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Can I serve a lawsuit against the County by serving the County Counsel?

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

825 Fifth St.

Room 111

Eureka, California 95501

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1. Does the County Counsel give legal advice to members of the public?
2. I have suffered personal injury or property damage, which I believe was caused by the County or one of its employees. How do I go about collecting for my damages?
3. Can I serve a lawsuit against the County by serving the County Counsel?
4. How can I view County records?
5. Can I speak with the Interim County Counsel, Jefferson Billingsley, as his name is listed at the top of the paperwork I received?
6. I would like a copy of the Humboldt County Code. Can I get it from the County Counsel’s Office?