Information about Jury Service in CLAY County District Court
Location of courthouse and directions:
215 West 4th Street,
Spencer, Iowa 51301.
located 2 Blocks west of Grand Avenue on West 4th Street.
8:00 - 04:30 Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Laurie Janssen, Acting Clay County Clerk at (712) 262-4335.
Check trial status information:
Where to park:
lots at the courthouse and Clay County Administration Building.
Courthouse security information:
Metal detectors located in Clay County Courthouse.
Contact for ADA accommodations:
District ADA coordinator at (712) 279-6035. If you are hearing impaired call Relay Iowa
TTY at 1-800-735-2942.
Inside the courthouse—where to report for jury service:
office on the main floor of the 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.
Applications for absences must be in writing and are
presented to a Judge. In case of an
emergency, call the Jury manager at
Travel, mileage and other expenses:
40¢ each mile traveled each day to and from residence
to the courthouse for jury service.
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.