Skip to code content (skip section selection)
Council may, by ordinance, adopt standard ordinances and codes prepared by the State or any department, board, or other agency or political subdivision of the State, or any standard or model ordinance or code prepared and promulgated by a public or private organization, including but not limited to codes and regulations pertaining to fire, fire hazards, fire prevention, plumbing code, electrical code, building code, refrigeration machinery code, piping code, boiler code, heating code, air conditioning code, housing code, and such other matters as the Council may determine to be appropriate for adoption by reference, by incorporation by reference. The ordinance adopting any such standard ordinance or code shall make reference to the date and source of such standard ordinance or code without reproducing the same at length in the ordinance. In such cases, publication of the standard ordinance or code shall not be required, but one copy of such code shall be kept at all times in the office of the Clerk of Council and available for reference by interested persons. If the standard ordinance or code, after its adoption by reference by the Council, is amended, the Council may adopt the amendment or change by incorporation by reference in an ordinance under the same procedure as is established herein for the adoption of the original standard ordinance or code without the necessity of setting forth in full in the ordinance the provisions either of the amendment or change to the original ordinance or the standard ordinance or code.