Information about Jury Service in Scott County
Location of courthouse and directions: Scott County
Courthouse, 400 W. 4th
Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801. If you need directions to the
Courthouse, please use Mapquest at www.mapquest.com
or call Holly Swafford at (563) 326-8743.
Courthouse hours: 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Contact Information: Holly Swafford. Phone number:
Jurors' trial status number: Jurors are to
call (563) 326-8200 after 5:00 P.M. on the Friday before their scheduled
service date (located on the front of the jury summons form). This automated
telephone answering system is designed to inform jurors of their reporting
Where to park:
A limited number of free parking spaces are available for jurors in the Scott
County 2-hour visitor parking lot located directly west of the Scott County
Courthouse and jail (note: jurors may park in this lot all day without being
ticketed). Jurors are also welcome to park in the county parking lot directly north
of the railroad tracks (between Western Avenue and Scott Street), and
additional parking is available for jurors in the parking lot of the County Administration Building at 600 West
4th Street between Western Avenue and Gaines Street. There is also parking
for jurors at the Col Ballroom parking lot at 1012 W. 4th Street. Parking for a fee is also available at the 202
Harrison Street City parking ramp
If a juror's mobility is
limited due to age, infirmity, injury, illness, disability, or other factor,
and the juror receives a parking ticket from the City of Davenport for an expired meter while his or
her car is parked on the street during the period of jury service, the City
will excuse the ticket upon proof of jury service. This excusing of tickets is
only for persons of limited mobility. A
juror must see Holly in Court Administration if the juror receives a
ticket. Do not park in fire lanes or in
handicapped parking without a handicapped parking permit.
Courthouse security information: The sheriff's department is responsible for
providing security in the courthouse. It is possible that the sheriff may
conduct a wand search or use a walk-through device for security purposes. Thus,
you may want to avoid having an excessive amount of metal or electronic objects
on your person.
Contact for ADA accommodations: If a juror requires the assist of auxiliary aids or
services to participate in court because of a disability, immediately call ADA
Coordinator Kathy Gaylord at (563) 328-4145 (if hearing impaired, call Relay
Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942),
Inside the courthouse—where to report for jury service: In the
interest of saving government funds, jurors call (563)326-8200 after 5:00 P.M.
on the Friday before their service date. The recorded message will inform
jurors of the time and place to report, or will advise them if there has been a
change in their service date. Ordinarily, jurors must report no later than 8
A.M. on the first day of jury service. Please enter the courthouse through the
main doors facing West 4th
Street (the south side of the courthouse), and
take the elevators to the 3rd floor. If selected to sit on a jury,
reporting time for subsequent days will be provided by the Court.
What to wear to court:
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.
POSSESSION AND/OR USE OF ELECTRONIC AND/OR DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES
WITHIN THE SCOTT COUNTY COURTHOUSE IS PROHIBITED.
Electronic or digital communications devices include,
but are not limited to, any device that can be used for voice communication,
text communication, e-mail, internet access, sound recording or the taking of
any photographic or video images. General examples of such devices include
cameras, video recorders, audio recorders, cellular and digital phones,
computers, and all similar electronic, cable, digital, computerized or other
forms and methods of recording, transmitting, or communicating.
Any person who is in
possession of such digital or electronic communications device shall return
that device to his/her vehicle or the device must be secured in a locker, if
available, at the security entry of the Scott County Courthouse.
Absences/Emergencies: If illness or emergency prevents attendance on a
juror's first day of jury service, or for any session of court, please call Jury Manager Holly Swafford at
(563) 326-8743 as near to 8:00 A.M. as possible.
Travel, mileage and other expenses: Jurors are reimbursed 35¢ per mile for travel to and
from the courthouse and the juror's residence. Payment is computed on the last
day of jury service. Compensation is mailed to jurors. For those jurors that
are car pooling, only the driver of the car may claim mileage.
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.