The link below will direct you to Narberth’s adopted laws presented on a searchable online platform. This is the first step of a two-year process of codifying all Narberth Borough Ordinances. We expect the project to finish sometime in late 2018.
How do I use this resource to understand local laws?
An ordinance is an amendment, deletion, and/or an addition to the body of laws that are in effect in the Borough of Narberth. Borough Council approves ordinances by majority vote and they are enacted with the approving signature of the Mayor. The Mayor has the option to veto any ordinance at which time a super-majority (5 out of 7) members of Council would have to vote to approve the ordinance for it to be enacted at the next meeting.
The record of adopted ordinances incrementally changes the overall body of laws in effect in Narberth. Codification is the process where the ordinances are indexed and inserted into the body of laws – in their right place with appropriate additions and deletions. Without an ongoing process of codification the body of laws becomes difficult to use. The Borough is currently working through a back log of uncodified ordinances which is why the process will take two years to complete.
In the meantime you can view both the body of laws and all of the adopted ordinances not yet codified. Simply click on the “new laws” link to the left of the Narberth Borough Code page to see a list of Ordinances by number. Keep in mind laws found in one place may have been altered or repealed by an ordinance that has not yet been codified. Check all resources to be certain.