Information about Jury Service in Woodbury
County District Court
Location of courthouse and directions:
620 Douglas Street is located at the corner of 7th
and Douglas Streets in downtown Sioux
AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday
Amy Berntson at 712-233-8945
Check trial status information:
712-279-6611 or 1-800-721-5066
Where to park:
Free parking is available at the Rivers
Landing Parking Ramp which is located at the corner of 5th and
Douglas Streets next to the Mid American
Building. Jurors may choose to pay for parking at any
other available downtown location they find.
Courthouse security information:
No weapons of any type are allowed.
All individuals and their purses, bags,and backpacks are subject to search without notice.
Contact for ADA accommodations:
Inside the courthouse—where to report
for jury service:
Report to the front counter in lobby of
the first floor rotunda 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.
Jurors who can not appear as directed should
be contact the jury manager at 712-279-6616.
The emergency contact number to reach jurors is also 712-279-6616.
Travel, mileage and other expenses:
Jurors are paid .40 cents per mile
round trip from their home to the Woodbury County Courthouse. Free parking is provided for all jurors at
the Rivers Landing Parking Ramp which is located at the corner of 5th
and Douglas Streets. Jurors who park elsewhere will be reimbursed
upon providing documentation.
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.