Frequently Asked Questions

I want a no contact order, where do I go?

If there's a domestic relationship, 2nd floor Clerk's Office at the Courthouse. If criminal charges have been filed, the County Attorney's Office. For an explanation of the difference between the two types of no contact orders go to the No Contact Orders page

I want to drop a no contact order, what do I do?

If it is a domestic protective order, you will need to go to the 2nd floor Clerk's Office at the Courthouse. If it is a no contact order under a criminal case, you will need to contact the County Attorney's Office. Only a judge can cancel the order and it will remain in effect until then.

I want to drop the charges against someone, what do I do?

A criminal case is picked up by the State of Iowa. Therefore, just because you may want to drop the charges, it does not automatically happen. You will need to contact the County Attorney's Office to schedule an appointment with the attorney that is assigned to the criminal case to discuss potential outcomes of the case.

How do I find out what is happening with the case in which I am a victim?

The County Attorney's Office encourages participation from victims. At the beginning of the case, our office will mail you paperwork in which we ask you to register with our office. The purpose of this is to get your permission to keep you updated on the progress of a case by mailing you notifications to inform you of court dates and outcomes. If you do not fill out the registration form and mail it back to us, you may not get the notifications. At any time, whether you choose to register or not, you may contact the County Attorney's Office to speak with the attorney or victim/witness coordinator to get information about your case.

I have a question about a subpoena to appear for a trial or hearing, who do I need to speak to?

Contact the County Attorney's Office to speak to the attorney assigned to your case or contact the Victim/Witness Coordinator at (563)326-8644. Directions are also printed in the lower left hand corner of your subpoena.

I need to get on a payment plan to get my driver's license reinstated, what do I need to do?

For details and forms go to:

I need to get on a payment plan to get the hold on my vehicle registration lifted, what do I need to do?

For details and forms go to:

Where do I pay my fines?

1st floor Clerk's Office at the Scott County Courthouse or Iowa courts online. Follow the link below to pay your fine online:

I have a warrant for a bad check, what do I do?

For the Scott County bad check program go to:

I missed a court appearance, what do I do?

You will need to call the Warrant Officer at (563) 484-3031 to figure out if you have a warrant for failure to appear.

I need a court appointed attorney, how do I get one?

If you have a pending criminal case that qualifies for a court appointed attorney, you will have to fill out a financial affidavit and it will have to be approved by a judge. You will need to go to the 1st floor Clerk's Office in the Courthouse.

I have a simple misdemeanor trial and want to discuss my case with someone, what do I do?

Contact the County Attorney's Office before the date of your trial. Please be aware that the County Attorney's Office is prosecuting the case against you. Any admissions you make may be used against you in your trial.

I have jury duty and can't make it, what do I do?

You will need to speak with the 2nd floor Clerk's Office about any questions or concerns you have about jury duty.

I have questions about or issues with child support and payments?

Second Floor Clerk's Office at the Scott County Courthouse or visit the child support recovery website.

I want to file charges against someone, what do I need to do?

Contact the police department to file a report. If you have already done so, and the police department did not file charges, the County Attorney's Office complaint desk is open on Monday - Friday, 8:30-11:30.