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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 and 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.

Professional Associations
Denton County Bar Association 
State Bar of Texas 

State and Federal Agencies
The State of Texas, Office of the Attorney General 
U.S. Department of Justice ​
Library of Congress 

Local, State, and 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.

Texas Law Help
Texas State Law Library
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Service
Legal Aid Northwest Texas
Opening Doors International
Helpful Disaster Relief Websites

​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.

City Charter
City of Denton Municipal Code
Supplemental History Table

The above links 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.

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