An ordinance is a statute or regulation enacted by the City Council of the City of Mason according to the terms set forth in the City of Mason’s charter.
From time to time, the ordinances that are of a general and permanent nature of the city are codified. That is, they are collected, organized, and published to provide a directory of current, enforceable laws in an easy-to-use format. Supplements are published in between full codifications to add new legislation to the code.
The arrangement and numbering of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Mason into component codes, titles, chapters, and sections are based on an adaptation of the decimal numbering system which is similar to that used in the Ohio Revised Code, and in accord with the best accepted practice in instituting a codification.
Each section is self-identifying as to code, chapter, and section number. For example, 305.06 indicates that the code number is 3, the chapter number is 305 (or the 5th chapter within code 3), and the section number is .06. The code and chapter numbers appear to the left of the decimal, with the code number preceding the first two digits to the left of the decimal, and the chapter number being all digits to the left of the decimal. The section number appears to the right of the decimal.