Attorney’s Office

  • Do I get compensated for appearing to testify?

    You are entitled to $5.00 for each half day and $10.00 for each full day that you appear to testify.  There may be a mileage allowance for witnesses.  After your appearance, a member of the County Attorney’s Office will write the total mileage on your subpoena and ask the judge to sign it.  You will take your subpoena to the Criminal Clerk of Court, Room 201, Polk County Courthouse for compensation. 

  • 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