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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.

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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 2019-46

    Publication date: December 11, 2019

    Ordinance amending Chapters 11, 12 and 16 of the City Code to increase the administrative charge for city assessments.

    Staff contact
    Maureen O’Brien

    952-563-8781
  • Ordinance 2019-47

    Publication date: December 11, 2019

    The Electric Vehicle Ordinance establishes performance standards for EV chargers both as a primary use and accessory use. As an accessory use, EV charging is permitted in all zoning districts. If EV charging is a primary use, equivalent to a “convenience facility with fuel sales,” it must conform to newly established performance standards for “convenience facility with fuel sales.” The new “convenience facility with fuel sales” performance standards replace the “service station” performance standards and move from Chapter 19 to Chapter 21. The new performance standards include additional fueling options such as EV charging and alternative fuels and remove outdated and irrelevant standards. The proposed amendment will also require EV chargers with new construction of multifamily units.

    Staff contact
    Michael Palermo

    952-563-8925
  • Ordinance 2019-44

    Publication date: November 21, 2019

    Ordinance amending section 11.65.01 of Chapter 11 “Water, Wastewater, Solid Waste and Refuse Utility Services” of the City Code to increase solid waste and refuse collection fees.

    Staff contact
    Kari Carlson

    952-563-8725
  • Ordinance 2019-43

    Publication date: November 21, 2019

    Ordinance amending section 11.63  of Chapter 11 “Water, Wastewater, Solid Waste and Refuse Utility Services” of the City Code to increase water and wastewater rates.

    Staff contact
    Kari Carlson

    952-563-8725