County Attorney:
Brenna Bird


Johanne Godwin

Ph: (641) 747-3765
Fax: (641) 332-2423

Guthrie County Courthouse
200 North 5th Street
Guthrie Center, IA 50115

Hrs: 8:00 to 4:30 (M-F)

Guthrie County Main > County Attorney

Guthrie County Attorney's Office

Your County Attorney IS the legal advisor and chief law enforcement officer for Guthrie County.  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.

  • Present all mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and children in need of assistance cases.

Your County Attorney IS NOT, in his or her official capacity, a lawyer for private groups or persons. The County Attorney DOES NOT:

  • Give legal advice to or represent private groups or 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.


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