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Information about Jury Service in CLAY County District Court 

  

  

  

Location of courthouse and directions:  

             215 West 4th Street, Spencer, Iowa  51301.  

             
            The
Courthouse located 2 Blocks west of Grand Avenue on West 4th Street. 

  

Courthouse hours:   

            8:00 - 04:30   Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. 

  

Contact information:     

            Laurie Janssen, Acting Clay County Clerk at (712) 262-4335. 

  

Check trial status information:    

            (712) 262-3673 

  

Where to park:                

            Parking lots at the courthouse and Clay County Administration Building. 

  

Courthouse security information:      

            Metal detectors located in Clay County Courthouse. 

              

Contact for ADA accommodations:    

            Call 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:   

            Clerk's 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.  

  

Absences/Emergencies:    

            Applications for absences must be in writing and are presented to a Judge.  In case of an emergency, call the Jury manager at 

            (712) 262-4335. 

  

Travel, mileage and other expenses:   

            40¢ each mile traveled each day to and from residence to the courthouse for jury service.   

  

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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