County Base Information

County CourthouseUnder Iowa Code section 232.141, subsections (2) and (3), counties are responsible for paying a portion of the juvenile court expenses incurred by an attorney appointed to serve as counsel to any party or to serve as a guardian ad litem for any child.   These costs may include reasonable compensation for the attorney or guardian ad litem as well as the expenses for foreign language interpreters, costs of depositions and transcripts, fees and mileage of witnesses, and the expenses of officers serving notices and subpoenas incurred by the court-appointed attorney.

Claims for all such expenses are to be submitted to the Office of the State Public Defender, which initially pays all such juvenile court expenses from the Indigent Defense Fund.  The county is required to reimburse the Indigent Defense Fund for these costs incurred up to the county’s base amount each fiscal year. The county base amount formula is found in Iowa Code section 232.141(3)(a). The Office of the State Public Defender updates the county base amounts annually and requests payment from each county by March 31 each year.

The county base amount owed to the indigent defense fund for each county for Fiscal Year 2017 is set forth below:


 

County NumberCountyFY 2017 Base
1 ADAIR
$235
2 ADAMS
$1,264
3 ALLAMAKEE
$8,002
4 APPANOOSE
$8,995
5 AUDUBON
$3,033
6 BENTON
$7,476
7 BLACK HAWK
$155,413
8 BOONE
$6,846
9 BREMER
$1,133
10 BUCHANAN
$4,806
11 BUENA VISTA
$1,897
12 BUTLER
$5,079
13 CALHOUN
$1,350
14 CARROLL
$1,632
15 CASS
$1,243
16 CEDAR
$6,288
17 CERRO GORDO
$5,681
18 CHEROKEE
$535
19 CHICKASAW
$6,091
20 CLARKE
$1,877
21 CLAY
$2,399
22 CLAYTON
$6,849
23 CLINTON
$85,154
24 CRAWFORD
$1,265
25 DALLAS
$767
26 DAVIS
$886
27 DECATUR
$1,689
28 DELAWARE
$5,538
29 DES MOINES
$21,150
30 DICKINSON
$3,146
31 DUBUQUE
$93,560
32 EMMET
$2,594
33 FAYETTE
$20,101
34 FLOYD
$7,233
35 FRANKLIN
$1,485
36 FREMONT
$3,120
37 GREENE
$4,616
38 GRUNDY
$13,131
39 GUTHRIE
$710
40 HAMILTON
$16,756
41 HANCOCK
$1,228
42 HARDIN
$12,271
43 HARRISON
$987
44 HENRY
$7,423
45 HOWARD
$15,610
46 HUMBOLDT
$2,234
47 IDA
$554
48 IOWA
$2,060
49 JACKSON
$7,046
50 JASPER
$17,711
51 JEFFERSON
$5,490
52 JOHNSON
$77,763
53 JONES
$9,635
54 KEOKUK
$577
55 KOSSUTH
$1,281
56 LEE
$12,283
57 LINN
$138,620
58 LOUISA
$2,061
59 LUCAS
$1,887
60 LYON
$1,874
61 MADISON
$2,036
62 MAHASKA
$2,254
63 MARION
$1,723
64 MARSHALL
$28,282
65 MILLS
$2,257
66 MITCHELL
$2,578
67 MONONA
$1,585
68 MONROE
$9,185
69 MONTGOMERY
$3,577
70 MUSCATINE
$5,874
71 O'BRIEN
$3,975
72 OSCEOLA
$1,760
73 PAGE
$2,796
74 PALO ALTO
$2,514
75 PLYMOUTH
$964
76 POCAHONTAS
$1,093
77 POLK
$240,715
78 POTTAWATTAMIE
$35,767
79 POWESHIEK
$10,544
80 RINGGOLD
$864
81 SAC
$1,369
82 SCOTT
$48,174
83 SHELBY
$3,142
84 SIOUX
$1,584
85 STORY
$40,793
86 TAMA
$18,642
87 TAYLOR
$3,208
88 UNION
$10,411
89 VAN BUREN
$1,466
90 WAPELLO
$21,600
91 WARREN
$3,120
92 WASHINGTON
$9,123
93 WAYNE
$415
94 WEBSTER
$30,935
95 WINNEBAGO
$521
96 WINNESHIEK
$8,160
97 WOODBURY
$222,238
98 WORTH
$392
99 WRIGHT
$7,286