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This info sheet describes the difference between municipal policies and ordinances and provides examples. Additional information on ordinances  may be found in our Quick Guide to Ordinance Adoption, Amendment, or Repeal.

If you have additional questions relating to ordinances and policies or would like a technical review of your municipality’s proposed ordinance or policy, please contact the Municipal Assistance Center at or 1-800-649-7915.

While every effort is made to provide members with the most accurate information possible, these documents do not constitute legal advice.


Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

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