Information about Jury Service in Lucas
County District Court
Location of courthouse and directions: The Lucas County Courthouse is located at 916 Braden Street in Chariton, Iowa.
The courthouse is in the center of the city square downtown.
Courthouse hours: The courthouse is open from 8 a.m. to
Contact information: Vicky Black, Lucas County Clerk of
Check trial status information: 1-641-774-4421
Where to park: You may park around the city square or
in the city parking lots.
Courthouse security information: Please call the Lucas County Sheriff's
Office at 1-641-774-5083 for any specific questions.
Contact for ADA accommodations: 1-641-774-4421
Inside the courthouse—where to report
for jury service: Please
check in with the Clerk's Office.
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: Please call 1-641-774-4421
Travel, mileage and other expenses: Reimbursement will be paid at the end
of your term of service. Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from residence
to the courthouse at a rate approved by the supreme court. For specific questions, please call
Pursuant to state law, you will be paid $30 a day for each day of jury
service up to seven days; thereafter you will be compensated at the rate of $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