By statute, the Civil Division is also authorized to provide legal services to certain county special taxing districts (such as the Flood Control District, and Public Health Services District), along with several school districts in the County. Pursuant to Arizona law, the County Attorney’s Office, including the Civil Division, cannot provide legal advice or representation to any private individuals or entities.
The Civil Division has a staff of 8 attorneys and 5 legal support professionals, who provide a broad array of legal services covering the following areas: general legal advice and representation; defending lawsuits and claims; negotiating and drafting contracts, and other transactional matters; intergovernmental operations and projects; open meetings; public records; personnel and labor; zoning, planning and land use; public education; elections; local taxation; environmental; code enforcement; and legislative review.
The Civil Division also represents the State of Arizona in civil asset forfeiture proceedings, civil mental health commitments hearings, and uncontested adoptions. The County Attorney’s Office is committed to furthering the needs and goals of the County through superior legal services that foster professionalism, efficiency and adherence to the law.