Official Website for Page County, Iowa

Page County Iowa - Attorney


Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Functions


 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 Offices of Page County.
 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.

 More than half of Iowa County Attorneys are part-time and may handle private legal work in addition to their official duties.

Misconceptions about the County Attorney

DOES NOT:
  Give legal advice to or represent private groups or persons in his official capacity as County Attorney.

  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

Attorney's Office

112 E Main Street

PO Box 478
Clarinda, IA 51632

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Phone Number:        (712) 542-2514  

Fax Number:             (712) 542-2582

County Attorney: Carl Sonksen
Assistant County Attorney: Jim Varley