City Hall, Second Floor
201 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Escondido City Attorney represents the City of Escondido. The office also advises the City Council, City Departments, and City Boards and Commissions regarding legal and regulatory matters of concern to the City and its operations. In addition, the office represents the City in all civil lawsuits and administrative proceedings filed against or on behalf of the City. The office handles all claims submitted to the City under the Government Tort Claims Act.
The City Attorney's office is responsible for prosecuting all violations of City laws, which include violations of the Municipal Code and Zoning Code. Since July 1, 2006, the office has employed a full-time prosecutor who works closely with the Code Enforcement Department, Police Department, Fire Department, and other City staff to assure compliance with all municipal codes and if appropriate, punish such violations.
You can access a complete set of California State codes online at www.leginfo.ca.gov and the Escondido Municipal and Zoning codes at www.qcode.us/codes/escondido/. They are also available at the Escondido Public Library.
If you wish to file a claim against the City, claim forms are available at the City Clerk's office or you can download a copy online. Claim forms must be returned to the City Clerk's office for processing.