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 and resolutions are two distinct government actions.  Resolutions deal with matters of a special or temporary character.  They are 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  An ordinance can be repealed only by another ordinance, not by a resolution.




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City Ordinances Index, 1871-1974 (Volume <x>, Page <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

Volume Title, Date
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 [2 copies]
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]
Index, 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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