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City Charter and Code of Ordinances


The City of Bloomington's Code of Ordinances contains local laws which, along with state and federal laws and regulations, shape our city and its services to keep residents safe, maintain property values, and govern private activities within the city's boundaries in a manner that balances the protection of individual rights with the promotion of the public health, safety and welfare.

Recent changes

The process of reviewing and incorporated changes to the City Code is called "codification." Because this process must be undertaken for each change, recent changes to the code are not immediately incorporated. Codification may take several weeks.

After Council-approved changes are incorporated into the official code document at the City Clerk's office, the online representation of the Code is updated. Because of this time lag, the City Clerk's Office provides a list of recently approved, but not yet codified, changes below.

City staff will make every effort to post such changes below within three business days of Council action. You may contact the City Clerk's Office with any questions.

New versions of the City Code will be posted as the code is updated. Use the City's E-Subscribe service to receive notifications when updates are made.

Ordinances awaiting codification

Ordinance 2022-1

Publication date: January 20, 2022

This ordinance amends Chapters 19 and 21 of the City Code to create a temporary pandemic, epidemic, or emergency service facility use definition, add the use as an interim use in zoning districts throughout the city, and establishes performance standards for the use.

Staff contact
Mike Centinario

Ordinance 2021-41

Effective date: March 9, 2022

This ordinance amends Chapter 5 of the City Charter relating to Initiative, Referendum and Recall.

Staff contact
Melissa Manderschied

Ordinance 2021-40

Effective Date: March 9, 2022

This ordinance amends Section 2.05 of the City Charter relating to vacancies in office.

Staff contact
Melissa Manderschied

Ordinance 2021-29

Publication date: April 1, 2022

Time of sale energy disclosure leverages the City’s existing Time-of-Sale inspection to gather and disclose information about a home’s energy assets

Staff contact

Emma Struss
Sustainability Coordinator