Attorney’s Office

Intake and Screening Bureau

The Intake and Screening Bureau is staffed by twelve attorneys, as well as numerous legal assistants, legal secretaries, and victim liaisons. This bureau prosecutes the high-volume dockets, including the misdemeanor dockets, the driving docket, and the domestic abuse docket. This bureau is also responsible for initial screening of most charges, as well as staffing the jail court.

Contact Us

Polk County Attorney's Office
Polk County Justice Center
222 Fifth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 286-3737
Fax: (515) 286-3428
Email: ctyatty@polkcountyiowa.gov