The City Attorney’s Office, also known as the Legal Department, consists of 3 divisions: Civil Division, Criminal Division and Risk Management Division. The City Attorney leads all three divisions.
The Civil Division of the City Attorney’s Office provides legal advice and counsel to the City Council, City Manager, and all City departments, committees and commissions. The Civil Division prepares and reviews all documents, contracts, resolutions, ordinances and policies of the city; reviews all claims and defends the City in all lawsuits filed against the City; represents and monitors litigation cases; files suit on behalf of the City to obtain monies due the City (such as unpaid taxes, unpaid assessments); and files suits to enforce various City Code provisions (such as zoning violations, sign code violations, property maintenance ordinance, etc).
The Criminal Division is responsible for prosecuting all misdemeanor and traffic offenses that occur within the City limits.
The Risk Management Division provides risk assessments and risk mitigation, safety training and safety inspections, and administers the City’s worker’s compensation and liability claims.
Where to get legal assistance
The City Attorney’s Office cannot provide legal advice to the general public. For legal advice, please contact one of the following community resources:
- Community Legal Service 928-445-9240
- Elder Hot Line 800-231-5441
- Adult Center 928-778-3000