Legal Department


The City Attorney is appointed by the City Manager after consultation with the Governing Body. The Assistant City Attorney and Prosecutor are merit system employees. 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 Vaughn Pickell. The current Assistant City Attorney is Jason Sant. The current Prosecutor is Ana Burgi. The legal department has two secretaries: Angela Jackson, and Sara Randle.

Office Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The legal office is located at the police department, 789 W. Center Street.

Mr. Pickell may be reached at 801-804-4676. Mr. Sant may be reached at 801-804-4675. Ms. Burgi may be reached at 801-804-4674. 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. Afternoons are often used for longer trial settings and preliminary hearings. Ms. Burgi, and often, Mr. Sant are 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 Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. in Salem. Mr. Pickell is unavailable during these times.