Statement of Function
The County Attorney's office provides legal services to the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator, county departments and county boards, as necessary. Legal services include providing legal advice on a variety of subjects affecting county government, reviewing Board of County Commissioners agenda items, attending meetings of the Board of County Commissioners, the Planning and Zoning Commission and certain advisory committees. The attorneys defend and bring lawsuits on behalf of the County, draft ordinances and resolutions, and prepare and review contracts and negotiate real estate purchase and sale agreements. In addition, the attorneys review subdivision plats to ensure compliance with the County Code and Florida law, prepare deeds, easements, liens, releases, satisfactions, and other real estate closings documents. Other functions include the attorneys issuing formal legal opinions and meeting informally with County staff to answer legal questions relating to their various areas of responsibility. These legal services are performed by the County Attorney, a Deputy County Attorney, and an Assistant County Attorney. The attorneys are assisted by two legal assistants and a legal secretary.
Indian River County Voluntary Internship Program
The Indian River County Attorney's Office Voluntary Internship Program provides interns with an opportunity to experience many areas of civil law with the exception of family and personal injury law. Learn more about the Indian River County Voluntary Internship Program
2018/2019 Goals and Objectives
- To continue providing quality legal services to the Board of County Commissioners and the county
administration in a timely manner.
- Handle the majority of litigation and appeals in house in order to reduce costs of outside counsel.
- To coordinate with and monitor outside counsel.