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The office of the City Attorney cannot provide legal advice to citizens in private matters, nor is the office permitted to make referrals to citizens for private attorneys. This office does not prosecute violations of State law or local ordinances; all prosecutions are handled by the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney.
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Section 15.2-209 of the Code of Virginia requires that any person seeking to assert a claim for negligence against the City provide Notice of the events giving rise to the claim within six months of the date of occurrence. This Notice must be in writing and be provided to the Office of the City Attorney.
The written Notice should contain:
The Notice may be mailed to:
City Attorney's OfficeP.O. Box 330Danville, Virginia 24543
or delivered in person to:
427 Patton StreetRoom 421 Danville, VA 24541
or faxed to: (434) 797-8972
The Notice must be received within six months of the date of the incident described.
Upon receipt, the City Attorney's Office will forward the Notice of Claim to the Virginia Municipal League. The claimant will receive a letter confirming receipt of the Notice and, if timely, will acknowledge the forwarding of the Notice to Virginia Municipal League. It is the Virginia Municipal League's responsibility to investigate and evaluate the claim and determine whether any payment will be voluntarily made.