|Sherri K. Rutherford|
|97 West Main Street|
Welcome to the webpage for the City of Chillicothe Law Director.
The Chillicothe Law Director serves as the legal advisor to City Council, the Mayor, Department Heads, and all City boards and commissions. Duties include representing the city as its attorney in civil matters, issuing legal opinions, and preparing or approving all contracts, bonds, ordinances, resolutions or other written instruments concerning the city.
The Law Director also serves as the prosecuting attorney for all misdemeanor criminal and traffic cases in Chillicothe Municipal Court. The Chillicothe Municipal Court has jurisdiction for all misdemeanors occurring within Ross County. Cases range from minor misdemeanor offenses, such as speeding or disorderly conduct, to first degree misdemeanor offenses, such as driving under the influence or domestic violence.
The Law Director’s staff consists of four assistant law directors who are assigned to prosecution of the cases in Chillicothe Municipal Court.
The Law Director’s office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of those holidays recognized by the City of Chillicothe.