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No. The City Attorney cannot provide legal advice or legal services to private citizens. The City Attorney represents the City Council and the City of Concord (including all departments) in legal matters. If you need individual advice or legal representation, please contact your own attorney. Please view our legal resources page for more information.
You may file a small claims court action in the Contra Costa County Superior Court. Information on how to file a small claims court matter can be found here.
Claim forms are available from the City Attorney’s Office: 1950 Parkside Drive, MS/08, Concord, California 94519; (925) 671-3160.
The City Attorney’s Office begins our investigation after a claim is officially filed. Pursuant to the Government Code, we generally have 45 days to investigate a claim. A decision will be issued in writing. Please see the Government Code Section 910, et al. for more information.
The Office of the City Clerk maintains records of official documents. You may contact their Office at (925) 671-3390.
To review or receive a copy of a public record you must first make a request to the City Clerk’s Department or to the City Department that has the records you are requesting. See the California Public Records Act for additional information. Gov't Code §§ 6250-6276.48.
A link to the Concord Municipal Code can be found here.
You may contact Code Enforcement at (925) 671-3075.
All traffic signals and stop sign issues are handled by the Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning Division of Community and Economic Development Department
Issues related to overflowing sewer lines, sidewalks, trees, and street maintenance are handled by the Public Works Department.
Concord has a mandatory rent stabilization ordinance, which landlords must participate in before rents can be increased over 10% in any year. You can find more information at this link.
The City regularly inspects multifamily rental units, information on that program is available at the following link.
Information on the City’s Bed Bug program is available at the following link.
Affordable Housing: A list of income-restricted rental units and other housing assistance is available at the following link.
Concord has rules regarding mobilehome rents, which are available at the following link.
Please contact Contra Costa County’s Animal Services Department for questions relating to animals.
You can find more information about the Government Claims Act here.
You can find more information about the California Public Records Act here.