The Town Attorney is appointed by the Town Council as required by State law and the Town of Chapel Hill’s Charter.
What does the Town Attorney do?
The Town Attorney serves as in-house general counsel to the Town. The Town Attorney’s primary responsibility is to protect the legal interests of the Town of Chapel Hill. With the support of attorneys comprising the Town’s legal staff, the Town Attorney provides legal advice to the Mayor and Town Council, Town Boards and Commissions, Town Administration and Town Departments in matters pertaining to Town governance, operations and business, including application of laws that apply to municipalities and the public sector.
Can the Town Attorney provide advice to Chapel Hill citizens?
Neither the Town Attorney’s Office nor the Town’s legal staff can give legal advice or provide legal representation to private citizens and business entities. They are unable to provide advice, interpretations or opinions to private citizens on applying the Town Code and Town policies to specific situations and cannot get involved in disputes between private parties.
How do I file an insurance claim against the Town for damages for which I believe the Town is responsible?