319.833.3001

County Attorney Collections History

The Fine Collection Division was initiated in 1992 under the direction of County Attorney, Tom Ferguson. Since its inception, it has collected more than thirteen million dollars in fines, court costs, and attorney fees owed to the State of Iowa. In addition, the program has brought in many thousands of dollars in victim damages and criminal surcharges.

Presently, the County Attorney Collections program has expanded to include five legal assistants working full time at the local level to collect state judgments against offenders who are delinquent in paying court debt (90 days past disposition without payment plan, or 3 missed monthly payments on a monthly installment plan). Whenever possible, collection staff facilitate a way for individuals to obtain one payment plan to repay court debt according to their income level. The program also offers assistance in driver's license reinstatement (DOT) and lifts of vehicle registration holds (County Treasurer) for individuals who qualify.

You can contact the Collection Division in Suite B-1, basement level of the Courthouse or
by telephone as follows:

Last Name Contact Phone Number
(A - D) Teresa 319-833-3039
(E - K) Susan 319-833-3040
(L - R) Lesa 319-833-3030
(S - Z) Chris 319-833-3045

Black Hawk County Collection Totals
(Please note: the following totals DO NOT include County Attorney collections of victim restitution, surcharges, service fees, or Sheriff's room and board fees.)

Fiscal Year Yearly Total Program Total
1992 $2,525.00 $2,525.00
1993 $51,683.00 $54,208.00
1994 $24,086.00 $78,294.00
1995 $34,870.00 $113,164.00
1996 $64,841.00 $178,005.00
1997 $227,770.00 $405,775.00
1998 $271,749.00 $677,524.00
1999 $375,199.00 $1,052,723.00
2000 $438,598.00 $1,491,321.00
2001 $499,362.00 $1,990,683.00
2002 $567,061.00 $2,557,744.00
2003 $583,905.00 $3,141,649.00
2004 $668,654.00 $3,810,303.00
2005 $694,398.00 $4,504,701.00
2006 $691,123.00 $5,195,824.00
2007 $839,923.00 $5,985,041.00
2008 $1,142,516.00 $7,127,557.00
2009 $1,254,309.00 $8,381,865.00
2010 $1,600,060.00 $9,981,925.00
2011 $1,782,610.00 $11,764,535.00
2012 $2,005,547.00 $13,770,083.00