According to Section 380.8 of the Iowa Code, "a city shall compile a code of ordinances containing all of the city ordinances in effect, except grade ordinances, bond ordinances, zoning map ordinances, ordinances vacating streets and alleys, and ordinances containing legal descriptions of urban revitalization areas and urban renewal areas". 

Cities and counties are required to codify their ordinances at least once every five years. MIDAS Staff utilizes a Model Code of Ordinances, which is provided by the Iowa Association of Regional Councils, to aid in this code updating process. 

MIDAS Staff are in the process of, or have recently finished, updating the following cities' codes of ordinances: Dayton, Yetter, and Kamrar.