The function of the Legal Department is to provide lawful representation and advice to the City Council, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), the City Manger, City departments and divisions, as well as the various boards/committees. Services are rendered through a part-time attorney contracted through a selected firm along with the assistance of a paralegal.
The City Attorney advises at City Council and CRA meetings or any other meetings as directed by the City Council. The Department renders legal opinions, drafts and reviews legal instruments, assists in prosecution of Code Enforcement and Building Board matters, and serves as legal advisor in routine litigation. Special counsel is employed for specific representation.
Please Note: This office does not provide legal advice to citizens.
Frequently Requested Numbers:
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. - (941) 505-9007
Charlotte County State Attorney's Office - (941) 637-2104
Charlotte County Public Defender's Office - (941) 637-2181