Law Department

The Law Department of the City of Dunkirk is responsible to act as the chief legal adviser of and attorney for the City, the Common Council and all City departments, boards, commissions and offices in matters relating to their official powers and duties.  In addition, the City Attorney is responsible for the appearance and for the protection of the rights and remedies of the City in all legal actions, suits or proceedings brought by or against it or any City department, office, board or commission.

The Law Department is also responsible for the preparation of all local laws, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds and other instruments for the City including the City Charter and City Code.

The City Charter and Code documents have been provided for the public to access and utilize on this site as a courtesy and to promote an open and transparent government. Please be advised that while every effort will be made to continually update the code and charter on this site the “Official” copy is stored in the City of Dunkirk’s Clerks Office, and in the event of a discrepancy the Clerk’s copy will be accepted as the official record.