Corporation Counsel

Appointed by the Mayor, the Corporation Counsel is assigned to the following duties and powers for the City as well as departments within the City:

  • Managing of the city's law business and the legal affairs of each department
  • Prosecuting violations of City Code or other city ordinances
  • Serving as the City legal advisor
  • Preparing cases, ordinances, contracts and other legal papers
  • Handling city litigation
  • Performing title searches and examining abstracts necessary to opening or improve streets or other public property
  • Instituting proceedings necessary to protect the rights of the city and/or the public

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8 N 3rd St
Lafayette, IN 47902

  • Office: (765) 742-1988
  • Office Fax: (765) 742-8774

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