Cerro Gordo County Jail hoses male and female inmates. It is one of the departments of the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse, which offers a range of crime prevention and law enforcement services. The Cerro Gordo County Courthouse works to execute and return writs and legal processes. The department is governed by Cerro Gordo County in Iowa, which manages case management and personnel departments. Its general assistance office works to serve the rent, food, limited emergency medical and burial needs of residents. The county also has a Planning and Zoning Department that is responsible for communicating, enforcing and administering land use ordinances in rural areas.