The responsibilities of the Clay County, Iowa Attorney are prosecuting violations of the laws of the State of Iowa, and of County Ordinances.


  Clay County, Iowa - Attorney

The responsibilities of the County Attorney are prosecuting violations of the laws of the State of Iowa, and of County Ordinances.

The County Attorney is also the legal advisor for Clay 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, etc.) owing to the state or county
Present all mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and child in need of assistance cases
There are both full-time and part-time County Attorneys in Iowa. Roughly two-thirds of all County Attorneys are part-time and may handle private legal work in addition to their official duties

Your County Attorney in his or her official capacity, DOES NOT:

Give legal advice to or represent private groups or 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

The County Attorney's duties set by the Iowa Code (PDF)


Address of
Attorney's Office:
3121 West 4th Street
PO Box 317
Spencer, Iowa 51301


Phone Number:
(712) 262-8641

Fax Number:
(712) 262-1189


Office Holder Name:
Michael Houchins
Term, four years, bond $10,000
Term Expires 12/31/2014


Employees in
Attorney's Office:

Assistant County Attorney
Kristi Busse

Secretary
Monica Rehnstrom

Secretary
Kathy Schwarting
 

Attorney's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Attorney's office


Attorney's Links:
Iowa County
Attorneys Association


Other Related Links:
Iowa Attorney General

Iowa State Bar Association

Iowa Sex Offender Registry

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Court Information
 
             

Clay County, Iowa Courthouse

Clay County, Iowa Courthouse

Clay County, Iowa Courthouse

Clay County, Iowa Administration Building