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By law, lawsuits against the City of Eureka must be served on the Office of the Clerk. The City Attorney’s Office does not accept service of lawsuits against the City of Eureka.
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The California Fair Political Practices Commission enforces state conflict-of-interest laws for City officials. More information can be found on their website.
The Eureka Municipal Code and the Charter of the City of Eureka can be found online. The Municipal Code is updated periodically and may not yet reflect recently adopted ordinances.
Fill out the Claim for Money or Damages Against the City of Eureka (PDF) and mail it to
City Clerk's Office531 "K" Street Eureka, CA 95501-1146
You can also pick up a copy of the form at the City Clerk's Office.
The City Attorney is the lawyer for the City of Eureka as an organization. That means we work for the City Council, the City Manager, and other City staff. By law, the City Attorney is prohibited from representing residents, businesses, private individuals, or groups.
Go to our Legal Resources page for a list of referrals to lawyers who can help with landlord-tenant issues, business or neighbor disputes, family issues, personal injuries, etc.
In cases in which the City of Eureka is not a party to a lawsuit, subpoenas should be served on the specific City department that you are seeking records.
The City Attorney’s Office generally does not handle the prosecution of state Penal Code infractions or misdemeanors, which are handled by the County’s Office of the District Attorney. The City Attorney’s Office is responsible for enforcing the City’s own ordinances.