Lyon County, Iowa

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Attorney


Lyon County Attorney

Phone:  (712) 472-8545


Office Hours:

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Monday - Friday


Mailing Address:

Lyon County Courthouse

206 S. 2nd Avenue, Ste 301

Rock Rapids, IA  51246-1539

Duties


The Lyon County Attorney is the chief legal representative for the county.  The County Attorney is elected to a four-year term.

Your County Attorney is the legal advisor and chief law enforcement officer for your county.

 

THE COUNTY ATTORNEY DOES:

 

Prosecute all violations of state criminal laws and county ordinances.

 

Provide legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county and township officers concerning county matters.

 

Represent and defend the state, county and its officers in officially related cases.

 

Recover all monies (debts, fines, penalties, child support, etc.) owing to the state, county or school district.

 

Represent the State of Iowa in all mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and children in need of assistance cases.

 

There are both full-time and part-time County Attorneys in Iowa.  Most County Attorneys are part-time and may handle private legal work in addition to their official duties.

 

Your County Attorney IS NOT, in his or her OFFICIAL capacity, a lawyer for private groups or persons.

 

THE COUNTY ATTORNEY DOES NOT:

 

Give legal advice to or represent private groups of persons.

 

File lawsuits for private persons or defend them against lawsuits, including actions for dissolution of marriage.

 

Prepare wills, deeds or other legal documents for private individuals.

Important Links & Numbers


Clerk of Court

(712) 472-8530


Lyon County Sheriff          

Website

(712) 472-8300


Lyon County Jail

(712) 472-8356


Department of Correctional Services

Website

(712) 262-5252


Iowa Sex Offender Registry

Website


Department of Human Services

Website

(800) 362-2178


Iowa Crime Victim Compensation Program

Website

(800) 373-5044


Iowa Victim Service Call Center

Website

(800) 770-1650

Text: IOWAHELP to 20121


Family Crisis Centers (FCC)

Website

(800) 382-5603


CAASA

Website

(877) 362-4612


Emergency Shelter

(800) 982-7233


IowaVINE-Iowa Victim Information & Notificiation

Website

(888) 742-8463


Iowa Safe at Home

Website


IOVA-Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance

Website