City Charter & Code of Ordinances


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Revised Flood Insurance Rate Map

  • Letter of Map Change
  • Letters of Map Revision



Code of Ordinances

The City of Lake Crystal's Code of Ordinances contains local laws which, along with state and federal laws and regulations, shape our city and its services to keep residents safe, maintain property values, and govern private activities within the city's boundaries in a manner that balances the protection of individual rights with the promotion of the public health, safety and welfare.


The process of reviewing and incorporating changes to the City Code is called "codification." Because this process must be undertaken for each change, recent changes to the code are not incorporated immediately. The City Council may have made amendments, additions or deletions to the City Code subsequent to the version available via the above link. For the most current version of the City Code, please contact City Offices at 507-726-2538.


New ordinances are typically codified on a yearly basis. The link below provides access to an unofficial online representation of the City Code.

View the City Code online


City Charter

The City of Lake Crystal was incorporated on February 24, 1870. The first charter for the City of Lake Crystal was adopted on August 12, 1912.  The city charter was revised as of March 12, 1959 and again April 3, 2006.