Information about Jury Service in Webster County District
Location of courthouse and directions: Webster
County Courthouse, 701 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Jurors will report either to the Webster
County Courthouse or the Law Enforcement Center at 702 1st Avenue
South, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501.
Click here for Courthouse hours:
Contact information: Jury Coordinator, 515-576-7116
Check trial status information: Call in Monday night
after 5:00 p.m. for instructions.
Where to park: Two blocks north of the courthouse in the Larimar Parking
Lot (north end of the lot).
Courthouse security information:
Contact for ADA accommodations: Call Clerk at 515-576-7115
Inside the courthouse—where to report for jury service:
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.
In case of emergency
contact jury coordinator at 515-576-7116.
Travel, mileage and other expenses: Jurors
are reimbursed for travel to and from the courthouse at a rate approved by the
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