Information about Jury Service in Benton
County District Court
Location of courthouse and directions:
111 E 4th Street, Vinton, IA
52349 If coming north on 218, upon arrival in Vinton, proceed on Hwy 150
to 4th Street, (4 way stop with Casey on the left & Farmers Bank
& Trust on the right), take a right on 4th Street and the
courthouse will be 4 blocks east. If
coming to Vinton on Hwy 150, you will see the courthouse as you cross the river
Courthouse hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Contact information: Cynthia Forsyth, Clerk of Court 319-472-2766
Check trial status information:
press 1 from a touch tone phone
Where to park:
free parking around the courthouse, park on east side if possible, city
parking lot is located one-half block east of courthouse, county parking lot
located on corner of 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street, just
across the street of the courthouse.
Courthouse security information: No weapons of any type allowed.
Contact for ADA accommodations: (319)398-3920 extension 1100
Inside the courthouse—where to report
for jury service:
Clerk located in hallway on the third floor of the courthouse, unless message
to report states otherwise.
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: Jurors who cannot appear as directed should
the Clerk of Court at 319-472-2766.
Anyone needing to contact
juror for emergencies should also call this number.
Travel, mileage and other expenses:
Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from residence to the courthouse
at a rate approved by the supreme court.
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.