The responsibilities of the Delaware County Attorney are prosecuting violations of the laws of the State of Iowa, and of County Ordinances.

  Delaware County, Iowa - Attorney

The responsibilities of the County Attorney are prosecuting violations of the laws of the State of Iowa, and of County Ordinances.

The County Attorney is also the legal advisor for the County of Delaware 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.
There are both full-time and part-time County Attorneys in Iowa. Roughly two-thirds of all County Attorneys are part-time and may handle private legal work in addition to their official duties.

Your County Attorney in his or her official capacity, 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.

The County Attorney's duties set by the Iowa Code (PDF)

Address of
Attorneys office:
Delaware County Courthouse
301 E Main Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
(Closed during noon hour)

Phone Number:
(563) 927-3819

FAX Number:
(563) 927-9074

Office holder name:
John W. Bernau

Employees in
Attorneys Office:
Courtney Vorwald
Assistant County Attorney

Kathy Hauschild
Office Manager

Waypoint Services
Domestic Violence Services

Riverview Center Inc.
Sexual Assault Prevention & Intervention Services
Phone: (563) 927-1524
Hotline: 1-888-557-0310

Iowa Victim Information and Notification Service

Attorney Links:
Iowa County
Attorneys Association

Other Related Links:
Iowa Attorney General

Iowa State Bar Association

Iowa Sex Offender Registry

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