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 2018 is set forth below:


 

County NumberCountyFY 2018 Base
1 ADAIR
$239
2 ADAMS
$1,285
3 ALLAMAKEE
$8,138
4 APPANOOSE
$9,148
5 AUDUBON
$3,085
6 BENTON
$7,603
7 BLACK HAWK
$158,055
8 BOONE
$6,962
9 BREMER
$1,152
10 BUCHANAN
$4,888
11 BUENA VISTA
$1,929
12 BUTLER
$5,165
13 CALHOUN
$1,373
14 CARROLL
$1,660
15 CASS
$1,264
16 CEDAR
$6,395
17 CERRO GORDO
$5,778
18 CHEROKEE
$544
19 CHICKASAW
$6,195
20 CLARKE
$1,909
21 CLAY
$2,440
22 CLAYTON
$6,965
23 CLINTON
$86,602
24 CRAWFORD
$1,287
25 DALLAS
$780
26 DAVIS
$901
27 DECATUR
$1,718
28 DELAWARE
$5,632
29 DES MOINES
$21,510
30 DICKINSON
$3,199
31 DUBUQUE
$95,151
32 EMMET
$2,638
33 FAYETTE
$20,443
34 FLOYD
$7,356
35 FRANKLIN
$1,510
36 FREMONT
$3,173
37 GREENE
$4,694
38 GRUNDY
$13,354
39 GUTHRIE
$722
40 HAMILTON
$17,041
41 HANCOCK
$1,249
42 HARDIN
$12,480
43 HARRISON
$1,004
44 HENRY
$7,549
45 HOWARD
$15,875
46 HUMBOLDT
$2,272
47 IDA
$563
48 IOWA
$2,095
49 JACKSON
$7,166
50 JASPER
$18,012
51 JEFFERSON
$5,583
52 JOHNSON
$79,085
53 JONES
$9,799
54 KEOKUK
$587
55 KOSSUTH
$1,303
56 LEE
$12,492
57 LINN
$140,977
58 LOUISA
$2,096
59 LUCAS
$1,919
60 LYON
$1,906
61 MADISON
$2,071
62 MAHASKA
$2,292
63 MARION
$1,752
64 MARSHALL
$28,763
65 MILLS
$2,295
66 MITCHELL
$2,622
67 MONONA
$1,612
68 MONROE
$9,341
69 MONTGOMERY
$3,638
70 MUSCATINE
$5,974
71 O'BRIEN
$4,043
72 OSCEOLA
$1,790
73 PAGE
$2,844
74 PALO ALTO
$2,557
75 PLYMOUTH
$980
76 POCAHONTAS
$1,112
77 POLK
$244,807
78 POTTAWATTAMIE
$36,375
79 POWESHIEK
$10,723
80 RINGGOLD
$879
81 SAC
$1,392
82 SCOTT
$48,993
83 SHELBY
$3,195
84 SIOUX
$1,611
85 STORY
$41,486
86 TAMA
$18,959
87 TAYLOR
$3,263
88 UNION
$10,588
89 VAN BUREN
$1,491
90 WAPELLO
$21,967
91 WARREN
$3,173
92 WASHINGTON
$9,278
93 WAYNE
$422
94 WEBSTER
$31,461
95 WINNEBAGO
$530
96 WINNESHIEK
$8,299
97 WOODBURY
$226,016
98 WORTH
$399
99 WRIGHT
$7,410