Civil Division

The areas of responsibility of the Civil Division include:

  • Drafting and interpretation of ordinances which eventually become the laws of the City of Canton
  • Mediation and/or legal enforcement of Building and Code Enforcement matters
  • Preparation of all contracts
  • Processing of all legal and moral claims filed against and/or on behalf of the City
  • Representation of the City in all labor relations matters with the City's five employee unions
  • Representation to Community Development on City loans, grants and other programs
  • Specialized representation to the Police and Fire Departments

The Civil Division litigates cases in every level of state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, representing the interests of the City of Canton and its citizens.