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Information about Jury Service in Clayton County District Court 

  

Location of courthouse:       

Clayton County Courthouse 

111 High Street 

Elkader, IA  52043 

  

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

  

Contact Information:                  

Linny Emrich, Clerk of Court 

563-245-2204                                           

  

To check trial status:               

Local:      563-245-2204 

Toll-free:  866-713-4636 

  

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:   Parking lots located next to the courthouse 

  

Inside the courthouse - where to report for jury service:  

  

Report to the Clerk of Court Office - 2nd 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 563-245-2204 

  

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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