Helping Municipalities Turn Change into Opportunity
The world of the municipal official has changed over the past several years. Budgets are leaner, the pace of technology is faster and constituents are looking for more information in less time. At General Code, we understand the very real challenges that come with change—and how to turn those challenges into bold opportunities that can help our clients succeed.
For 55 years, General Code has demonstrated a genuine commitment to our clients by paying forward many of our core values such as integrity, personal responsibility and honest care and concern for every client need.
Our passion for excellence and an ongoing investment in our people and technology have helped us to revolutionize the codification industry. We take great pride in our collaborative approach to codification; a process driven by our team’s unique knowledge of the industry and built on home-grown innovation such as our eCode360® platform that has already transformed how municipal officials and citizens access and share Code information.
More than 3,000 local governments of all types and sizes depend on our experienced codification and legal specialists who dedicate themselves daily to providing a client experience that’s second to none. Whether it’s the creation of a first-time Code book, updating an outdated version, or converting a Code from another codifier, our goal is to take our customers to a higher standard of codification—to help them meet their ever changing needs, more effectively serve their citizens and explore new possibilities for success.
Are you ready to begin this journey?
General Code is ready to walk the extra mile with you.
As Town Supervisor of Ogden, NY, attorney A. Ross Kitt, II prepares the town’s first codification and receives requests from neighboring communities for help organizing their legislation. A. Ross Kitt, II founds General Code Publishers Corp. in the Village of Spencerport, NY and begins codifying the laws of nearby municipalities.
The company rapidly expands its codification business statewide in New York, partnering with local governments of all sizes.
General Code Publishers continues to build its client-base seaboard to seaboard, north to south, becoming one of the leading codifiers in the country. As early adopters of technology, General Code introduces computers into the production process to increase efficiencies.
The company develops technology-based products and resources for easier access to ordinances, minutes and sample legislation. General Code further expands its product breadth to include document management services as a Laserfiche®
Value Added Reseller. In 1997, a cutting-edge web-based Code solution is introduced, allowing local governments to deliver greater visibility and transparency to their municipal laws.
Ownership of General Code Publishers Corp. transitions to President and CEO Gary Domenico. The company becomes General Code, LLC and continues to be dedicated to customer service excellence for its ever-growing client-base. eCode360
is developed in-house by General Code programmers becoming the only online Code offering built specifically to house municipal codes and municipal information.
The company celebrates its 50th
anniversary, and welcomes over 300 new Missouri clients, growing its client-base to over 3,000 local governments. Employing groundbreaking technology, General Code's media and codification specialists introduce the Smarter Code Experience that innovatively integrates municipal codes with graphically rich land use regulations. In November, 2017, General Code joins the International Code Council
’s Family of Companies.
We’re proud to support the following organizations that provide valuable educational and professional development opportunities to local government officials and staff.
American Planning Association Kansas City Chapter
American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter
Michigan Association of Counties
Missouri Municipal League
Massachusetts Town Clerks Association
Municipal Clerks of Illinois
American Planning Association Missouri Chapter
American Planning Association Upstate New York Chapter
International City/County Management Association
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association
New York Conference of Mayors
Maine Municipal Association
Maryland Municipal League
League of Wisconsin Municipalities
New York Planning Federation