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County Attorney

197 Main Street

Cooperstown, NY 13326-1129
Phone: 607-547-4208
Fax: 607-547-7572

The County Attorney provides legal advice to the County Board of Representatives, and at their direction, legal advice to the Department heads of the County. All matters pertaining to legal contracts of the County, Board Resolutions and similar civil matters pass through this office.

Criminal prosecution matters are administered through the office of the District Attorney, and if you are inquiring about such an issue, please go to that Webpage

Criminal defense matters are administered through the office of the Public Defender. If you have been assigned such legal services by a criminal court, contact the Web Page of the Public Defender for further information.

Family matters, including, children in need of supervision, (PINS) family offenses, abuse are serviced by the Department of Social Services and the Social Services Attorney Steven Ratner. Please refer to his Web page for such matters.

Otsego County Industrial Development Agency matters are handled through a separate legal office. Contact the Web page of the Economic Developer for further information.


County Attorney
Ellen Coccoma