S.F. 184   Bill History

AN ACT relating to duties of the county sheriff by increasing the fees and expenses collected by the county sheriff for various services and the release of a garnishment.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 331.655, subsection 1, paragraphs a, b, c, e, f, g, h, k, l, m, and n, Code 2001, are amended to read as follows:

a. For serving a notice and returning it, for the first person served, ten fifteen dollars, and each additional person, ten fifteen dollars except the fee for serving additional persons in the same household shall be five ten dollars for each additional service, or if the service of notice cannot be made or several attempts are necessary, the repayment of all necessary expenses actually incurred by the sheriff while attempting in good faith to serve the notice.

b. For each warrant served, fifteen twenty dollars, and the repayment of necessary expenses incurred in executing the warrant, as sworn to by the sheriff, or if service of the warrant cannot be made, the repayment of all necessary expenses actually incurred by the sheriff while attempting in good faith to serve the warrant.

c. For serving and returning a subpoena, for each person served, fifteen twenty dollars, and the necessary expenses incurred while serving subpoenas in criminal cases or cases relating to hospitalization of persons with mental illness.

e. For summoning a jury to assess the damages to the owners of lands taken for works of internal improvement, and attending them, sixty one hundred dollars per day, and necessary expenses incurred. This subsection does not allow a sheriff to make separate charges for different assessments which can be made by the same jury and completed in one day of ten hours.

f. For serving an execution, attachment, order for the delivery of personal property, injunction, or any order of court, and returning it, ten fifteen dollars.

g. For making and executing a certificate or deed for lands sold on execution, or a bill of sale for personal property sold, twenty-five thirty dollars.

h. For the time necessarily employed in making an inventory of personal property attached or levied upon, eight ten dollars per hour.

k. For attending sale of property, thirty fifty dollars.

l. For conveying one or more persons to a state, county, or private institution by order of court or commission, necessary expenses for the sheriff and the person conveyed and ten fifteen dollars per hour for the time necessarily employed in going to and from the institution, the expenses and hourly rate to be charged and accounted for as fees. If the sheriff needs assistance in taking a person to an institution, the assistance shall be furnished at the expense of the county.

m. For serving a warrant for the seizure of intoxicating liquors, one dollar five dollars; for the removal and custody of the liquor, actual expenses; for the destruction of the liquor under the order of the court, one dollar five dollars and actual expenses; for posting and leaving notices in these cases, one dollar five dollars and actual expenses.

n. For posting a notice or advertisement, one dollar five dollars.

Sec. 2. Section 642.22, subsection 1, paragraph d, Code 2001, is amended by striking the paragraph and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

d. The garnishment is released by the sheriff at the request of the plaintiff or the plaintiff's attorney.

Approved April 30, 2001

Updated: 26-Oct-2001 04:10 PM