Municode Codification, Legal Services, and Online Code Hosting Software by CivicPlus®

Industry-Leading Code Services and Technology to Deliver your Code of Ordinances via Web, Mobile, and Print

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Municipal Code Online Hosting

Experience the most advanced online code hosting portal in the nation, trusted by our country's largest and smallest communities. The software provides industry-leading search engine functionality to make it easy for residents to find and comply with your code of ordinances. You’ll also benefit from a code archive, code versioning, email notifications, agenda and meeting management integrations, and an easily accessible ordinance repository—everything you need to build trust with residents through transparency.

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Solution Integration so You Can Govern, Serve, and Operate Efficiently

Experience the only solution capable of integrating your code or ordinances with your agenda and meeting management and municipal website solution, and benefit from the convenience of fluid and consistent updates across digital platforms. The public can trust that they are always reading the latest, most up-to-date ordinances.

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Legal and Professional Services

Our team of over 120 professionals, including full-time attorneys with extensive local government law experience, is dedicated to your codification, recodification, supplementation, legal review, and republication processes. With an accuracy rate of over 99 percent, we’ve earned the trust of 4,120 customers across all 50 states. The code transition process is simple and easy and comes with a predictable annual rate for supplementation costs.

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Codification

Codification

Our legal experts will consolidate your legislation into a logical and sequential code of ordinances while ensuring it is free from grammatical errors and conflicts.

Recodification

Recodification

If your existing code hasn’t had a thorough review within the last 10 – 15 years, we’ll perform a legal review and incorporate into it all appropriate legislation.

Supplementation

Supplementation

Remove the guesswork from your planning with an annual fee allowing you to supplement your code as many times as you'd like, up to quarterly per year.

Receive Code Notification Updates

Receive Code Notification Updates

Staff and residents can sign up for notifications when laws are updated. This functionality works in tandem with CodeBank Compare to notify users, via email, of online code changes.

Agenda and Meeting Management

Agenda and Meeting Management

Take transparency to the next level utilizing features like Enhanced History Note, Online Codification integration, and one-click access from code to the meeting minutes, video, votes, and more.

Track Changes with CodeBank Compare

Track Changes with CodeBank Compare

See new and modified badges in the table of contents to indicate changes as you browse. Leverage the Compare Versions button to compare sections and see what has been updated.

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Legal Review

A thorough legal analysis of your code conducted by one of our professional codification attorneys ensures your code is legally accurate, up-to-date, and conforms to your state statuses.

Republication

Republication

Our team of legal editors and legal proofreaders will meticulously review and proofread your code and work with you to ensure the style of your code is consistent.

Industry-Leading Search

Industry-Leading Search

Enter a keyword, phrase or use boolean operators to receive granular search results, complete with hit highlighting, from multiple content types.

Public Document Archival Tool

Public Document Archival Tool

Public documents are uploaded and converted to PDF, auto-indexed for searchability, and immediately ready for browsing by residents and staff.

Municipal Law Research Tool

Municipal Law Research Tool

Designed for attorneys, planners, developers, and clerks, access the most extensive municipal code library and search all codes and ordinances hosted by Municode.

Store and Search with OrdBank Solution

Store and Search with OrdBank Solution

Easily access your ordinances, saving time and money; store, search, and link your original ordinances anywhere in your code.

CodeBank Comprehensive Archive

CodeBank Comprehensive Archive

Each time your code is updated online, we create a permanent archive of the previous version. Over time, see how your code has evolved over the years.

Advanced Graphics

Advanced Graphics

Transform your code into a dynamic, interactive, and fully-featured website with our exclusive partnership with enCodePLUS and GIS integration.

Connect to Legislation with OrdLink

Connect to Legislation with OrdLink

OrdLink is an enhancement to OrdBank that links your newly adopted legislation to the affected section. Alert staff and residents as ordinances are adopted.

Self-Publishing Software

Since municipalities are evolving toward a modern, digital, web-first approach to how they interact with their communities, we now offer an in-house solution to publish and maintain your local government code of ordinances. Our innovative self-publishing software embraces digital transformation by empowering municipalities to maintain their municipal code, resolutions, minutes, policies, and other publications in-house. With CivicPlus, you maintain total control of your code and can update your materials instantly and as often as needed for an annual fee.

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“I liked the idea of being able to update our city code in real-time. The software also offered online ordinance creation, which would speed up the code amendment process. I’ve been using self-publishing software since 2018, and I’ve really liked being able to create an ordinance in existing code.”

- Pamela Spencer, City Recorder/Clerk, Vineyard, UT

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“It's easy to submit ordinances electronically and to see recent changes reflected on the home screen. You can also get notified every time an ordinance is added or updated.”

- Caroline Cheung, Communications Manager, City of Brisbane, CA

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Streamline

Streamline Steps

Draft ordinances right from your code to ensure it always remains up-to-date for resident compliance.

Transparency

Ensure Transparency

Your detailed legislative history provides information that is needed to make informed decisions by staff and residents.

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