Municipal Ordinances

General Information

Under Article XI Section 3 of the State of Wisconsin Constitution municipalities are granted what's known as "home rule" powers.  This means cities and villages, such as the Village of Poynette, may determine their local affairs and governance, subject only to the State of Wisconsin Constitution and any applicable laws enacted by the State Legislature.  

Municipalities create local legislation and laws through "ordinances."  These ordinances are compiled into what's known as a Code of Ordinances.  

The Village of Poynette's Code of Ordinances is below: