Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 11: City Regulatory Functions

Handbook Chapter

Published: December 29, 2021

City Regulatory Functions
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This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited are available from the League’s Research staff.

Authority to regulate various activities in the city comes from state law. Learn about the activities most commonly regulated and licensed by cities such as lawful gambling, speed limits, traffic violations, parking regulations, utilities, curfew, loitering, open burning, noise, obscenity, and others.