Municipal Charter Law and Legal Definition

Municipal charter refers to a charter that is constituted by a municipality. It is a legal document that establishes a municipality as a city or town. The charter is issued to a municipality in the nature of a constitution. Although municipal charter is inferior in rank to all state laws of every kind, it is considered to be superior to all ordinances enacted by that municipality.[North Bay Construction, Inc. v. City of Petaluma, 143 Cal. App. 4th 552 (Cal. App. 1st Dist. 2006)]