State Public Defender Administrative Rules

(View All SPD Rules)
Chapter 1 - Administration
Chapter 2 - Petitions for Rule Making
Chapter 3 - Declaratory Orders
Chapter 4 - Public Records and Fair Information Practices
Chapter 5 - Agency Procedure for Rule Making
Chapter 6 - Uniform Waiver and Variance Rules
Chapter 7 - Definitions
Chapter 10 - Eligibility Guidelines for Court-Appointed Counsel
Chapter 11 - Attorney Fee Contracts
Chapter 12 - Claims for Indigent Defense Legal Services
Chapter 13 - Claims for Other Professional Services

Chapter 14 - Claims for Attorney Fees in 600A Termination

Iowa General Assembly Administrative Rules Website

Rulemaking Docket

None pending


Information about waivers of administrative rules granted by the State Public Defender is available from the statewide Iowa Administrative Rules Waiver Search system.

Regulatory Plan

The State Public Defender's most current regulatory plan is available here.

Executive Order 10 – Rulemaking Information

Executive Order 10-Phase 1

 December 31, 2023

Executive Order 10-Phase 2

 December 31, 2024

Executive Order 10-Phase 3

 December 31, 2025


Administrative Rules Coordinator

For more information about the State Public Defender's administrative rules, contact our Administrative Rule Coordinator:

Kurt Swaim
First Assistant State Public Defender
Office of the State Public Defender
Lucas State Office Building, 4th Floor
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50021
(515) 242-6158
(515) 281-7289