Did you get a Summons to Jury Service in the mail? Do you need to:
- update personal information,
- check when you need to report for jury service,
- submit a request for an excuse or deferral, or
- select an alternate time to serve?
To begin, go to e-juror:
What to Wear to Court
Please report for jury service wearing respectable clothes. As a general rule, business or business casual clothing is acceptable. The following types of clothing are not suitable for court proceedings: shorts, tube tops, halter tops, clothing that contain any obscene, suggestive, or inflammatory print or images, and clothes that are overly dirty or ragged.
Where to Park
Please park at or around the courthouse.
Courthouse Security Information
Jury Check-in Information
The jury should check in at the Clerk of Court office.
Absences / Emergencies
Please call 641-585-4520.
Travel, Mileage, and Other Expenses
Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from their residence to the courthouse at a rate approved by the supreme court.
Pursuant to state law, you will be paid $30 a day for each day of your jury service up to seven days; $50 a day for eight or more days of service. You may waive the right to compensation, which will help reduce the state’s cost of operating the court system.
The Clerk of Court's holiday schedule varies from the county's offices. Please see the list below for days the court will be closed.
|New Year’s Day||Monday, January 2|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday, January 16|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 29|
|Independence Day||Monday, July 4|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 4|
|Veterans Day||Friday, November 10|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 23|
|Day after Thanksgiving||Friday, November 24|
|Christmas||Monday, December 25|
Clerk of Court
126 S. Clark
Forest City, IA 50436
District Court Administrator
Juvenile Court Office
220 North Washington Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401