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Free Legal Resources : Local Law

Municipal Codes

Map of codes available from American Legal Publishing, one popular municipal code publisher.

Charters and Codes

Counties, cities, and other local government entities have their own charters and codes, similar to the statutes and regulations published by the federal and California governments. Many make these materials available for free online through their own websites or through specialized services like Municode and American Legal Publishing.

Ballot Measures

Local voters can propose initiatives that are included on local ballots for voting. The California Secretary of State collects information on local initiatives throughout California and individual county election websites provide information on their local initiative processes.