Ripon Municipal Code
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Below, is the codification of the ordinances of the City of Ripon

Last update: July 2014
Covering Ordinance No. 812 and 813

 



Preface

The Ripon Municipal Code Book is updated two or three times a year,
while an ordinance may be adopted by City Council at any time during the year.
Therefore, this on-line publication is for general reference only. 

If you have any question about an ordinance, you may contact the City Clerks office at 
259 N. Wilma Avenue (209) 599-2108.

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Title 1, General Provisions

1.01 Code Adoption

1.04 General Provision

1.08 General Penalty

1.10 Code Enforcement

1.12 Administrative Adjudication


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Title 2, Administration and Personnel

2.03 Consolidating Municipal Election with Statewide General Elections

2.04 City Council

2.08 Administrative Officer (updated 7-13)

2.12 City Clerk

2.15 Commissions

2.24 Redevelopment Agency

2.28 Peace Officer Standards and Training

2.32 Emergency Services

2.35 Claims Policy

2.36 Criminal Conviction as Disqualification for City Employment

2.40 Employee Pension Plan

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Title 3, Revenue and Finance

3.04 Transfer of Property Tax Functions

3.08 Documentary Stamp Tax

3.12 Sales and Use Tax

3.16 Transient Occupancy Tax

3.20 Purchaing System

3.24 Planning Agency Fees

3.28 Gas Tax Street Improvement Fund

3.32 Disposition of Surplus Personal Property

3.36 Sale of City-Owned Real Property

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Title 5, Business Taxes, Licenses and Regulations

5.04 Business Licenses Generally

5.08 Bingo

5.09 Film Permits

5.12 Mechanical and Electrical Amusement Device

5.16 Card Room Regulations

5.20 Public Dances

5.24 Taxicabs

5.28 Cable Communications

5.29 State Video Service Franchises

5.32 Cable Television Installation Requirements

5.36 Adult Book Stores and Adult Entertainment Centers

5.40 Licensing and Regulations of Special Events

5.44 Sidewalk Dining on Public Walkways

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Title 6, Animals

§6.04 Animal Control

§6.08 Animal Control Officer

§6.12 Animal Ownership, Care and Treatment Generally

6.14 Animal Adoption

§6.16 Kennels

§6.17 Dangerous and Wild Animals

§6.18 Potbellied Pigs

§6.24 Dogs

§6.28 Quarantine of Biting Animals

§6.32 Keeping of Fowl

§6.40 Impoundment

§6.44 Household Pets

§6.48 Killing or Butchering Animals

§6.52 Penalties for Violations of Title 6   

§6.56 Mandatory Spaying and Neutering of Pit Bull Breeds

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Title 8, Health and Safety

8.01 Flood Damage Prevention

§8.04 Ambulances

§8.05 Smoking Regulations

§8.12 Garbage Collection and Disposal

§8.16 Nuisance

§8.20 Graffiti Control

§8.24 Cultivation and Possession of Medical Marijuana

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Title 9, Public Peace, Morals and Welfare

§9.04 Alcoholic Beverages

§9.08 Drug Paraphernalia

§9.10 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

§9.12 Gambling

§9.16 Weapons

§9.20 Curfew

§9.23 General Rules for City Parks

§9.24 Rules for Specified City Parks

§9.28 Fireworks

§9.30 Unclaimed Bicycles or Toys Used in programs to Prevent Delinquency

§9.32 Skateboard Facilities

§9.36 Regulation of Sex Offenders Relative to Locations Where Children Congregate

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Title 10, Vehicles and Traffic

§10.04 Definitions

§10.08 Enforcement and Obedience to Traffic Regulations

§10.10 Speed Limits

§10.12 Traffic Control Devices

§10.16 Turning Movements

§10.20 One-Way Streets and Alleys

§10.24 Special Stops Required

§10.28 Miscellaneous Regulations

§10.32 Pedestrian Regulations

§10.36 Parking Meters

§10.40 Stopping, Standing, Parking 

§10.44 Truck Route and Commercial Vehicles

§10.48 Abandoned and Inoperative Vehicles

§10.52 Bicycles

§10.53 Skating or Skateboarding

§10.56 Restrictions on Recreational Vehicle Parking in Residential Areas

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Title 12, Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places

§12.04 Street Names and Numbers

§12.08 Street and Sidewalk Obstructions

§12.12 Street Excavations and Encroachments

§12.16 Sidewalk Repair, Maintenance or Replacement

§12.20 Curb and Gutter Grades

§12.24 Advertising Displays Adjacent to Freeways

§12.28 Camping Along the Stanislaus River

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Title 13, Public Services

§13.04 Water Service System

§13.05 Nonpotable Water Distribution System

§13.06 Water Efficient Landscape

§13.08 Sewer Connections

§13.09 Cross-Connection Control

§13.12 Sewer System Rates and Charges

§13.13 Public Domestic Sanitary Sewers

§13.14 Urban Storm Water Quality Management and Discharge Control

§13.16 Water Wells

§13.20 Extension Policy for Off-site Improvements and Facilities

§13.24 Undergrounding of Utility Facilities

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Title 15, Buildings and Construction

§15.02 Administrative Code

§15.04 Building Code

§15.08 Housing Code

§15.12 Mechanical Code

§15.16 Plumbing Code

§15.20 Electric Code

§15.24 Solar Energy Code

§15.28 Fire Code

§15.32 Abatement of Dangerous Buildings

§15.36 Flood Hazard Protection

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Title 16, Development Title

§ 16.04 General Provisions

§ 16.06 Procedures

§ 16.08 Administrative Provisions

§ 16.12 Use Classification System

16.16 Residential Districts 

§ 16.20 Office and Commercial Districts 

§ 16.24 Industrial Districts  

§ 16.26 Mixed Use Districts

§ 16.28 Urban Reserve Districts

§ 16.32 Public and Semi-Public District

§ 16.36 Planned Development Overlay District

§ 16.42 Study Overlay District

§ 16.44 Historic Overlay District

§ 16.46 Resources Conservation District

§ 16.48 Annexations

§ 16.52 General Plan Amendment

§ 16.56 Development Title Text Amendment

§ 16.60 Development Agreement

§ 16.64 Specific Plans

§ 16.68 District Rezoning

§ 16.72 Site Plan Permit Review

§ 16.76 Use Permits

§ 16.80 Deviations

§ 16.84 Variances

§ 16.86 Second Unit Dwellings

§16.88 Home Occupation Permit

§ 16.90 Wireless Telecommunications Towers and Antennas

§ 16.92 Mobile Home and Subdivision Construction Trailer Permits

§ 16.94 Fireworks

§ 16.96 Major Subdivision

§ 16.100 Minor Subdivision (Parcel Map)

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§ 16.104 Voluntary Mergers

§ 16.108 Lot Line Adjustments

§ 16.110 Adult-Oriented Business

§ 16.112 Reversion to Acreage

§ 16.116 Certificate of Compliance

§ 16.120 Time Extensions

§ 16.124 Subdivision Regulations: General Provisions

§ 16.128 Final Maps

§ 16.132 Parcel Maps

§ 16.136 Notice of Subdivision Violation

16.140 Dimension Regulations

§ 16.144 Parking and Loading

§ 16.148 Landscaping and Irrigation

§ 16.152 Fencing and Screening

16.156 Performance Standards

§ 16.160 Mobile Home Parks

§ 16.164 Recreational Vehicle Parks

§ 16.168 Mitigation Monitoring and Reports

§ 16.172 Signs - Sign Matrix

§ 16.176 Enforcement of the Development Title

§ 16.188 School Facilities Dedication for New Development

§ 16.192 Land Reservation for Public Facilities

§ 16.194 Below Marker Rate Housing Program 

§ 16.200 Right to Farm

§ 16.202 Williamson Act Contracts

§16.210 Oil and Gas Production

§16.214 Mining and Quarrying

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Title 17, Development Fees

§17.01 General Provisions

§17.04 Fire Protection Facilities Fees

§17.08 Development Fees for Traffic Signal Installations

§17.12 San Joaquin County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation and Open Space (SJMSCP) fees

§17.16 Real Property Development Fees

§17.20 County Facilities Fee Program

§17.24 Regional Transportation Impact Fee (RTIF)

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