Legal and Real Estate Services

Legal Services

As the City’s in-house legal counsel, Legal Services provides expertise to The City of Brantford's Council, Commissions and Departments. Lawyers in the division provide comprehensive legal advice about many City services and operations, but do not provide legal advice to members of the public.

The City's Legal Services department also works closely with the Insurance and Risk Management department to provide guidance regarding policy implementation and processing of claims. 

Covid-19 Pandemic Respone - Brantford City Hall Closure

As part of the City's preventative measures to reduce the risk of coronavirus covid-19 communtiy spread, Brantford City Hall is now closed to members of the public; therefore, we are not currently able to personally accept service of any documents related to administrative or court proceedings. Until further notice, The Corporation of the City of Brantford will accept service of documents electronically. We ask that all documents temporarily be provided in an electronic format to, and include the title of the proceeding, the file number and the name of the intended recipient in the subject line.

Please note that the City has not accepted service of any documents until you receive a reply e-mail message from the above-noted account, confirming that service has been accepted. Should you have any questions or require clarification, please contact the City at 519-759-4150 and request to speak with staff from Legal & Real Estate Services.

Real Estate Services

Real Estate Services include property acquisition and expropriation, policy and appraisal, leasing, and portfolio management. Real Estate Services staff manages the City's real estate portfolio and supporting  City of Brantford policies and programs. 

While City Hall remains closed to the public until further notice, Real Estate staff are still active full time during regular business hours and reachable at 519-759-4150. Please note the following current City owned property sale(s):

282 Stanley Street, Brantford, ON