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Information about Jury Service in Franklin County District Court 


Location of courthouse and directions:  12 1st Ave NW, Hampton, Iowa 


Click here for Courthouse hours:   


Contact information:   Clerk's Office:  641-456-5626  


Check trial status information:   641-456-5628 


Where to park:            Parking available on side streets 


Contact for ADA accommodations: If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in court because of a disability, immediately, call your ADA coordinator at 641-456-5626.  (If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942.) 


Inside the courthouse—where to report for jury service:  When you are notified of a specific reporting date, please report to the District Courtroom, second floor, Franklin County Courthouse, Hampton.    


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:  Authorization for excusal will be considered only after your questionnaire has been returned and such request has been received IN WRITING.  You will be notified only if you have been excused.  Excusal authority rests only with a District Judge. 


Travel, mileage and other expenses:  Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from the courthouse at a rate approved by the supreme court.  Round-trip miles must be noted on the questionnaire or reported no later than your first report date in order to be compensated.  Payment of jury fees will be mailed to your residence within 30 days after the conclusion of your service.  Certification of service, if required by your employer, can be obtained at the clerk of court's office. 


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.    


Telephone Fraud Involving Jury Duty: The judicial system does not contact people telephonically about jury service and ask for personal information such as your Social Security number, date of birth or credit card numbers.  There have been reports of individuals contacting citizens in regards to jury duty and identifying themselves as court employees. These individuals say they are calling to verify names and Social Security numbers and then ask for credit card numbers, this could be an attempt to defraud you.  The Iowa Courts do not contact people telephonically and ask for personal information as described above.  If you receive such a call do not provide any personal or confidential information to these individuals, you should contact your local law enforcement agency or the Clerk of Court in your county. 


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