Municipal Law Law and Legal Definition

Municipal law refers to the internal law of a sovereign state. Municipal law includes state, provincial, territorial, regional, or local law of a state.

Municipal law is not the law of the city only, but the law of the state. [Louisville v. Babb, 75 F.2d 162, 166 (7th Cir. Ind. 1935)]. A municipal law has two meanings. Broadly and classically it means the laws pertaining to the internal government of a State or nation. In its more modern and narrower connotation it means those laws which pertain to towns, cities and villages and their local governments. [People ex rel. Ray v. Martin, 294 N.Y. 61, 74 (N.Y. 1945)].