Civil Division

We provide legal services to the City's elected officials, departments and boards.

The Civil Division has two teams that provide legal services:

The Client Services Team

This team provides a range of legal services and advice to the City’s elected officials, boards and commissions, and all City departments. To provide best-in-class legal services, we:

  • Draft City ordinances to policy advice
  • Negotiate and draft complex development agreements
  • Advise on constitutional protections

The Litigation Team

This team represents the City of Minneapolis in administrative proceedings and in federal and state court to:

  • Hold landlords accountable
  • Defend against challenges to City ordinances and policies
  • Advocate for Minneapolis and its residents

Contact us

City Attorney's Office




City Hall
350 Fifth St. S.
Room 210
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday

8 a.m. to 2:30 Friday

See list of City holidays