The Board of County Commissioners appoints the County Attorney, in accordance with Article XIV, Section 8 of the Colorado Constitution and §30-11-118, C.R.S. The County Attorney advises county officials on legal issues involving policy-making, regulations, operations and programs of the County. The County Attorney also reviews and drafts resolutions, ordinances, contracts, leases, intergovernmental agreements and other documents as directed by the Board. The County Attorney represents the County in connection with litigation, administrative proceedings, settlement discussions and similar adversary proceedings and monitors insured claims and water issues handled by private attorneys.
The County contracts with special counsel to represent the People of the State of Colorado in dependency and neglect cases, relinquishments, guardianships, child support enforcement cases and public assistance appeals. For these matters, please contact the Chaffee County Dept. of Health and Human Services at 719.539.6627.
The County Attorney’s office does not handle criminal matters. The office responsible for all criminal prosecutions/matters is the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office at 719.539.3563.
Please note that by law, the County Attorney’s office is not allowed to provide legal advice or assistance to the general public.