Municipal Archives

City Ordinances Index, 1871-1974

​Collection 1996-002


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorOffice of the City Secretary
TitleCity Ordinances Index
Quantity.25 linear foot
AbstractPrinted documents.
Language Records are in English

Scope and Contents

Municipal ordinances are the rules, regulations, or codes enacted into law by the Dallas City Council.  Municipal ordinances differ from resolutions; they are two distinct government actions.  Resolutions deal with matters of a special or temporary character.  It is an expression of opinion or mind or policy concerning some particular item of business coming within City Council.  Ordinances are a legislative act that defines permanent rules of conduct ​or government.  An ordinance can be repealed only by another ordinance, not by a resolution.                

If state law does not restrict election dates, the city council shall by ordinance establish an election date in May of odd-numbered years.  The members elected shall compose the city council of the City of Dallas and shall serve for the terms provided in Chapter III of this Charter, or until their respective successors shall have been elected, qualified, and taken office.  (Amend. of 4-2-83, Prop. No. 4; Amend. of 8-12-89, Prop. No. 1; Amend. of 5-3-97, Prop. No. 7; Amend. of 11-8-05, Prop. No. 6)



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City Ordinances Index, 1871-1974 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Materials

1996-040 City Ordinances - Bound Volumes
1994-010 City Council Minutes - Bound Volumes, 1868-1977
1991-090 Early Dallas City Council Minutes, 1866-1905

Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Dallas (Tex.). City Council
Ordinances, Municipal -- Texas -- Dallas

Container List

Box Folder Title, Date
1 1 Index, 4/20/1871-11/24/1886
2 Index, 4/28/1915-12/23/1931 [2 copies]
3 Index, 12/31/1931-02/02/1947 [2 copies]
​​4Index, 02/04/1947-03/28/1955 [2copies]

5Index,  03/28/1955-07/29/1957 [2 copies]
6Index, 12/23/1957-01/26/1959 [2 copies]
7Index, 01/26/1959-10/04/1965 [2 copies]

8Index, 10/04/1965-12/27/1971 [2copies]
9Index, 12/27/1971-08/06/1971 [2 copies]

10Index, 08-13-1973-06/03/1974
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