Attorney’s Office

  • How do I start the process to have my son, daughter, relative, coworker, etc forced into treatment?

    Contact the Mental Health Clerk for the 5th Judicial District at (515) 286-3666. You together with a doctor's letter, alleging your son, daughter, relative, coworker, etc. is a Chronic Substance Abuser or is Seriously Mentally Impaired, or another witness will need to present yourself to the clerk to fill out the paperwork necessary to do a filing. After the paperwork is filed, a hearing will take place within five (5) days, where a judge will determine whether or not your son, daughter, relative, coworker, etc is a Chronic Substance Abuser or is Seriously Mentally Impaired.

  • 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