Ordinance

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Isabelle asking the mayor if they want to enact the Early Bird ordinance in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Ordinances are features in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: New Horizons that allow the mayor or Resident Representative to change an aspect of the town or island. There are four ordinances: Beautiful Island, Early Bird, Night Owl, and Bell Boom.

List of ordinances[edit]

  • Beautiful Island/Keep <Town> Beautiful – affects the environment of the town or island
  • Early Bird – makes shops open and villagers wake up earlier
  • Night Owl – makes shops close and villagers go to sleep later
  • Bell Boom – affects the economy of the town or island, increasing both the buy and sell prices of items

Appearances[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, one of the four ordinances can be enacted at Town Hall for  20,000 Bells; an ordinance can be cancelled for free or switched to another for  20,000 Bells. The ability to enact ordinances is acquired when the mayor receives the development permit.

Ordinance effects[edit]

Keep <Town> Beautiful[edit]
Early Bird[edit]
  • Re-Tail opens at 6 AM instead of 9 AM.
  • Nookling Junction opens at 6 AM instead of 8 AM.
  • T&T Mart opens at 6 AM instead of 7 AM.
  • Super T&T opens at 6 AM instead of 9 AM.
  • T.I.Y. opens at 6 AM instead of 10 AM.
  • T&T Emporium opens at 6 AM instead of 9 AM.
  • The Garden Shop opens at 7 AM instead of 9 AM.
  • The Able Sisters opens at 7 AM instead of 10 AM.
  • Kicks opens at 7 AM instead of 10 AM.
  • Shampoodle opens at 7 AM instead of 10 AM.
  • Nook's Homes opens at 7 AM instead of 10 AM.
  • Club LOL opens at 10 AM instead of 12 PM.
  • The Fortune Shop opens at 6 AM instead of 9 AM.
  • The Reset Surveillance Center opens at 7 PM instead of 9 PM.
  • Redd's Gallery opens at 7 AM instead of 10 AM.
  • Lazy villagers wake up at 7:30 AM instead of 9 AM.
  • Jock villagers wake up at 6 AM instead of 7 AM
  • Cranky villagers wake up at 8 AM instead of 10 AM
  • Smug villagers wake up at 7 AM instead of 8:30 AM.
  • Normal villagers wake up at 5 AM instead of 6 AM.
  • Peppy villagers wake up at 7 AM instead of 9 AM.
  • Snooty villagers wake up at 8 AM instead of 9:30 AM.
  • Big sister villagers wake up at 8:30 AM instead of 11 AM.
Night Owl[edit]
  • Re-Tail closes at 2 AM instead of 11 PM.
  • Nookling Junction closes at 12 AM instead of 10 PM.
  • T&T Mart closes at 5 AM instead of 12 AM.
  • Super T&T closes at 12 AM instead of 8 PM.
  • T.I.Y. closes at 3 AM instead of 11 PM.
  • T&T Emporium closes at 12 AM instead of 9 PM.
  • The Garden Shop closes at 11 PM instead of 8 PM.
  • The Able Sisters closes at 12 AM instead of 9 PM.
  • Kicks closes at 11 PM instead of 8 PM.
  • Shampoodle closes at 11 PM instead of 8 PM.
  • Nook's Homes closes at 12 AM instead of 8 PM.
  • Club LOL closes at 5 AM instead of 2 AM.
  • The Fortune Shop closes at 11 PM instead of 7 PM.
  • The Reset Surveillance Center closes at 2 AM instead of 12 AM.
  • Redd's Gallery closes at 4 AM instead of 12 AM.
  • Lazy villagers go to sleep at 1:30 AM instead of 11 PM.
  • Jock villagers go to sleep at 2:30 AM instead of 12 AM.
  • Cranky villagers go to sleep at 6 AM instead of 4 AM.
  • Smug villagers go to sleep at 3:30 AM instead of 2 AM.
  • Normal villagers go to sleep at 2 AM instead of 12 AM.
  • Peppy villagers go to sleep at 3 AM instead of 1 AM.
  • Snooty villagers go to sleep at 4 AM instead of 2 AM.
  • Big sister villagers go to sleep at 5:30 AM instead of 3 AM.
Bell Boom[edit]
  • Items cost 20% more at stores.
  • Items sell for 20% at Re-Tail; this does not include turnips.
  • The list of daily premium items to sell at Re-Tail increases from one to two.

In New Horizons[edit]

Ordinances were added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the 2.0 Free Update. After K.K. Slider makes his first appearance on the player's island, the Resident Representative can enact an ordinance by speaking to Isabelle at Resident Services and paying a 20,000 Bell fee.

Ordinance effects[edit]

Beautiful Island Ordinance[edit]
  • Weed spread rates are reduced by half.
Stage of weed % when not watered % when watered
1 1% 3%
2 6% 11%
3 41% 51%
  • The number of weeds that can appear is reduced by half, down to 150.
  • Flower reproduction:
  • Flowers have a 69% chance of reproducing without requiring water. The water counter will still account for the reproduction.
  • Flowers have a 69% chance of adding its water counter before and after reproduction.
  • Cockroaches will be removed and will no longer be able to respawn under this ordinance.
  • Trash cannot be caught; only fish and Water Eggs.
Early Bird[edit]

All villagers will wake up one hour earlier, and shops will open one hour earlier.

  • Nook's Cranny opens at 7 AM instead of 8 AM.
  • Able Sisters opens at 8 AM instead of 9 AM.
  • Lazy villagers wake up at 7 AM instead of 8 AM.
  • Jock villagers wake up at 5:30 AM instead of 6:30 AM.
  • Cranky villagers wake up at 8 AM instead of 9 AM.
  • Smug villagers wake up at 6 AM instead of 7 AM.
  • Normal villagers wake up at 5 AM instead of 6 AM.
  • Peppy villagers wake up at 6 AM instead of 7 AM.
  • Snooty villagers wake up at 7:30 AM instead of 8:30 AM.
  • Big sister villagers wake up at 8:30 AM instead of 9:30 AM.
Night Owl[edit]

All villagers will go to sleep one hour later, and shops will close one hour later.

  • Nook's Cranny closes at 11 PM instead of 10 PM.
  • Able Sisters closes at 10 PM instead of 9 PM.
  • Lazy villagers go to sleep at 12 AM instead of 11 PM.
  • Jock villagers go to sleep at 1:30 AM instead of 12:30 AM.
  • Cranky villagers go to sleep at 4:30 AM instead of 3:30 AM.
  • Smug villagers go to sleep at 3 AM instead of 2 AM.
  • Normal villagers go to sleep at 1 AM instead of 12 AM.
  • Peppy villagers go to sleep at 2:30 AM instead of 1:30 AM.
  • Snooty villagers go to sleep at 3:30 AM instead of 2:30 AM.
  • Big sister villagers go to sleep at 4 AM instead of 3 AM.
Bell Boom[edit]
  • Items cost 20% more at stores.
  • Items sell for 20% more at stores. Will stack with Nook Friday chance to total up to 84%.

See also[edit]