Clerk of Court
612 Court Street
P.O. Box 431
Harlan, IA 51537
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District Court Administrator
Juvenile Court Office
227 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
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- 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?
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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
Any parking spots around Courthouse Square.
Courthouse Security Information
Monday motion days and as needed.
Sheriff Neil Gross, Shelby County Sheriff's Dept., 1104 9th Street, HARLAN IA 51537
Jury Check-in Information
Clerk of Court office.
Absences / Emergencies
Contact Clerk of Court or Kent Wirth.
Travel, Mileage, and Other Expenses
Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from residence to the courthouse at a rate of .45 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.