A City Code is the codification of all of the ordinances that the City has adopted.
The City first adopted a City Code on April 6, 1981, with Ordinance No 48.
On May 7, 1990, the City adopted Ordinance No. 90-10, which states:
“This ordinance containing Chapter 1 to 12 inclusive shall be known as the City Code of the City of Ham Lake, Minnesota, 1990, and shall be treated and considered as a new and comprehensive ordinance and shall supersede all other general ordinances passed by the Council prior to the 7th day of May 1990, except such as are by reference expressly saved from repeal or continued in force and effect for any purpose.”
The City of Ham Lake adopts ordinances to regulate people and property and provides penalties if the regulations are violated. The regulations adopted by ordinance are permanent and generally apply throughout the city. The City can only adopt ordinances on topics for which state law gives them express or implied regulatory authority. City ordinances must be consistent with state and federal laws and with the state and federal constitutions.
At the beginning of each year, the City staff codifies all ordinances adopted by the City Council prior to December 31st of the previous year by inserting them into the City Code.
City Code Articles
- City Code - Article 01 - General Provision
- City Code - Article 02 - Government Organization and Administration
- City Code - Article 03 - Morals and Conduct
- City Code - Article 04 - Nuisances and Offenses
- City Code - Article 05 - Animal Control
- City Code - Article 06 - Parking and Traffic
- City Code - Article 07 - Licenses and Permits
- City Code - Article 08 - Fire Department
- City Code - Article 09 - Comprehensive Zoning
- City Code - Article 10 - Subdivision Regulations
- City Code - Article 11 - General Activity Regulations
- City Code - Article 12 - Non-Codified Ordinances
- City Code - Index