Services & Resources
In addition to our effort to provide competent and effective legal counsel
to the County Government, we provide a variety of services and resources
directly to the community.
Montgomery County Charter, Montgomery County Code,
Zoning Ordinance and COMCOR
You may view the Montgomery County Charter, Montgomery County Code, Zoning Ordinance and COMCOR at the American Legal Publishing website.
The 4-volume County Code, Zoning Ordinance, and COMCOR are available for purchase in print and/or
on CD ROM (Folio Views and retrieval software), using the on-line Order
Form or telephone (240) 777-6700. Gratis copies of the Charter are available from the Montgomery County Information Office (240)777-6530.
Applicability of County Laws to Municipalities
You may also view the table
that indicates which chapters of the County Code apply to the various
municipalities within Montgomery County.
County Attorney Opinions
The Montgomery County Charter designates the County Attorney as the chief
legal officer of the County. The Office of the County Attorney conducts
all the law business of the County, serves as legal advisor to the Council,
and serves as the legal advisor to the County Executive, all departments,
and other instrumentalities of the County Government. The County Attorney
and the staff represent only the County and engage in no other law practice.
Section 213 Montg. Co. Charter. In accordance with this provision, the
County Attorney may issue opinions
responding to inquiries from agencies and officers of the County, but
cannot respond to requests for advice regarding private matters.
We frequently file Appellate
briefs in the state and federal appellate courts. Briefs filed in
cases of general interest will be posted on this site -- all Court of
Appeals briefs, amicus curiae briefs, and other significant issues. A
short description of additional briefs that the office has filed also
will appear here. To view a brief that does not have a link, just e-mail
our Appeals Unit.
We proudly publish two newsletters for Montgomery County citizens and
leaders. Both newsletters are now available in PDF file format, requiring
Acrobat Reader to view. To install Acrobat Reader, click on the Acrobat
Views is a monthly newsletter prepared as part of the County Attorney's
preventive law and education efforts. The information contained in the
newsletter is not legal advice, but an informative tool for use by County
agencies. While we attempt to ensure the accuracy of information, the
informal nature of Legal Views does not allow for thorough legal analysis.
If you have an interest in a reported article, please consult the county
attorney assigned to your agency.
Code Words is no longer published
quarterly due to reduced budget. Some old issues are still listed in the Code Words link.
If you wish to be placed on the mailing list for Legal Views, please send your request with your full name, mailing address,
and phone number to our Editor.
Resident Service Survey
Please complete our online Resident
Service Survey. We seek to ensure that we provide the residents of
Montgomery County with the most responsible and professional services
and this will help us evaluate our service to you.
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