City of Vero Beach

"Where the Tropics Begin"

City Attorney

Wayne R. Coment, B.C.S. - City Attorney

City of Vero Beach


Physical Address
1053 20th Place
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 1389
Vero Beach, FL 32961-1389

Phone:  772-978-4730
Fax:       772-978-4733
E-Mail:  cityatty@covb.org

Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Most written communications to or from State and Local Officials and agencies regarding State or Local businesses are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your e-mail communications, including your e-mail address, may therefore be subject to public disclosure.


The city attorney is the legal advisor to the City of Vero Beach pursuant to the City Charter.  As such, the city attorney's office provides a broad range of professional legal services to the organization such as research, analysis, and advice on federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting the city government and its operations, as well as on administrative, legislative, and procedural matters.  The city attorney's office reviews and drafts legal, legislative, contractual, and other documents necessary to the city's municipal functions, goals, and policies.  In addition to the city council, the city attorney's office advises and performs legal work for the City's charter officers, its departments and divisions, and its appointed boards and commissions. The city attorney or his designee attends all city council meetings and performs such other professional duties as may be required by law or by the city council.

Florida Sunshine Law - PowerPoint Presentaion (IN PDF FORMAT)

 “Florida Public Records and Sunshine Law – Recent Trends Affecting Florida Public Officials” – Patricia Gleason, Special Counsel for Open Government for Attorney General Pam Bondi

Original Link -  Florida Records and Sunshine Law Presentation Patricia Gleason, Special Counsel for Open Government

Assistant City Attorney Peggy Lyon - Sunshine Law Presentations

2013 Top 10 Questions Answered

Sunshine Law Presentation 2013 

Full Presentation

Original Link - Assistant City Attorney Peggy Lyon - Sunshine Law Presentation