The Clerk of District Court office:
- Manages and maintains all trial court records, including pleadings, evidence and orders.
- Accepts and processes fines, fees and court costs owed to the state, child support checks, and civil judgments owed to litigants.
- Maintains a record of liens on all real estate in the county.
- Helps with involuntary hospitalization cases.
- Has the authority to dispose of scheduled violations which are not contested and do not require a court hearing.
- Is responsible for informing state and local government agencies of court orders.
District courts typically involve a variety of cases including probate, felony criminal cases, dissolution of marriage, adoptions, disputes involving actions of state administrative agencies, juvenile cases and other matters.
The Iowa district court has general jurisdiction of all civil, criminal and juvenile cases and probate matters in the state. The district court, which is also known as the trial court, is the point of entry in the court system for most cases. The Iowa district court is composed of different kinds of judicial officers with varying amounts of jurisdiction-judicial magistrates, associate juvenile judges, associate probate judges, district associate judges, and district court judges.
District court judges have the authority to hear any type of case within the district court. District court judges typically hear a variety of cases including probate, felony criminal cases, dissolution of marriage, adoptions, disputes involving actions of state administrative agencies, juvenile cases and other matters.
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