Publisher's Introduction
Publisher's Note
   The Pima County Code is updated quarterly. The information presented here codifies adopted ordinances through March 31, 2021. This online version should be used for reference only. Ordinances amending the Pima County Code which may have been adopted after this update can be obtained in the Office of the Clerk of the Board.
   This document is organized by subject matter under an expandable three-factor decimal numbering system which is designed to facilitate supplementation without disturbing the numbering of existing provisions. Each section number designates, in sequence, the numbers of the title, chapter, and section. Thus Section 2.12.040 is Section .040 located in Chapter 12 of Title 2 Administration and Personnel.
   In parentheses following each section is a legislative history identifying the specific sources for the provisions of that section. This legislative history is complemented by an ordinance disposition table which follows the text of the code. The table lists by (unlinked) number all ordinances, their subjects, and where they appear in the codification.
   A subject-matter index, with complete cross-referencing, locates specific code provisions by individual section numbers. At this time, there are no direct hyperlinks from index entries back to the sections they reference.
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Publication History
   The Pima County Code was originally published by Book Publishing Company in 1985, published by Code Publishing from June 1994 through August 1996, published by Pima County Graphic Design Department from March 1997 through January 2008, published by LexisNexis Municipal Codes from April 2008 to December 2008, and beginning in 2009, the Pima County Code was published by Municipal Code Corporation. American Legal Publishing began publishing the code in 2019.
Publication Information
   During the republication the Pima County Code has been repaginated and all dates have been removed from the lower right hand corner of the pages for the first publication. Future updates will again include date references. The Pima County Code is updated quarterly.
   The Code is organized by subject matter under an expandable three-factor decimal numbering system which is designed to facilitate supplementation without disturbing the numbering of existing provisions. Each section number designates, in sequence, the numbers of the title, chapter and section. Thus, Section 2.12.040, is Section .040, located in Chapter 12 of Title 2. In most instances, sections are numbered by tens (.010, .020, .030, etc.), leaving nine vacant positions between original sections to accommodate future provisions. Similarly, chapters and titles are numbered to provide for internal expansion.
   In parentheses following each section is a legislative history identifying the specific sources for the provisions of that section. The legislative history is complemented by an ordinance disposition table found in the back of the publication which lists by number all ordinances, their subjects and where they appear in the codification.
   A subject matter index, with complete cross-referencing, locates specific code provisions by individual section numbers.
   The supplement direction page, which should be retained for reference, indicates the ordinances included with each supplement.