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Information about Jury Service in Palo Alto County District Court 




Location of courthouse: 1010 Broadway, Emmetsburg, IA 50536 


Clerk of Court hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday. 


Contact information:  

(Mary Ellen Munn, Clerk of Court  Phone # 712 852-3603  



Check trial status information: 

            (Telephone # 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 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:  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 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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