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Judicial District:
Chief Judge:
Patrick H. Tott

Clerk of Court

155 South Hayes Avenue
Primghar, IA  51245
Phone: 712-957-3255
Fax: 712-957-2965

Case Scheduling

Judy Martin Alioth
712-279-6608 (39750)

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

Peggy Frericks
712-279-6608 (39747)

Juvenile Court Office

BOX 332
Sheldon, IA  51201
Phone: 712-348-0841

Juror Information

Contact Information:

712-262-4335 (Clay County Office),;


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

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

Courthouse parking.

Jury Check-in Information

As provided on jury recorder 712-957-2965.

Absences / Emergencies


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

Peggy Frericks
712-279-6608 (39747)

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