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Janet Lyness
County Attorney
The County Attorney is the legal advisor and chief law enforcement officer for the county. The County Attorney’s duties include:
- Prosecuting violations of state criminal laws and county ordinances;
- Assisting crime victims through notification of court events and processes;
- Providing legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county and township officers concerning county matters;
- Representing and defending the county and its officers in officially related cases;
- Recovering fines and penalties owed to the state or county and forfeiting property connected to criminal activity;
- Attending mental health commitment proceedings as well as juvenile delinquency, child in need of assistance matters and termination cases.
Janet Lyness, County Attorney
Janet Lyness
County Attorney

FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
Victim Witness Information Victim Assistance
Online Forms Forms
Info for Victims of Domestic/Family Violence Button Information for Victims of Domestic/Family Violence
Jury Duty Information Jury Duty
Unpaid Fines Unpaid Court Fines
       • CAPP
       • Vehicle Registration Holds
       • Intake Forms
       • Deferred Judgment / Probation Discharge

Contact Information

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (319) 339-6100
Fax: (319) 339-6149

Johnson County Courthouse
417 S. Clinton Street
P.O. Box 2450
Iowa City, IA 52244-2450

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