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Resource Library

MODEL DOCUMENTS and CITY ORDINANCE CODES

The League creates model policies, contracts, resolutions, ordinances and other forms to help cities with governance and city operations. Models should be customized as appropriate for each city’s circumstances in consultation with the city’s attorney.

Helpful background information for most models may be found in an associated information memo or chapter of the Handbook for Minnesota Cities or the Human Resources Reference Manual linked at the top of the model.

Access LMC models by searching the Resource Library:
(Note: You may need to scroll down to see search results after clicking on any of the following links.)

CITY ORDINANCE CODES
Many cities complete a compilation 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.