Finding Municipal Codes on Lexis and on the Web

Published on: Author: Teresa L

You can search selected municipal codes on Lexis. To drill down to the databases, go to States Legal-U.S | Combined States | Statutes and Legislative Materials | Municipal Codes. There are 34 listed states. If the city you want isn’t there, here are a few other resources to try:
* has an ordinance database.
* The UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies Library maintains a large depository collection of local ordinance codes and charters issued by California cities and counties. Their website includes a list of currently available codes and charters issued in loose-leaf format; links are provided to electronic editions, when available.
* San Francisco’s Municipal Codes are available online.
* Finally, the Seattle Public LIbrary maintains a page of links to online municipal codes, arranged by state.