Official Website for Cedar County, Iowa


Contact Information

Jeffrey Renander

County Attorney


County Courthouse
Second Floor

400 Cedar St 

Tipton, IA 52772


Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm



(563) 886-6646  


(563) 886-6644



 Adam Blank

Assistant Attorney


 Shelley Winekauf

Legal Assistant


 Racheal Lilienthal


Duties of the County Attorney

 Prosecuting violations of the laws of the State of Iowa, and of County Ordinances. 

 The County Attorney is also the legal advisor for Cedar County

 The County Attorney's duties set by the Iowa Code (PDF)

 Prosecute all violations of state criminal laws and County ordinances. 

 Provide legal advice to the Board of Supervisors, township officers concerning County matters.

 Represent and defend the State, County and its officers in officially related cases.

 Recover all monies (debts, fines, penalties, etc) owing to the State or County.

 Present all mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and child in need of assistance cases.

 There are both full-time and part-time County Attorneys in Iowa.

 Roughly two-thirds of all County Attorneys are part-time and may handle private legal work in addition to their official duties.

County Attorney does not

 Give legal advice to or represent private groups or persons.

 File lawsuits for private persons or defend them against lawsuits, including actions for

dissolution of marriage. 

 Prepare wills, deeds or other legal documents for private individuals.