A municipality is a city, town or local government unit, formed by a municipal charter from the state as a municipal corporation. Its purpose is to govern local affairs such as zoning, the delivery of services such as water and police protection, and the administration of local departments like the school system. Municipal law is a mixture of ordinances, regulations, bylaws and decisions that govern a municipality. Because municipalities have many and various responsibilities, the law in this area covers a broad range of issues. LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP represents several local municipalities.