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12-3008. Ordinance books; certifications by city clerk. The city clerk shall keep an "ordinance book" in which shall be entered at length in plain and distinct handwriting or typewriting or printed copy, a copy of every ordinance immediately after its publication, or in the case of appropriation ordinances, immediately after passage: Provided, That if the "ordinance book" be a loose-leaf book the original ordinance, typed on paper designed for the purpose, may be inserted therein: Provided further, That appropriation ordinances may be entered in a separate "ordinance book." The ordinances as entered in the "ordinance book" need not be signed by the mayor or attested by the city clerk but such signatures may be written or typed or as shown on an attached printed copy.

The city clerk shall append at the end of each ordinance entered in the "ordinance book" a certificate substantially as follows: "I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the original ordinance; that said ordinance was passed on the __________ day of __________, 19__; that the record of the final vote on its passage is found on page ____ of journal __________; that it was published in the (name of newspaper) on the __________ day of __________, 19__."

Each "ordinance book" shall be appropriately designated by number or by letter or letters or by years, or otherwise.

All ordinances of the city may be proved by the certificate of the city clerk, under the seal of the city.

History: L. 1959, ch. 64, ยง 8; June 30.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Home Rule in a Nutshell," Sandra Craig McKenzie, 48 K.L.R. 1005 (2002).


1. Cited; proper statute to challenge city ordinance rezoning property, timeliness of notice of appeal, effective date of ordinance examined. Davis v. City of Leavenworth, 243 Kan. 522, 527, 759 P.2d 113 (1988).

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