Ordinances are the legislative enactments of a city council, county commission, or board of supervisors. Municipal codes are organized by subject and contain those ordinances in force at the time of publication. Municipal codes usually are published online by various publishers. See Steven M. Barkan, Legal Research Illustrated: An Abridgment of Fundamental of Legal Research 209 (9th ed. 2009).
The most efficient method of locating the municipal code of a city is to search the city's official website for a link to its code. One also may search the websites below for local government ordinances.