Official Website for Iowa County, Iowa

Iowa County Iowa Civil Division


Civil Division

What Does the Civil Division Do?


Office holder Name 

Robert Rotter

The Civil Division is responsible for receiving, processing and serving civil and criminal court orders and legal documents.

There are service fees associated with a variety of documents processed by the Civil Division. For a complete listing of fees visit https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=sf501.

There are many additional services the Civil Division provides to include
What is a small claims?
What is a Garnishment?
Does court paperwork that has been efiled get forwarded to the civil office automatically?
What happens after service?
Do you have eviction notice forms to fill out?
Can you serve someone paperwork if they are a patient at a hospital?
Someone wrote me a bad check. What can I do?
Can I file a commitment or No contact order at your office?

Iowa County Sheriff's Contact

Iowa County Civil Division
960 Franklyn Ave 
Marengo IA 52301

Monday - Friday  8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone number: 
(319) 642-3496
Fax number: (319) 642-5273

Civil Division Staff: Major Greg Welsh 

Office Deputy: Lori Miller 

Civil Assistant: Mari Ackerman