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The City Attorney's Office generally helps City departments, the Mayor and the City Council with all types of legal documents, including proposed ordinances to change City law. In most cases, these departments and elected officials shape their own policies and proposals for new laws, with the Law Department providing technical assistance and review.

Municode, in conjunction with the City Attorney's Office, maintains, updates, and publishes the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC).  Individual legislation can be researched in Legistar or on the Clerk's Office page.

Seattle Municipal Code

Revised Code of Washington

Washington Administrative Code

City Attorney

Ann Davison, City Attorney
Address: 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2050 , Seattle , WA , 98104-7095
Mailing Address: 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2050 , Seattle , WA , 98104-7095
Phone: (206) 684-8200
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The City Attorney heads the Law Department and is responsible for supervising all City litigation. In addition, the City Attorney supervises a staff of Assistant City Attorneys who provide legal advice and assistance to the City's management and prosecute violations of City ordinances.