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Information about Jury Service in Winnebago County District Court 


Location of courthouse and directions:  126 South Clark Street, Forest     City, Iowa 50436 


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Contact information:   Clerk of Court - Jury Manager - 641.585.4520 


Check trial status information:  641.585.4305 - recorded message on this number the night before trial. 


Where to park:  Parking lot at courthouse and parking spaces around courthouse square. 


Courthouse security information:  Winnebago County Sheriff - 641.585.2828 


Contact for ADA accommodations:  Clerk of Court - 641.585.4520 


Inside the courthouse—where to report for jury service:  The courtroom is located on the top (third) floor of the courthouse.  It is accessible by both stairs and elevator. 


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:  Notify the Clerk of Court @ 641.585.4520 as soon as possible. 


Travel, mileage and other expenses:  Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from the courthouse at a rate approved by the supreme court. 


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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