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COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Shayne Mayer, Lyon County Attorney

 

Phone:

(712) 472-8545

 

Office Hours:

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Monday - Friday

 

Mailing Address:

Lyon County Courthouse

206 S. 2nd Ave.

Rock Rapids, IA  51246

 


 

The Lyon County Attorney is the chief legal representative for the county.  The County Attorney is elected to a four-year term.

 

Your County Attorney is the legal advisor and chief law enforcement officer for your county.

The County Attorney's Office is located in the Lyon County Courthouse in Rock Rapids

 

 

PRESS RELEASES

 

VICTIM-WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

IOWA VICTIM INFORMATION & NOTIFICATION SERVICE (IowaVINE)

HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS

 

Lyon County Attorney's Office

(712) 472-8545

Family Crisis Center Of Northwest Iowa (FCC) www.familycrisiscenters.org

(712) 472-9626

FCC Hotline

(800) 382-5603

Iowa Crime Victim Compensation Program

(800) 373-5044

Lyon County Jail

(712) 472-8356

Clerk of Court

(712) 472-8530

Department of Human Services

(800) 362-2178

Department of Correctional Services

(712) 262-5252

Iowa Victim Information & Notification Service

www.vinelink.com

  (888) 742-8463

SERVICES PROVIDED

 

The County Attorney DOES:

 

  • 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, child support, etc.) owing to the state, county or school district.

  • Represent the State of Iowa in all mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and children in need of assistance cases.

 

There are both full-time and part-time County Attorneys in Iowa.  Most County Attorneys are part-time and may handle private legal work in addition to their official duties.

 

Your County Attorney IS NOT, in his or her OFFICIAL capacity, a lawyer for private groups or person.

 

 

The County Attorney DOES NOT:

 

  • Give legal advice to or represent private groups of 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.