ordinance

  • The county equivalent of a law. An ordinance is enacted by the county governing body to legislatively address matters not already covered by existing laws, regulations, or ordinances. Typical subjects include zoning, building, and animal control.

    Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division 1
    See also order

1Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division, Oregon Historical County Records Guide: Glossary of Terms, http://­www.sos.state.or.us/­archives/­county/­cpglossary.html (last accessed May 27, 2009).