Mission Statement: Building a Better York County
Vision Statement: Inspiring Opportunity for a Unified Community
Responsibilities of the Solicitor
The county solicitor is appointed by the Board of Commissioners, who shall be an attorney-at-law admitted to practice in the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to fulfill those duties as set forth in the County Code.
Those duties include, but are not limited to, the commencement and prosecution of all suits brought, or to be brought, by the county, wherein or whereby any rights, privileges, properties, claims, or demand of the county are involved, as well as defend all actions or suits brought against the county, and shall perform all duties enjoined by law upon county solicitors, and shall do all and every professional act and render legal advice incident to the office which may be required of the solicitor by the Board of Commissioners. These duties include providing counsel and legal guidance to the County agencies, boards, commissions, departments, and other administrative units of the County government that fall under the supervision and authority of the Board of County Commissioners. The Office of the Solicitor provides legal counsel in a manner that facilitates the conduct of county business in compliance with the requirements of the County Code, state and federal laws and regulations and does so in an inclusive and transparent matter dedicated to promoting the mission of the County and the vision of the County Commissioners.
The York County Solicitors Office does not provide legal advice, legal counsel or legal services to the general public.