City Code

City Campus sign with daffodilsThe City Code comprises the municipal laws adopted by the City Council in the form of ordinances. The Code is in a continuing state of change, as new ordinances are periodically adopted by a vote of the City Council. Some ordinances require a public hearing.

Changes to the City Code become effective the day after publication in the newspaper of record, the New Hope Golden Valley SunPost, unless the ordinance changing the Code provides otherwise.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. General Provisions and Definitions

Chapter 2. Administration and General Government

Chapter 3. Municipal and Public Utilities

Chapter 4. Buildings and Signs

Chapter 5. Alcoholic Beverages Licensing and Regulations

Chapter 6. Other Business Regulation and Licensing

Chapter 7. Right-of-Way Management

Chapter 8. Traffic Regulations

Chapter 9. Parking Regulations

Chapter 10. Public Protection, Crimes, and Offenses

Chapter 11. Land Use Regulation (Zoning)

Chapter 12. Subdivision Regulations (Platting)

Chapter 25. Listing of Uncoded Ordinances in Effect

2017-2018 Recodification Process

In 2017, the City of Golden Valley began the process of recodifying its City Code. Recodification, for the most part, is considered a housekeeping project. It involved a complete review of the current City Code for administrative and clerical corrections.

Below is a link to the proposed Golden Valley City Code:

https://library.municode.com/mn/golden_valley/codes/code_of_ordinances

Adoption Schedule

  • Oct 2, 2018 City Council meeting: Council will hold the first consideration of the City Code Amendment except for the Zoning Code (which only requires one consideration).
  • Oct 16, 2018 City Council meeting: Council will hold a public hearing on the Zoning Code Section of the City Code.
  • Oct 16, 2018 City Council meeting: Council will hold the second consideration of the complete City Code including the Zoning Code.
  • Oct 25, 2018: Date of Publication and when recodified City Code will be put into effect.
  • Ongoing: Municode will host Golden Valley’s City Code online and will incorporate new City ordinances as they are adopted.  

For more information about the recodification of Golden Valley's City Code, contact City Clerk Kris Luedke at 763-593-8012.