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The office of the County Attorney provides legal advice and representation to the Board of Commissioners, County Manager, and other County departments, agencies and employees on a broad range of issues. The office represents the County, including its officials and employees, in litigation filed by or against them. Upon request, the office provides legal opinions to County officials on County-related matters.

R. Michael Cox serves as the County Attorney.

What This Department Does

  • Represents the County of Pasquotank and its agencies, officials, and employees on matters of public business
  • Practices governmental law involving public finance, land use, public records, tax, open meetings, and condemnation
  • Represents the County in other areas including litigation in all State and Federal Courts, torts, contracts, real estate, employment, environmental, construction, administrative, and constitutional law

What This Department Does Not Do

  • Provide legal advice or representation to citizens on any matter. Citizens seeking legal advice or representation must consult an attorney in private practice
  • Handle inquiries about court dates, traffic offenses, or other court-related business. These matters must be referred to the Clerk of Court’s office (phone: 252-331-4600)
  • The District Attorney’s telephone number is 252-331-4530

Contact Information

R. Michael Cox

P.O. Box 39

Elizabeth City, NC 27907-0039

Phone: 252-335-0569

Fax: 252-337-6610

E-mail: coxm@co.pasquotank.nc.us

Melissa Pendleton, Paralegal
P.O. Box 39
Elizabeth City, NC  27907-0039
Phone: 252-335-0569
Fax: 252-337-6610
E-mail: pendletonm@co.pasquotank.nc.us
The County Attorney and paralegal are located in the Pasquotank County Courthouse, 206 East Main Street, Elizabeth City.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.