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Town Ordinances

What are Town Ordinances & Why do we have them?

An ordinance is a law passed by a municipal government.


  A municipality, such as a city, town, village, or borough, is a political subdivision of a state within which a municipal corporation has been established to provide local government to a population in a defined area.  Ordinances constitute the subject matter of municipal law.

These ordinances are created for public safety and health concerns.  Municipalities have the power to make laws on which geographic areas may be used for specific purposes such as indicating where a new neighborhood can be built or dictate an area is for industrial use only.

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