The purpose of the Attorney's Office is to provide quality and timely legal counsel to Sandy City, including the City Council and the Mayor. In fulfilling its purpose, the office defends the interests of the City through preventative law and professional litigation. In addition, the office prosecutes persons and organizations charged with violations of the City ordinances insuring justice, public protection and compliance with the law.

Many citizens believe that the City Attorney serves as the attorney for the community rather than a Municipal Corporation. The City Attorney is the attorney for Sandy City, as an entity. Because of the nature of the City Attorney's role, we cannot represent or provide legal advice to individual citizens, groups or other entities. We are therefore unable to respond to individual requests for legal advice or representation.


  • What is the difference between the City Attorney and the District Attorney?
  • Can the City Attorney's Office represent private citizens who do not have funds to hire an private attorney or give legal advice?
  • What is the difference between the City Attorney's Office and the City Prosecutor's Office?
  • Who do I call to report a potential City violation or press charges against another person?
  • How do I file a claim against the City?
  • How can I get a copy of the City Code or a City Ordinance?
  • How do I obtain a copy of documents the City has in its files?
  • What is a plea by affidavit (plea by mail) and how do I obtain one?
  • Can I discuss my case with the prosecutor before the hearing date?
  • Does the City Attorney handle landlord/rental issues or other non-criminal disputes?