Fifth Floor of the Court House
227 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Closed from Noon to 1:00 PM
Monday - Friday

Phone Numbers

Office: 712.328.5649
Fax: 712.328.5753

About the County AttorneyMattWilber

Matthew D. Wilber is the Pottawattamie County Attorney.  The County Attorney’s position is unique in that it is provided for in the State of Iowa Constitution.  Other offices are products of legislation.  The Attorney’s primary responsibilities are to provide legal counsel for the board of supervisors, to enforce the laws of the State of Iowa, and to act as legal representative for the County in court cases.  With regard to the latter responsibility, the County Attorney represents the County either as a defendant or plaintiff in a civil suit.  In cases where a crime has been committed in the County, the County Attorney acts as the prosecuting attorney and presents the State’s case at the trial.  The County Attorney is also responsible for fine collections, mental health committals, and juvenile justice.  Ultimately, the County Attorney seeks justice. 

The County Attorney in his official capacity does not do the following:

  • Represent individuals or private groups in law suits, including dissolution of marriages or custody proceedings.
  • Provide legal advice for individuals or private groups on any issue.
  • Prepare wills, deeds, trusts, protection orders, or other legal documents for individuals or private groups.
  • Investigate crimes, complaints, or child abuse.  Please contact law enforcement or child protective services, in case of an emergency dial 911.

If you need an attorney, try these resources.

Iowa Legal Aid- http://www.iowalegalaid.org/

Iowa Bar Association- http://www.iabar.net/AttorneyOnLine.nsf/srch?OpenForm

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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

Pottawattamie Alert is the countywide emergency notification system serving all residents within Pottawattamie County and its communities.

Part of the Alert Iowa System, Pottawattamie Alert is a high-speed notification and weather warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses and residents of Pottawattamie County and its Communities that allows public officials to warn citizens of pending emergencies, critical public information during disasters, recommended protective actions, and provides automated severe weather warnings tailored to your preferences. The system can also be used to provide other important information to communities.