Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 3: The Statutory City

Handbook Chapter

Published: July 21, 2020

The Statutory City
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Minnesota law provides for two basic types of cities: statutory cities operating under the statutory city code and home rule charter cities operating under a local charter. Learn about the organization and general powers of statutory cities, the most common type of city in the state.