The office drafts and/or reviews all contracts, agreements, licenses, permits, deeds, leases, franchises, and other legal documents to which the city or School Board is a party. All ordinances and resolutions adopted by City Council are also drafted by the Office of the City Attorney.
Contracts & Agreements
In addition, the office handles all real estate transactions on behalf of the city, preparing deeds, examining titles and conducting closings, and collects debts owed to the city, such as taxes, water and sewer accounts, weed and demolition liens, and damage to city property.
StaffingThe Office of City Attorney is led by the City Attorney who is appointed by and reports to City Council. The City Attorney is Tim Spencer. Tim is philosophically committed to the practice of preventive law on behalf of the City of Roanoke. This practice requires that the office proactively address legal issues at their inceptual stage thereby avoiding costly, time-consuming and controversial litigation.
Additional InformationPlease note that the Office of City Attorney cannot provide legal advice to citizens in private matters, nor is the office permitted to make referrals of citizens to private attorneys. This office does not prosecute violations of State law or local ordinances; all prosecutions are handled by the Office of Commonwealth's Attorney.
If you do not speak, read, or write English well, the City will provide an interpreter at no cost to you! This is available for all services and programs the City offers. For language assistance, please call 540-853-2000 and press 2.
Si usted no habla, lee, o escribe el inglés bien, ¡la Ciudad proporcionará un intérprete sin costo a usted! La interpretación está disponible por todos servicios y programas que ofrece la Ciudad. Para obtener asistencia lingüística, por favor llame a 540-853-2000 y oprime el 2.