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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.

View the City Charter and City Code online

The above link provides access to an unofficial online representation of the City Charter and City Code that can be viewed, searched and bookmarked via computers and mobile devices.

The City Council may have made amendments, additions or deletions to the City Code subsequent to the version available via the above link. For the most current version of the City Code, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 952-563-4925.

New versions of the City Code may be posted as the code is updated. To receive alerts when a new version has been posted, use the "Get email updates" link at the top of this page.

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 incorporated immediately. The process of 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.

The City Clerk's Office and Web staff will make every effort to post such changes below, within three business days of Council action.

 

Ordinances awaiting codification

  • Ordinance 2018-14

    Publication date: June 11, 2018

    The ordinance makes residential care facilities and nursing homes/adult care homes a conditional accessory use in the C-4 zoning district.

    Staff contact
    Nick Johnson

    952-563-8925
  • Ordinance 2018-13

    Publication date: June 11, 2018

    An ordinance amending Chapters 10, 12, and 14 of the City Code to clarify in Chapter 10 the requirement for mowing right-of-way areas adjacent to private property and to add new language to Chapters 12 and 14 for using goats for prescribed grazing as a licensed commercial animal establishment.

    Staff contact
    Lynn Moore

    952-563-8970
  • Ordinance 2018-12

    Publication date: June 11, 2018

    An ordinance amending Chapters 8 and 14 of the City Code to update Chapter 8 by adding bicycle requirements moved from Chapter 14 and delete bicycle registration and related procedures regarding disposal of unclaimed bicycles from Chapter 14.

    Staff contact
    Lynn Moore

    952-563-8970
  • Ordinance 2018-08

    Publication date: May 14, 2018

    The ordinance amends the City Code to define paintless dent repair and modifying the definition of major vehicle repair to include paintless dent repair.

    Staff contact
    Michael Centinario

    952-563-8921