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Inquiry Service

The League annually answers over 6,000 inquiries from local officials on issues ranging from requests for sample ordinances to complex questions requiring considerable research. Any city official or employee of a League member city can contact us with a legal inquiry or question.

*City officials should remember that the League’s attorneys serve as a resource to provide general guidance on legal issues. We do not directly represent your city, and our legal guidance should never be substituted for that of your city attorney.

Before picking up the phone, please keep in mind that some questions may be answered by visiting the Legal FAQ section.

For more information, contact the League office at (785) 354-9565 and ask to speak with Larry BaerEric Smith, or Amanda Stanley.

Online Resources

The league offers several online legal resources to members:


Legal FAQ: This section provides answers to commonly asked questions by city officials.

Sample Ordinances: This section provides examples of commonly used ordinances.

Select Charter Ordinances: This section provides examples of commonly used charter ordinances.

Related Information: This section contains discussion, analysis, and articles on current legislation, recent cases (state and federal), and other timely subject matter prepared and/or collected by league staff.



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