The City Attorney's office provides legal counsel and representation to the Tallahassee City Commission, City Manager, city departments, and city-appointed boards and commissions in any suit, action or proceeding filed by or against them. The office provides legal advice at Commission meetings, performs legal research and offers advisory opinions, and responds to requests from Commission and city staff to draft or review contracts, ordinances, and other legal documents.
Please note that the City Attorney's Office does not represent or give legal advice to citizens of Tallahassee. For legal representation, you should contact either your own private attorney, the Florida Bar at (850) 561-5600 or visit their website at www.flabar.org for a referral, or North Florida Legal Services at (850)385-9007 or visit their website at www.lsnf.org.
Lewis Shelley's Bio
Information and biography of Lewis Shelley
About the department and Frequently Asked Questions.
General Code of Ordinances and Land Development Code
Want to know if the City has a specific law or regulation in place?
Landlord-Tenant Mediation Program
Find out more about our mediation progam before you consider suing your
landlord or tenant.
Links to other websites that contain important legal information and advice.