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Houston Municipal Codes and Ordinances

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For a searchable list of topics and the associated details, go to

http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=10123&stateId=43&stateName=Texas

Here is a list of the chapters and topics.

  [Expand] ARTICLE I. – CORPORATE NAME AND BOUNDARIES AND PLATTING OF PROPERTY
    [Expand] ARTICLE II. – CORPORATE AND GENERAL POWERS
    [Expand] ARTICLE III. – TAXES AND TAXATION
    [Expand] ARTICLE IV. – POWER AS TO BONDS, BUFFALO BAYOU, SIDEWALKS, STATE AGENCY, STREETCAR EQUIPMENT
    ARTICLE IVa. – STREET IMPROVEMENTS Repealed.
    [Expand] ARTICLE IVb. – STREET IMPROVEMENTS—INCORPORATION OF STATE LAW
    [Expand] ARTICLE V. – OFFICERS AND ELECTIONS
    [Expand] ARTICLE V-a. – CIVIL SERVICE.
    [Expand] ARTICLE VI. – THE MAYOR
    [Expand] ARTICLE VI-a. – FISCAL YEAR, BUDGET ALLOWANCE, REPORTS APPROPRIATIONS, ETC.
    [Expand] ARTICLE VII. – CITY COUNCIL
    [Expand] ARTICLE VII-a. – RECALL OF OFFICERS.
    [Expand] ARTICLE VII-b. – LEGISLATION BY THE PEOPLE. INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM.
    [Expand] ARTICLE VIII. – CITY CONTROLLER.
    [Expand] ARTICLE IX. – GENERAL PROVISIONS
  [Collapse] APPENDICES
    APPENDIX A – SOURCES OF HOUSTON CITY CHARTER—ORIGINAL ACT OF 1905 AND SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS
    APPENDIX B – REFERENDUM ORDINANCES ADOPTED AT ELECTIONS
  CHARTER COMPARATIVE TABLE – AMENDMENTS
  [Collapse] CODE OF ORDINANCES
    [Expand] Chapter 1 – GENERAL PROVISIONS
    [Expand] Chapter 2 – ADMINISTRATION
    [Expand] Chapter 3 – ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
    [Expand] Chapter 4 – AMBULANCES
    [Expand] Chapter 5 – AMUSEMENTS
    [Expand] Chapter 6 – ANIMALS AND FOWL
    [Expand] Chapter 7 – ANTIQUE DEALERS, COMMON MARKETS, SCRAP METAL PROCESSORS, SECONDHAND RESELLERS AND RELATED BUSINESSES
    [Expand] Chapter 8 – AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS AND AUTO WRECKERS
    [Expand] Chapter 9 – AVIATION
    [Expand] Chapter 10 – BUILDINGS AND NEIGHBORHOOD PROTECTION
    [Expand] Chapter 11 – BURGLAR AND FIRE ALARM PROTECTIVE SERVICES
    [Expand] Chapter 12 – CONVENTION AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES
    [Expand] Chapter 13 – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
    [Expand] Chapter 14 – CIVIL SERVICE
    [Expand] Chapter 15 – CONTRACTS
    [Expand] Chapter 16 – MUNICIPAL COURTS
    [Expand] Chapter 17 – FAIR HOUSING
    [Expand] Chapter 18 – ETHICS AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
    [Expand] Chapter 19 – FLOOD PLAIN
    [Expand] Chapter 20 – FOOD AND DRUGS
    [Expand] Chapter 21 – HEALTH
    [Expand] Chapter 22 – STREET VENDORS
    [Expand] Chapter 23 – LAKE HOUSTON
    [Expand] Chapter 24 – LIBRARIES
    Chapter 25 – RESERVED
    [Expand] Chapter 26 – PARKING
    [Expand] Chapter 27 – MINI-WAREHOUSES
    [Expand] Chapter 28 – MISCELLANEOUS OFFENSES AND PROVISIONS
    [Expand] Chapter 29 – MANUFACTURED HOMES AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
    [Expand] Chapter 30 – NOISE AND SOUND LEVEL REGULATION
    [Expand] Chapter 31 – OIL AND GAS WELLS
    [Expand] Chapter 32 – PARKS AND RECREATION
    [Expand] Chapter 33 – PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
    [Expand] Chapter 34 – POLICE AND FIRE PROTECTION
    [Expand] Chapter 35 – PRISONERS AND PRISON FARM
    [Expand] Chapter 36 – PUBLIC CHARITIES AND TRUSTS
    [Expand] Chapter 37 – PUBLIC UTILITIES
    [Expand] Chapter 38 – RAILROADS
    [Expand] Chapter 39 – SOLID WASTE AND LITTER CONTROL
    [Expand] Chapter 40 – STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
    [Expand] Chapter 41 – SUBDIVISIONS—GENERALLY
    [Expand] Chapter 42 – SUBDIVISIONS, DEVELOPMENTS AND PLATTING
    [Expand] Chapter 43 – SWIMMING POOLS
    [Expand] Chapter 44 – TAXATION
    [Expand] Chapter 45 – TRAFFIC
    [Expand] Chapter 46 – VEHICLES FOR HIRE
    [Expand] Chapter 47 – WATER AND SEWERS
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