City Code


City Code
City ordinances are assembled in a book called the Code of Ordinances. The 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 1661- Being an Ordinance Amending City Code of 2001 Relating to Accessory Structure Wall Height, Building Height, and Structure Height within the City of Columbia Heights.

Emergency Interim Ordinance 1662- Being an Emergency Interim Ordinance Extending the Timeframe Allowed for Temporary Outdoor Dining at Restaurant Establishments within the City of Columbia Heights due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Ordinance 1663- An Ordinance Amending Chapter 9.110 of the City Code of 2001 to Establish Health/Fitness Clubs not Exceeding 4,000 Square Feet in Area as a Conditional Use in the City's LB, Limited Business Zoning District.

Ordinance 1664- An Ordinance Amending Chapter 3, Article 3 of the Columbia Heights City Code Relating to Administration of Boards and Commissions and Removal of Inactive Commissions.

Ordinance 1665- Emergency Interim Ordinance Declaring a Local Emergency and Implementing a Temporary Curfew in the City of Columbia Heights as an Emergency Response to Civil Unrest

Ordinance 1666- Rezoning of a Certain Property located at 825 41st Avenue NE, from Multiple-Family Residential District to PUD, Planned Unit Development District No. 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 1669- An Ordinance 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.