Information about Jury Service in Woodbury County District
Location of courthouse and directions:
620 Douglas Street is
located at the corner of 7th and Douglas Streets in downtown Sioux
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday through Friday
Berntson at 712-233-8945
Check trial status information:
712-279-6611 or 1-800-721-5066
Where to park:
Free parking is available at the Rivers Landing Parking Ramp
which is located at the corner of 5th and Douglas Streets next to
the Mid American Building. Jurors may
choose to pay for parking at any other available downtown location they find.
Courthouse security information:
No weapons of any type are allowed.
All individuals and their purses, bags,and backpacks are
subject to search without notice.
Contact for ADA accommodations:
Inside the courthouse—where to report for jury service:
Report to the front counter in lobby of the first floor
rotunda 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.
Jurors who can not appear as directed should be contact the
jury manager at 712-279-6616. The
emergency contact number to reach jurors is also 712-279-6616.
Travel, mileage and other expenses:
Jurors are paid .40 cents per mile round trip from their
home to the Woodbury County Courthouse.
Free parking is provided for all jurors at the Rivers Landing Parking Ramp
which is located at the corner of 5th and Douglas Streets. Jurors who park elsewhere will be reimbursed
upon providing documentation.
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