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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

 Publication date: December 8, 2022

The ordinance expanded the Community Development Director’s ability to extend final development plan approvals by one year.

Staff contact
Mike Centinario
Planning
952-563-8921
mcentinario@BloomingtonMN.gov

Ordinance 2022-49

Effective date: January 1, 2023

The ordinance increases solid waste and refuse collection fees for 2023.

Staff contact
Lori Economy-Scholler
Finance
952-563-8791
leconomy@BloomingtonMN.gov

Ordinance 2022-48

 Effective date: January 1, 2023

The ordinance increases water service rates for 2023.

Staff contact
Lori Economy-Scholler
Finance
952-563-8791
leconomy@BloomingtonMN.gov

Ordinance 2022-47

 Publication date: October 27, 2022

The ordinance amends Chapter 5 of the City Code related to parks and playgrounds.

Staff contact
Alison Warren
Parks & Recreation
952-563-8884
awarren@BloomingtonMN.gov

Ordinance 2022-45

Publication date: October 20, 2022

The ordinance amends Chapter 13 of the City Code related to alcoholic beverage control and related fees.

Staff contact
Doug Junker
Licensing
952-563-4923
djunker@BloomingtonMN.gov

 

Ordinance 2022-44

 Publication date: September 22, 2022

To discourage catalytic converter theft in Bloomington by making it unlawful for any person to possess or resell a catalytic converter that is not attached to a motor vehicle.

Staff contact
Peter Zuniga
Legal
952-563-4851
pzuniga@BloomingtonMN.gov

Ordinance 2022-43

 Publication date: September 22, 2022

The ordinance creates and defines data center as a new use designation in the Zoning Code, Chapters 19 and 21 of the City Code.  Data centers are allowed as conditional uses in the I-2, I-3, and IP zoning districts.  Data centers are allowed as conditional limited uses in the C-4, IT, and FD-2 zoning districts.  The ordinance establishes new performance standards for data centers related to their allowed location, outdoor equipment, noise, and parking requirements.

Staff contact
Nick Johnson
Planning
952-563-8925
nmjohnson@BloomingtonMN.gov

Ordinance 2022-42

Publication date: September 8, 2022

An ordinance amending Chapter 17 of the City Code, relating to areas in which shared vehicles are permitted to operate and authorizing the establishment of a shared vehicle operation zones map.

Staff contact
Brian Hansen
Engineering
952-563-4543
bhansen@BloomingtonMN.gov

Ordinance 2022-41

Publication date: September 8, 2022

An ordinance aligning public pool plan review and lodging establishment variance procedures with state requirements thereby amending Chapter 14 and Appendix A of the City Code.

Staff contact
Lynn Moore
Environmental Health
952-563-8970
lmoore@BloomingtonMN.gov

Ordinance 2022-40

Publication date: September 8, 2022

This ordinance finalizes the move of all fees codified by Ordinance from the City Code to Appendix A.

Staff contact
Lori Economy-Scholler
Finance
952-563-8791
leconomy@BloomingtonMN.gov

Ordinance 2022-39

 Publication date: August 18, 2022

This ordinance amends standards for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) within the City of Bloomington. Changes include modifications to the ADU definition, revised standards to allow detached ADUs, a modified parking requirements section, occupancy standards in line with Section 15.01, and removal of convertibility requirements. These changes impact Chapters 9, 14, 19, and 21 and Appendix A of City Code.

Staff contact
Thomas Ramler-Olson
Planning
952-563-8928
tramlerolson@BloomingtonMN.gov

Ordinance 2022-37

 Effective date: October 19, 2022

An ordinance amending City Charter Section 4.06 relating to canvass of elections.

Staff contact
Melissa Manderschied
Legal
952-563-4895
mmanderschied@BloomingtonMN.gov

Ordinance 2022-36

 Effective date: October 19, 2022

An ordinance amending City Charter Section 3.02 relating to Council Meetings.

Staff contact
Melissa Manderschied
Legal
952-563-4895
mmanderschied@BloomingtonMN.gov

Ordinance 2022-35

 Effective date: October 19, 2022

An ordinance amending City Charter Section 2.03 relating to elective officers.

Staff contact
Melissa Manderschied
Legal
952-563-4895
mmanderschied@BloomingtonMN.gov

Ordinance 2022-32

 Publication date: June 23, 2022

Amending Chapter 1 and adding conversion therapy ban and earned sick and safe leave to the list of city ordinance that are administrative offenses.

Staff contact
Peter Zuniga
Legal
952-563-4851
pzuniga@BloomingtonMN.gov

Ordinance 2022-31

Effective date: July 1, 2023

The purpose of this ordinance is to create City Code Chapter 23 establishing earned sick and safe leave in the City of Bloomington.

Staff contact
Peter Zuniga
Legal
952-563-8753
Legal@BloomingtonMN.gov