City Code & Ordinances

General Provisions Clip and Front of Building

The Hopkins City Code contains the municipal laws adopted by the City Council in the form of ordinances.


Ordinances affect the general health, safety and welfare of the public. Most ordinances, except those dealing with franchises, vacations and Charter amendments, become part of the Hopkins City Code.

Adoption of New Ordinances

With the exception of emergency ordinances, all ordinances must go through two readings or presentations at two separate City Council meetings. Ordinances become effective upon publication after the second reading. The publication usually takes place on Thursday, one week after the second reading.
City Code violations

An administrative citation can be issued for any violation of the Hopkins City Code.