The County Attorney is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and is directly responsible to the Board. This office provides legal advice and representation to the Board of County Commissioners and its employees. The County Attorney's Office provides legal assistance to all departments, divisions, committees, and boards under the Board of County Commissioners.
The County Attorney represents the Board of County Commissioners during all public hearings attended by the Board. The County Attorney counsels various boards and committees formed by the Board of County Commissioners including the Planning Commission, and numerous other advisory boards and committees.
The County Attorney, Chief Assistant County Attorney and Assistant County Attorneys prosecute and defend all lawsuits brought by and against the County, represent the County at administrative hearings, draft and review ordinances and resolutions requested by the Board, approve all contracts, bonds, and written instruments for form and correctness and render legal opinions upon the request of the Board of County Commissioners, County Administrator and the various County departments.
Pasco County Citizens Legal Representation
Please note the County Attorney's Office cannot represent or give advice to the citizens of Pasco County. For legal representation, you should contact either your own private attorney, Referral agencies can be reached at: Bay Area Legal Services at 727-847-5494 or the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 850-561-5600.