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Municipal Code, Home Rule Charter, and Uncodified Ordinances

Home Rule Charter

Devils Lake is a home rule government as described in the North Dakota State Constitution and Codified Laws. All home rule governments must have a home rule charter approved by the voters. Devils Lake's charter was approved on June 1, 1977. A home rule charter is essentially a constitution for the city.

Devils Lake Home Rule Charter

Uncodified Ordinances

An ordinance is a local law. Local ordinances are passed based on authority in North Dakota State Law and the City's Home Rule Charter.

In order to enact an ordinance, the City Commission must hold two readings of the ordinance. Any discussion of the proposed ordinance occurs at the second reading. The vote on the proposed ordinance is after the second reading.

Current Proposed Ordinances

This section will be used to show ordinance drafts. The drafts of ordinances displayed here are those under consideration by the City. It is important the City Commission receives input from Devils Lake residents regarding proposed ordinances so they can enact ordinances that meet the needs of Devils Lake and are generally supported by the public. For this reason, residents are encouraged to offer input by email, telephone, letter, and/or in person during a City Commission meeting.

Ordinance 918 - Noise Ordinance - tabled for review
Ordinance 923 - Tobacco Sales

Recently Passed Ordinances

Ordinance 919 - Warrantless arrest for assault on family or household member
Ordinance 920 - Violations and penalties
Ordinance 921 - Use of wireless communication devices prohibited
Ordinance 922 - Speeding in Construction Zones

Devils Lake Municipal Code

All the City's ordinances are organized (codified) into the Devils Lake Municipal Code. All sections of the code are listed below. The Code is updated twice annually in March and September.

Code of Ordinances

Ordinances By Title

Title 1 - General Provisions

Title 2 - Administration and Personnel

Title 3 - Revenue and Finance

Title 4 - (Reserved)

Title 5 - Business Licenses and Regulations

Title 6 - Animals

Title 7 - (Reserved)

Title 8 - Health and Safety

Title 9 - Public Peace, Morals and Welfare

Title 10 - Vehicles and Traffic

Title 11 - (Reserved)

Title 12 - Streets, Sidewalks, and Public Places

Title 13 - Public Services

Title 14 - (Reserved)

Title 15 - Buildings and Construction

Title 16 - Subdivisions

Title 17 - Zoning

 

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