Town of Wales, NY
Erie County
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Tools for Municipal Users

Before you get started...

If you work for a municipality with a Code on eCode360, you can request a login to unlock additional tools and functionality in your Code. You can request your eCode360 login here.

Once you've logged in to eCode360, you can use any of the eCode user tools described below. Click here to view a full list of eCode360 tools and features that are available to each type of user.

Multicode Search

This tool gives you the ability to search for a topic across multiple Codes in eCode360 at the same time, allowing you to see how different municipalities handle similar issues and giving you samples of legislation to incorporate into your own Code amendments.

How to Conduct a Multicode Search
Click on the Multicode Search button on the Menu Bar.



  1. Enter the name of a municipality to search that Code, or enter information in the criteria fields to narrow your search by County, Zip Code, State, etc.
  2. Select individual Codes from the list by clicking on the Code name.
  3. Click Done. A Search Screen will appear.



  4. Enter a term or terms in the "Enter Search Term" field to research a particular topic across the municipality or municipalities you have selected.
  5. Click Search. A page will appear that lists the results found that match your searched term or terms.
For more information about how to use the search results, see Conducting a Basic Search.

Add Notes and Custom Links

As a logged-in user, it is easy to add a note to the Code once you've found a particular section that is of interest to you. In addition to the text you type, a note can contain a link to external information, another part of your Code, or even a form on your own municipal website.

There are three kinds of Notes you can create:
  • Private Notes are visible only to you. All your Private Notes can be viewed later in a single list, like bookmarks.
  • Group Notes are visible to you and other Municipal and Administrative users of your eCode. Group Notes allow municipal staff with eCode360 passwords to discuss potential Code changes and provide internal clarity about a particular section of your Code.
  • Public Notes are visible to everyone who accesses the Code (even your citizens), but can only be created by Administrative users with passwords. These notes are great for providing citizens with relevant supplementary information or links within your electronic Code. For more information on creating Public Notes, click here.

To Add a Note to a selected Code section:
  1. Click a checkbox to select the chapter, section, or article
  2. Click Add Note in the toolbar.



  3. Provide a title for the note.
  4. Select Private, Group or Public to determine who may see the note (only Administrative Users will be able to see the Public option).
  5. Compose and format the note in the fields provided.
  6. Click Save to publish the note.
Note: To manage your Notes, click the "Notes" option in the left navigation area. This will open a list of all the Notes you've added, sorted in the order they appear in the current Code. You can edit or delete notes you've created by clicking the "(Edit)" link.

Download Selected Content to Microsoft Word

You can download Code content to a Word document to aid in the drafting of amendments to the Code. Downloading to Word is reserved for certain logged-in users. Either log in using an existing Password or request a login here.
To Download to a Word Document:
  1. Select the section(s) or chapter(s) you wish to download.
  2. Click the Download icon in the toolbar.
  3. Click Word
While the content downloaded to Word will match what is currently in the Code, the Word download does not display images or complicated formatting.

View Online Code Archives

A permanent archive of previous Code versions is available to logged-in users. Codes available in the Online Code Archives are fully searchable, simplifying historical legal research.
    User Tip: Your archived Code functions the same as your current Code. To return to the current Code, click the link in the banner at the top of the page.

Manage eAlerts


Logged-in users can manage their eAlert subscriptions on their eCode Settings page.
  1. Click "Settings".
  2. Click "Manage Subscriptions".
  3. Select the content you wish to unsubscribe from and click "Unsubscribe".