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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 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. 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 2019-14

    Publication date: February 8, 2019

    This ordinance amends Chapter 14 of the City Code to update regulations for food establishments consistent with recent amendments to the State of Minnesota Food Code and to make miscellaneous edits for clarity.

    Staff contact
    Lynn Moore

    952-563-8970
  • Ordinance 2019-12

    Publication date: January 11, 2019

    On an annual basis, staff prepares an ordinance to collectively consider multiple minor City Code amendments that relate to land development and zoning.  The proposed amendments are primarily intended to clarify the existing provisions in more detail, to assist in public understanding and aid in enforcement.

    Staff contact
    Michael Palermo

    952-563-8924
  • Ordinance 2019-02

    Publication date: January 11, 2019

    This ordinance amends Chapters 10, 12, 14, 19, and 21 of the City Code, addressing industrial districts and standards, to establish a new Innovation and Technology (IT) zoning district, to remove the FD-1 Freeway Development zoning district, to move standards from Chapter 19 to Chapter 21, and to establish or revise new and existing uses, definitions, or standards.

    Staff contact
    Shawn James

    952-563-8918
  • Ordinance 2019-03

    Publication date: January 11, 2019

    On an annual basis, staff prepares an ordinance to collectively consider multiple minor City Code amendments that relate to land development and zoning.  The proposed amendments are primarily intended to clarify the existing provisions in more detail, to assist in public understanding and aid in enforcement.

    Staff contact
    Michael Palermo

    952-563-8924
  • Ordinance 2019-04

    Publication date: January 11, 2019

    On an annual basis, staff prepares an ordinance to collectively consider multiple minor City Code amendments that relate to land development and zoning.  The proposed amendments are primarily intended to clarify the existing provisions in more detail, to assist in public understanding and aid in enforcement.

    Staff contact
    Michael Palermo

    952-563-8924
  • Ordinance 2019-05

    Publication date: January 11, 2019

    On an annual basis, staff prepares an ordinance to collectively consider multiple minor City Code amendments that relate to land development and zoning.  The proposed amendments are primarily intended to clarify the existing provisions in more detail, to assist in public understanding and aid in enforcement.

    Staff contact
    Michael Palermo

    952-563-8924
  • Ordinance 2019-06

    Publication date: January 11, 2019

    On an annual basis, staff prepares an ordinance to collectively consider multiple minor City Code amendments that relate to land development and zoning.  The proposed amendments are primarily intended to clarify the existing provisions in more detail, to assist in public understanding and aid in enforcement.

    Staff contact
    Michael Palermo

    952-563-8924
  • Ordinance 2019-07

    Publication date: January 11, 2019

    On an annual basis, staff prepares an ordinance to collectively consider multiple minor City Code amendments that relate to land development and zoning.  The proposed amendments are primarily intended to clarify the existing provisions in more detail, to assist in public understanding and aid in enforcement.

    Staff contact
    Michael Palermo

    952-563-8924
  • Ordinance 2019-08

    Publication date: January 11, 2019

    On an annual basis, staff prepares an ordinance to collectively consider multiple minor City Code amendments that relate to land development and zoning.  The proposed amendments are primarily intended to clarify the existing provisions in more detail, to assist in public understanding and aid in enforcement.

    Staff contact
    Michael Palermo

    952-563-8924
  • Ordinance 2019-09

    Publication date: January 11, 2019

    On an annual basis, staff prepares an ordinance to collectively consider multiple minor City Code amendments that relate to land development and zoning.  The proposed amendments are primarily intended to clarify the existing provisions in more detail, to assist in public understanding and aid in enforcement.

    Staff contact
    Michael Palermo

    952-563-8924
  • Ordinance 2019-10

    Publication date: January 11, 2019

    On an annual basis, staff prepares an ordinance to collectively consider multiple minor City Code amendments that relate to land development and zoning.  The proposed amendments are primarily intended to clarify the existing provisions in more detail, to assist in public understanding and aid in enforcement.

    Staff contact
    Michael Palermo

    952-563-8924
  • Ordinance 2019-11

    Publication date: January 11, 2019

    On an annual basis, staff prepares an ordinance to collectively consider multiple minor City Code amendments that relate to land development and zoning.  The proposed amendments are primarily intended to clarify the existing provisions in more detail, to assist in public understanding and aid in enforcement.

    Staff contact
    Michael Palermo

    952-563-8924