This document contains Title 11.1 – Infrastucture to Housing Developments Subdivisions.
The City of Valley City is a Home Rule Charter city, governed by the Board of City Commissioners (City Commission).
Title 20: Taxation
This document contains Title 20 – Taxation which was adopted on October 2, 2018.
Chapter 20-01. City Sales and Use Tax Dedicated to Economic Development, Property Tax Relief and Retail Image Enhancement and Beautification. [Effective January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2019.]
Section 20-01-01 Definitions
Section 20-01-02 Collection and Administration
Section 20-01-03 Sales Tax Imposed
Section 20-01-04 Use Tax Imposed
Section 20-01-05 Gross Receipts of Alcoholic Beverages
Section 20-01-06 Gross Receipts of New Farm Irrigation Equipment
Section 20-01-07 Exemptions
Section 20-01-08 Maximum Tax Imposed
Section 20-01-09 Contract with Tax Commissioner
Section 20-01-10 Dedication of Tax Proceeds
Section 20-01-11 Effective Date
Section 20-01-12 Termination of Tax
Chapter 20-01.1. City Sales and Use Tax Dedicated to Economic Development, Property Tax Relief and Retail Image Enhancement and Beautification. [Effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2029.]
Section 20-01.1-01 Definitions
Section 20-01.1-02 Collection and Administration
Section 20-01.1-03 Sales Tax Imposed
Section 20-01.1-04 Use Tax Imposed
Section 20-01.1-05 Gross Receipts of Alcoholic Beverages
Section 20-01.1-06 Gross Receipts of New Farm Irrigation Equipment
Section 20-01.1-07 Exemptions
Section 20-01.1-08 Maximum Tax Imposed
Section 20-01.1-09 Contract with Tax Commissioner
Section 20-01.1-10 Dedication of Tax Proceeds
Section 20-01.1-11 Effective Date
Section 20-01.1-12 Termination of Tax
Chapter 20-02. City Sales, Use and Gross Receipts Tax Dedicated to the Funding of Infrastructure Renew & Replacement Projects. [Effective July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2027.]
Section 20-02-01 Definitions
Section 20-02-02 Collection and Administration
Section 20-02-03 Sales Tax Imposed
Section 20-02-04 Use Tax Imposed
Section 20-02-05 Gross Receipts of Alcoholic Beverages
Section 20-02-06 Exemptions
Section 20-02-07 Maximum Tax Imposed
Section 20-02-08 Contract with Tax Commissioner
Section 20-02-09 Dedication of Tax Proceeds
Section 20-02-10 Effective Date
Section 20-02-11 Termination Date
Chapter 20-03. City Sales, Use and Gross Receipts Tax Dedicated to the Funding of Infrastructure Renew & Replacement Projects. [Effective October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2029.]
Section 20-03-01 Definitions
Section 20-03-02 Collection and Administration
Section 20-03-03 Sales Tax Imposed
Section 20-03-04 Use Tax Imposed
Section 20-03-05 Gross Receipts of Alcoholic Beverages
Section 20-03-06 Gross Receipts of New Farm Irrigation Equipment
Section 20-03-07 Exemptions
Section 20-03-08 Maximum Tax Imposed
Section 20-03-09 Contract with Tax Commissioner
Section 20-03-10 Dedication of Tax Proceeds
Section 20-03-11 Effective Date
Section 20-03-12 Termination Date
Chapter 20-04. City Sales, Use & Gross Receipts Tax Dedicated to Payment of Permanent Flood Protection and Wellness Center Effective After Sunset of School Bond Issue. [Effective December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2047.]
Section 20-04-01 Definitions
Section 20-04-02 Collection and Administration
Section 20-04-03 Sales Tax Imposed
Section 20-04-04 Use Tax Imposed
Section 20-04-05 Gross Receipts of Alcoholic Beverages
Section 20-04-06 Gross Receipts of New Farm Irrigation Equipment
Section 20-04-07 Exemptions
Section 20-04-08 Maximum Tax Imposed
Section 20-04-09 Contract with Tax Commissioner
Section 20-04-10 Dedication of Tax Proceeds—Effective Date—Termination Date
Chapter 20-05. City Restaurant Tax. [Effective April 19, 2010 to December 31, 2020.]
Section 20-05-01 Restaurant Tax Imposed
Section 20-05-02 Disposition of Restaurant Tax
Section 20-05-03 Visitors’ Committee
Section 20-05-04 Collection and Administration of Restaurant Tax
Section 20-05-05 Termination of Restaurant Tax
Chapter 20-5.1. City Restaurant Tax. [Effective January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2025.]
Section 20-05.1-01 Restaurant Tax Imposed
Section 20-05.1-02 Disposition of Restaurant Tax
Section 20-05.1-03 Visitors’ Committee
Section 20-05.1-04 Collection and Administration of Restaurant Tax
Section 20-05.1-05 Termination of Restaurant Tax
Chapter 20-06. City Lodging Tax. [Effective January 17, 2000 until repealed.]
Section 20-06-01 Lodging Tax Imposed
Section 20-06-02 Disposition of Lodging Tax
Section 20-06-03 Visitors’ Committee
Section 20-06-04 Collection and Administration of Lodging Tax
Section 20-06-05 Tax Payments and Penalties
Section 20-06-06 Conflicting Titles and Resolutions
Section 20-06-07 Effective Date
Title 19 – Disasters & Emergencies
Chapter I. Local Disaster or Emergency.
Section 19-01-01 Legislative Intent and Purpose.
Section 19-01-02 Definitions.
Section 19-01-03 Powers.
Section 19-01-04 Location of Governing Body Meetings and Departments.
Section 19-01-05 Mutual Aid Agreements.
Section 19-01-06 Authority to Enter Property.
Section 19-01-07 Scope and Application.
Chapter 2. Emergency Funds.
Section 19-02-01 Emergency Funds.
This document contains the ordinances relating to Title 19 – Disasters & Emergencies in the order of passage.
- Adopted August 21, 2018 via Ordinance 1038
Title 18 – Parks
Section 18-01-01 Park District – Created.
Section 18-01-02 Park District – Boundaries.
Section 18-01-03 Park District – Regulations.
This document contains the ordinances relating to Title 18 – Parks in the order of passage.
- Adopted August 7, 2018 via Ordinance No. 1035
Title 17 – Offenses
Chapter 1 – In General
Section 17-01-01. Definitions
Section 17-01-02. Criminal Contempt
Section 17-01-03. Hindering Proceedings by Disorderly Conduct
Section 17-01-04. Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer
Section 17-01-05. Interference with Officers
Section 17-01-06. False Alarms or False Reports
Chapter 2 – Offenses Against Persons
Section 17-02-01. Simple Assault
Section 17-02-02. Harassment
Chapter 3 – Offenses Against Property
Section 17-03-01. Criminal Mischief – Penalty
Section 17-03-02. Tampering with or Damaging a Public Service
Section 17-03-03. Consent as a Defense and Definition of “of another” for Criminal Mischief or Tampering with or Damaging a Public Service
Section 17-03-04. Criminal Trespass
Section 17-03-05. Consolidated Theft Offenses
Section 17-03-06. Theft of Property
Section 17-03-07. Theft of Services
Section 17-03-08. Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake
Section 17-03-09. Thefts Punishable Under City Ordinances
Section 17-03-10. Defrauding Secured Creditors – Penalty
Section 17-03-11. Retail Theft – Shoplifting
Section 17-03-12. Defenses and Proof as to Theft and Related Offenses
Section 17-03-13. Making or Uttering Slugs
Chapter 4 – Offenses Against Public Order, Health, Safety and Sensibilities
Section 17-04-01. Engaging in a Riot
Section 17-04-02. Disobedience of Public Safety Orders Under Riot Conditions
Section 17-04-03. Disorderly Conduct
Section 17-04-04. Defense when Conduct Consists of Constitutionally Protected Activity
Section 17-04-05. Gambling
Section 17-04-06. Prostitution
Section 17-04-07. Persons Less than Twenty-One (21) Years Prohibited – Exceptions
Section 17-04-08. Misrepresentation of Age – Obligations of Licensee
Section 17-04-09. Bottle Clubs Prohibited
Section 17-04-10. Public Intoxication – Assistance – Medical Care
Section 17-04-11. No Prosecution for Intoxication
Section 17-04-12. Contributing to Delinquency of Minors
Section 17-04-13. Minors – Curfew – General Regulations – Penalties
Section 17-04-14. Obstructing Public Officers, Preventing Arrest and Hindering Law Enforcement
Section 17-04-15. Removing or Secreting Property of Another
Section 17-04-16. Injuring or Destroying Private Property
Section 17-04-17. Injuring or Destroying Public Property
Section 17-04-18. Marijuana Possession.
Section 17-04-19. Sale of Tobacco Products Through Vending Machines Restricted
Section 17-04-20. Sale of Tobacco Products to Minors Prohibited
Section 17-04-21. Possession, Purchase or Use of Tobacco Products by Minors Prohibited
Section 17-04-22. Restrictions on Self Service of Tobacco Products
Chapter 5 – Miscellaneous Offenses
Section 17-05-01. Barbed Wire Fences
Section 17-05-02. Boating and Water Sports Regulations
Section 17-05-03. Posting Handbills, Placards, Posters, or Signs Prohibited
Section 17-05-04. Iceboxes, Refrigerators, Locked Containers
Section 17-05-05. Unlawful Discharge of Weapons
Section 17-05-06. Unlawful Use or Injury to Cable System
Chapter 6 – Reserved for Future Use
Chapter 7 – Reserved for Future Use
Chapter 8 – Sentencing
Section 17-08-01. Classification of Offenses
Section 17-08-02. Sentencing Alternatives
Section 17-08-03. Procedure for Trial of Infraction – Incidents
Section 17-08-04. Special Sanction for Organizations
Section 17-08-05. Factors to be Considered in Sentencing
Section 17-08-06. Imposition of Fine – Response to Non-payment
Section 17-08-07. Incidents of Probation
Section 17-08-08. Conditions of Probation – Revocation
Section 17-08-09. Restitution or Reparation – Procedures
Section 17-08-10. Merger of Sentences – Sentencing for Multiple Offenses
Section 17-08-11. Penalty for Violation of Chapter
This document contains the ordinances relating to Title 17 – Offenses in the order of passage.
- Adopted June 06, 2014 via Ordinance 971
- Amended Section 17-03-09, Thefts punishable under city ordinances on July 9, 2014 via Ordinance 974
- Amended Section 17-04-8.1, Paraphernalia on August 4, 2015 via Ordinance 994
- Amended Section 17-02-01, Simple Assault on February 16, 2016 via Ordinance 1003
- Amended Section 17-08-12, Creating a Fee to Benefit Local Victims of Crime on August 1, 2017 via Ordinance 1022
Title 16: Land Subdivision Regulations
Section 16-01-01 General Provisions
Section 16-01-02 Rules and Definitions
Section 16-01-03 Procedures For Platting
Section 16-01-04 Presentation Requirements For Plats
Section 16-01-05 Design Standards For Plats
Section 16-01-06 Required Site Improvements
Section 16-01-07 Procedures For Improvements
Section 16-01-08 Administration
This document contains Title 16: Land Subdivision Regulations.
Title 15 – Public Works
Chapter 1. In General
Section 15-01-01. Composition of system; general management and control.
Section 15-01-02. Applicability of chapter.
Section 15-01-03. City Administrator – Appointment; duties generally.
Section 15-01-04. City Administrator – Term of office; removal, resignation, etc.
Section 15-01-05. City Administrator – Duties.
Section 15-01-06. City Administrator – Compensation.
Section 15-01-07. Employees – Generally.
Section 15-01-08. Employees – Salaries.
Section 15-01-09. Monthly bills – when payable.
Section 15-01-10. Monthly bills – Disconnection of services for failure to pay.
Section 15-01-11. Monthly bills – Prerequisites to reconnection of services.
Section 15-01-12. Monthly bills – Disputes.
Section 15-01-13. Service connections – Permit – Required.
Section 15-01-14. Service connections – Contents of application; fees, etc.
Section 15-01-15. Service connections – Issuance.
Section 15-01-16. Rates; fees; penalties.
Section 15-01-17. Hookup fees to existing water and sewer lines.
Section 15-01-18. Continuing service not guaranteed.
Section 15-01-19. Liability for improper service.
Section 15-01-20. Injuring, tampering with, electric lines, meters, prohibited.
Section 15-01-21. Violations of chapter – Right to deny service.
Section 15-01-22. Violations of chapter – Right to public hearing.
Section 15-01-23. Right of entry for purpose of repairing, installing, any public works service
Section 15-01-24. Voluntary disconnection, etc.
Section 15-01-25. Access to meters.
Section 15-01-26. Determining service charges upon failure of meter.
Section 15-01-27. Enforcement of chapter.
Chapter II. Electricity.
Section 15-02-01. Meters.
Section 15-02-02. Wiring standards.
Section 15-02-03. New service installation
Section 15-02-04. Electric equipment clearances
Section 15-02-05. Distribution – Wind and solar energy system zoning regulations.
Section 15-02-06. Small Wind energy System
Section 15-02-07. Solar Energy Systems
Chapter III. Water
Section 15-03-01. Fluoridation generally.
Section 15-03-02. Assessment prerequisite to connection.
Section 15-03-03. Disposition of money received from assessments.
Section 15-03-04. Size of mains.
Section 15-03-05. Restrictions on use generally.
Section 15-03-06. Obstructing, injuring, tampering, hydrants, prohibited; exception.
Section 15-03-07. Liability of city for decreased, increased, pressure.
Section 15-03-08. Meters.
Section 15-03-09. Wastes.
Section 15-03-10. Connections to be made by licensed master plumbers only; exceptions.
Section 15-03-11. Placement of lines and facilities.
Section 15-03-12. Charges for unmeasured service.
Section 15-03-13. Excavations.
Section 15-03-14. Wells.
Chapter IV. Sewers
Section 15-04-01. Assessment prerequisite to connection.
Section 15-04-02. Disposition of money received from assessments.
Section 15-04-03. Private facilities – Permit required.
Section 15-04-04. Private facilities – Prohibited under certain conditions.
Section 15-04-05. Discharging harmful substances into sewers prohibited.
Section 15-04-06. Connections to be made by licensed master plumbers only; exception.
Section 15-04-07. Well water – Permit to discharge into sewer system – Required.
Section 15-04-08. Extraneous Water from Sanitary Sewer Collection System
Section 15-04-0. Prohibited Discharges into Sanitary Sewer System
Section 15-04-10. Waiver
Section 15-05-11. Construction Requirements
Section 15-05-12. Sump Pump Requirements for New Construction
Section 15-05-13. Power and Authority to Inspect Property
Section 15-05-14. Surcharge
Section 15-05-15. Civil Penalties
Section 15-05-16. Surface Drainage and Storm Sewer System Cleaning and Maintenance Fee.
Chapter V. Garbage & Rubbish
Section 15-05-01. Definition of Terms.
Section 15-05-02. Garbage Cans – Required – Capacity – Construction.
Section 15-05-03. Collection By City – Generally.
Section 15-05-04. Rules applying to municipal solid waste containers
Section 15-05-05. Who May Remove Contents of Garbage, Receptacles; Dumpster diving prohibited.
Section 15-05-06. Removal of Garbage not to be interfered with.
Section 15-05-07. Garbage collection fees.
Section 15-05-08. Collection by city employees or by contract.
Section 15-05-09. Garbage not meeting specifications.
Section 15-05-10. Establishment of Rules.
Section 15-05-11. Other garbage haulers.
Section 15-05-12. Separability of provisions of title.
Section 15-05-13. Recyclable materials – Anti-Scavenging provision.
Section 15-05-14. Sanitation requirements.
Section 15-05-15. Collection dates.
Section 15-05-16. City clean-up days.
Chapter VI. Excavations.
Section 15-06-01. Permit – Required.
Section 15-06-02. Same – Contents of application; deposits.
Section 15-06-03. Filling excavations.
Chapter VII. Public Utility Revenue Bonds.
Section 15-07-01. Authorization of revenue bonds.
Section 15-07-02. Disposition of and accounting for bond proceeds.
Section 15-07-03. Public Utility Revenue Fund.
Section 15-07-04. Priorities of revenue bonds.
Section 15-07-05. Covenants for the security of revenue bonds.
Section 15-07-06. Sale, execution, and delivery of bonds.
Chapter VIII. Sewer Utility Revenue Bonds.
Section 15-08-01. Authorization of revenue bonds.
Section 15-08-02. Disposition of and accounting for bond proceeds.
Section 15-08-03. Sewer Utility Fund.
Section 15-08-04. Priorities among issues of revenue bonds.
Section 15-08-05. Covenants for the security of revenue bonds.
Section 15-08-06. Sale, execution, and delivery of bonds.
Section 15-08-07. Aggregation of Retail Customer Demand Response.
Section 15-08-08. [Untitled].
This document contains the ordinances relating to Title 15 – Public Works in the order of passage.
- Adopted May 17, 2016 via Ordinance 1010
- Amended Section 5, Garbage and Rubbish on October 3, 2017 via Ordinance 1026
- Amended the following Sections on December 21, 2018 via Ordinance 1043
- Section 15-05-05. Who may remove contents of garbage, receptacles; dumpster diving
- Section 15-05-16. Surface Drainage and Storm Sewer System Cleaning and Maintenance Fee.
- Section 15-08-07. Aggregation of Retail Customer Demand Response
- Section 15-08-08. [Untitled]
- Section 15-05-05. Who may remove contents of garbage, receptacles; dumpster diving
Title 14 – Motor Vehicle & Traffic
Chapter 14-01: Definitions & General Provisions
Chapter 14-02: Traffic Administration
Chapter 14-03: Radar Evidence
Chapter 14-04: Motor Vehicle Registration
Chapter 14-05: Title Registration
Chapter 14-06: Operators’ Licenses
Chapter 14-06.1: Disposition of Traffic Offenses
Chapter 14-07: General Regulations Governing Traffic
Chapter 14-08: Regulations Governing Operators
Chapter 14-09: Speed Restrictions
Chapter 14-10: General Rules of the Road
Chapter 14-10.1: Bicycles
Chapter 14-10.2: Motorcycles
Chapter 14-10.3: Experimental Vehicles
Chapter 14-11: Reserved for future use.
Chapter 14-12: Size, width and height restrictions
Chapter 14-13: Traffic Signs
Chapter 14-14: Reserved for Future Use
Chapter 14-15: Reserved for Future Use
Chapter 14-16: Reserved for Future Use
Chapter 14-17: Reserved for Future Use
Chapter 14-18: Reserved for Future Use
Chapter 14-19: Reserved for Future Use
Chapter 14-20: Chemical test for intoxication, implied consent.
Chapter 14-21: Equipment of vehicles.
Chapter 14-22: Reserved for Future Use.
Chapter 14-23: Reserved for Future Use.
Chapter 14-24: Regulation & registration of snowmobiles
Chapter 14-24.1: Snowmobile Operator Regulation
Chapter 14-25: Reserved for Future Use.
Chapter 14-26: Abandoned Motor Vehicles
Chapter 14-27: Reserved for Future Use.
Chapter 14-28: Reserved for Future Use.
Chapter 14-29: Off-highway vehicles.
Chapter 14-29.1: Low-speed vehicles
Chapter 14-30: Reserved for Future Use
Chapter 14-31: Reserved for Future Use
Chapter 14-32: Reserved for Future Use
Chapter 14-33: Reserved for Future Use
Chapter 14-34: Reserved for Future Use
Chapter 14-35: Valley City Ordinance
This document contains the ordinances relating to Title 14 – Motor Vehicle & Traffic in the order of
- Title 14: Adopted May 6, 2014 via Ordinance 969
- Amended Section 14-08-20, Driving without liability insurance prohibited – penalty on January 17, 2017
via Ordinance 1017
Title 13. Mobile Home Parks
Chapter 1. Generally.
Section 13-01-0 I Definitions.
Section 13-01-02 Parking; occupying trailers generally
Section 13-01-03 License – Required
Section 13-01-04 License – Application
Chapter 2. Specifications and Requirements.
Section 13-02-01 Specifications generally
Section 13-02-02 Location
Section 13-02-03 Water supply
Section 13-02-04 Sanitation facilities
Section 13-02-05 Laundry facilities
Section 13-02-06 Sewage and refuse disposal
Section 13-02-07 Garbage receptacles
Section 13-02-08 Fire protection
Section 13-02-09 Animals,etc.
Section 13-02-10 Register of occupants
Section 13-02-11 Supervisory duties of licensee, etc., generally
This document contains Title 13: Mobile Home Parks.