The County Attorney's Office serves as in-house legal counsel to elected county officials, county departments and county boards.

The County Attorney's Office cannot provide legal services or advice to private citizens. Legal Aid 910-763-6207 may be helpful to citizens seeking legal representation and/or answers to general legal questions.

The County Attorney's Office does not handle business complaints. People with business complaints, including questions regarding licensing or problems with a business transaction, should contact the North Carolina Attorney General's Consumer Affairs at 919-716-6000 or the Better Business Bureau at 800-951-3569.