Ordinances and Resolutions

Ordinances


Ordinances are the legislative enactments of municipal governing bodies. The State of Tennessee general law Mayor-Aldermanic Charter requires two considerations (readings) of an Ordinance prior to its adoption (T.C.A. § 6-2-102).

Copies of many Ordinances adopted by the BOMA can be found here.

In accordance with T.C.A. § 6-54-512, the following actions must be
accomplished by ordinance:
  • A tax levy;
  • A special assessment;
  • Anything of a permanent nature, i.e., a measure applying to present and future conduct;
  • A regulatory or penal measure, i.e., a measure controlling conduct or levying a fine or penalty; and
  • Any action required by the general law or the municipality’s charter to be done by ordinance.
Municipal Code
Municipal Code of Ordinances is a compilation (codification) of all city ordinances.

A current copy of the Spring Hill Municipal Code can be downloaded here.

Resolutions


Any other actions may be accomplished by resolution or motion, which is a form of resolution.

Copies of many Resolutions adopted by the BOMA can be found here.

The City Recorder is the custodian of most City Records, including Ordinances and Resolutions that have been adopted by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Anyone that needs help in locating or obtaining city records should contact the City Recorder’s Office.