The City Attorney is appointed by the City Manager after consultation with the Governing Body. The Assistant City Attorney is a merit system employee. The city legal department acts as legal advisor to the City Council, the City Departments, Commissions, Committees, and Boards. The legal department prepares and/or approves for legality, all ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents. The Legal Department also represents the city in most litigation in which the City is involved and prosecutes violations of City laws. Through an interlocal agreement, Spanish Fork City and Salem City share the services of the legal department. The current city attorney is S. Junior Baker. The current Assistant City Attorney is Jason Sant. Among other duties, Mr. Sant acts as the city prosecutor. The legal department has two secretaries, Angela Jackson and Sara Randle.
Office Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mr. Baker may be reached at 801-804-4676. Mr. Sant may be reached at 801-804-4675. Ms. Jackson may be reached at 801-804-4670. Ms. Randle may be reached at 801-804-4671. The facsimile number is 801-804-4679.
Spanish Fork City is served by the Fourth Judicial District Court, Spanish Fork Municipal Division. Criminal calendars are Mondays and Thursdays commencing at 8:00 a.m. Generally, a calendar concludes by 12:00 or 12:30 p.m. Occasionally, afternoons are used for longer trial settings. Mr. Sant is not available during court hours. The city attorney is a member of the Development Review Committee, which meets Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in Spanish Fork and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. in Salem. Mr Baker is unavailable during these times.