The Town Attorney and the Deputy Town Attorney represent the Town in civil lawsuits in addition to providing legal advice and guidance to the Town Council, Town Manager, all Town departments, boards, committees and commissions. The Town Attorney's office is also responsible for drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, agreements, leases and other legal documents, in addition to revising and updating the Town Code.
The Town Prosecutor is responsible for prosecuting all misdemeanor criminal offenses and civil and criminal traffic offenses that occur within the Town of Prescott Valley. The Prosecutor also assists with the enforcement of Town Code violations and acts as the legal advisor to the Police Department.
- Does the Legal Department provide legal services to individual citizens?
No. Neither the Town Attorney or the Town Prosecutor can provide legal advice to the citizens of Prescott Valley. The Legal Department may only provide counsel to the municipal corporation and its officers and employees in their official capacity. Individuals seeking legal services should consult a private attorney or contact one of the following agencies:
Community Legal Services (928) 445-9240
Volunteer Lawyers Program (800) 852-9075
Arizona State Univ. Law School Clinic (480) 965-6968
Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project (602) 252-6710
- Where can I obtain information about landlord-tenant disputes (e.g., eviction notice, getting repairs done, tenant rights, etc.)?
A private attorney and Community Legal Services are two sources of information about landlord-tenant disputes. View the Landlord-Tenant Act (Arizona statutes) online or call the AZ Department of Housing 800-458-5842.
- I have a business complaint (unsatisfactory service or repair, etc.). Whom can I contact?
Arizona Attorney General's Office (Consumer and Business Complaints) - (800) 352-8431
Better Business Bureau of Central/Northern Arizona - (877) 291-6222
- Where do I file a Small Claims Court action in Yavapai County?
Prescott Precinct - (928) 771-3300
Verde Valley Precinct - (928) 567-3353
- Where do I get a marriage license, divorce records, passport, or probate information?
For marriage license, divorce records, or probate information contact the Yavapai County Clerk of Superior Court at 928-771-3314.
For passports visit www.usa.gov/passport
- Where can I obtain a copy of the Prescott Valley Town Code or a particular section?
- How can I find out the current status of a case (in Prescott Valley jurisdiction)?
Either of the following may be contacted:
Court Clerk, Magistrate Court - (928) 772-8277
Town Prosecutor - (928) 759-3030
- Can I have charges dismissed?
Once the prosecutor takes a case, it becomes the State of Arizona versus the Defendant. Therefore, the State (not the victim) makes the decision whether to prosecute.
- I am a victim and requested restitution. When will I get paid?
The Court sets up a plan for the payment of restitution to a victim. This may take several months, since restitution is paid by the defendant directly to the Court. The Court then sends payments directly to victims.
Yavapai County Courthouse - (928) 771-3100
Prescott Justice Court - (928) 771-3300
Yavapai County Attorney's Office - (928) 771-3344
Victim Witness Program - (928) 771-3485
Bad Check Program - (928) 771-3490