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Municipal Codes: A Beginner's Guide

Current Municipal Codes

Most of the questions we receive regarding municipal codes ask about the current form of the law. Luckily for these researchers, a large number of current municipal codes are freely available online via several publishers’ websites. Some of the more popular such websites include:

While none of these sites contain all of the municipal codes in the United States, they provide a helpful (and free) jumping off point for legal researchers in this area.

Additionally, researchers might find access to municipal codes at the municipality’s website or clerk’s office, as well as in the official archives for the municipality’s state. For more assistance in finding this information, visit one of the websites below: