City Charter


A City charter is a legal document establishing a municipality. A home rule charter is essentially a local constitution: it sets up the government structure and outlines its authority and its limitations. Under home rule, the City has the authority to create Ordinances and Resolutions that govern the municipality. The original Fountain City Charter was adopted in November of 1976 establishing Fountain as a Home Rule City.

A municipal code is an organized document of local legislation by subject matter, from the general to the specific and the codification is the arrangement of laws systematically.

To view the City Charter and the Municipal Code, click Here

This code was last updated by Ordinance No. 1740 passed December 17, 2019.

Questions regarding this document should be directed to the City Clerk's Office at (719) 322-2000, option 1.


The formatting of this web version of the code may vary from the official hard copy of the code. This web version of the code is provided for informational purposes only and may not reflect all of, or the most current, legislation that has been passed. Prior to any action being taken, please consult the clerk for any ordinances that have been enacted that are not contained in this web version. In case of any discrepancy between this web version and the official ordinances, the ordinances prevail.