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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero
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Welcome to the Office of the City Attorney

The Office of the City Attorney serves the citizens of the City of Lansing through its representation of the City and its elected officials, offices, boards and commissions in court and in administrative and quasi-judicial proceedings. It provides exemplary legal services and advice by addressing the legal challenges facing the City of Lansing in a professional, ethical, and cost effective manner.

The Office of the City Attorney is prohibited from providing legal advice to individual citizens. This website and its contents are provided for guidance and reference purposes only. If you need legal assistance or answers to personal legal questions, you should consult a private attorney.

Thank you for visiting our website. If you cannot find what you need here, please contact us at cityatty@lansingmi.gov.



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Collecting Real Estate Tax Payments
The Office of the City Attorney frequently receives inquiries from concerned citizens regarding collection of real estate tax payments such as “why aren’t you collecting taxes from my landlord?” and “why are my taxes still showing as unpaid?” Unpaid... More

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Amendments to the City Charter on Possession of Marijuana
In the fall of 2013, Lansing voters passed an amendment to the City Charter mandating that nothing in the Code of Ordinances shall apply to the use, possession, or transfer of less than one ounce of marijuana, on private property, by a person who has attained the age of 21 years...... More

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124 W. Michigan Ave., 5th Floor
Lansing, MI 48933

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
District Court walk-ins accepted only on day of appointment