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Program Description

  Public Interest Representation

The Office of the County Attorney provides litigation and other legal services to County agencies and departments in support of their mission to promote general welfare and protect vulnerable citizens. The Office of the County Attorney acts as counsel and provides legal advice to the Police Department, the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Environmental Protection, Permitting Services, and the Office of Consumer Affairs and Recreation. It also provides counsel to the Office of Landlord and Tenant Affairs, the Historic Preservation Commission, and the Inspector General's Office. The Office of the County Attorney also drafts and reviews agreements, legislation, regulations and other legal documents. Attorneys conduct negotiations, issue legal opinions, and testify before public bodies. The Office of the County Attorney is responsible for the processing and prosecution of code enforcement violations from all departments, agencies, boards and commissions which are presented in the District Court of Maryland. The Collection Unit collects all fees owed to Montgomery County that have been referred to the County Attorney, including past-due property taxes, personal property taxes, code enforcement judgments, subrogation claims, bounced checks, unpaid fines, and miscellaneous amounts billed to the County.

Beginning in FY20, this program's functions are incorporated into the Finance and Procurement program.

Program Contacts

Contact Carolyn Kilgariff of the Office of the County Attorney at 240.777.6766 or Naeem Mia of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2786 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved6356986.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-635698-6.50
FY20 Approved00.00