Johnson County Iowa Court Records
General Information about Johnson County Iowa Court Records:
Area: 623 sq mi
County Seat: Iowa City
Area Code: 319
Time Zone: Central
Johnson County Iowa was named after the 9th Vice President of United State Richard M. Johnson.
Types of Johnson County Iowa Court Records
Johnson County Iowa Court Records have several types of courts:
- Juvenile Court
- Probate Court
- Small Claims
- Criminal Court
- Civil Court
Cases may be heard by a District Judge, District Associate Judge, Associate Juvenile Judge, Associate Probate Judge or a Judicial Magistrate. Each type of judge has jurisdiction over certain types of cases. District Judges have general jurisdiction over all types of cases heard by District Court, while other types of judges have jurisdiction that is limited to certain types of cases.
Johnson County Iowa Juvenile Court
The Johnson County Iowa Juvenile Court division has jurisdiction over most juvenile delinquency, adoption, children in need of assistance, families in need of assistance, termination of parental rights, voluntary foster care placement proceedings and cases involving abortion notification waiver hearings.
Johnson County Iowa Probate Court
The Johnson County Iowa Probate Court divisions of District Courts have jurisdiction over the estates of decedents and absentees, the construction of wills, conservatorships and guardianships, trusts and trustees, actions for accounting, and other probate cases.
Johnson County Iowa Small Claims Court
The Johnson County Iowa Small Claims divisions of District Courts offer an easy procedure for some civil claims involving small amounts of money in dispute such as landlord-tenant cases.