Ordinances & Resolutions

An ordinance is what creates laws that govern the city.  In order for an ordinance to become an actual law, it requires two readings before City Council on two separate occasions.  There are exceptions to this rule.  Council can make a motion to suspend the rules requiring an ordinance be read on two separate occasions.  The ordinance can then be adopted on first and final reading. 

To search City of Lake Jackson legislation, browse the Code of Ordinances online which is current through June 29, 2017.

A resolution expresses the opinion of the City Council either in support or criticism of on a broad range of social issues, legal rights, court opinions, and even decisions by the City Council. Under certain circumstances resolutions can have the same effect as law.

Available Information

The City Secretary is the keeper of all city related documents including ordinances and resolutions. If you have any questions please contact the City Secretary's Office.

If you wish to view recent ordinances or resolutions please visit the following document center.