County Attorney

C. Eric Young

197 Main Street
Tazewell, VA 24651
Voice: 276-385-1213
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The legal Department represents the local governing body, the Board of Supervisors, and various other component entities of the Board, including the Public Service Authority, the Industrial Development Authority, the Wireless Service Authority, the Recreational Development Authority, the Airport Authority, the Department of Social Services (DSS), and the Planning Commission.  The legal Department handles many legal issues ranging from rights of way for public streets to government personnel issues to public procurement to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to public contracts. The County Attorney's Office also represents the Commissioner of Revenue's Office and Treasurer's Office.    The County Attorney's additional duties include assisting with economic development projects, water and sewer project development, natural gas development, and other priorities set by the Board of Supervisors.

Assistant County Attorney, Chase D. Collins, is primarily responsible for DSS child protective and adult protective cases, delinquent real property tax collection, and the approval of subdivision plats and permits reviewed by the Planning Commission.

Our paralegal, Susan Jewell, primarily researches rights of way for roads and property issues, drafts ordinances, road acceptance and vacations, and water and sewer easements for the PSA and is responsible for litigation management.

The Tazewell County Legal Department does not represent the Commonwealth and does not prosecute criminal cases.  The legal Department however does represent the Tazewell County School Board.

The legal Department advises the Board of Supervisors and its component entities: we do not provide legal advice to individuals.  Persons seeking advice on private legal matters should contact an attorney in private practice.