Information about Jury Service in Buchanan
County District Court
Location of courthouse:
Buchanan County Courthouse
210 5th Street
Independence, IA 50644
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
To check trial status:
Contact for ADA accommodations:
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.
Where to park: Courthouse lot and street parking
Inside the courthouse - where to report
for jury service:
to the Clerk of Court Office
What to wear to court:
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.
case of absence or emergency, contact the jury manager at 319-334-2196
Travel, mileage and other expenses:
are reimbursed for travel to and from the courthouse at a rate approved by the
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.