About Ordinances

An ordinance is a law enacted by a municipal body, in this case the Elkins City Council. Ordinances govern matters not already covered by state or federal laws such as zoning, safety and building regulations. Ordinances prescribe some permanent rule of conduct or government to continue in force until the ordinance is repealed.  

The City’s ordinances have been digitized going back to 2006. The search function below can be used to find ordinances by Area of Government, Year or section of the Elkins Municipal Code using the provided form:

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All ordinances from 1964-present are on file and available at City Hall.   Ordinances from 2006-present are in the provided archive.  Use the request form if you would like an older ordinance added.. Repealed ordinances are not listed by default. Perform a search for with "Area of Government" set to "Repealed" to see all repealed ordinances.

Ordinance Archive

NumberOrdinanceDateArea of GovernmentYearEMC
08-15-2019BORDINANCE 08-15-2019B – Small Wireless Facilities2019-08-15 06:54 | Code Enforcement/Building Safety | | Planning | 2019
08-15-19ORDINANCE 08-15-2019A – Water and Sewer Tapping Fees2019-08-15 06:51 | fees | | Water/Sewer | 2019
6-20-2019AORDINANCE 06-20-2019A – Parks and Recreation Committee2019-06-20 06:41 | Committees | | Parks | 2019 Chapter 12.04, Section 12.04.01, Section 12.04.02, Section 12.04.03, Section 12.04.04, Section 12.04.05, Title 12,
06-20-2019BORDINANCE 06-20-2019B – Fire Truck (Tanker)2019-06-20 05:28 | Administration | | Fire/Emergency Services | | Notes | 2019
05-16-2019ORDINANCE 05-16-2019 – Master Street Plan2019-05-16 06:48 | Planning |
04-18-2019BORDINANCE 04-18-2019B – Weeds/Grass/Garbage/Rubbish2019-04-18 01:50 | Noise/Nuisance | | Public Safety | 2019 Chapter 5.04, Section 5.04.02, Title 05,
04-18-2019AORDINANCE 04-18-2019A – Animal Control (barking/howling/yelping)2019-04-18 01:45 | Animal Control | | Public Safety | 2019 Chapter 6.04, Section 6.04.03, Section 6.04.04, Title 06,
02-07-2019ORDINANCE 02-07-2019 – Rezoning (Tackett R-3)2019-02-07 01:44 | Planning | | Zoning | 2019
12-20-2018AORDINANCE 12-20-2018A – Conduct Business2018-12-20 02:48 | Administration | | Personnel | 2018
12-20-2018BORDINANCE 12-20-2018B – Conduct Business2018-11-20 02:46 | Administration | | Personnel | 2018
11-15-2018ORDINANCE 11-15-2018 – Finance Director2018-11-15 01:53 | Administration | | Personnel | 2019
08-16-2018ORDINANCE 08-16-2018 – Acquisition Values of Equipment2018-08-16 03:24 | Administration | | Property | 2018 Chapter 3.08, Section 3.08.01, Section 3.08.02, Section 3.08.03, Title 03,
04-19-2018ORDINANCE 04-19-2018 – Rezoning (Arellano R-4)2018-04-19 03:28 | Planning | | Zoning | 2018
10-19-2017ORDINANCE 10-19-2017 – Yard Sales2017-12-21 03:13 | Business | | Yard Sales | 2017 Chapter 4.22, Section 4.22.01, Section 4.22.02, Section 4.22.03, Section 4.22.04, Section 4.22.05, Section 4.22.06, Title 04,
04-21-2016ORDINANCE 04-21-2016 – Door to Door Salesmen (Amendment)2016-06-16 02:45 | Business | | Noise/Nuisance | | Public Safety | 2016
02-18-2016ORDINANCE 02-18-2016 – False Alarms2016-04-21 02:58 | Noise/Nuisance | | Public Safety | 2016
03-17-2016ORDINANCE 03-17-2016 – Parking2016-03-17 02:47 | Parking | | Public Safety | 2016 Chapter 8.20, Section 8.20.01, Section 8.20.02, Section 8.20.03, Title 08,
01-21-2016AORDINANCE 01-21-2016A – Limits for Purchase2016-01-21 03:09 | Administration | | Property | 2016 Chapter 3.04, Section 3.04.04, Title 03,
01-21-2016CORDINANCE 01-21-2016C – Posting of Notices2016-01-21 03:02 | Administration | | Notices | 2016 Chapter 7.52, Section 7.52.01, Title 07,
01-21-2016BORDINANCE 01-21-2016B – Trash Disposal Contract2016-01-04 03:06 | Trash | | Water/Sewer | 2015
11-19-2015ORDINANCE 11-19-2015 – Ambulance Service (2015)2015-11-15 02:38 | Fire/Emergency Services | 2015
07-21-2016ORDINANCE 07-21-2016 – Election of Alderman (4 year term)2015-07-21 02:41 | Council | | Council | | Elections | 2014
08-21-2014BORDINANCE 08-21-2014B – Revised Personnel Policies2014-10-16 12:58 | Administration | | Personnel | 2014 Chapter 2.52, Title 02,
07-17-2014ORDINANCE 07-17-2014 – Fire Prevention Codes2014-09-18 02:06 | Code Enforcement/Building Safety | | Fire/Emergency Services | | Planning | 2014
08-21-2014AORDINANCE 08-21-2014A – Sales and Use Tax Bonds2014-08-21 02:04 | Administration | | Taxes | 2014
02-19-2014ORDINANCE 02-19-2014 – Annexation (Barnett)2014-04-16 02:21 | Annexation | | Planning | 2014
04-17-2014ORDINANCE 04-17-2014 – Collection of Court Fines2014-04-16 02:14 | Court | 2014
03-20-2014AORDINANCE 03-20-2014A – Special Election, Bond for Recreational Facility2014-03-20 02:19 | Administration | | Bonds | 2014
03-20-2014BORDINANCE 03-20-2014B – Community Center Board2014-03-20 02:19 | Committees | | Community Center | 2014
03-21-2013AORDINANCE 03-21-2013A – Water and Sewer Committee2013-05-16 12:53 | Committees | | Water/Sewer | 2013 Chapter 10.20, Section 10.20.01, Section 10.20.02, Section 10.20.03, Section 10.20.04,
04-18-2013ORDINANCE 04-18-2013 – Additional Duties of Office Manager2013-05-16 12:35 | Administration | | Personnel | 2013 Chapter 2.28, Chapter 2.30, Section 2.28.03, Section 2.30.03, Title 02,
03-21-2013BORDINANCE 03-21-2013B – Door to Door Sales2013-03-21 12:41 | Business | | Noise/Nuisance | | Public Safety | 2013
11-15-2012ORDINANCE 11-15-2012 – Building Codes2012-12-20 11:49 | Code Enforcement/Building Safety | | Planning | 2012
12-20-2012ORDINANCE 12-20-2012 – Court Payments2012-12-20 11:45 | Court | 2012
10-18-2012ORDINANCE 10-18-2012- Outside Connections Prohibited2012-10-18 11:52 | Water/Sewer | 2012
09-20-2012ORDINANCE 09-20-2012 – Senior Center Building Project2012-09-20 11:56 | Senior Center | 2012
04-17-2012ORDINANCE 04-17-2012 – Sewer Easement (CVM)2012-09-20 12:17 | Easement | | Water/Sewer | 2012
8-16-2012AORDINANCE 8-16-2012A – Animal Control2012-08-16 11:58 | Animal Control | | Public Safety | 2012 Chapter 6.04, Section 6.04.01, Section 6.04.02, Section 6.04.03, Section 6.04.04, Section 6.04.05, Section 6.04.06, Section 6.04.07, Section 6.04.08, Section 6.04.09, Title 06,
08-16-2012BORDINANCE 08-16-2012B – Fireworks (Burn Ban)2012-08-16 12:14 | Fire/Emergency Services | | Noise/Nuisance | | Public Safety | 2012 Chapter 7.56, Section 7.56.01, Title 07,
04-02-2012ORDINANCE 04-02-2012 – Sales and Use Tax Bond2012-04-12 12:30 | Administration | | Bonds | 2012
12-29-2011ORDINANCE 12-29-2011- Cross Connection Program2011-12-21 09:13 | Water/Sewer | 2011 Chapter 10.16, Section 10.16.03, Section 10.16.10, Title 10,
08-18-2011AORDINANCE 08-18-2011A – Ambulance Service (2011)2011-10-20 09:24 | Fire/Emergency Services | 2011
08-18-2011BORDINANCE 08-18-2011B – Posting of Notices (Update 2011)2011-10-20 09:19 | Administration | | Notices | 2011
03-17-2011AORDINANCE 03-17-2011A – Grants Committee2011-04-21 10:42 | Committees | 2011
03-17-2011BORDINANCE 03-17-2011B – Noise2011-04-21 10:35 | Noise/Nuisance | | Public Safety | 2011 Chapter 7.28, Section 7.28.01, Section 7.28.02, Section 7.28.03, Section 7.28.04, Section 7.28.05, Section 7.28.06, Section 7.28.08, Section 7.28.09, Section 7.28.10, Section 7.28.11, Section 7.28.12, Section 7.28.13, Section 7.28.14, Title 07,
03-17-2011CORDINANCE 03-17-2011C – Drug Free Workplace2011-04-21 10:23 | Administration | | Personnel | 2011 Chapter 2.52, Section 2.52.01, Title 02,
03-17-2011DORDINANCE 03-17-2011D – Rezoning (Stark C-1)2011-04-21 10:21 | Planning | | Zoning | 2011
03-17-2011EORDINANCE 03-17-2011E – Deannex (Carter)2011-04-21 10:19 | Annexation | | Planning | 2011
03-17-2011FORDINANCE 03-17-2011F – Trash Hauler Requirements2011-04-21 10:15 | Water/Sewer | 2011 Chapter 5.12, Section 5.12.02, Title 05,
03-17-2011GORDINANCE 03-17-2011G – Physicals2011-04-21 10:13 | Administration | | Personnel | 2011 Chapter 2.52, Section 2.52.01, Title 02,
03-17-2011HORDINANCE 03-17-2011H – Bond for Library2011-04-21 10:02 | Administration | | Library | | Notes | 2011
03-17-2011IORDINANCE 03-17-2011I – Subdivision (Oakleaf Manor)2011-04-21 10:00 | Planning | | Subdivision | 2011
03-17-2011JORDINANCE 03-17-2011J – Deannex (Carter)2011-04-21 09:56 | Annexation | | Planning | 2011
03-17-2011LORDINANCE 03-17-2011L – Rezoning (Bowman C-2)2011-04-21 09:51 | Planning | | Zoning | 2011
03-17-2011MORDINANCE 03-17-2011M – City Attorney2011-04-21 09:45 | Administration | | Personnel | 2011
03-17-2011NORDINANCE 03-17-2011N – Water/Sewer Rates (2011)2011-04-21 09:43 | fees | | Water/Sewer | 2011 Chapter 10.08, Section 10.08.02, Section 10.08.03,
04-21-2011AORDINANCE 04-21-2011A – Permit/Inspection Fees2011-04-21 09:34 | Code Enforcement/Building Safety | | Planning | 2011 Chapter 11.04, Chapter 11.16, Chapter 11.20, Title 11,
04-21-2011BORDINANCE 04-21-2011B – New Municipal Code2011-04-21 09:26 | Administration | 2011 Chapter 1.32, Section 1.32.01, Title 01,
03-03-2011CORDINANCE 03-03-2011C – Park/Venue Fees (Amended 2010)2011-04-17 11:18 | Parks | 2011 Chapter 12.10, Section 12.10.02, Title 12,
03-03-2011BORDINANCE 03-03-2011B – Concession Stand Fee2011-03-17 11:23 | Parks | 2011 Chapter 12.10, Section 12.10.03, Title 12,
03-03-2011EORDINANCE 03-03-2011E – Water Connection Fees2011-03-17 11:11 | Water/Sewer | 2011 Chapter 10.08, Section 10.08.02, Title 10,
03-03-2011FORDINANCE 03-03-2011F – Court Fines2011-03-17 11:09 | Court | 2011
03-03-2011HORDINANCE 03-03-2011H – Water/Sewer Impact Fees2011-03-17 10:48 | fees | | Water/Sewer | 2011 Chapter 10.30, Section 10.30.01, Section 10.30.03, Section 10.30.05, Section 10.30.07, Section 10.30.09, Section 10.30.11, Section 10.30.13, Section 10.30.15, Section 10.30.17, Section 10.30.19, Section 10.30.20, Section 10.30.21, Section 10.30.25, Title 10,
03-03-2011DORDINANCE 03-03-2011D – Sewer Connection Fees2011-03-04 11:15 | Water/Sewer | 2011 Chapter 10.08, Section 10.08.03, Title 10,
03-03-2011AORDINANCE 03-03-2011A – Monthly Meetings2011-03-03 11:26 | Council | 2011 Chapter 2.20, Section 2.20.01, Title 02,
10-07-2010AORDINANCE 10-07-2010A – Deannex (Gardner)2010-10-21 08:36 | Annexation | | Planning | 2010
10-21-2010AORDINANCE 10-21-2010A – Property Tax (2010)2010-10-21 08:31 | Administration | | Taxes | 2010
10-21-2010BORDINANCE 10-21-2010B – Deannex (Carter 10-18-2007A)2010-10-21 08:26 | Annexation | | Planning | 2010
10-07-2010BORDINANCE 10-07-2010B – Health Insurance (Repeal)2010-10-07 08:33 | Administration | | Personnel | 2010 Chapter 2.24, Section 2.24.06,
05-20-2010AORDINANCE 05-20-2010A – Cannabinoid Purchase, Possession, Sale2010-05-20 09:06 | Drugs/Illegal Substances | | Public Safety | 2010
04-01-2010ORDINANCE 04-01-2010 – Deannex (Carter)2010-04-12 09:10 | Annexation | | Planning | 2010
11-05-2009ORDINANCE 11-05-2009 – Property Tax (2009)2009-11-05 01:02 | Administration | | Taxes | 2009
08-20-2009ORDINANCE 08-20-2009 – Zoning (Bowman C-2)2009-08-20 01:14 | Planning | | Zoning | 2009
03-05-2009DORDINANCE 03-05-2009D – Rezoning (Stark, Meadowbrook C-1)2009-04-16 01:51 | Planning | | Zoning | 2009
04-16-2009ORDINANCE 04-16-2009 – Water line Easement (Congirlu)2009-04-16 01:38 | Easement | | Water/Sewer | 2009
03-05-2009DORDINANCE 03-05-2009D – Oakleaf Manor Subdivision2009-04-02 01:55 | Planning | | Subdivision | 2009
04-02-2009BORDINANCE 04-02-2009B – Waterline Easement (Congirlu)2009-04-02 01:43 | Easement | | Water/Sewer | 2009
03-05-2009BORDINANCE 03-05-2009B – FEMA Emergency Burning2009-03-05 01:57 | Fire/Emergency Services | 2009 Chapter 7.32, Section 7.32.01, Title 07,
11-18-2008ORDINANCE 11-18-2008 – Water and Sewer Bond2008-11-18 04:04 | Administration | | Bonds | 2008
11-06-2008AORDINANCE 11-06-2008A – Issuance of Bonds for Water System Improvements2008-11-06 04:15 | Administration | | Bonds | 2008
10-16-2008BORDINANCE 10-16-2008B – Tax2008-10-20 04:21 | Administration | | Taxes | 2008
10-16-2008CORDINANCE 10-16-2008C – Identify Theft Program2008-10-16 04:18 | Water/Sewer | 2008
11-06-2008BORDINANCE 11-06-2008B – Oakleaf Subdivision (Infrastructure Project)2008-10-06 04:12 | Planning | | Subdivision | 2008
07-07-2008BORDINANCE 07-07-2008B – Special Election (Water and Sewer)2008-07-08 04:24 | Administration | | Taxes | 2008
07-07-2008AORDINANCE 07-07-2008A (Repeal 06-17-2008B)2008-07-07 04:26 | Administration | | Taxes | 2008
06-17-2008AORDINANCE 06-17-2008A – Repeal 05-15-2008A/B2008-06-17 04:33 | Administration | | Taxes | 2008
06-17-2008CORDINANCE 06-17-2008C – Fireworks (2008 amended)2008-06-17 04:28 | Fire/Emergency Services | | Noise/Nuisance | | Public Safety | 2008
04-03-2008ORDINANCE 04-03-2008 – Ambulance Services2008-04-03 04:44 | Fire/Emergency Services | 2008
02-21-2008ORDINANCE 02-21-2008 – Rezoning (Bowman C-2)2008-02-21 04:46 | Planning | | Zoning | 2008
01-17-2008AORDINANCE 01-17-2008A – Sewer Contract (Amended 2005)2008-01-17 04:52 | Contract | | Water/Sewer | 2008
01-17-2008BORDINANCE 01-17-2008B – Flood Damage Prevention Program2008-01-17 04:48 | Code Enforcement/Building Safety | | Planning | 2008
12-06-2007AORDINANCE 12-06-2007A – Recorder/Treasurer Position2007-12-20 02:15 | Administration | | Personnel | 2007 Chapter 2.28, Section 2.28.02, Section 2.28.03, Title 02,
12-20-2007AORDINANCE 12-20-2007A – Office Manager Position2007-12-20 02:05 | Administration | | Personnel | 2007 Chapter 2.30, Section 2.30.02, Section 2.30.03, Title 02,
12-06-2007BORDINANCE 12-06-2007B – Office Manager Position2007-12-06 02:13 | Administration | | Personnel | 2007 Chapter 2.30, Section 2.30.01, Section 2.30.02, Section 2.30.03, Title 02,
11-07-2007ORDINANCE 11-07-2007 – Zoning (Floyd C-2)2007-11-07 02:20 | Planning | | Zoning | 2007
08-16-2007BORDINANCE 08-16-2007B – Rezoning (Bunch R-4)2007-10-18 02:34 | Planning | | Zoning | 2007
09-20-2007ORDINANCE 09-20-2007- Building Inspector2007-10-04 02:30 | Code Enforcement/Building Safety | | Planning | 2007
08-16-2007AORDINANCE 08-16-2007A – Fireworks2007-09-20 02:36 | Fire/Emergency Services | | Noise/Nuisance | | Public Safety | 2007
10-18-2007ORDINANCE 10-18-2007 – Annexation CC 2007-172007-09-18 02:22 | Annexation | | Planning | 2007
07-05-2007ORDINANCE 07-05-2007 – Dilapidated/Unsafe Structures2007-08-02 02:41 | Code Enforcement/Building Safety | | Planning | 2007 Chapter 5.18, Section 5.18.01, Section 5.18.02, Section 5.18.03, Section 5.18.04, Section 5.18.05, Section 5.18.06, Section 5.18.07, Section 5.18.08, Section 5.18.09, Section 5.18.10, Title 05,
05-17-2007BORDINANCE 05-17-2007B – Jake Brakes2007-06-08 02:59 | Noise/Nuisance | | Public Safety | 2007 Chapter 8.10, Section 8.10.01, Section 8.10.02, Section 8.10.03, Section 8.10.04, Section 8.10.05, Section 8.10.06, Title 08,
05-17-2007AORDINANCE 05-17-2007A – Annexation (Unincorporated, 2007)2007-06-07 03:28 | Annexation | | Planning | 2007
06-07-2007AORDINANCE 06-07-2007A – Rezoning (Bowman C-1)2007-06-07 02:56 | Planning | | Zoning | 2007
06-07-2007BORDINANCE 06-07-2007B – Miller’s Creek Subdivision2007-06-07 02:54 | Planning | | Subdivision | 2007
04-19-07ORDINANCE 04-19-07 – Park Fees (2007)2007-05-17 03:31 | Parks | 2007 Chapter 12.10, Section 12.10.01, Section 12.10.02, Section 12.10.05, Title 12,
04-05-2007AORDINANCE 04-05-2007A – Rezoning (Bowman, C-1)2007-04-19 03:44 | Planning | | Zoning | 2007
04-05-2007BORDINANCE 04-05-2007B – HVAC Run-off2007-04-05 03:37 | Code Enforcement/Building Safety | | Planning | 2007 Chapter 11.25, Section 11.25.01, Section 11.25.02, Section 11.25.03, Section 11.25.04, Section 11.25.05, Section 11.25.06, Title 11,
01-18-2007AORDINANCE 01-18-2007A – Grading and Erosion Control and Stormwater Pollution Prevention (Fines)2007-03-01 03:56 | Code Enforcement/Building Safety | 2007 Chapter 10.30, Section 10.30.01, Section 10.30.05, Section 10.30.15, Section 10.30.20, Title 10,
01-18-2007BORDINANCE 01-18-2007B – Posting of Notices (2007)2007-02-15 03:52 | Administration | | Notices | 2007
02-01-2007ORDINANCE 02-01-2007 – Purchases/Sales of Equipment2007-02-01 03:48 | Administration | | Property | 2007 Chapter 3.04, Section 3.04.04, Title 03,
10-05-2006ORDINANCE 10-05-2006 – STOKENBURY FARM SUBDIVISION2006-10-06 11:54 | Planning | | Subdivision | 2006
09-07-2006ORDINANCE 09-07-2006 – Shielded Light Fixtures2006-10-05 01:23 | Water/Sewer | 2006
09-21-2006AORDINANCE 09-21-2006A – MILLER’S MEADOW SUBDIVISION2006-09-21 12:13 | Planning | | Subdivision | 2006
08-17-2006ORDINANCE 08-17-2006 – Elkridge Plantation Subdivision2006-08-17 01:29 | Planning | | Subdivision | 2006
06-29-2006ORDINANCE 06-29-2006 – Rezoning (S&L R-1)2006-07-20 01:34 | Planning | | Zoning | 2006
07-06-2006ORDINANCE 07-06-2006 – Stonecrest Subdivision2006-07-06 04:13 | Planning | | Subdivision | 2006
05-18-2006AORDINANCE 05-18-2006A – Wards (2005)2006-06-29 01:36 | Council | | Elections | 2006
05-04-06AORDINANCE 05-04-06A – Annexation CC 2006-042006-06-01 01:14 | Annexation | | Planning | 2006
03-16-2006ORDINANCE 03-16-2006 – Taxes2006-04-20 01:17 | Administration | | Taxes | 2006
03-02-2006ORDINANCE 03-02-2006 – Appeal Procedures2006-04-06 01:20 | Court | 2006 Chapter 2.56, Section 2.56.07, Title 02,