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Important information related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 

All St. Louis County offices have re-opened to the public. Please note face masks are required inside county buildings, regardless of vaccination status.

The County Attorney's Office prosecutes crimes which occur in the County, such as felonies, gross misdemeanors and misdemeanors. The Office also prosecutes juvenile offenders. Prosecutors and victim/witness personnel administer diversion programs which allow juvenile offenders to receive consequences for minor offenses without appearing in court.

The Public Health & Human Services Division of the County Attorney's Office initiates Child in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) petitions to protect abused or neglected children in the county. The Division also starts legal proceedings to protect the health and safety of vulnerable adults within the County when they are in need of assistance, file involuntary commitment actions to provide necessary treatment for individuals who are mentally ill or chemically dependent. 

The Civil Division of the County Attorney's office acts as legal advisers for the County Board of Commissioners, County officials, and County departments. As legal advisers for the County, the Division serves in a role that is similar to that of an in-house corporate counsel, giving legal advice on all Civil proceedings.


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St. Louis County Attorney, Mark S. Rubin, is currently in his third term. His first term started in January 2011, he was re-elected to a second term that started in January 2015, and re-elected to a third term that started January 2019.

In a letter to the County Board, Rubin announced his plans to retire effective September 30, 2021.