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 2022 is set forth below:


 

County NumberCountyFY 2022 Base
1 ADAIR
$266
2 ADAMS
$1,427
3 ALLAMAKEE
$9,041
4 APPANOOSE
$10,162
5 AUDUBON
$3,426
6 BENTON
$8,446
7 BLACK HAWK
$175,584
8 BOONE
$7,734
9 BREMER
$1,279
10 BUCHANAN
$5,431
11 BUENA VISTA
$2,143
12 BUTLER
$5,738
13 CALHOUN
$1,525
14 CARROLL
$1,844
15 CASS
$1,404
16 CEDAR
$7,103
17 CERRO GORDO
$6,420
18 CHEROKEE
$605
19 CHICKASAW
$6,883
20 CLARKE
$2,120
21 CLAY
$2,711
22 CLAYTON
$7,737
23 CLINTON
$96,205
24 CRAWFORD
$1,429
25 DALLAS
$866
26 DAVIS
$1,001
27 DECATUR
$1,909
28 DELAWARE
$6,256
29 DES MOINES
$23,895
30 DICKINSON
$3,554
31 DUBUQUE
$105,702
32 EMMET
$2,932
33 FAYETTE
$22,710
34 FLOYD
$8,171
35 FRANKLIN
$1,678
36 FREMONT
$3,525
37 GREENE
$5,214
38 GRUNDY
$14,834
39 GUTHRIE
$802
40 HAMILTON
$18,931
41 HANCOCK
$1,387
42 HARDIN
$13,864
43 HARRISON
$1,116
44 HENRY
$8,386
45 HOWARD
$17,635
46 HUMBOLDT
$2,524
47 IDA
$625
48 IOWA
$2,328
49 JACKSON
$7,961
50 JASPER
$20,010
51 JEFFERSON
$6,201
52 JOHNSON
$87,855
53 JONES
$10,885
54 KEOKUK
$652
55 KOSSUTH
$1,448
56 LEE
$13,877
57 LINN
$156,611
58 LOUISA
$2,329
59 LUCAS
$2,133
60 LYON
$2,117
61 MADISON
$2,301
62 MAHASKA
$2,545
63 MARION
$1,946
64 MARSHALL
$31,953
65 MILLS
$2,550
66 MITCHELL
$2,913
67 MONONA
$1,791
68 MONROE
$10,377
69 MONTGOMERY
$4,041
70 MUSCATINE
$6,637
71 O'BRIEN
$4,491
72 OSCEOLA
$1,989
73 PAGE
$3,158
74 PALO ALTO
$2,840
75 PLYMOUTH
$1,088
76 POCAHONTAS
$1,236
77 POLK
$271,954
78 POTTAWATTAMIE
$40,409
79 POWESHIEK
$11,912
80 RINGGOLD
$975
81 SAC
$1,547
82 SCOTT
$54,426
83 SHELBY
$3,549
84 SIOUX
$1,790
85 STORY
$46,087
86 TAMA
$21,062
87 TAYLOR
$3,625
88 UNION
$11,762
89 VAN BUREN
$1,657
90 WAPELLO
$24,403
91 WARREN
$3,525
92 WASHINGTON
$10,307
93 WAYNE
$468
94 WEBSTER
$34,950
95 WINNEBAGO
$589
96 WINNESHIEK
$9,220
97 WOODBURY
$251,080
98 WORTH
$443
99 WRIGHT
$8,232