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Information about Jury Service in JOHNSON County District Court  

Location of courthouse and directions:
 417 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City, Iowa  

Courthouse hours:  Clerk of Court- 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F 

Contact information: Jury Manager: 319-356-6060 Ext. 1 

Check trial status information: Starting January 1, 2012, all jury trials in Johnson County will have a Tuesday start date rather than Mondays. Please call 319-356-6060 after 4:45 p.m. the Monday prior (the evening before) to your scheduled service date. The required time to call will be 4:45 p.m. Monday (the day before) through 7:59 Tuesday morning.

Where to park: Any metered stall surrounding the Courthouse according to the parking map previously received. 

Courthouse security information: There are two deputies located on the second floor. No weapons of any type are allowed. 

Contact for ADA accommodations: 319-398-3920 Ext. 1100.  

Inside the courthouse—where to report for jury service:  Third Floor Lobby 

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.  

Absences/Emergencies:  Please contact the Clerk of Court office at 319-356-6060 Ext. 1 as early as possible on your scheduled service date if you are unable to attend because of an emergency or sickness. Anyone needing to contact a juror for emergencies should also call this number. 

Travel, mileage and other expenses: Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from residence to the courthouse at a rate approved by the supreme court. Please provide this information on your completed questionnaire. 

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.  

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