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About Our Office

1. How is the City Attorney selected?
2. Does the City Attorney advise private citizens on personal legal matters?
3. Where can I get a copy of the Daly City Municipal Code?
4. How do I report a potential code violation?
5. What department handles issues related to traffic signals, stop signs, overflowing sewer lines, sidewalks, trees, and street maintenance?
6 . Where can I find assigned copy of an agreement, resolution or ordinance?
7 . How do I file a claim with the City?
8 . How do I obtain a claim form?
9 . How long do I have to file a claim?
10. What should I attach to the claim?
11. Once a claim has been filed, what happens next?
12. How do I obtain a copy of a public record in Daly City?

 

1. How is the City Attorney selected?

The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council.

2. Does the City Attorney advise private citizens on personal legal matters?

No. The City Attorney cannot provide legal advice to private citizens on personal legal matters. The following organizations may be helpful to citizens seeking legal assistance:

Bay Area Legal Aid
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
San Mateo County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

3. Where can I get a copy of the Daly City Municipal Code?

The Municipal Code may be viewed online or at the Office of the City Clerk at 333 – 90th Street, Daly City, CA 94015

4. How do I report a potential code violation?

Please contact the Code Enforcement Division at (650) 991-8260 or at 333 – 90th Street, Daly City, CA 94015.

5. What department handles issues related to street lights, traffic signals, stop signs, construction problems, pavement conditions/potholes, playground/city building, graffiti, litter/debris, sidewalks, and street maintenance?

Please contact the Department of Public Works at (650) 991-8038 or use Daly City iHelp.

6. Where can I find a signed copy of an agreement, resolution or ordinance?

The Office of the City Clerk maintains records of official City documents. You may contact their office at (650) 991-8078.

7. How do I file a claim with the City?

The City has a standard claim form that can be used for your convenience. Completed forms must be filed with the Office of the City Clerk, located at 333 – 90th Street, Daly City, CA 94015.

Click here for more information regarding claims.

8. How do I obtain a claim form?

You may print this form or pick up a copy at the Office of the City Clerk. You may also call the Office of the City Clerk at (650) 991-8078 to request a copy to be mailed to you.

9. How long do I have to file a claim?

Generally, a claim relating to death or injury to a person or to personal property should be filed within six (6) months from the date of occurrence. For exceptions to this rule, please see California Government Code Section 911.2.

10. What should I attach to the claim?

You must provide an itemized breakdown of how you computed the amount claimed. Attach copies of estimates, receipts, wage loss verification, photographs, and any other supporting documents.

11. Once a claim has been filed, what happens next?

The City will investigate your claim and a decision will usually be made to accept or reject the claim within 45 days from the date the claim is submitted, or longer, depending on the complexity. Notice of the decision shall be mailed to you at the address you provide on the claim form.

12. How do I obtain a copy of a public record in Daly City?

Please make a request to the appropriate department that maintains the records you are interested in reviewing. If you do not know which department maintains the records you are interested in reviewing, you may submit your request to the Office of the City Attorney.

Click here for more information regarding public records.