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Information about Jury Service in Black Hawk County District Court 

  

Location of courthouse:            

Black Hawk County Courthouse 

316 E. 5th Street 

Waterloo, IA  50703 

  

Courthouse hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

  

Contact Information:                 

Clerk of Court                                                                             

319-833-3333  

 

To check trial status:    319-833-3333     

 

Contact for ADA accommodations: 

  

If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in court because of a disability, immediately call your District ADA Coordinator at 319-833-3332.  If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942. 

  

Courthouse Security: 

 

No weapons of any kind are allowed into the courthouse.  All members of the public (including jurors) are subject to security screening including metal detection and x-ray.    

 

Where to park:   

  

Metered parking is available near the courthouse. Jurors are reimbursed $2 per day during jury selection only.  If selected to serve on a jury, free parking is provided for the duration of the trial. 

  

Inside the courthouse - where to report for jury service: 

 

Clerk of Court Office - 1st Floor 

  

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 are not suitable for court proceedings:  shorts, tube tops, halter tops, clothing that contains obscene, suggestive or inflammatory print or images, and clothes that are overly dirty or ragged. 

  

Absences/Emergencies:    

  

In case of absence or emergency, contact the jury manager at 319-833-3333 after 10:00 a.m. on the day you are scheduled to report. 

  

Travel, mileage and other expenses:  

 

Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from the courthouse at a rate approved by the supreme court, and $2.00 per day for parking during jury selection. 

  

Compensation: 

  

Pursuant to state law, you will be paid $30 a day for each day of jury service up to seven days; $50 a day for eight or more days of service.  You may waive your right to compensation, which will help reduce the state's cost of operating the court system. 

  

  

  

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