Information about Jury Service in Palo
Alto County District Court
Location of courthouse: 1010 Broadway, Emmetsburg, IA50536
Clerk of Court hours: Monday thru Friday.
(Mary Ellen Munn,
Clerk of CourtPhone # 712 852-3603
Check trial status information:
# 712 852-3603)
Where to park: Parking is available on
the street north and south of thecourthouse as well as a parking lot to the east of the courthouse.
Contact for ADA accommodations: ADA
coordinator 712 279-6035.
Inside the courthouse—where to report
for jury service: 2nd floor of the courthouse.There is an elevator which is accessible from
the back door of the courthouse.The
back door is on the east side 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.
Absences/Emergencies:If you need to be reached in case of an
emergency, calls can be made to the Clerk's office at 712 852-3603.
Travel, mileage and other expenses:
at $0.40 for each mile traveled each day from juror residence to and from the Palo
Alto County Courthouse
Compensation: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