What are the functions of the City Attorney's Office?
The City Attorney is the attorney and legal advisor for the City Council and City government of Park City. City Attorney's Office attorneys prepare City ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents. The attorneys represent the City in all lawsuits where the City is a party, prosecute violations of the City codes, and represent the City Council, City Manager, and City staff in any dispute between the City and members of the public.
Can the City Attorney give me private legal advice?
No. The City Attorney's client is Park City as an entity and he is empowered to give advice on City legal issues only. The City Attorney is not an independent elected official and cannot serve as an ombudsman for citizens. The City Attorney cannot give legal advice concerning private legal disputes such as divorces, contracts, landlord/tenant, boundary disputes with neighbors, or other private civil matters.
Since the City Attorney cannot give me private legal advice, whom may I contact if I am on a limited income?
The Park City Bar Association sponsors a Tuesday Night Free Legal Aid session once a month on the first Tuesday of each month, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Park City Library, where citizens can meet with a local attorney to discuss their private legal issues and problems without fee. For more information see www.parkcitybar.org. A legal referral service is also offered by the Utah State Bar; 801-531-9075.
Are there any courts in Park City?
Yes. The Silver Summit Court (Third District Court) and the Justice Court is located at 6300 N. Silver Creek Road, off Hwy 40, Silver Summit exit. The phone number is (435) 615-4300; Lead Clerk (435) 615-4310. The Court is responsible for civil and criminal matters, small claims, and traffic court for the area.
For defense assistance, Grant W. P. Morrison, Morrison & Morrison, has been retained as the City's Public Defender. He can be contacted at (801) 359-7999. For criminal matters relating to prosecution, Tricia S. Lake, Assistant City Attorney, serves as City Prosecutor, and can be contacted at (435) 615-5034.
Who can assist me regarding a parking ticket or a traffic ticket?
Parking ticket questions - Public Works (435) 615-5352; Parking ticket appeals - must send a written letter to address provided on the back of the tickets. Traffic ticket appeals should contact the Silver Summit Court (435) 615-4300.
Who can assist me with a legal description, owner information, or tax/assessment information concerning a certain property?
Legal description and owner information: County Recorder's office, (435) 615-3238, Summit County Courthouse, 60 N. Main, P O Box 128, Coalville UT 84017.