While the City Attorney's Office does not represent individuals in private legal matters, we are here to help you find legal services and programs available to the public. If you need assistance with a private legal matter, there are many low-cost and affordable services available to you.
Information About Criminal Matters
The City Attorney's Office does not investigate or prosecute criminal activity. For information about criminal matters, please contact the District Attorney's Office at 972-434-8826 or visit the Denton County District Attorney's website.
If you would like to report a crime with the Denton Police Department, call 940-349-8181 or visit the Denton Police Department's Make a Report webpage. If it is an emergency, call 911.
Legal Agencies & Associations
There are various governmental agencies and professional associations involved in our nation's legal system, including many at the local, state, and federal level. With many overlapping jurisdictions, it can be challenging to find the correct information. Use these links to navigate to organizations and agencies that have a role in many aspects of the local, state, and federal legal systems.
State & Federal Agencies
Local, State & National Courts
- Denton County Criminal and Courts at Law
- Texas Judicial Branch
- U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. Supreme Court Opinions
Other Legal Resources
While we cannot represent any private individuals, there are resources available to you, some of which offer free or low-cost legal assistance. Below are reputable groups that provide legal assistance in certain circumstances. If you need legal aid, contact these groups directly to ensure their services meet your needs.
- Helpful Disaster Relief Websites
- Legal Aid Northwest Texas
- Opening Doors International
- Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Service
- Texas Law Help
- Texas State Law Library
City of Denton Code of Ordinances
At the local level, the City of Denton is governed by the City Charter and the Code of Ordinances. The Charter functions as our local constitution and sets the legal parameters for the City's operation. The Code of Ordinances are the local rules governing our City and have been adopted by the City Council.
The links on this page are provided as a helpful guide and resource. Please seek professional legal advice before making decisions pertaining to a specific legal issue. The links presented above do not imply the City of Denton's endorsement of third-party sites, services, or associated organizations or persons. The City of Denton does not control third-party sites, guarantee that such sites are accurate or reliable, or that they have operational links.
Users are responsible for evaluating the content, quality, and accuracy of information and services on other sites.