Smoking Ordinance for Multi-Unit Residences

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The Smoking Ordinance that Council adopted on November 3, 2016 went into effect December 2016 but its enforcement has been delayed until June 1, 2017 to allow for public education of the ordinance and for property owners and tenants to become aware of the new regulations and take any necessary measures to comply with the ordinance.  Smoking is prohibited in all multi-unit residences, all unenclosed and enclosed common areas, and all other areas of a multi-unit residence.  Smoking is also prohibited within at least 30 feet in any direction from any operable doorway, window, opening or other vent into an enclosed area that is located at the multi-unit residence, areas primarily used by children, and areas with improvements that facilitate physical activity including playgrounds and swimming pools.  Smoking is permitted in a designated smoking area if the property has such area (and not all properties will have such an area).  Outdoor designated smoking areas must be located more than 30 feet from the above listed prohibited areas. 

Violations of designation of smoking areas should be addressed to the City’s Code Enforcement Officer Michelle Moneda by calling (415) 508-2172 or e-mailing mmoneda@ci.brisbane.ca.us.  To report a violation in progress (“on-view violation”) of the ordinance, please call Dispatch at (415) 467-1212.  A Smoking Ordinance page with FAQs and helpful links can be found on the City’s website at: www.brisbaneca.org/smoking-ordinance.