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City ordinances are assembled in a book called the Code of Ordinances. Ordinances regulate many activities within the City. Note that the City Council may have made amendments, additions, or deletions to the City Code subsequent to the latest online version of the Code (see below).

The Columbia Heights City Code can be viewed here

Newly Adopted Ordinances Awaiting Codification
The following ordinances have been adopted by the City Council, but are not included in the City Code yet. Currently, the newly adopted ordinances are incorporated (codified) into the City Code once per year.

Ordinance 1666- Amending the Zoning Map of the City of Columbia Heights and City Ordinance Relating to Zoning and Development Pertaining to the Rezoning of a Portion of a Certain Property Located at 825 41st Avenue NE from Multiple Family Residential District (R-4) to Planned Unit Development District (PUD) Number 2021-01.

Ordinance 1667- Amending Chapter 5.3 of the Columbia Heights City Code to Update the Legal Age Required to Purchase Tobacco, and Prohibit Smoking and Sampling Indoors.

Ordinance 1668- Cable Franchise Ordinance Amendment.

Ordinance 1669-   Amending Chapter 5.5 of the Columbia Heights City Code to Update Definitions and Application Requirements, Eliminate Limited Intoxicating Liquor Licenses, and Eliminate Minimum Building and Capacity Requirements in Restaurants for Liquor and Beer Licensing. 

Ordinance 1670 - Amending Chapter 5.3 of the Columbia Heights City Code to Revise Purpose and Intent, Definitions, License, Prohibited Sales, License Holder Responsibility, Compliance Checks and Inspections, and Violations and Penalties.

Ordinance 1671 - Amending Chapter 3, Article 3 of the Columbia Heights City Code Relating to the Addition of a Youth Commission. 

Ordinance 1672 - Amending Chapter 10, Article 3 of the Columbia Heights City Code by Adding a New Section 10.314 Thereto Regulating Targeted Picketing in Residential Neighborhoods in The City of Columbia Heights. 

Ordinance 1673 - Amending Chapter 8, Article 1 of the Columbia Heights City Code Relating to Animals. 

Ordinance 1674 - Amending Chapter 8, Article 7 of the Columbia Heights City Code Relating to Surface Drainage Connections and Discharges. 

Ordinance 1675 - Amending Chapter 9 , Article 1 of the Columbia Heights City Code Relating to Zoning and Land Development. 

Ordinance 1676 - Amending Chapter 4, Article 2 of the Columbia Heights City Code Relating to Tree and Weed Services. 

Ordinance 1677 - Amending Chapter 4, Article 3 of the Columbia Heights City Code Relating to Water Service. 

Ordinance 1678 - Being and Interim Ordinance Establishing a Moratorium Within the City on New Rental License Applications for Single Family Homes.

Ordinance 1679 - Being an Interim Ordinance Establishing a Moratorium on the Production and Sale of Edible Cannabinoid Products Containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Within the City of Columbia Heights. 

Ordinance 1680 - A Zoning Ordinance (MAP) Amendment Pertaining to the Rezoning of the City's Municipal Liquor Store Sites From GB, General Business to PO, Public and Open Space.