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The Office of the County Attorney provides legal advice and services to County departments, agencies, boards, and commissions, as well as the County Council. Members of the office:

  • Office of the County Attorney Research legal issues and provide opinions
  • Prepare and present legislation
  • Negotiate and prepare agreements and other documents on behalf of the County
  • Draft resolutions and ordinances
  • Acquire and convey title to real property
  • Represent the County in court and before various administrative bodies
  • Collect various County fees and charges
  • Publish the County Charter, Code, Zoning Ordinance and Opinions (click links below):
    - Charter
    - County Code
    - Zoning Ordinance (Effective October 2014)
    - Zoning Ordinance (2004)
    - COMCOR
    - County Opinions



MPIA requests for OCA records: If you wish to request any public records maintained by the County Attorney's Office, please send that request to:  

Edward B. Lattner, Chief
Division of Government Operations
Office of the County Attorney
101 Monroe Street, Third Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850
(240) 777-6700