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No. The County Counsel provides legal advice to the Board of Supervisors, elected officials, and County departments for matters related to the operation and management of the County government. The County Counsel and other attorneys in the office cannot provide legal advice to members of the public.
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All claims, summons and complaints against the County or a County department must be "served" (delivered) to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, the agent authorized to accept service on behalf of the County of Butte. No departmental employee should accept service of any claim, complaint or summons on behalf of the County or County agency. The process server will be directed to deliver the papers to the Clerk of the Board in Suite 200 of the County Administration Building. The Office of County Counsel does not accept service, unless there is a prior agreement to accept service on behalf of a client.