The Civil Division of the County and Prosecuting Attorney is "the County’s law firm." Pursuant to Wyoming statute § 18-3-302, the Civil Division provides legal counsel for the County, its officials, boards and agencies.
The Civil Division legally represents and works directly with the Albany County:
- County Boards including the Planning Commission, Fair Board and Library Board
- County Departments
- District Court
They represent and work directly with these by providing legal services in the areas of:
- Contract review and enforcement
- Election issues
- Employment law
- Property tax
- Real property sale and purchase
- Zoning and land use issues
The Civil Division represents the interests of the County in state and federal courts as well as a variety of administrative settings.
The Civil Division also handles:
- Involuntary hospitalization proceedings and directed outpatient commitment of individuals suffering mental illness as defined by State statute;
- Actions where the employer fails to comply with the State department of Workforce Services’ order to pay the unpaid wages;
- Actions against individual when a nuisance exists to abate the nuisance by injunction;
- Actions to revoke any Wyoming liquor license or permit for violating State statute;
- Actions against any person violating the State public records and public meeting act; and
- In rem action involving abandoned vehicles.