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Judicial District:
Chief Judge:
Adria A. Kester

Clerk of Court

1315 South B Avenue
Nevada, IA  50201
Phone: 515-382-7410
Fax: 515-382-7522

Case Scheduling

Kellie Orres

Pay Fines Online

Use our convenient, online payment service to pay fines, surcharges and fees with a major credit card 24/7.

Pay Fines Online

District Court Administrator

Scott Hand

Juvenile Court Office

126 S. Kellogg Ave.
Suite 202
Ames, IA  50010
Phone: 515-233-3346

Juror Information

Contact Information:



Did you get a Summons to Jury Service in the mail?  Do you need to

  • update personal information,
  • check when you need to report for jury service,
  • submit a request for an excuse or deferral, or
  • select an alternate time to serve?

Click the Go to eJuror button to begin.

Go to eJuror

Courthouse Directions

The Courthouse is located at 1315 South B Avenue on the southeast side of Nevada.  You may take U.S. Highway 30, exit 158 (0.3 miles).  Turn right onto 19th Street (0.2 miles). Turn left onto South B Avenue at McDonald's and continue on South B Avenue (0.4 miles). End at 1315 South B

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.

Where to Park

South side of courthouse.

Jury Check-in Information

Jurors should follow the directions for their panel that will be posted on the entrance doors to the Courthouse.

Absences / Emergencies

Failure to report for jury duty when notified may result in contempt of court and could be punishable as such.  If an emergency prevents your attendance, please call the Jury Coordinator at 515-382-7414.

Travel, Mileage, and Other Expenses

Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from residence to the courthouse at a rate of .50 per mile as approved by the supreme court. 


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.

ADA Coordinator

Scott Hand

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