Information about Jury Service in CLAY County
Location of courthouse and directions:
215 West 4th Street,
Spencer, Iowa 51301.
located 2 Blocks west of Grand
Avenue on West 4th Street.
- 04:30 Monday through Friday,
Laurie Janssen, Acting Clay County
Clerk at (712) 262-4335.
Check trial status information:
Where to park:
lots at the courthouse and Clay
Courthouse security information:
Metal detectors located in Clay County
Contact for ADA accommodations:
District ADA coordinator at (712) 279-6035. If you are hearing impaired call Relay Iowa
TTY at 1-800-735-2942.
Inside the courthouse—where to report
for jury service:
office on the main floor of the 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.
Applications for absences must be in
writing and are presented to a Judge. In
case of an emergency, call the Jury manager at
Travel, mileage and other expenses:
40¢ each mile
traveled each day to and from residence to the courthouse for jury service.
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.