City of Pittsburgh Legal Department

City of Pittsburgh Legal Department

The Law Department acts as the attorney for the City of Pittsburgh and its officials, by providing legal advice to the MayorCity Council, and various City Departments. It also represents the City in court actions involving damage claims against the City and in other actions, including the defense allegations of  ordinance unconstitutionality;  civil rights actions; suits for collection of taxes; enforcement of such ordinances as the Zoning, Building and Traffic codes; damage claims by the City against persons who have damaged City property; eminent domain cases; Federal Bankruptcy Court; and the intervention in tax assessment matters. The Legal Department is tasked with reviewing Garden Waiver Applications flagged by the Real Estate Department.