Municipal Code

This is a codification of the general ordinances of the City of Douglas, Arizona.
This was codified in 1985, and revised and republished in 2001. It was also revised through ordinance 07-915 on 8/8/07.



Table of Contents

Title 1 General Provisions

  • 1.01 Code Adoption
  • 1.04 General Provisions
  • 1.08 City Wards
  • 1.12 General Penalty

Title 2 Administration and Personnel

  • 2.02 City Council
  • 2.04 Public Works Department
  • 2.08 Law Department
  • 2.11 Control of Forfeited Property
  • 2.12 Police Department
  • 2.16 Fire Department
  • 2.18 Firefighting Services Outside City Limits
  • 2.20 Purchasing
  • 2.24 Community Services Department
  • 2.28 Community and Economic Development
  • 2.32 Planning and Zoning Commission Department
  • 2.36 Board of Health
  • 2.40 Magistrate Court
  • 2.44 Douglas Airport Authority
  • 2.48 Public Library
  • 2.52 Emergency Powers of Mayor
  • 2.56 Civil Defense Organization
  • 2.60 Financial Disclosure by Elected Officials
  • 2.61 Resign to Run fo rCity Public Office
  • 2.62 Code of Ethics forPublic Officials
  • 2.63 Personnel Rules and Regulations
  • 2.64 Personnel Administration
  • 2.68 Employee Employer Relations
  • 2.70 Personnel Appeals Board
  • 2.72 Police Pension Fund
  • 2.76 Fingerprinting of Prospective City Employees

Title 3 Revenue and Finance

  • 3.04 City Contracts
  • 3.06 Procurement of Professional Services and Sole Sources
  • 3.08 Claims Against City
  • 3.12 Cemetery Fees
  • 3.16 Fundsor Property Received Through Federal Asset Sharing or Forfeiture
  • 3.20 Nonsufficient Funds Check Charges

Title 4 (not available)

Title 5 Business Taxes, Licenses, and Regulations

  • 5.02 Business Licenses
  • 5.04 Tax Code Adopted
  • 5.08 Alcoholic Beverages
  • 5.12 Cable Communication Code
  • 5.16 Pool and Billiard Rooms
  • 5.20 Mobile Vendors
  • 5.24 Transient Lodging Tax
  • 5.28 (Reserved)
  • 5.32 Going Out of Business Sales
  • 5.36 Commercial Transportation Services

Title 6 Animals

  • 6.04 Dogs
  • 6.16 Dangerous and Prohibited Animals

Title 7 (not available)

Title 8 HealthandSafety

  • 8.04 Alarm Systems
  • 8.08 Fire Prevention Code
  • 8.10 Fire Lanes
  • 8.16 Solid Waste Collection and Disposal
  • 8.20 Open Burning
  • 8.24 Smoking Prohibited in City Facilities and Vehicles
  • 8.28 Noise
  • 8.32 Nuisances, Abandoned orJunk Vehicles
  • 8.36 Smoking in Public Places and Workplaces

Title 9 Public Peace, Morals, and Welfare

  • 9.04 Gambling
  • 9.08 Obscenity
  • 9.12 Prostitution
  • 9.16 Curfew
  • 9.24 Graffiti
  • 9.28 Truancy
  • 9.32 Inhalants and Toxic Vapors

Title 10 Vehicles and Traffic

  • 10.04 State Traffic Laws Adopted
  • 10.08 Traffic Administration
  • 10.16 Limited Parking Zones
  • 10.18 Handicapped Parking
  • 10.19 Placement of Parking Spaces for the Physically Handicapped
  • 10.24 Miscellaneous Traffic Regulations
  • 10.28 Removal of Abandoned, Inoperable, or Unregistered Vehicles
  • 10.32 Commercial Motor Vehicle Routes
  • 10.36 Parking for Purposes of Sale
  • 10.40 Uniform Parking Citation
  • 10.44 Motorized Scooters and Skateboards

Title 11 (not available)

Title 12 Streets, Sidewalks, and Public  Places

  • 12.08 Excavations
  • 12.10 Obstructing Streets Prohibited
  • 12.12 Curb and Sidewalk Cutting
  • 12.16 Street and Sidewalk Use Regulations
  • 12.18 Sidewalk Café Permits
  • 12.20 Street Numbering System
  • 12.28 Spirituous Liquor in Public Parks and Recreation Areas
  • 12.32 Light Pollution Code
  • 12.36 Glass Containers in Municipal Parks
  • 12.40 Special Event Permits
  • 12.50 Parade and Public Assembly Permits
  • 12.60 Golf Course Operations
  • 12.70 Visitor Center Conference Room User Fees
  • 12.80 Veterans Memorial Park Swimming Pool and Douglas Community Aquatic Center User Fees
  • 12.90 Aquatic Center Racquetball Court User Fees

Title 13 Public Services

  • 13.04 Water and Sewer Code
  • 13.08 Water and Wastewater Service Fees and Charges
  • 13.12 Backflow and Cross Connections

Title 14 (not available)

Title 15 Buildings and Construction

  • 15.04 Uniform Building Codes
  • 15.12 Fire Zones
  • 15.16 Flood Damage Prevention
  • 15.20 Flood Hazard Control
  • 15.24 Storm Water Pollution Prevention

Title 16 Subdivisions

  • 16.04 Subdivision Code Adopted

Title 17 Zoning

  • 17.04 Zoning Code
  • 17.08 Board of Adjustment