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No. The City Attorney is legally prohibited from representing individuals in private legal matters. Attorneys in the office only represent City officials, departments, agencies and employees in the course of their official acts or business.
For general questions or seeking legal representation, call the Antelope Valley Self-Help Legal Access Center at 800-433-6251, or the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) at 213-627-2727 or visit the LACBA website.
The City Attorney is appointed by the Palmdale City Council. The attorneys in the office provide legal advice and services to the City Council, its officials, departments, employees, boards and commissions. The City Attorney enforces the City Municipal Codes.
The District Attorney is an elected County official who investigates and prosecutes criminal activities throughout Los Angeles County sections of the Antelope Valley. To contact the District Attorney or Antelope Valley Field Office, call 661-974-7700.
Under the Palmdale Municipal Code, the City Manager and the City Attorney are each directly appointed by the City Council and serve at the pleasure of the Council. The City Attorney also provides legal advice and support for all City officers and employees relating to their acts which are within the course and scope of their employment or official duties.
Visit the Palmdale Municipal Code website.
Reports or complaints concerning criminal activity occurring in the City should be made to the Sheriff’s Department by calling 661-272-2400. If the matter is an emergency, call 911.
For municipal code violations, please call Code Enforcement at 661-267-5234. If you are unsure about a code violation, you may call the City’s main number at 661-267-5115 and they will direct your call.
To file a claim against the City, you must submit the claim, either by mail or by personal delivery, within six months of the date of the incident to:City Clerk38300 Sierra HighwayPalmdale, CA 93550
You may contact the City Clerk to have a claim form mailed to you, you can pick one up in the Administration office, or you may download the Claims Form (PDF).
Public Records Requests may be submitted by regular U.S. mail, email or personal delivery at the City Administration building to the attention of:City Clerk38300 Sierra HighwayPalmdale, CA 93550
You may contact the City Clerk’s office to obtain a Public Records Request form by calling 661-267-5151, or you can obtain the form on the City Clerk’s or City Attorney’s webpage. There may be a charge for copies provided (hard copy, CD or DVD).
No. All commercial cannabis operations currently prohibited in the City of Palmdale.
For housing rights issues (e.g., landlord/tenant disputes, discrimination) contact the Housing Rights Center at 800-477-5977 or visit their website.