Civil Division

The City Attorney's Civil Division provides legal advice to the City’s elected officials, City departments, boards and commissions; and represents the City, its employees and public officials at trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts.

No. The City Attorney’s Office does not represent individuals in private legal matters nor does it give legal advice to any entity it does not represent. The attorneys within the Civil Litigation Division represent the City of Duluth and its officials. To find an attorney to represent you, please see Quick Links.

Service of process is governed by Rule 4.03(e)(2) of the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure or Rule 4(j)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The City Clerk is authorized to accept service on behalf of the City of Duluth. The Office of the City Clerk is located in Room 330, 411 W. First Street, Duluth, MN 55802.

The City Clerk’s Office handles all Minnesota Government Data Practices requests, for more information, resources, and forms, please see Office of City Clerk.