Information about Jury Service in Palo Alto County District
Location of courthouse: 1010 Broadway, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Clerk of Court hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday.
(Mary Ellen Munn, Clerk of
Court Phone # 712 852-3603
Check trial status information:
# 712 852-3603)
Where to park: Parking is available on the street north and
south of the courthouse as well as a
parking lot to the east of the courthouse.
Contact for ADA accommodations: ADA coordinator 712 279-6035.
Inside the courthouse—where to report for jury service: 2nd
floor of the courthouse. There is an
elevator which is accessible from the back door of the courthouse. The back door is on the east side of the
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.
If you need to be reached in case of an emergency, calls can be made to
the Clerk's office at 712 852-3603.
Travel, mileage and other expenses:
Mileage at $0.40 for
each mile traveled each day from juror residence to and from the Palo Alto County
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.