County Counsel

Wendy B. Chaitin: County Counsel
Legal counsel for Humboldt County.

The County Counsel's office advises and represents County Departments, Divisions and offices, the Superior Court, and numerous special districts within the County. County Counsel includes the Code Enforcement Unit, whose function is to remediate public nuisances. County Counsel's advice and representation includes preparing written and oral opinions, prosecuting and defending civil actions and administrative proceedings, conducting civil trials, pursuing or defending appeals, preparing and approving agreements for execution by the Board of Supervisors, preparing and approving ordinances, resolutions, and rules and regulations for adoption by the Board of Supervisors and other legislative and judicial bodies, and attendance at meetings of the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, and other boards, commissions, and committees. The Code Enforcement Unit performs investigative inspection, abatement and compliance work related to use, maintenance and safety of land and structures. This includes zoning, public nuisance, neighborhood preservation, hazardous materials, waste disposal, air pollution, Uniform Codes (Building, Housing, Abatement of Dangerous Buildings), public health and safety, and abatement of abandoned vehicles and related equipment. The Code Enforcement Unit provides information and assistance to the community regarding possible resolution methods for neighborhood complaints of perceived illegal activities.

 Address: 825 5th Street
               Eureka, CA 95501 
 Phone: (707) 445-7236
 Fax: (707) 445-6297
 Hours: 8am-Noon/1-5pm


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