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No. The County Counsel, by statute, is the lawyer for the Board of Supervisors, elected and appointed department officials, and County employees in their official capacity of County government. The County Counsel may not give legal advice to members of the public.
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The process of collecting damages from the County is started by filing a claim with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, located at
825 Fifth St.
Eureka, California 95501.
The law governing claims against the public entities is complex and has short deadlines. You may need to seek the services of an attorney for your own protection. In any event, you should present your claim without delay. For additional information, please refer to Government Code Section 910.
No. Service of process on the County may only be accomplished by serving the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, whose office is located at Humboldt County Courthouse
Eureka, California 95501
No. County Counsel is not the custodian of records for the County of Humboldt. You should inquire directly at the office or location where you believe the records are maintained.
No. Jeffrey S. Blanck is the County Counsel and his name appears on all documents filed by anyone within the office. The person most familiar with your case is usually the person who signed the document. That person’s name appears beneath Mr. Blanck's name at the top of the document, and beneath the signature itself. If you believe you must speak with someone regarding your matter, that is the person to whom you should speak with first.
No. The County Code is available in hard copy at the Humboldt County Law Library
812 4th St.
Eureka, CA 95501
or Humboldt County Library
1313 3rd St.
or from the County’s website. Copies of ordinances are available for a fee at the Humboldt County Clerk of the Board
The public may purchase a copy of the entire County Code by contacting County Counsel at 707-445-7236. The cost for the entire County Code is in accordance with the County’s fee schedule which is available online.