Office of Legal Services

Our Services

The Office of Legal Services provides technical and compliance assistance to local government officials regarding various federal and state laws and assists local governments with a broad range of administrative and legal matters, including finance, budget preparation, procurement and surplus property, debts, interlocal cooperation agreements, ethics, conflicts of interest, administrative and personnel policies, roads and road aid, and annexation. The Office of Legal Services is also available to advise local governments concerning the various legal requirements of the state and federal grant programs administered by DLG.

The Office of Legal Services serves as legal counsel for the State Local Finance Officer/Debt Officer and assists the SLDO/SLFO in performing his or her statutory duties.

Useful Links

Kentucky Constitution

Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS)
By Title and Chapter
Common Chapters and Sections for Local Government (Coming Soon)

Administrative Regulations (KAR)
By Title
Chapter 109 (DLG)

Opinions of the Attorney General (OAG)
Attorney General Homepage
Opinions page (Search opinions using the search box in the upper right corner)
Numerical list of OAGs from 1992-current
Open Records/Open Meetings page
Numerical list of Open Records/Open Meetings decisions from 1993-current

Legislative Research Commission (LRC)
Informational Bulletins (e.g. Duties of Elected County Officials)
Current and Past Legislation
Who’s my Legislator?

Kentucky Secretary of State (SOS)
Search Business Records
Search Executive Journal (Governor’s Executive Orders)

Executive Branch Ethics Commission

Auditor of Public Accounts (APA)
Audit Search by County


2017 Language Access Plan (.pdf - 453 kb)
2017 Title VI Plan (.pdf - 191 kb)
Information Security Policies & Procedures (.pdf - 297 kb)
Open Records Request Form (.doc - 23 kb)

Our Staff

Greg Ladd
General Counsel

Darren Sammons
Staff Attorney

Bill Pauley
Staff Attorney

Open Records Requests

Pursuant to KRS 61.870 - 61.884 (the Kentucky Open Records Act), all public records of the Department for Local Government, except those specifically exempted by the Open Records Act, are open for inspection by any person. To request copies or an inspection of public records, please complete and sign this Open Records Request Form and mail, fax, or email it to:

Greg Ladd
Department for Local Government
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-2939 (fax)

Information Security

Policies & Procedures