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126 S. Clark St.
Forest City, IA 50436
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Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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The county attorney's office prosecutes violations of state law and provides legal advice and representation for the 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.

The Winnebago County Attorney is a full-time County Attorney and 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.

For Questions about jury duty, paying fines, or traffic violations please contact the Clerk of Court at 641-585-4520.


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