California Streets and Highways Code General Provisions

  • Section 1.
    This act shall be known as the Streets and Highways Code.(Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29.)
  • Section 2.
    The provisions of this code, in so far as they are substantially the same as existing statutory provisions relating to the same subject matter, shall...
  • Section 5.
    Unless the particular provision or the context otherwise requires, the definitions, rules of construction, and general provisions hereinafter set forth shall govern the construction of...
  • Section 6.
    Division, part, chapter, article, and section headings contained herein shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner affect the scope, meaning...
  • Section 7.
    Whenever any power or authority is given to, or any duty is imposed upon, any person by any provision of this code it may be...
  • Section 8.
    Whenever any notice, report, petition, permit, statement or record is required by this code, it shall be made in writing in the English language.(Enacted by...
  • Section 9.
    Whenever any reference is made to any portion of this code or of any other law, such reference shall apply to all amendments and additions...
  • Section 10.
    Section means a section of this code unless some other statute is specifically mentioned.(Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29.)
  • Section 11.
    The present tense includes the past and future tenses; and the future, the present.(Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29.)
  • Section 12.
    The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.(Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29.)
  • Section 13.
    The singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular.(Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29.)
  • Section 14.
    County includes city and county. (Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29.)
  • Section 15.
    City includes city and county and incorporated town. (Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29.)
  • Section 16.
    Shall is mandatory and may is permissive.(Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29.)
  • Section 17.
    Oath includes affirmation.(Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29.)
  • Section 18.
    Signature or subscription includes mark when the signer or subscriber can not write, such signer s or subscriber s name being written near the mark...
  • Section 19.
    Person means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, organization, limited liability company, or business trust.(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1010, Sec. 224. Effective January 1,
  • Section 20.
    Department means the Department of Transportation of this state.Any reference in any law or regulation to the Department of Public Works shall be deemed to...
  • Section 21.
    Director means the director of the department.(Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29.)
  • Section 22.
    Unless the particular provision or the context otherwise requires, commission means the California Transportation Commission.Any reference in any law or regulation to the California Highway...
  • Section 22.5.
    Whenever the term Business, Transportation and Housing Agency appears within the Streets and Highways Code, it shall refer to the Transportation Agency, and whenever the...
  • Section 23.
    As used in this code, unless the particular provision or the context otherwise requires, highway includes bridges, culverts, curbs, drains, and all works incidental to...
  • Section 23.5.
    Freeway means a highway in respect to which the owners of abutting lands have no right or easement of access to or from their abutting...
  • Section 24.
    As used in this code, State highway means any highway which is acquired, laid out, constructed, improved or maintained as a State highway pursuant to...
  • Section 25.
    As used in this code, county highway means any highway which is:(a) Laid out or constructed as such by the county.(b) Laid out or constructed...
  • Section 26.
    As used in the general provisions and in Divisions 1 (commencing with Section 50), 2 (commencing with Section 900), and 2.5 (commencing with Section 1800),...
  • Section 27.
    As used in the general provisions and in Divisions 1 (commencing with Section 50), 2 (commencing with Section 900), and 2.5 (commencing with Section 1800),...
  • Section 28.
    If any provision of this code, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of the code, or the...
  • Section 29.
    Construction includes:(a) Acquisition of rights-of-way and material sites and the payment of damage claims under Section 14 of Article I of the Constitution.(b) Construction.(c) Reconstruction.(d)...
  • Section 30.
    State Highway Account means the State Highway Account in the State Transportation Fund.(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 777, Sec. 3.)
  • Section 35.
    Vista point means any signed roadside area on the state highway system developed and maintained by the department for the purpose of providing the motorist...
  • Section 36.
    For the purposes of this code, recycled water or reclaimed water has the same meaning as recycled water as defined in subdivision (n) of Section...

Last modified: September 9, 2016