The work of the prosecuting attorney as a legal advisor to various county officials, boards, and commissions is often overlooked but extremely important. This involves not only litigating civil suits on behalf of Fairfield County, but providing legal opinions and counsel regarding the operation of various county agencies and departments. The prosecuting attorney represents and advises all elected county officials, including the board of commissioners, clerk of courts, auditor, coroner, engineer, recorder, sheriff, treasurer, and judges, as well as county agencies, boards, and departments, and the board of trustees for all thirteen Fairfield County townships. The civil division also collects delinquent real estate and personal property tax monies for the county on behalf of the treasurer.