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Many cities complete a codification of their ordinances into one city code. Because ordinances have the force of law, their form is important. Cities should always consult an attorney when preparing and adopting ordinances.

LMC codification services
The League, with its codification consultant American Legal Publishing Corporation, offers codification services to cities.

City codes
Ordinances from more than 50 Minnesota cities are available on the American Legal Publishing Corporation (ALP) website. These cities adopted their ordinances through the League's customized city codes service. Codes may be searched by city or subject area.

LMC model ordinances
The League has prepared or collected ordinances on various subjects affecting Minnesota cities. Before adopting any ordinance provided here, a city should always review it with its attorney to adapt it to the city’s specific circumstances. Because provisions in these ordinances have implications on state statutes and state and federal constitutional rights, the city attorney should review any modifications to ensure they conform to current state law and legal decisions.