Information about Jury Service in Scott County District Court
Location of courthouse and directions: Scott County Courthouse, 400 West 4th Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801. If you need directions to the Courthouse, please refer to the map below or call Holly Swafford at (563) 326-8743.
Courthouse hours: 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Contact Information: Holly Swafford. Phone number: (563) 326-8743.
Jurors’ trial status number: Jurors are to call (563) 326-8200 after 5:00 P.M. on the Friday before their scheduled service date (located on the front of the jury summons form). This automated telephone answering system informs jurors of their reporting requirements.
Where to park: A limited number of free parking spaces are available for jurors in (1) the Scott County visitor parking lot located directly west of the Scott County Courthouse and jail; (2) the county parking lot directly north of the railroad tracks (between Western Avenue and Scott Street); and (3) the parking lot of the County Administration Building at 600 West 4th Street between Western Avenue and Gaines Street. Parking for a fee is also available at the 202 Harrison Street City parking ramp.
Courthouse security information: The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for providing security in the courthouse. Upon entering the courthouse, you are required to go through the metal detector at the security screening station staffed by Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies. Thus, you may want to avoid having an excessive amount of metal or electronic objects on your person.
Contact for disability accommodations: If a juror requires the assist of auxiliary aids or services to participate in court because of a disability, immediately call ADA Coordinator Brian K. McKenrick at (563) 328-4145 (if hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942),
Inside the courthouse—where to report for jury service: Jurors must call (563) 326-8200 after 5:00 P.M. on the Friday before their service date. The recorded message will inform jurors of the time and place to report, or will advise them if there has been a change in their service date. Jurors must report no later than 8 A.M. on the first day of jury service. Please enter the courthouse through the main doors on the southwest side of the courthouse (look for the large stone arch engraved “Scott County Courthouse & Jail”). After being screened for security, proceed down the hallway and go through the glass doors on the right at the end of the hallway. Go to the third floor using either the elevators or stairs. Check in at the desk on the third floor. You will receive a Juror button and you will be directed to a courtroom for jury orientation. If you are selected to sit on a jury, reporting time for subsequent days will be provided by the Court.
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 types of clothing are not suitable for court proceedings: shorts, tube tops, halter tops, clothing that contains any obscene, suggestive or inflammatory print or images, and clothes that are overly dirty or ragged.
THE POSSESSION AND/OR USE OF ELECTRONIC AND/OR DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES WITHIN THE SCOTT COUNTY COURTHOUSE IS PROHIBITED.
Electronic or digital communications devices include, but are not limited to, any device that can be used for voice communication, text communication, e-mail, internet access, sound recording or the taking of any photographic or video images. General examples of such devices include cameras, video recorders, audio recorders, cellular and digital phones, computers, and all similar electronic, cable, digital, computerized or other forms and methods of recording, transmitting, or communicating.
Any person who is in possession of such digital or electronic communications device shall return that device to his/her vehicle. The courthouse does not provide storage space for such devices.
Absences/Emergencies: If illness or emergency prevents attendance on a juror’s first day of jury service, or for any session of court, please call Jury Manager Holly Swafford at (563) 326-8743 as near to 8:00 A.M. as possible.
Travel, mileage and other expenses: Jurors are reimbursed 45¢ per mile for travel to and from the courthouse and the juror’s residence. Payment is computed on the last day of jury service. Compensation is mailed to jurors. For those jurors that are car pooling, only the driver of the car may claim mileage.
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 the right to compensation, which will help reduce the state’s cost of operating the court system.