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Jefferson County,
Est. 1818
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Office of the County Counselor-Law Department



Carl "Wes" Yates, III

 County Counselor, Jefferson County 

Executive Suite   G-30 




            The County Counselor is the chief civil legal officer of Jefferson County, Missouri.  The County Counselor is the director and representative in all legal matters involving the County.  The County Counselor directs the management of all corporate affairs and litigation in which the County is a party, including Ordinance and Code violations in the Jefferson County, Missouri, Municipal Court which is managed by the Municipal Prosecutor, his assistants and staff.  Moreover, the County Counselor advises the County Executive, County Council, department heads, and other officers, both elected and appointed, of the County. The County Counselor does not represent nor provide legal advice to the citizens of Jefferson County, Missouri. 


Sunshine Law Policy and Custodial Contacts


 Jefferson County Sunshine Law Policy Ordinance


Jefferson County Code of Ordinances/Charter




Road Vacation Procedures