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Information about Jury Service in Buena Vista County District Court 




Location of courthouse and directions:   

            215 E. 5th St., Storm Lake, Iowa 50588 

            Located 1 block east of Lake Ave.  

Courthouse hours: 

            8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday 

Contact information:  

Joann Kinnetz - telephone #712-749-2546  

Check trial status information: 

            Telephone #712-749-2546 

You are summoned to appear for the quarter.  You will be on call for jury service for this period, however, you will most likely only have to report 3 or 4 times for jury selection.  Most trials are one to four days in length.  You will be sent a letter by the clerk's office notifying you as to the date and time you are to report for jury service.  


Where to park: 

            Parking all around the Courthouse          

Courthouse security information: 

            We have security devices in place.    

Contact for ADA accommodations:  


Inside the courthouse—where to report for jury service:  

            Clerk of Court Office - 2nd floor of Courthouse          

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.  



            Requests need to be in writing. 

Travel, mileage and other expenses: 

            Mileage $0.40 for each mile traveled each day to and from the Buena Vista County Courthouse 

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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