Information about Jury Service in Buena
Vista County District Court
Location of courthouse and directions:
215 E. 5th
St., Storm Lake,
Located 1 block east of Lake Ave.
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through
Joann Kinnetz - telephone
Check trial status information:
You are summoned to appear for the quarter. You will be on call for jury service for this
period, however, you will most likely only have to report 3 or 4 times for jury
selection. Most trials are one to four
days in length. You will be sent a
letter by the clerk's office notifying you as to the date and time you are to
report for jury service.
Where to park:
Parking all around the Courthouse
Courthouse security information:
We have security devices in
Contact for ADA accommodations:
Inside the courthouse—where to report
for jury service:
Clerk of Court Office - 2nd
floor of Courthouse
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.
need to be in writing.
Travel, mileage and other expenses:
Mileage $0.40 for each mile traveled
each day to and from the Buena Vista County Courthouse
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.