Charter & City Code

Moorhead is a home rule charter city, which means a charter, which is like a constitution, establishes the form of government for the community. Moorhead is organized under the Council-Manager form of government.

All of Moorhead's laws are compiled in book form known as the Moorhead City Code. The code includes all ordinances the city has adopted, including any penalties for violations.

A searchable copy of the City Code is available online. The web version of the code is hosted by Sterling Codifiers and is provided for informational purposes only. It may not reflect all of, or the must current, legislation that has been passed. The only official edition of the City Code is the printed version maintained by the City Clerk.

Hard copies of the City Code are available for review or purchase on the 3rd Floor of City Hall, 500 Center Avenue, Moorhead, MN 56560. For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 218.299.5304 or Email the City Clerk.