Sutter County makes finding ordinances easy online


County ordinances are local laws that are adopted and enforced within a local government’s jurisdiction. These laws are in addition to federal and state laws. The California Legislature provided for the codification of county ordinances in Sections 50022.1 – 50022.10 of the California Government Code.

Sutter County’s ordinance code is online. Recently, the County Counsel’s Office completed a project to make it easier to search through the use of keywords.

Users of the website find all references to a word or topic in the County’s Ordinance Code with either a simple search, or with more advanced phrase, wildcard, Boolean, and proximity searching techniques. The simple search feature will give you the results you’re looking for in most instances — just like a Google search.

The online version of the Sutter County Code of Ordinances is revised as updates are available. While every attempt is made to keep this online version current, it should be used for reference only.

Sutter County’s online version of the County Code of Ordinances is hosted on the Municode website, and can be accessed through the County’s website at, at the bottom of the Sutter County Board of Supervisors page. The direct link is here:

The public can view hard copies of the ordinances at the following locations: the Sutter County Library, 750 Forbes Avenue, Yuba City, and the Sutter County Board Clerk and County Administrative Office, 1160 Civic Center Blvd., Suite A, Yuba City.