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County Attorney Collection Program

This program  has recovered significant amounts of dollars in victim damages and criminal surcharges.  The County Attorney Collection Program is set up to collect state judgments against offenders who are delinquent in paying court debt (90 days past disposition without payment plan, or 3 missed monthly payments on a monthly installment plan.   The program also offers assistance in lifts of vehicle registration holds for individuals who qualify.
If you’ve received a letter from the Des Moines County Attorney’s Office regarding unpaid fines please contact the Collection Program Division at 201 Jefferson Street Suite 202, Burlington, Iowa or by telephone at (319)753-8209.

The Check Offender Program
The Check Offender Program attempts to divert first time bad check writers out of the court system and gives them the opportunity to make restitution to merchants. This program returns funds to area merchants efficiently, allows police and sheriff offices to use their resources to investigate more serious crimes, and keeps the court dockets shorter to handle more serious cases.

The Check Offender Program Brochure gives additional information on using the Check Offender Program.
Included below are other supporting documents that go along with the Check Offender Program:

The Truancy Task Force Program

The Truancy Task Force Program includes all schools in Des Moines County, the County Attorneys Office, and area Law Enforcement working together as a team to keep kids off the streets and in school.

The Drug Diversion Program - Addiction Services
The Drug Diversion Program - Addiction Services objective is clear, either get help and treatment or go to jail. This program is for first time drug users who can enroll in a diversion program of education, counseling and random drug testing under supervision and at their expense or be confined to jail. This program is another approach to the drug problem in Des Moines County, we not only work at arresting drug dealers, we are working to reduce the demand for drugs and thereby remove dealers from our community.

Courtroom to Classroom
Presentations given to area schools or groups as requested. Topics include but are not limited to:
  • Bullying
  • Government
  • Drugs
  • How Crime Impacts Victims
  • Open & Honest Answers about the Juvenile Court System
  • "It's an attitude thing" Practical tips when dealing with law enforcement

If there is a particular topic you are interested in having presented to a group, please contact the County Attorney's Office to see if it can be arranged.

Other Programs
  • Child Protection Team
  • Drug Endangered Child Team
  • Landlord Tenant Law
    Regarding evicting a resident who has violated Iowa law