Reference Number: 
CTAS-1110

When the policies have been prepared, they must be sent to the designated attorney for review for compliance with the law.

When the attorney is satisfied that the policies are in compliance with the law, they are submitted to the county legislative body.  Depending on the type of policy, the county legislative body either approves the policies or notes their filing, as follows:

  • Countywide policies must be submitted to the county legislative body for approval. The county legislative body must approve or disapprove the policies as a whole. The county legislative body cannot make changes in individual policies. If the county legislative body disapproves the policies, they must be sent back to the person or group who prepared them for revision and re-submission to the county legislative body for approval. The designated attorney must review any changes as well. The policies must be approved by the county legislative body and filed in the minutes in the office of the county clerk.
  • Individual office policies adopted separately by county officials are filed with the county legislative body but are not required to be approved by the county legislative body.  These separate policies prepared by county officials are  submitted only for inclusion in the minutes to be filed in the county clerk’s office. The only reason for not accepting these policies for inclusion in the minutes would be failure to obtain the required review and approval of the attorney.