Information about Jury Service in Mitchell County District
Location of courthouse and directions: 508
State Street, Osage, Iowa 50461
Link to Courthouse
Karen Purcell, Jury
Check trial status information: The court uses a
telephone recording system to notify jurors.
A message will be placed on the recorder during the evening prior to the
date you are to report. The number to
call is 641-732-3728.
Where to park: Please allow extra time to find a parking place. There is limited parking in the Courthouse
parking lot. There is also parking
available around the Courthouse square.
Courthouse security information: No weapons are
allowed in the Courthouse premises.
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 district ADA coordinator at
641-732-3726. If you are hearing
impaired call Relay Iowa TTY at
Inside the courthouse—where to report for jury service: The courtroom is
located on the 2nd 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.
If you know the dates
you wish to be excused, please include this information on the bottom of your
questionnaire. You will only be
notified in writing if your vacation request or appointment is denied. If you wish to be excused for a medical
appointment, emergency or vacation days after your questionnaire has been
submitted, please call the Clerk of Court office at 641-732-3726 with the
Travel, mileage and other expenses: Jurors
are reimbursed for travel to and from the courthouse at a rate approved by the
supreme court. Be sure to
fill in the number of miles from your home to the courthouse on your
questionnaire. Jurors are required to
provide their own transportation.
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
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.