The County Attorney’s Office DOES:
- Supervise the legal affairs of the County.
- Provide legal advice and opinions to:
- the Board of Supervisors,
- the Planning Commission,
- the Board of Zoning Appeals,
- all other County boards and commissions,
- County departments and agencies, and
- Constitutional officers.
- Represent and defend the County in legal proceedings.
- File civil proceedings on behalf of the County, including those to collect taxes or other debts, and enforce the Zoning Ordinance.
- Represent the County in appellate litigation in which the County is a party.
- Prepare drafts of resolutions and ordinances.
- Draft or review all legal documents to which the County is a party.
The County Attorney’s Office DOES NOT:
- Provide legal advice or opinions to private citizens.
- Investigate civil matters for private citizens.
- File lawsuits for private citizens in personal or private legal matters.
- Prepare wills, deeds, or other legal documents for citizens.
- Prosecute traffic or criminal offenses. See Resources
- Represent the Fauquier County School Board. See Resources
- Litigate cases on behalf of the Fauquier County Department of Social Services. See Resources
If you are a private citizen seeking legal advice, you may contact:
Virginia State Bar Lawyers Referral Service at (800) 552-7977
Legal Aid Works (formerly Rappahannock Rapidan Legal Services) (Culpeper Office) at (540) 825-3131
See also Resources