Legal/Municipal Court

The Legal Department is dedicated to providing outstanding and ethical legal services on behalf of the City of Manhattan. The Legal Department includes the City Attorney's Office and Municipal Court.  The City Attorney's Office does not handle Municipal Court cases; please contact the Municipal Court.

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The City Attorney's Office provides legal advice to the City Commission, city boards and city administration. As general counsel, the City Attorney's Office drafts and review ordinances, contracts, legal opinions and other documents. The office assists city officials with the development of projects, policies and programs, and represents the city in litigation.

The City Attorney's Office does not advise residents or members of the general public in private legal issues. Persons needing legal advice or other assistance should consider contacting a private attorney.