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Information about Jury Service in Buchanan County District Court 

  

Location of courthouse:            

Buchanan County Courthouse 

210 5th Street 

Independence, IA  50644 

 

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

  

Contact Information:     

Arnell Ernst 

Clerk of Court 

319-334-2196       

 

To check trial status:                 

Local:      319-334-2196       

Toll-free:  866-712-4636 

  

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. 

  

Where to park:  Courthouse lot and street parking 

  

Inside the courthouse - where to report for jury service: 

 

Report to the Clerk of Court Office 

  

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 319-334-2196 

  

Travel, mileage and other expenses:  

 

Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from the courthouse at a rate approved by the supreme court. 

  

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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