Mahaska County Courthouse

Attorney

Andrew Ritland, County Attorney
Mahaska County Courthouse
106 South 1st Street · 3rd Floor, NE Corner
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Contact Information
(641) 673-9819
(641) 672-1276 (Fax)
attorney@mahaskacounty.org

Hours
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Mission Statement

The Mahaska County Attorney's Office acts on behalf of the citizens of the State of Iowa and Mahaska County in prosecuting state crimes and county ordinance violations.

General Information

The Mahaska County Attorney's Office acts on behalf of the citizens of the State of Iowa and Mahaska County to: 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 child in need of assistance cases.

Collections

Apply for a payment plan

The Mahaska County Attorney’s Office has established a program to assist those who have delinquent court obligation in Mahaska County. For many, outstanding court debt has become a source of ongoing stress, financial hardship and in some cases additional court costs resulting from contempt of court and jail time.

Additionally, the Mahaska County Attorney’s office also offers the Driver’s License Reinstatement program for those driver’s license is suspended for the non-payment of a fine. Those who might not qualify for driver's license reinstatement at this time might be eligible for a payment plan through our office while they work to meet the other requirements for reinstatement.

Benefits:
The possibility of one payment for all your delinquent Mahaska County cases:

  • Renewal of vehicle registration
  • Reinstatement of driving privileges
  • Avoid contempt charges
  • Avoid garnishment of wages
  • Peace of mind

(Payment plans must remain in good standing and are subject to program rules and Iowa Code 331.756 & 602.8107)

Driver's License Reinstatement Eligibility
You will not be eligible for the license reinstatement program if any of the following criteria apply:

  • If your license is suspended for non-payment of child support.
  • If your license is suspended for out-of-state tickets.
  • If you have failed to complete a substance abuse evaluation (if required by the DOT).
  • If you have failed to obtain an Ignition Interlock device (if required by the DOT).
  • If you have failed to complete the Drinking and Driving Class (if required by the DOT).

If you are interested in starting a payment plan on delinquent court debt or the drivers license reinstatement program, please complete a financial affidavit and submit the form electronically, by mail, or email: collections@mahaskacounty.org

FAQ

How do I make a payment?

Payments on delinquent court debt can be made in any of the following ways:

  • By mail: Send your payment by check, cashier’s check, certified check, or money order to the Clerk of Court, 106 S 1st St, Oskaloosa, IA 52577,
  • In person: Go to the Clerk of Court’s Office located at the Mahaska County Courthouse from 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and pay using check, cashier’s check, certified check, money order, or cash,
  • By phone: Call (641) 673-7786 and use VISA, MasterCard or Discover, or
  • Online: visit www.iowacourts.gov/for-the-public/pay-a-fine/ and use VISA, MasterCard or Discover.

There is a hold on my registration how do I get that hold lifted?

If you have a hold preventing you from registering your vehicle, or renewing your license plates, you will need to enter a payment plan. If you are currently on a payment plan, you must be current on all payments before the hold will be lifted.