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Office of the City Attorney

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impacts: OCA Offices Closed

In response to the City of Chattanooga’s direction to close offices, the Office of the City Attorney staff are only available through email or phone calls at this time.

OCA has tried to answer many Frequently Asked Questions. Please continue to check the website for updates on deadlines, meetings and other activities.

If you don’t find the information you need or still need to contact staff, please direct your questions/comments to the following emails:

Also, City Attorney staff may be reached at (423) 643-8250. Please note that messages will be checked once a day and response may be slower than by email. Find out more from the Hamilton County Health Department.


Office of the City Attorney

The mission of the Office of the City Attorney is to deliver high-quality legal services to the City of Chattanooga in a responsive, proactive, creative and timely manner so that it can govern lawfully with the highest level of integrity and serve the community effectively.

The Office of the City Attorney provides legal advice and representation to the Mayor, City Council, the City's boards and commissions, and other City officials and employees on a broad range of issues. The City Attorney is appointed by and reports to the Mayor and City Council. The Office of the City Attorney only represents the City of Chattanooga, and its agencies, officials and employees, on matters of public business.

The Office of the City Attorney has a diverse staff of talented professionals with the expertise to provide comprehensive legal services for the wide variety of legal issues facing our city.

We hope you'll find this site useful in answering questions about our office.


City Attorney's Office Disclaimer 

We try to ensure that the Office of the City Attorney's web pages and links are accurate and up-to-date. However, the City of Chattanooga cannot be held responsible or liable for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in the information displayed on these pages.

The Office of the City Attorney cannot give legal advice concerning private legal disputes such as divorces, contracts, landlord/tenant, boundary disputes with neighbors or other private civil matters.



Attorney's Office
Suite 200
2nd Floor City Hall Annex
100 E. 11th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402(map)

Phone: (423) 643-8250

Office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:15 pm.



Phillip Stevens