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County Attorney

Hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Summer Hours (June-August): 9:00am – 4:30pm

The Office of the County attorney is organized to provide legal services to the Greene County Legislature, the County Administrator and the various departments, boards and commissions of the County government.

Those services include:

  • General counsel/municipal law
  • Contract review and preparation
  • Labor relations
  • Legislation
  • Fulfillment of statutory mandates in Family Court
  • Juvenile Delinquency/Persons in Need of Supervision practice
  • Defense or presentation of civil litigation on behalf of the County and its officials
  • Taxation and finance
  • Real property tax foreclosure & delinquent tax installment agreements
  • Real property and land use issues
  • Prosecution of local law violations

The Department of Law seeks to maximize the recovery of monies to which the County is entitled and to minimize the County’s liabilities. Our mission is to accomplish this in the most cost effective manner possible. This Department represents the County’s officers, boards, departments, agencies, and employees. We give legal advice and opinions to County officials. This Department reviews and prepares the County’s contracts and legislation. Its lawyers represent the County in trials, appeals and administrative proceedings. This Department also prosecutes cases in Family Court involving support, child abuse and juvenile delinquency.

The County Attorney’s Office does not represent private County residents or businesses. We do not give out legal advice or attorney referrals. We will, however, direct you to the correct County Department or official if you have a question or a problem.

How to File a Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) Request in Greene County 

Office of the New York State Comptroller Newsroom

 

Title VI/Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

Greene County assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. Greene County further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.

In the event that Greene County distributes federal aid funds to another governmental entity, Greene County will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance. Greene County’s Contract Compliance Office is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities, preparing required reports and other Greene County responsibilities as required by 23 CFR 200 and 49 CFR 21.

Download the Greene County Title VI Policy Statement

Download the Greene County Title VI Plan

Download the Greene County Title VI Complaint Form

Download the Greene County Title VI Complaint Log

 

 

 

Contact Info
Greene County Attorney
411 Main Street, Suite #443, Catskill NY, 12414
t. 518-719-3540
f. 518-719-3790
Edward I. Kaplan, Esq.
Edward I. Kaplan, Esq.
Greene County Attorney