The Ordinance Book is in the process of being updated, please contact city hall if you have any questions.

For your convenience, some selected ordinances are listed here. 

Section 503.01.  License Required.  It is unlawful for any person who is the owner, or other person in possession, of a dog over three (3) months of age, to fail to obtain a proper City license therefor.

Section 503.02.  Application.  Application for a dog license shall be upon a form supplied by the City containing a certificate by a veterinarian, duly licensed to practice veterinary medicine with the State of Minnesota, which certificate shall state that the dog for which application for a license is made, has been inoculated against rabies for at least the period for which a license is applied.

Section 503.03.  Period and Fee.  All dog licenses are for the lifetime of the dog.  The fee for each dog license shall be adopted by resolution of the Council.  Provided, however, that at the time of initial application for a spayed female license, the applicant shall file with the City Clerk a certificate of a licensed veterinarian stating that said female has been spayed.

Section 503.04.  Tag Required.  All dogs required to be licensed hereunder shall wear a collar and have a tag firmly affixed thereto evidencing such license for the current period.  A duplicate for a lost tag may be issued by the City Clerk upon presentation of the receipt showing the payment of the license fee and upon payment of the fee for issuance of the duplicate.  License tags shall not be transferable.  It is unlawful for any person who is the owner, or other person in possession, of a dog to permit such dog to be in the City without the license tag or collar required herein.

Section 503.05.  Dog Running At Large Prohibited.  It is unlawful for any person who is the owner, or other person in possession, of a dog to permit such dog to run at large.  For the purpose of this Section, the term “at large” means off the premises of the owner and not on a leash, cord or chain of not more than ten (10 ) feet in length, and under control of the accompanying person.

Section 503.06.  Cat Disturbing The Peace or Creating A Nuisance Prohibited.  It is unlawful for any person who is the owner, or other person in possession, of a cat to permit such cat to cause annoyance in any neighborhood in the City by any loud, frequent or habitual howling, mewing, whining, or other loud or unusual noise, or to damage any lawn, garden, shrubbery, or any property of another at any time, or in any other way to create a nuisance on the property of another, including the discharge of deposit of feces or other waste matter.

Section 503.07.  Impounding.  Any dog found in the City without the required license tag, or any dog running at large, or any cat disturbing the peace or creating a nuisance as defined herein may be impounded.  If impounded, an accurate record of the time of such impoundment shall be kept on each dog or cat.  Every dog or cat so impounded shall be retained for a period of forty-eight (48) hours, and if unclaimed, such dog or cat shall be sold or humanely destroyed and the carcass disposed of, unless it is required by a licensed educational or scientific institution under the authority of Minnesota Statutes, Section 35.71.  All sums received from the sale of an animal above the costs and tax shall be held by the clerk for the benefit of the owner; and if not claimed within six (6) months, such funds shall be placed in the general fund of the City.

Section 503.08.  Notice of Impounding.  Upon the impounding of any dog or cat, the owner shall be notified, or if the owner of the dog or cat is unknown, written notice shall be posted for forty-eight (48) hours at the City Hall describing the dog or cat and the place and time of taking.

Section 503.09.  Release from Impoundment.  Except as provided in Section 503.12 hereof, dogs and cats shall be released  to their owners, or persons previously in possession of them as follows:

Subd. 1.  If such dog is properly licensed and claimed by the owner within twelve (12) hours after notice is given, it shall be released from impoundment upon payment of the impounding fees.

Subd. 2.  If such dog is properly licensed, but has not been claimed by the owner for more than twelve (12) hours after notice is given, it shall be released from impoundment upon payment of the impounding fees.

Subd. 3.  If such dog is not properly licensed, whether or not it has been claimed by the owner within twelve (12) hours after notice is given, it shall be released from impoundment upon payment of the license fee and upon payment of the impounding fees.

Subd. 4.  Whether or not such cat has been claimed by the owner within twelve (12) hours after notice is given, it shall be released from impoundment upon payment of the impounding fees.

Section 503.10.  Dog Disturbing the Peace.  It is unlawful for any person, as owner of a dog to suffer or permit such dog to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood by barking, howling, whining, or making any other loud or unusual noise.

Section 503.11.  Immobilization of Dogs and Cats.  For the purpose of enforcement of this Section, any police officer, dog catcher or other person assisting the police officer or dog catcher, may use so-called tranquilizer gun or other instrument for the purpose of immobilizing and catching a dog or cat.

Section 503.12.  Dangerous Dogs and Cats.  It is unlawful to own or keep a dog or cat which is dangerous to persons.  Any dog or cat which causes an injury to any person shall be deemed dangerous and may be impounded for a period of at least twenty-one (21) days or until the physician treating the injured person directs its release.  Prior to release the owner or person previously in possession shall pay the impounding fees.

Section 503.13.  Penalty.  Any persons violating any provision of this Ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor upon commission thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days.

Fines – Dog or Cat license fee – $20.00 per animal – Good for lifetime of the animal

Impound Fee – $50.00 plus $2.00 a day for food.

Ordinance 2019-2 Introduced 2/5/2019





Section 1.  Section 504.08 shall be added to the Truman City Code to read as follows:

Section 504.08   .  Chickens in a Residential District.  Subd. 1.  Up to five (5) hen chickens, foul or poultry, may be kept on a recorded lot in a residential zoning district outside of the agricultural zone for the City of Truman.  Roosters are not allowed to be kept in a residential zone.

Subd. 2.  Chickens must be kept in a chicken coop after obtaining a permit from the City authorizing a chicken coop.  All chicken coops must be located in the rear or side yard of the property, 30 feet from any neighboring residence or home, other than the residence occupied by the owner or occupant of the premises upon which such chickens, poultry or foul are kept.

Introduced 2/4/2019

Adopted ________________________

Published _______________________



Subd. 1.  Angle and parallel parking.  Angle parking shall be required on the following street; Ciro Street.  On any such street every vehicle parked shall be parked with the front of the vehicle facing the curb or edge of the traveled portion of the street at an angel of approximately 60 degrees and facing between the painted or other markings on the curb or street indicating the parking space.  On all other streets, cars shall be parked parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway in accordance with law.

Subd. 2.  No parking, stopping or standing zones.  The city council may, by resolution, designate certain streets or portions of streets as no parking or no stopping or standing zones and may limit the hours in which the restrictions apply.  The city council shall mark by appropriate signs each zone so designated.  Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or a traffic control device, no person shall stop or park a vehicle in an established no stopping or standing zone when stopping or standing is prohibited.  No vehicle shall be parked in a no-parking zone during hours when parking is prohibited, except that a vehicle may be parked temporarily in such zone for the purpose of forming a funeral procession and a truck may be parked temporarily between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. of any business day for the purpose of loading or unloading where access to the premises is not otherwise available.

Subd. 3.  Time limit parking zones.  The city council may, by resolution, designate certain areas where the right park is limited during hours specified.  The city council shall mark by appropriate signs each zone so designated.  During the hours specified on the sign, no person shall park a vehicle in any limited parking zone for a longer period than is so specified.

Subd. 4.  General time limit.  No vehicle shall be parked for more than 30 minutes between 2:00 and 6:00 o’clock a.m. on Ciro Street only, and no vehicle shall in any case be parked upon any street in any one place for a longer continuous period than 24 hours.

Subd. 5.  Impoundment.  Any police officer may remove a vehicle from a street to a garage or other place of safety when the vehicle is left unattended and constitutes an obstruction to traffic or hinders snow removal or street improvement or maintenance operations.  Such vehicle shall not be released until the fees for towing and storage are paid in addition to any fine imposed for violation of this ordinance.

Subd. 6.  Prima facie violation.  The presence of any motor vehicle on any street when standing or parked in violation of this ordinance is prima facie evidence that the registered owner of the vehicle committed or authorized the commission of the violation.



Section 302.01.  Definition.  The term “current service” as used in this ordinance means one or more of the following:  snow, ice, or rubbish removal from the sidewalks; weed elimination from street grass plots adjacent to sidewalks or from private property; removal or elimination of public health or safety hazards from private property, excluding any hazardous building included in Minnesota Statutes, Section 463.15 to 463.26; installation or repair of water service lines; street sprinkling, street flushing, light street oiling, or other dust treatment of streets; repair of sidewalks and alleys; trimming and care of trees and removal of unsound and insect-infected trees from the public streets or private property; and the operation of a street lighting system.

Section 302.02.  Snow, Ice, Dirt and Rubbish.

Subd. 1.  Duty of owners and occupants.  The owner and the occupant of any property adjacent to a public sidewalk shall use diligence to keep such walk safe for pedestrians.  No such owner or occupant shall allow snow, ice, dirt, or rubbish to remain on the walk longer than 24 hours after its deposit hereon.

Subd. 2.  Removal by city.  The Street Department shall remove from all public sidewalks all snow, ice, dirt, and rubbish as soon as possible beginning 12 hours after any such matter has been deposited thereon or after the snow has ceased to fall.  He shall keep a record showing the cost of such removal adjacent to each separate lot and parcel and shall deliver such information to the City Clerk.


  1. 15 MPH Speed Limit
  2. Ride single file
  3. Stop at all intersections
  4. Must yield right-of-way to pedestrians and vehicles
  5. No riding except directly to destination
  6. No riding on Ciro Street (Main Street)
  7. No riding on sidewalks or boulevards
  8. No riding on private/City property without owner permission
  9. No snowmobile operation from 1:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  10. No riding on public/parochial school grounds without proper authority
  11. No riding on public parks or swimming pool grounds
  12. No machines without approved muffler

Violators of these regulations are subject to safety certificate suspension and a petty misdemeanor.

Snowmobiling is useful and fun.  Let’s observe the rules, respect others rights and keep it safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

May I burn trash and leaves inside the city limits?

No, not at the current time due to dry conditions in our county.  Please contact city hall if you have any questions.