County Attorney

Services and Responsibilities

The County Attorney's Office provides legal advice and representation to the Board of County Commissioners, elected officials, county departments, and other agencies when authorized by the Board of County Commissioners. The office handles all civil matters for Arapahoe County, including civil litigation, land use, employment issues, property tax, election issues and contracts. Additionally, the office prosecutes zoning and building code violations. The office does not handle enforcement of the criminal code, which is the responsibility of the District Attorney’s Office for the 18th Judicial District.

The County Attorney's Office also provides advice and representation to the Human Services Department and handles dependency and neglect cases, state expungement and administrative review hearings, adult service matters and other civil matters related to the Department. The office also files civil claims for welfare fraud recovery and for enforcement of child support orders.

No Public Legal Advice

By law, the County Attorney's Office is prohibited from giving legal advice to the general public. See legal resources for general assistance.