Preface  


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  • The Code, as originally published in 1960, consisted of two loose-leaf volumes and constituted the first version and codification of the general ordinances of the City of Dallas since 1941.  With the 1978 printing, the original two volumes were expanded by adding Chapter 51, the City's Zoning Ordinance.  A third loose-leaf volume was added that contained the City's construction codes.

    When reprinted in 1990, the Code was completely recodified, reformatted, repaginated, and reindexed.  The 1990 Code consisted of three loose-leaf volumes -- Volumes I and II contained Chapters 1 through 50 and Volume III contained Chapter 51A, "Part II of the Dallas Development Code."  The construction codes and Chapter 51, "Part I of the Dallas Development Code," were available for purchase separately.

    With this 1997 printing, the Code has been completely repaginated to remove excess pages and has been converted to a computer format and font that will facilitate the Code’s maintenance by the City Attorney’s Office.  This 1997 Code still consists of three loose-leaf volumes -- Volumes I and II contain Chapters 1 through 50, except for Chapter 16, and Volume III contains Chapter 51A.  The construction codes and Chapter 51, "Part I of the Dallas Development Code,” may be purchased separately from the Building Inspection Division of the city.  Chapter 16, "Dallas Fire Code,” may be purchased separately from the Dallas Fire Department.

    This Code contains ordinances passed or effective through May 31, 1997.  Supplements will be issued periodically so that copies of the Code may be kept up-to-date.  It is anticipated that the supplements will be published quarterly.

    All volumes of the Code, except the construction codes and the fire code, and all ordinances amending the Code will be maintained on a word processing system in the City Attorney's Office.  Copies of the Code and all supplements, however, will be prepared and distributed through:

    American Legal Publishing Corporation
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    Cincinnati, Ohio  45202
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