Hill City

Municipal Code


Within this document, you will find the rules and regulations adopted by the City Council and its citizens that help to govern daily activities occurring in our community. Whether you are interested in permits, taxes, animal control, special events, violations, or water/sewer charges; most information can be found within the Municipal Code.

A ‘Living’ Document


The Municipal Code is a “living“ document in that it can be altered as necessary to better refine the needs of the community. Most often, the code is changed by action of the Common Council. However, citizens may also to vote on ballot issues that become part of the municipal code.


The Hill City Municipal Code


Title 1: Administration

The file below contains the entire contents of Title 1:  Administration with the following chapters:

  1. Chapter 1.01 - Name, Boundaries, Power, and General Provisions
  2. Chapter 1.02 - Wards and Ward Boundaries
  3. Chapter 1.03 - The Mayor and City Council
  4. Chapter 1.04 - City Appointive Officials
  5. Chapter 1.05 - Duties and Compensation of Appointive Officers
  6. Chapter 1.06 - City Boards and Employees
  7. Chapter 1.07 - Code of Conduct; Federal Grants
  8. Chapter 1.08 - Financial Regulations
  9. Chapter 1.09 - Records

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Title 2: Taxation

The file below contains the entire contents of Title 2: Taxation with the following chapters:

  1. Chapter 2.01 - Purpose
  2. Chapter 2.02 - Effective Date and Enactment of Tax
  3. Chapter 2.03 - Use Tax
  4. Chapter 2.04 - Collection
  5. Chapter 2.05 - Interpretation
  6. Chapter 2.06 - Penalty
  7. Chapter 2.07 - Additional 1% Sales Tax on Certain Sales and Services Within the City of Hill City, Restricting the Use of the Revenues Derived from Tax
  8. Chapter 2.08 - Separability

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Title 3: Licenses and Permits

The file below contains the entire contents of Title 3: License and Permits with the following chapters:

  1. Chapter 3.01 - Purpose
  2. Chapter 3.02 - Posting of Permit Required - Penalty
  3. Chapter 3.03 - Animal Control Ordinance
  4. Chapter 3.04 - Special Events
  5. Chapter 3.05 - Outdoor Dances, Concerts, and Similar Entertainment
  6. Chapter 3.06 - Building Permits
  7. Chapter 3.07 - Excavation Permit
  8. Chapter 3.08 - Peddlers & Solicitors
  9. Chapter 3.09 - Licensing and Regulation of Transient Merchants
  10. Chapter 3.10 - Pawnbrokers
  11. Chapter 3.11 - Burial in Cemetery
  12. Chapter 3.12 - Flood Damage Prevention
  13. Chapter 3.13 - Hill City Community Antenna Television Ordinance

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Title 4: Garbage and Refuse

The file below contains the entire contents of Title 4: Garbage and Refuse with the following chapters:

  1. Chapter 4.01 - Definitions
  2. Chapter 4.02 - Separation of Garbage and Refuse Required
  3. Chapter 4.03 - No Accumulation of Garbage or Refuse Allowed
  4. Chapter 4.04 - Abandoned and Junk Motor Vehicles
  5. Chapter 4.05 - Nuisances Prohibited
  6. Chapter 4.06 - Disposition of Automobiles, Animal Carcasses and Refrigerators
  7. Chapter 4.07 - Penalty

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Title 5: Fire Prevention Code

The file below contains the entire contents of Title 5: Fire Prevention Code with the following chapters:

  1. Chapter 5.01 - Purpose
  2. Chapter 5.02 - International Fire Code
  3. Chapter 5.03 - Private Uses of Fires Allowed
  4. Chapter 5.04 - Limitations on Sales of Fireworks and Pyrotechnics
  5. Chapter 5.05 - Discharge of Fireworks Prohibited
  6. Chapter 5.06 - (Empty)
  7. Chapter 5.07 - Restrictions on Deposits of Firewood and Fuel
  8. Chapter 5.08 - Fine
  9. Chapter 5.09 - Life Safety Code

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Title 6: Alcoholic Beverages

The file below contains the entire contents of Title 6: Alcoholic Beverages with the following chapters:

  1. Chapter 6.01 - Definitions
  2. Chapter 6.02 - License Required
  3. Chapter 6.03 - Transactions Limited to Designated Premises
  4. Chapter 6.04 - On-Sale Alcoholic Beverages
  5. Chapter 6.05 - Classification and Fees
  6. Chapter 6.06 - Classification and Fees – Sunday License
  7. Chapter 6.06.01 - Memorial Day Alcohol Sales Allowed for Licensed Operators
  8. Chapter 6.07 - Fees for Licenses
  9. Chapter 6.08 - Restriction on Licensed Premises for On-Sale Establishments
  10. Chapter 6.09 - Certification Required for Licensed Operators
  11. Chapter 6.10 - Penalty

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Title 7: Traffic and Streets

The file below contains the entire contents of Title 7: Traffic and Streets with the following chapters:

  1. Chapter 7.01 - Definitions
  2. Chapter 7.02 - Responsibility for Enforcement
  3. Chapter 7.03 - Speed Limit
  4. Chapter 7.04 - Motor Vehicle Safety Requirements
  5. Chapter 7.05 - Spotlights Prohibited
  6. Chapter 7.06 - Operator and Vehicle Must be Licensed
  7. Chapter 7.07 - Speed of Vehicles in a School Zone
  8. Chapter 7.08 - Exhibition Driving
  9. Chapter 7.09 - Driving to be on the Right Side of the Street
  10. Chapter 7.10 - Obedience to Stop and Yield Signs Required
  11. Chapter 7.11 - Emergency Vehicles to Have Right-of-Way
  12. Chapter 7.12 - Turning Without Signaling Prohibited
  13. Chapter 7.13 - Passing Intersections Prohibited
  14. Chapter 7.14 - Careless Driving or Excessive Noise Prohibited
  15. Chapter 7.14.01 - Reckless Driving
  16. Chapter 7.14.02 - Racing
  17. Chapter 7.15 - No U-turns Allowed on Main Street
  18. Chapter 7.16 - Obstruction of Traffic and Snow Route
  19. Chapter 7.17 - Vehicles Passing in No Passing Zones
  20. Chapter 7.18 - Main Street Parking
  21. Chapter 7.18.01 - Repealed (09-23-02)
  22. Chapter 7.18.02 - Time Limit on Certain Parking
  23. Chapter 7.19 - Vehilces Backing Up
  24. Chapter 7.20 - Parking Near Fire Hydrants Prohibited
  25. Chapter 7.21 - Snow Removal and Street Cleaning
  26. Chapter 7.22 - Snow Removal and Maintenance of Sidewalks
  27. Chapter 7.23 - Notice; Removal by City
  28. Chapter 7.24 - City to Remove; Costs
  29. Chapter 7.25 - Method of Assessment
  30. Chapter 7.26 - Hearing; Lein
  31. Chapter 7.27 - Commercial Snow Route
  32. Chapter 7.28 - Permitting material to be Placed in Streets
  33. Chapter 7.29 - Guarding Stairways and Openings in the Sidewalk
  34. Chapter 7.30 - Directing Flow of Water Over Sidewalk
  35. Chapter 7.31 - Encroachment on Highway Right-of-way
  36. Chapter 7.32 - Utilities in the Public Right-of-way
  37. Chapter 7.33 - Double Parking
  38. Chapter 7.34 - Limitations on Turning Around
  39. Chapter 7.35 - Hill City Load Limit
  40. Chapter 7.36 - Bicycles, Tricycles, Scooters, Rollerskates and Skateboards Prohibited
  41. Chapter 7.37 - Snowmobiles
  42. Chapter 7.37.01 - Terms Defined
  43. Chapter 7.37.02 - Valid Driver's License Required
  44. Chapter 7.37.03 - Equipment Required
  45. Chapter 7.37.04 - Towing Devices
  46. Chapter 7.37.05 - Unlawful Operation of Snowmobiles
  47. Chapter 7.37.06 - Exceptions
  48. Chapter 7.38 - Muffler and Exhaust Systems
  49. Chapter 7.39 - Penalty

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Title 8: Water and Sewer

The file below contains the entire contents of Title 8: Water and Sewer with the following chapters:

  1. Chapter 8.01 - Waterworks and Sewer System as Public Utility
  2. Chapter 8.02 - Municipal Water and Sewer System
  3. Chapter 8.03 - Private Sewage Disposal Prohibited Unless Public Sewer System Not Available
  4. Chapter 8.04 - Municipal Utility Users Subject to Rules of Service/Inspection
  5. Chapter 8.05 - User to Pay Installation Costs
  6. Chapter 8.06 - Application and Fee for Sewer and Water
  7. Chapter 8.07 - Determination of Rates for Water and Sewer Services
  8. Chapter 8.08 - Rates
  9. Chapter 8.09 - Outside Watering Restrictions
  10. Chapter 8.10 - Payment and Reading Due Dates
  11. Chapter 8.11 - Delinquent Accounts
  12. Chapter 8.12 - Water Meter Accuracy
  13. Chapter 8.13 - Emergencies
  14. Chapter 8.14 - Meter Audit
  15. Chapter 8.15 - Temporary Disconnect
  16. Chapter 8.16 - Owner, Lessee Liable
  17. Chapter 8.17 - Sewer Discharges: Regulation of Sewer Use
  18. Chapter 8.18 - Deposits
  19. Chapter 8.19 - Penalties
  20. Chapter 8.20 - Reserve Funds

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Title 9: Zoning & Subdivsion Regulations

THE FILE BELOW CONTAINS THE ENTIRE CONTENTS OF TITLE 9:  zoning & subdivision regulations WITH THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS:

  1. Chapter 9.01 - Administration
  2. Chapter 9.02 - Definitions
  3. Chapter 9.03 - Use Districts
  4. Chapter 9.04 - Agricultural Zones
  5. Chapter 9.05 - Residential Zones
  6. Chapter 9.06 - Commercial, Commercial/Residential and Central Business Zones
  7. Chapter 9.07 - Factory/Industrial Zones
  8. Chapter 9.08 - General Provisions
  9. Chapter 9.09 - Special Regulations
  10. Chapter 9.10 - Sign Regulations
  11. Chapter 9.11 - Non-Conforming Structures and Uses
  12. Chapter 9.12 - Conditional Uses
  13. Chapter 9.13 - Planned Unit Development
  14. Chapter 9.14 - Subdivision Regulations

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Title 10: Offenses

The file below contains the entire contents of Title 10: Offenses with the following chapters:

  1. Chapter 10.01 - Responsibility of Enforcement
  2. Chapter 10.02 - Public Address systems and Outside Speakers
  3. Chapter 10.03 - Gambling
  4. Chapter 10.04 - Posting Notices Without Permission
  5. Chapter 10.05 - Curfew for Minors Sixteen Years of Age and Under
  6. Chapter 10.06 - Bicycles, Tricycles, Scooters, roller Skates and Skateboards Prohibited
  7. Chapter 10.07 - Penalty
  8. Chapter 10.08 - Procedure for Arrest

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Title 11: Aquiring Town Sites on Federal Lands

The file below contains the entire contents of Title 11: Acquiring Town Sites On Federal Lands:

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Title 12: General Provisions

The file below contains the entire contents of Title 12: General Provisions with the following chapters:

  1. Chapter 12.01 - Ordinance in Revision
  2. Chapter 12.02 - Construing Words
  3. Chapter 12.03 - Importance of Titling of Provisions
  4. Chapter 12.04 - Ordinance to be Construed Liberally
  5. Chapter 12.05 - Severability
  6. Chapter 12.06 - Application of these Rules to Amendments
  7. Chapter 12.07 - Repeal of Past Ordinances
  8. Chapter 12.08 - Rights, Property, Obligations of City to Continue
  9. Chapter 12.09 - Offices to Continue
  10. Chapter 12.10 - Repeal of Ordinances Not to Affect Pending Penalties and Proceedings
  11. Chapter 12.11 - Franchise Rights Not Impaired
  12. Chapter 12.12 - Penalties for Breach of Ordinances
  13. Chapter 12.13 - Ordinance in Revision to be Published
  14. Chapter 12.14 - Loose Leaf Copies of this Ordinance
  15. Chapter 12.15 - Keeping this Ordinance Current

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For the public's convenience, the City Web site includes an electronic version of the Hill City Municipal Code. The on-line code is not intended to replace the current printed version of the Hill City Municipal Code. While every attempt is made to keep the online version of the code current, the City Council periodically passes ordinances that supercede or modify the ordinances included in the online version. This site is intended for general reference only and should not be used in the preparation of official legal documents. Anyone using the online version of the Municipal Code is advised to contact the City Hall with questions regarding the code at (605) 574-2300.