A fee to reimburse the City and County for costs incurred in the administration of the procedures for removing vehicles shall be charged by the San Francisco Police Department to the owner of a vehicle removed pursuant to Sections 22651(h), 22651(p), 22655.5 or 22850.5 of the Vehicle Code. Such charges collected for the removal or storage of vehicles shall not be subject to reimbursement under Chapter 10C of the Administrative Code.
The Chief of Police shall propose the fee authorized by Subsection (a). The fee shall not go into effect until approved, by resolution, by the Board of Supervisors, in an amount not to exceed the Police Department’s average actual costs for the removal, impoundment, storage, and release of vehicles. The fee imposed pursuant to this Section shall not be taken into account in determining the maximum fee that may be charged by the tow car operator to the owner of a removed vehicle as provided by law, nor shall the administrative fee imposed pursuant to this Section be taken into account in determining whether a fee charged by the tow car operator to the owner of removed vehicle is excessive.
The Chief of Police, with the approval of the Police Commission, is hereby authorized to adopt such rules, regulations and procedures as he or she determines are necessary for the department to impose, collect and administer the fee imposed by this Section.
(Amended by Ord. 287-08, File No. 081340, App. 12/5/2008)