Searching Municipal Codes (January 24, 2012)
By Bridget MacMillan
Municipal codes provide local rules and regulations covering a wide variety of topics, most commonly zoning, land use, waterways, harbors, airports, construction, fire, public works & utilities. These codes provide critical information for commercial real estate, energy, construction, urban planning and maritime practices. This information can also be important for firms that advise corporate clients in business establishment and expansion decisions. LexisNexis® municipal code coverage is expansive—including over 1000 current codes across the 50 states. Table of contents searching has been incorporated into each code, making it easy for users to locate specific code sections quickly and navigate to adjoining sections easily. LexisNexis also offers a comprehensive file that makes it possible for users to search simultaneously across multiple jurisdictions in multiple states.
Bridget MacMillan answers two frequently asked questions about municipal codes:
Q: What is the easiest way for me to identify the municipal code sections that rely on a specific state statutory reference?
A: Search in: Legal/Legislation & Politics/Municipal Codes
Simply enter the state statutory reference: 11-43-120
Q: Is it possible to search across multiple states simultaneously for ordinances regarding zoning of telecommunications equipment? If so, how would I construct the search for only 2 specific states?
A: Search in: All Municipal Codes (CODES;ALLMUN)
Heading(Georgia or Texas) and zon! /5 telecom!
Access individual or group municipals codes sources through Legal > Legislation & Politics - U.S. & U.K. > U.S. States > Individual State Municipal Codes