Community Expo


Memorial Field


Mayor Thomas Reports


Recreation Department


Youth Bureau

Pay Parking Fine Online


Pay Water Bill Online


Pay Property Tax Online




2015 Annual Budget


Assessment Roll


Mount Vernon Animal Shelter


United Way 211



Follow Us

RSS Feed Vimeo Videos


The Department of Law, headed by the City’s Corporation Counsel, supervises and directs the legal affairs of the City. The Law Department provides legal advice to the Mayor, the City Council and all City officers and Departments. The Law Department also represents all City agencies, such as the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Department of Law handles all aspects of civil litigation (including personal injury, civil rights, employment-related litigation, environmental matters, tax certiorari proceedings, bankruptcy and contract claims), and administrative proceedings (including workers compensation and grievance arbitrations). The Claims Unit of the Law Department investigates and reviews all claims for property damage and personal injury.

The Law Department is also actively involved in the enforcement of City ordinances including, building codes, zoning ordinances and other laws affecting the use of land and the condition of buildings.

Freedom of Information Act Request

The Law Department approves as to form and legality all contracts and agreements entered into by the City, and approves all other legal instruments in which the City has an interest. The Department takes an active role in the City’s economic development activities, public work projects, real estate transactions and other undertakings. The Department prepares all ordinances, local laws and resolutions passed by the City of Mount Vernon City Council, as well as resolutions and findings of fact for the meetings of the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Print Friendly

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Upcoming Events


Other Meetings


Recreation Calendar


Get Adobe Reader