The county of Buena Vista is located in Iowa and was founded in 1851. There are 20,260 residents in Buena Vista who have access to courthouses in Storm Lake. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. Iowa is part of the 8th federal circuit court as well.
There are 10,600 residents in Storm Lake, which is 4.1 square miles and 1,421ft above sea level. It was settled in February 28, 1873 and is governed by a local government.