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Howard County Iowa - Attorney


Duties & Responsibilities

Iowa created the County Attorney as an elected position in 1846


The primary responsibility of the County Attorney's office is criminal prosecution. the prosecutor in ways is the heart of the Criminal Justice system. except for Simple Misdemeanors, all charging decisions rest with the prosecutor.

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Duties & Responsibilities

 Roughly two-thirds of all County Attorneys are part-time and may handle private legal work in addition to their official duties.

Howard 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 

Howard County Attorney's Contact

Howard County Courthouse
137 North Elm Street 

Cresco IA 52136 

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Phone number: 
(563) 547-9202
Fax number: (563) 547-9220

County Attorney: Kevin Schoeberl

Office Manager: Ashley Oppriecht 

PT Assistant: Becky Rempfer

Documents and Forms used in the Attorney's Office