What is a statute?
A statute is a formal, written ratification of legislative authority. This can be created at the federal, state and local levels of government. Statutes usually declare policy, command something, or limit something. Statutes are considered primary authority.
Because statutes can be enacted at the state and local levels of government, it is not uncommon for a statute in one area to not apply to nearby locations. As such, you should speak with an experienced attorney to make sure you are well-informed about any statues that might apply to your situation.