Pursuant to San Francisco, California, Health Code Art. 19F, Sec. 1009.22, smoking is prohibited in buildings and enclosed structures and in common areas (e.g., elevators, hallways, internal stairways, restrooms, conference and meeting rooms, eating and break rooms, etc.) within these types of facilities:
- Buildings and vehicles used for government business
- Health facilities (e.g., hospitals, nursing or long‐term care facilities)
- Business establishments (e.g., all retail and wholesale stores, firms, clubs, etc.)
- Enclosed common areas of multiple‐unit housing complexes
- Educational facilities (e.g., schools, museums)
- Childcare facilities
- Facilities used for entertainment
- Convention facilities
- Bars and taverns
- Homeless shelters and services
- Nonexempt tobacco shops
- Outdoor and sidewalk dining areas
- Waiting lines
- Sports arenas
- Farmers Markets
All San Francisco, California business and property owners or managers are required to post a clear and prominent sign at each entrance to the business premises no higher than 8 feet and no lower than 5 feet, and within 10 feet of the door or most appropriate place for visibility from outside, that includes the text specified by the Code.
This poster is available in two language formats: English & Spanish.
The City may enforce provisions of the No Smoking law by serving on the the property owner or management a notice requiring the correction of any violation or by civil action seeking an injunction and civil penalties. The City may also enforce the law by issuing a notice of violation or citation and assessing administrative fines.