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City Attorney's Office

City Attorney's Office

Mission

The mission of the City Attorney’s Office is to deliver high quality legal services to the city of Boulder in a responsive, pro-active, creative and timely manner and to oversee records management for the city.

Responsibilities

The City Attorney’s Office serves as the legal advisor to the City Council, the city’s boards and commissions, and all city officials. The City Attorney’s Office also represents the city in civil litigation and prosecutes violations of the municipal code. 

The City Attorney’s Office also provides real estate services to the departments of the city for the acquisition and disposition of land, easements, leases, licenses and buildings. The services include market studies, valuation services and support, property owner contact, negotiation, title research, and transactional closing support.

Central Records serves as the custodian of all files that are centrally maintained for the city and is the principal contact for submission and guidance concerning records requested under the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA).  Central Records also provides digitization, research, copying and archiving of official actions of the city at the request of citizens and city departments.

Structure

The City Attorney’s Office has two locations and is staffed by 13 attorneys: the city attorney, chief deputy city attorney, two deputy attorneys, two senior council, four staff attorneys and three prosecutors. In addition, there are five paralegals, five legal secretaries, a real estate property agent and the office administrator. Central Records is staffed by a records manager and two assistants.

  • 2018 Operating Budget: $3,476,336
  • 2018 Number of Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Employees: 27.65

Office Hours and Contact Information

Civil Office:  The civil office, located in the Municipal Building at 1777 Broadway (P.O. Box 791), is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays).  It is closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.  The telephone number is 303-441-3020.

Prosecution Office:  The prosecution office, located in the Boulder County Justice Center at 1777 6 th Street (P.O. Box 8015), is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays).  It is closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.  The telephone number is 303-441-3025.

The city attorney prosecutors are responsible for prosecuting violations of the Boulder Revised Code.  They are not able to speak with individuals about their cases, or provide any information on a case, until the individual has been through a court arraignment and has been advised of his/her rights by the judge.

Central Records:  The central records office, located in the Municipal Building at 1777 Broadway (P.O. Box 791), is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays).  It is closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.  The telephone number is 303-441-3043.

For information about filing a claim against the city, please contact the Risk Management (Finance Department) office at 303-804-2018.

City Attorney's Office Disclaimer

We try to ensure that the City Attorney's Office Web pages and links are accurate and up-to-date. However, the City of Boulder cannot be held responsible or liable for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in the information displayed on these pages.

The City Attorney does not give legal advice to the public in the absence of a request by the City Council or city staff. The City Attorney cannot give legal advice concerning private legal disputes such as divorces, contracts, landlord/tenant, boundary disputes with neighbors or other private civil matters.

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