Information about Jury Service in Webster
County District Court
Location of courthouse and directions:Webster County Courthouse, 701 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge,
Jurors will report either to the Webster
County Courthouse or the LawEnforcementCenter
at 702 1st Avenue South,
Fort Dodge, Iowa50501.
Check trial status information:Call in Monday night after for instructions.515-576-7116
Where to park:Two blocks north of the courthouse in the Larimar Parking
Lot (north end of the lot).
Courthouse security information:
Contact for ADA accommodations: Call Clerk at 515-576-7115
Inside the courthouse—where to report
for jury service:
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:In case of emergency contact jury coordinator at
Travel, mileage and other expenses:Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from the courthouse
at a rate approved by the supreme court.
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 system.
Telephone Fraud Involving Jury Duty: The judicial
system does not contact people telephonically about jury service and ask for
personal information such as your Social Security number, date of birth or
credit card numbers.There have been
reports of individuals contacting citizens in regards to jury duty and identifying
themselves as court employees. These individuals say they are calling to verify
names and Social Security numbers and then ask for credit card numbers, this
could be an attempt to defraud you.The
Iowa Courts do not contact people telephonically and ask for personal
information as described above.If you
receive such a call do not provide any personal or confidential information to
these individuals, you should contact your local law enforcement agency or the
Clerk of Court in your county.