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The City Code and Charter are the governing documents for the City of Gaithersburg, comprised of ordinances and charter amendments enacted and enforced at the local municipal level.

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Please note that newly adopted amendments may not be immediately available online; updates are done several times throughout the year. Recently adopted ordinances and charter amendments are posted here under “Adopted Ordinances Not Yet Codified”.

Copies of the official Gaithersburg City Code and Charter in its entirety may be purchased directly from the Municipal Code Corporation by clicking the online link to the Code and selecting Buy Publication at the top of the page, or call 800-262-2633. Copies of individual chapters, including the Zoning Ordinance, may be purchased from the City of Gaithersburg. Call for details.