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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                                                                             



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. 




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. 




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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