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Health and Safety Code - HSC


  ( Division 6 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

PART 1. SANITARY DISTRICT ACT OF 1923 [6400 - 6830]

  ( Heading of Part 1 amended by Stats. 1939, Ch. 1124. )

CHAPTER 4. District Powers [6510 - 6550.26]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

ARTICLE 3. Application of Other Statutes [6540 - 6544]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )


The governing board may order the construction of sewers, drains, septic tanks, and sewerage collection, outfall, treatment works and other sanitary disposal systems, and storm water drains and storm water collection, outfall and disposal systems, and appurtenances and appurtenant work in the whole or any portion of any of the streets, highways, or public places either in or out of the district, or in property or in rights of way owned by the district, and acquire property, rights of way, and easements therefor, and may provide that the cost shall be assessed upon the fronting lots and lands or on a special assessment district; provided, that said district shall first obtain the consent to said work and the assumption of jurisdiction thereover from the legislative body having jurisdiction of the territory within which any of the proposed work is to be done; and provided further, that if any of the territory proposed to be assessed shall be outside the boundaries of the district, the consent of the legislative body having jurisdiction over such territory shall be obtained to the formation of the special assessment district.

(Amended by Stats. 1953, Ch. 765.)


The Improvement Act of 1911, the Improvement Bond Act of 1915, and the Municipal Improvement Act of 1913 are applicable to districts.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 426.)


In the application of those acts to proceedings under this article the terms used in those acts shall have the following meanings:

(a)  “City council” and “council” mean board.

(b)  “City” and “municipality” mean district.

(c)  “Clerk” and “city clerk” mean secretary.

(d)  “Superintendent of streets,” “street superintendent,” and “city engineer” mean the engineer of the district, or any other person appointed to perform the duties.

(e)  “Tax collector” means county tax collector.

(f)  “Treasurer” and “city treasurer” mean any person or official who has charge of and makes payment of the funds of the district.

(g)  “Right-of-way” means any parcel of land in, on, under or through which a right-of-way or easement has been granted to the district for the purpose of constructing and maintaining any of the works or improvements mentioned in Section 6540.

(h)  “Health officer” means the health officer appointed by the legislative body having jurisdiction over all or any portion of the territory to be served by any of the works mentioned in Section 6540, except that as to cities that have consented to or contracted for health administration by the county health officer pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 101375) of, or Article 3 (commencing with Section 101400) of, Chapter 4 of Part 3 of Division 101, it shall mean the county health officer.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 189. Effective September 29, 1996.)


The powers and duties conferred by those acts and supplementary acts upon boards, officers, and agents of cities shall be exercised by the respective boards, officers, and agents of the district.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)


The improvements authorized to be constructed or acquired by this article are restricted to those permitted to be constructed or acquired by such districts under Article 1 of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 1072.)

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