Information about Jury Service in
Madison County District Court
Location of courthouse and directions: The Madison County Courthouse is
located at 112 N. John Wayne Dr.
in Winterset, Iowa. The courthouse is in the center of the
Courthouse hours: The courthouse is open from 8:00 A.M.
to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday.
Janice Bowers, Madison County Clerk of the Court, 1-515-462-4451
Check trial status information: 1-515-462-4452
Where to park: Preferably a block away from the town square.
Courthouse security information: 1- 515-462-4451
Contact for ADA accommodations: 1- 515-462-4451
Inside the courthouse—where to report
for jury service: Please
check in on the second floor main courtroom.
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: 1- 515-462-4451
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 1-515-462-4451.
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.