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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:  

            712-279-6035            

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.  

  

Absences/Emergencies: 

            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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