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Contact our Collection Paralegals at (319) 472-2422 or email Deb Fleming or Ed Watts


Buchanan County entered into a 28E Agreement with Benton County to begin collecting unpaid court debt effective July 1, 2017.  Prior to that date collection of delinquent court debt was sent to a third party debt collector.

  • The amount owed increases by about 25%.  For example, someone with a court debt of $1,000.00 would owe $1,250.00 once the debt was assigned to a third part debt collector. 

  • When a payment plan is established with the third party debt collector, that particular debt/case is retained by the third party debt collector forever.

  • The third party debt collector does not participate in the Driver's License Reinstatement Program (see below).

  • The third party debt collector does not assist in lifting Vehicle Registration Holds & Lifts (see below).

 Benefits to County Attorney collection:
  • By having your case returned from the third party debt collector the added fees (up to 25%) must be removed. 
  • All of your delinquent court debt can be combined into one payment plan. 
  • Participation in the Driver's License Reinstatement Program for individuals with a suspended driver's license.
  • Assistance in lifting Vehicle Registration Holds & Lifts for individuals whose ability to renew vehicle tags has been restricted.
 Contact our Collection Paralegals at (319) 472-2422 or email Deb Fleming or Ed Watts