abatement
    Gov. Code § 38771 et seq. and Penal Code § 373a
    Littering
    Penal Code § 374 et seq.
    Smoking
    Labor Code § 6404.5
    Graffiti abatement
    Gov. Code § 38772
    Fire Prevention
    Health and Saf. Code § 13000 et seq.
    Noise control
    Health and Saf. Code § 46000 et seq. and Gov. Code § 65302(f)
    Hospitals
    Gov. Code § 37600 et seq.
     

    Public Peace, Morals and Welfare
    Crimes against public justice
    Penal Code § 92 et seq.
    Crimes against the person
    Penal Code § 187 et seq.
    Crimes against the person involving sexual assault and against public decency and good morals
    Penal Code § 261 et seq.
    Crimes against public health and safety
    Penal Code § 369d et seq.
    Crimes against the public peace
    Penal Code § 403 et seq.
    Crimes against property
    Penal Code § 450 et seq.
    Weapons
    Penal Code § 12000 et seq.
     

    Vehicles and Traffic
    Local traffic rules and regulations
    Vehicle Code § 21100 et seq.
    Traffic signs, signals and markings
    Vehicle Code § 21350 et seq.
    Turning movements
    Vehicle Code §§ 22100 et seq. and 22113
    Speed limits
    Vehicle Code § 22348 et seq.
    One-way street designations
    Vehicle Code § 21657
    Stopping, standing and parking
    Vehicle Code § 22500 et seq.
    Through highways
    Vehicle Code §§ 21101, 21353, 21354
    Curb markings
    Vehicle Code § 21458
    Weight limits
    Vehicle Code § 35700 et seq.
    Pedestrians
    Vehicle Code § 21950 et seq.
    Establishment of crosswalks
    Vehicle Code § 21106
    Bicycles
    Vehicle Code §§ 21100, 21206 and 39000 et seq.
    Penalties
    Vehicle Code § 40000.1 et seq.
     

    Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places
    Improvement Act of 1911
    Str. and Hwys. Code § 5000 et seq.
    Construction of sidewalks and curbs
    Str. and Hwys. Code § 5870 et seq.
    Underground utility districts
    Str. and Hwys. Code § 5896.1 et seq.
    Obstructions and encroachments on public ways
    Gov. Code § 38775
    Municipal parks
    Public Res. Code § 5181 et seq.
    Tree planting
    Str. and Hwys. Code § 22000 et seq.
    Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972
    Str. and Hwys. Code § 22500 et seq.
    Charitable solicitations
    Bus. and Prof. Code § 17510 et seq.
    Advertising displays
    Bus. and Prof. Code §§ 5230 and 5231
     

    Public Services
    Municipal water systems
    Gov. Code § 38730 et seq.
    Municipal sewers
    Gov. Code § 38900 et seq. and Health and Saf. Code § 5470 et seq.
    Water wells
    Water Code § 13803 et seq.
     

    Buildings and Construction
    Authority to regulate buildings and construction
    Gov. Code §§ 38601 and 38660
    State Housing Law
    Health and Saf. Code § 17910 et seq.
    Mobile homes
    Health and Saf. Code § 18200 et seq.
    Signs
    Gov. Code §§ 38774 and 65850; Bus. and Prof. Code § 5229 et seq.
    Inspection warrants
    Civil Pro. Code § 1822.50 et seq.
    Electrical code
    Government Code § 50022.2
    Energy Code
    Government Code § 50022.2
     

    Subdivisions
    Subdivision Map Act
    Gov. Code § 66410 et seq.
     

    Zoning
    Health Facility
    Health and Saf. Code § 1250
    Group housing arrangement
    Health and Saf. Code § 1569.2
    Single room occupancy residential hotel
    Health and Saf.  Code § 17958.1
    Occupancy restrictions
    Uniform Housing Code § 503.2
    Manufactured housing
    Gov. Code § 65852.3
    Registered vehicles
    Vehicle Code § 260
    CNEL contour
    Administrative Code Title 4, Subch. 6
    Acoustical analysis
    Administrative Code Title 25, Ch. 1, Art. 4
    Handicapped parking
    Building Code Title 24
    Condominium project
    Civil Code §§ 783 and 1351
    Community Apartment Project
    Bus. and Prof. Code § 11004
    Stock Cooperative
    Bus. and Prof. Code § 11003.2
    Number of planned residents
    Uniform Housing Code § 503.2
    Rental density bonus projects
    Health and Saf. Code §§ 50105, 50079.5, and
    Civil Code § 51.3.c.1
    Specific Plan District
    Gov. Code §§ 65450 - 65457
    Specific Plan
    Gov. Code § 65453
    Oil well requirements
    Public Res. Code § 3106 et seq.
    Deserted well defined
    Public Res. Code §  3237
    Distance between wells and structures
    Public Res. Code §§ 3600 et seq.
    Preliminary drilling reports
    Uniform Building Code § 7006(c)
    Final drilling reports
    Uniform Building Code § 7015(a)2
    Abandoned wells
    Public Res. Code § 3208.1
    Open Space zone
    Gov. Code § 65910
    Motor oil
    Health and Saf. Code § 25250.11
    Handicapped parking
    Building Code Title 24
    Redevelopment programs
    Health and Saf. Code §§ 33000 et seq.
    Alcohol defined
    Alcoholic Bev. Control Act (Or. 2654, 1988)
    Decision of Zoning Administrator
    Gov. Code § 65900
    Action of Zoning Administrator
    Gov. Code § 65906
    Appeal of Planning Commission
    Gov. Code § 65856.a
    Group housing arrangement
    Health and Saf. Code § 1569.2
    Housing developments
    Gov. Code § 675915
    Retirement complexes
    Civil Code § 51.3
    Airport Environs Land Use Plan
    Public Utilities Code § 21675
    Zoning Administrator
    Gov. Code § 65900
    Public hearing for Zoning Administrator
    Gov. Code § 65901
    Administrator's approval of request
    Gov. Code § 65906
    Conservation and Planning Act
    Gov. Code, Ch. 4, Title 7
     

    Environmental Protection
    Environmental Quality Act
    Public Res. Code § 21000 et seq.
    Noise Control Act
    Health and Saf. Code § 46000 et seq.