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Legal Research Resources for USD Students (Non-Law): Local Government Law

This guide is intended for academic research in legal resources by University of South Dakota graduate and undergraduate students from colleges and schools other than the School of Law. The information in this guide is not intended as legal advice.

Municipal Codes on the Internet

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.

South Dakota Local Government Research Resources

Other Local Government Research Resources

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