City Code

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The files listed below include Ordinance Amendments approved by the Big Lake City Council through: August 16, 2017. Email the City Clerk's Office or call at 763-251-2973 for any amendments approved after this date.

CHAPTER 1. Code Introduction (PDF)

Section 100 - General Provisions

Section 110 - Interpretation and Rules of Construction

Section 120 - Definitions

Section 130 - Violations and Penalties

Section 140 - Administrative Citations


CHAPTER 2. Operations and Administration (PDF)

Section 210 - The Council and Public Meetings

Section 220 - City Administrator

Section 230 - Fire Department

Section 240 - Police Department

Section 250 - Planning Commission

Section 260 - Civil Defense

Section 270 - City Engineer

Section 280 - Abandoned Property

Section 290 - Personnel Policies and Criminal Histories


CHAPTER 3. Licensing (PDF)

Section 300 - General Licensing and Permit Provisions

Section 310 - Traveling Shows

Section 320 - Peddlers, Solicitors, Transient Merchants

Section 321 - Mobile Food Units

Section 325 - Alarms Systems

Section 335 - Solid Waste and Recycling Collection

Section 340 - Junked Autos

Section 350 - Tobacco

Section 360 - Bingo

Section 370 - Regulation of Lawful Gambling

Section 380 - Adult Use Businesses

Section 390 - Animals

Section 391 - Dangerous Dogs and Potentially Dangerous Dogs

Section 395 - Therapeutic Massage

Section 396 - Fireworks


CHAPTER 4. Alcoholic Beverages (PDF)

Section 400 - Intoxicating Liquor

Section 410 - Municipal Liquor Dispensary

Section 420 - Beer Licensing

Section 430 - General Restrictions


CHAPTER 5. Nuisances, Offenses and Other Regulations (PDF)

500 - Nuisances

510 - Weeds and Grass

520 - Trees

525 - Noise Regulations

530 - Use of Weapons

535 - Hunting

540 - Open Burning

550 - Sidewalks

560 - Lake Regulations

570 - Park Regulations

580 - Minors

590 - Refuse

595 - Drug Paraphernalia

595 - Sexual Predator Residency Requirements

CHAPTER 6. Traffic and Motor Vehicles (PDF)

600 - General Regulations

610 - Traffic Control Devices

620 - Parking

625 - Excessive Vehicle Noise

630 - Snowmobiles and Recreational Vehicles

640 - Bicycles


CHAPTER 7. Streets and Sidewalks (PDF)

Section 700 - Sidewalks

Section 710 - Street Openings

Section 720 - Street Use

Section 730 - Assessment Policy for Public Initiated Improvements


CHAPTER 8. Municipal Utilities (PDF)

Section 800 - Water Works

Section 810 - Public Sewers

Section 820 - Storm Water Drainage Utility

Section 830 - Street Light Utility System

CHAPTER 9. Building/Housing (PDF)

Section 900 - Adoption of Uniform Code

Section 910 - Housing Maintenance Code and Rental Unit Registration

Section 915 - Single or Two Family Rental Housing Registration Code

Section 920 - Moving Structures and Occupancy

Section 930 - Street Numbering


CHAPTER 10. Zoning Code

Section 1000 to 1001 (PDF) - Title and Application/Rules and Definitions

Section 1002 (PDF) - Administration

Section 1003 (PDF) - Administrative Permits

Section 1004 (PDF) - Amendments

Section 1005 (PDF) - Appeals

Section 1006 (PDF) - Building Permits

Section 1007 (PDF) - Conditional Use Permits

Section 1008 (PDF) - Environmental Review

Section 1009 (PDF) - Home Occupation Permits

Section 1010 (PDF) - Interim Use Permits

Section 1011 (PDF) - Planned Unit Developments

Section 1012 (PDF) - Temporary Uses

Section 1013 (PDF) - Site Plans

Section 1014 (PDF) - Variance

Section 1015 (PDF) - Reserved (not yet used)

Section 1016 (PDF) - Reserved (not yet used)

Section 1017 (PDF) - Reserved (not yet used)

Section 1018 (PDF) - Reserved (not yet used)

Section 1019 (PDF) - Reserved (not yet used)

Section 1020 (PDF) - Accessory Buildings, Structures and Uses

Section 1021 (PDF) - Animals

Section 1022 (PDF) - Antennas

Section 1023 (PDF) - Building Relocation

Section 1024 (PDF) - Essential Services

Section 1025 (PDF) - Fences

Section 1026 (PDF) - Grading, Filling, and Excavating

Section 1027 (PDF) - Landscape, Screening and Tree Preservation

Section 1028 (PDF) - Model Homes / Temporary R/E Office

Section 1029 (PDF) - Non-Conforming Buildings, Structures, and Uses

Section 1030 (PDF) - Off Street Parking and Loading

Section 1031 (PDF) - Performance Agreements

Section 1032 (PDF) - Performance Standards

Section 1033 (PDF) - Reserved

Section 1034 (PDF) - Recreational Vehicles, Equipment and Uses

Section 1035 (PDF) - Sexually Orientated Business

Section 1036 (PDF) - Alternative Energy Systems

Section 1037 (PDF) - Outdoor Wood Burners

Section 1038 (PDF) - Reserved (not yet used)

Section 1039 (PDF) - Reserved (not yet used)

Section 1040 (PDF) - General Building Regulations

Section 1041 (PDF) - General Lot and Yard Requirements

Section 1042 (PDF)  - General Zoning District Provisions

Section 1043 (PDF) - AG: Agricultural District

Section 1044 (PDF) - R-1: Single Family Residential District

Section 1045 (PDF) - R-1E: Single Family Residential Estate District

Section 1046 (PDF) - R-2: Medium Density Residential District

Section 1047 (PDF) - R-3: High Density Residential District

Section 1048 (PDF) - R-4: Single Family - Manufactured Home Park District

Section 1049 (PDF) - R-5: Residential Redevelopment District

Section 1050 (PDF) - Reserved

Section 1051 (PDF) - Reserved

Section 1052 (PDF) - Reserved

Section 1053 (PDF) - Reserved

Section 1054 (PDF) - Reserved

Section 1055 (PDF) - B-1: Business Campus District

Section 1056 (PDF) - B-2: Community Business District

Section 1057 (PDF) - B-3: General Business District

Section 1058 (PDF) - Reserved

Section 1059 (PDF) - Reserved

Section 1060 (PDF) - I-1: Industrial Park District

Section 1061 (PDF) - I-2: General Industrial District

Section 1062 (PDF) - I-3 Isolated Industrial District

Section 1063 (PDF) - DD: Downtown Design Overlay District

Section 1064 (PDF) - Flood Plain Regulations

Section 1065 (PDF) - Shoreland Management Overlay District

Section 1066 (PDF) - Wetlands Overlay District

Section 1067 (PDF) - MMR; Mississippi Recreational River District

Section 1068 (PDF) - TOD, Transit Oriented Development District

Section 1069 (PDF) - Temporary Family Health Care Dwellings


CHAPTER 11. Subdivisions

Section 1100 - Title and Application

Section 1101 - Rules and Definitions

Section 1102 - General Provisions

Section 1103 - Administrative Subdivision

Section 1104 - Simple Subdivision

Section 1105 - Concept Plan

Section 1106 - Preliminary Plat

Section 1107 - Final Plat

Section 1108 -Design Standards

Section 1109 - Reserved

Section 1110 - Reserved

Section 1111 - Required Improvements

Section 1112 - Reserved

Section 1113 - Enforcement

Section 1114 - Severability, Supremacy, and Effective Date

CHAPTER 12. Reserved (PDF)

CHAPTER 13. Signs (PDF)

CHAPTER 14. Right of Way Management (PDF)

CHAPTER 15. Rural and Urban Taxing District (PDF)

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