City Charter

The City of Grants Pass Charter defines the role of our Council-Manager form of Government.

  • To read the charter on the website, select the links to the chapters.
  • To read the charter in print, download the City Charter (PDF) and print it out.

Chapter I - Name & Boundaries

The name and boundaries of the City of Grants Pass.
Chapter I - Name & Boundaries -Link to page

Chapter II - Powers

The powers of the City and the construction of the Charter as it relates to powers.
Chapter II - Powers -Link to page

Chapter III - Form of Government

Council/Mayor form of government. Terms of office for Councilors and Mayor, qualifications, and Council appointed offices.
Chapter III - Form of Government -Link to page

Chapter IV - Council

Council meetings and voting procedures. Function of Mayor and President of Council at meetings.
Chapter IV - Council -Link to page

Chapter V - Powers & Duties of Officers

Powers and duties of Mayor and Council appointed officers.
Chapter V - Powers & Duties of Officers -Link to page

Chapter VI - Elections

Voter qualifications, elections schedule, special elections and further details on elections procedures.
Chapter VI - Elections -Link to page

Chapter VII - Vacancies in Office

Vacancies and procedures for filling vacancies on the City Council.
Chapter VII - Vacancies in Office -Link to page

Chapter VIII - Ordinances

Procedures for enacting ordinances.
Chapter VIII - Ordinances -Link to page

Chapter IX - Public Improvements

Public improvements and procedures for property owners to file remonstrances (grievances, opposition).
Chapter IX - Public Improvements -Link to page

Chapter X - Miscellaneous Provisions

Miscellaneous provisions for the City of Grants Pass.
Chapter X - Miscellaneous Provisions -Link to page