Before contacting the Office of the City Solicitor you may want to browse through the questions below. If you do not find an answer you may contact the office at (413) 499-9352.
Q: How do I get a copy of an ordinance?
A: The City of Pittsfield Code of Ordinance book is accessible via the Internet. It can be accessed through the in the City Code section of the City of Pittsfield’s website.
Q: How do I file a claim against the City?
A: The legal staff of the City Solicitor’s Office represents the City and its officials. The City has a claim form for the purpose of filing a claim against the City and it is available through the City Solicitor’s Office or online in the Filing a Claim section of the City Solicitor’s Office pages.
Q: I have a complaint and or a legal question and I am not sure whom to contact?
A: The Office of the City Solicitor represents the City, so if you need legal advice, you should either retain you own lawyer or you may contact the following:
1. Massachusetts Bar Association for Lawyer Referral Service
20 West Street
Boston, MA 02111
The Lawyer Referral Service makes referrals to lawyers throughout Massachusetts for both civil and criminal cases.
2. Community Legal Aid (formerly Western Mass Legal Services)
152 North Street, Suite E-155
Pittsfield, MA 01201
This legal service program provides free legal services to low income people in civil cases only.
3. You may also click on the following link to view an unofficial listing of the Massachusetts General Laws. While it is not an official rendering of the state laws, it may provide the information you are seeking.