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If I am 30 days past due, who do I owe my court debt: the county attorney or the private debt collector?

It depends. You will be notified of your payment options by either the county attorney or the private debt collector when your debt has been assigned.

  • If a county attorney has entered into an agreement with State Court Administration and has committed to collecting court debt, then the debt will be assigned to the county attorney when the debt is delinquent.  
  • If the offense occurred in a county where the county attorney has not committed to collecting, then the debt will be assigned to a private debt collector that is under contract with the judicial branch to collect debt owed to the State of Iowa when the debt is delinquent.  

On the map, dark counties indicate county attorneys collect court debt, light counties indicate a private debt collector collects court debt.  

Counties where the county attorney collects court debt more than 30 days past due.

  • Adams
  • Allamakee
  • Audubon
  • Benton
  • Black
  • Boone
  • Bremer
  • Buchanan
  • Buena Vista
  • Butler
  • Calhoun
  • Carroll
  • Cass
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Cherokee
  • Clay
  • Clayton
  • Clinton
  • Dallas
  • Des Moines
  • Dickinson
  • Emmet
  • Fayette
  • Freemont
  • Greene
  • Hardin
  • Harrison
  • Ida
  • Iowa
  • Jackson
  • Jasper
  • Jefferson
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Kossuth
  • Lee
  • Linn
  • Louisa
  • Lyon
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Marshall
  • Mills
  • Monona
  • Muscatine
  • O'Brien
  • Osceola
  • Palo Alto
  • Plymouth
  • Pocahontas
  • Polk
  • Pottawattamie
  • Poweshiek
  • Ringgold
  • Sac
  • Scott
  • Sioux
  • Story
  • Tama
  • Taylor
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Webster
  • Winneshiek
  • Woodbury

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