Clerk of Court
200 North 5th Street
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
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District Court Administrator
Juvenile Court Office
Adel, IA 50003
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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?
Click the Go to eJuror button to begin.
We are located one block north of the intersection of Highway 25 and Highway 44. The Intersetion has a 4 way stop sign.
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 contain any obscene, suggestive or inflammatory print or images, and clothes that are overly dirty or ragged.
Where to Park
Park around the courthouse on the street or in parking lot south of courthouse.
Courthouse Security Information
Call 641.747.3415 or the Guthrie County sheriff's office at 641.747.2214.
Jury Check-in Information
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. If you do not know the mileage, you can look it up on Mapquest.com.
Pursuant to state law, you will be paid $30 a day for each day of your 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.
Polk County Civil Case Coordinator - Colleen Adams 515-286-3704
Polk County Family Law Case Coordinator - Kelley Nickel 515-286-3930
Polk County Felony Case Coordinator - Diane Cox 515-286-3423
Polk County Misdemeanor Case Coordinator - Marci Gleason 515-286-3912
Polk County Juvenile Case Coordinator - Kristina Ashby 515-286-3370
All other District 5 counties other than Polk - Alissa Bowman 515-286-3859