In 1983, the Iowa State Legislature approved the Court Reorganization Act, transferring the expense of operating the court system to the State of Iowa. The Clerk of Court processes civil, criminal and juvenile cases and probate matters and is the contact for matters involving child custody, domestic violence, juvenile case and more.
Custodian of court documents for Guthrie County
Process payments of child support/alimony
The Clerk of Court Processes:
Criminal charges including City and County Municipal Infractions
Small claims/Forcible Entry Actions
Probate including Conservatorships, Guardianships and Trusts
Mental/Substance Abuse Court Committals
The Clerk of Court Office is responsible for jury panels, which are chosen every three months and are drawn from voting and driver’s license records.