Note: Ordinances 392, 394B, 399, 401, and 402 relate to previous fee schedules that have since been updated. Ordinance 408 is the most current fee schedule. Ordinance 395 relates to ward lines that have since been updated. Ordinance 398 set the current ward boundaries.
The City of Springfield is considered a "Home Rule" charter city, one of 107 such cities in the state. In short, the Charter is a voter approved constitution governing the City and the authority of elected officials and staff. Home rule charter cities can exercise any powers in their locally adopted charters as long as they do not conflict with state laws. Springfield City Charter