1‑1‑1          TITLE.  Upon the adoption by the County Board of Commissioners, this County Code is hereby declared to be and shall hereafter constitute the official “Revised Code of Ordinances of Union County”.  The Revised Code of Ordinances shall be known and cited as the “County Code”, and it is hereby published by authority of the County Board and shall be kept up‑to‑date as provided in Section 1‑1‑3 under the direction of the State’s Attorney, acting for the County Board. Any reference to the number of any section contained herein shall be understood to refer to the position of the same number, its appropriate chapter and article heading and to the general penalty clause relating thereto as well as to the section itself when reference is made to this County Code by title in any legal document.

          1‑1‑2          ACCEPTANCE. The County Code as hereby presented in printed form shall hereafter be received without further proof in all courts and in all administrative tribunals of this State as the ordinances of the County of general and permanent effect, except the excluded ordinances enumerated in Section 1‑1‑8.

           1‑1‑3          AMENDMENTS.  Any ordinance amending this County Code shall set forth the article, chapter, and section number of the section or sections to be amended, and this shall constitute a sufficient compliance with any statutory requirement pertaining to the amendment or revision by ordinance of any part of this County Code.  All such amendments or revisions by ordinance shall be immediately forwarded to the codifiers and the ordinance material shall be prepared for insertion in its proper place in each copy of this County Code. Each such replacement page shall be properly identified and shall be inserted in each individual copy of the County Code on an annual basis.

          1‑1‑4          CODE ALTERATION. It shall be deemed unlawful for any person to alter, change, replace or deface in any way, any section or any page of this Code in such a manner that the meaning of any phrase or order may be changed or omitted.

Replacement pages may be inserted according to the official instructions when so authorized by the County Board.  The Clerk shall see that the replacement pages are properly inserted in the official copies maintained in the office of the Clerk.

Any person having in his custody an official copy of this Code shall make every effort to maintain said Code in an up-to-date and efficient manner.  He shall see to the immediate insertion of new or replacement pages when such are delivered to him or made available to him through the office of theCountyClerk.  The Code books, while in actual possession of officials and other interested persons shall be and remain the property of the County of Union and shall be returned to the office of the Clerk upon termination of office or separation of duties.

          1-1-5          JURISDICTION.  Unless otherwise provided herein, this Code applies to acts performed within the corporate limits of the County.  Provisions of this Code shall apply to acts performed outside the corporate limits of the municipalities and up to the limits prescribed by law, where the law confers power on the County to regulate such particular acts inside the corporate limits of the municipality.

          1-1-6  –  1-1-7      RESERVED.