Charter, Code of Ordinances, & Resolutions

Entrance Picture for Charter Page - Copy
Below you can find the link to the online version of the Charter & Code of Ordinances as well as many of the resolutions passed by the Town grouped by the issue they touch on.

An online version of the Town Charter & Town Code of Ordinances can be found here.

In 1906 a Charter was granted by Montgomery County to the early Somerset residents creating the Town of Somerset which than received all the powers & privileges of a body politic & corporate. That Charter, the resulting Code of Ordinances, & the resolutions passed by the Mayor & Town Council collectively not only serve as the founding documents, governing documents, & code of laws of our Town but also displays the priorities & culture of the community.

The Charter is divided into eleven articles:
  • General Corporate Powers & Corporate Limits
  • The Council
  • The Mayor
  • The Powers of the Town
  • Registrations, Nominations, & Elections
  • Finance
  • Personnel
  • Public Ways & Utilities
  • Special Benefits Assessment
  • Town Property
  • General Provisions
The Code of Ordinances is divided into four parts:
  • Administrative Legislation
  • General Legislation
  • Derivation Table
  • Disposition List
The Town also has passed many resolutions on a variety of topics such as the environment & diversity, equity, & inclusion.

This online version is hosted on ecode360, a serviced operated by General Code. A physical version can be examined at Town Hall.
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Categories always sorted by seq (sub-categories sorted within each category)
Documents sorted by SEQ in Ascending Order within category

Town Policies4 documents

  • Procurement Policy
    document seq 1.00
  • Social Media Policy
    document seq 2.00
  • Data Policy
    document seq 3.00
  • Resolution (Establishing Data Policy)
    document seq 4.00

Resolutions on the Environment4 documents

  • Resolution 4-21-1 (Climate Emergency)
    document seq 1.00
  • Resolution 7-20-1 (Pesticide Ban)
    document seq 2.00
  • Resolution 10-21-4 (Gas-Powered Leaf Blower Ban)
    document seq 3.00
  • Resolution 24-4-1 (Encouraging Composting)
    document seq 4.00

Resolutions on County, State, or Federal Matters1 document

  • Revolution 21-1 (Removal of 45th President)
    document seq 1.00

Resolutions on Elections8 documents

  • Resolution 3-22 (Updating Definition of Reside)
    document seq 1.00
  • Resolution 4-22 (Updating Registration)
    document seq 2.00
  • Resolution 5-22 (Updating Nomination Dates)
    document seq 3.00
  • Resolution 6-22 (Updating Non-Contested Elections)
    document seq 4.00
  • Resolution 7-22 (Updating Manner of Elections)
    document seq 5.00
  • Resolution 8-22 (Amending Election Rules & Regulations)
    document seq 6.00
  • Resolution 1-23 (Lowering the Voter Age)
    document seq 7.00
  • Resolution 1-20 (Emergency Plan for 2020 Election)
    document seq 8.00

Resolutions on Permits & Construction17 documents

  • Resolution 6-21-1 (Stormwater Drainage)
    document seq 1.00
  • Resolution 9-21-1 (Food Trucks)
    document seq 2.00
  • Resolution 12-21-1 (ADUs)
    document seq 3.00
  • Resolution 11-21-2 (Projections)
    document seq 4.00
  • Resolution 11-21-1 (Sledding Areas)
    document seq 5.00
  • Resolution 9-22-1 (Technical Corrections)
    document seq 6.00
  • Resolution 9-22-2 (Stormwater Drainage - Technical Corrections)
    document seq 7.00
  • Resolution 9-22-3 (Stormwater Drainage)
    document seq 8.00
  • Resolution 11-23-1 (Micro-Bioretention Devices)
    document seq 9.00
  • Resolution 10-23-2 (Application Processing)
    document seq 10.00
  • Resolution 10-23-3 (Tree Removals by Town)
    document seq 11.00
  • Resolution 9-23-1 (Building Height)
    document seq 12.00
  • Resolution 11-22-1 (House Numbers)
    document seq 13.00
  • Resolution 10-21-1 (Food Trucks)
    document seq 14.00
  • Resolution 6-21 (Small Cell)
    document seq 15.00
  • Resolution 8-20 (Comprehensive)
    document seq 16.00
  • Resolution 11-20-1 (Legislative Process)
    document seq 17.00

Resolutions on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion3 documents

  • Resolution 4-21-1 (Anti-AAPI Hate)
    document seq 1.00
  • Resolution 12-6-21 (Black Lives Matter)
    document seq 2.00
  • Resolution 5-24-1 (Recognizing June as Pride Month)
    document seq 3.00

Resolutions on Policies1 document

  • Resolution 2-22-1A (Procurement)
    document seq 1.00

Resolutions on Public Safety1 document

  • Resolution 24-3-1 (Sunsetting of Security Program)
    document seq 1.00

Resolutions on FinancesNo documents