The Legal department provides the following legal services to the City staff, City leadership, Mayor, and City Councilmembers:

  • Creates contracts/amendments, ordinances, and resolutions and approves agenda bills.
  • Provides legal advice and other legal documents for staff.
  • Represents the City in court proceedings for lawsuits brought against the City or filed on the City's behalf. 
  • Prosecutes offenses under the Oak Habor Municipal Code.
  • Responds to Public Record Requests from the public.
  • Assists the Oak Harbor Police Department with Domestic Violence cases.
  • Processes the Claim for Damages Form.

The Legal department does not provide representation to individual citizens or community groups/organizations and is strictly prohibited from providing legal advice to others. 

See Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the legal department and services we provide.