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Judicial District:
Chief Judge:
Arthur Gamble

Clerk of Court

214 East Main Street
Knoxville, IA  50138
Phone: 641-828-2207

Case Scheduling

Janis Haines

Pay Fines Online

Access our convenient, online payment service that enables the payment of fines, surcharges and fees electronically, 24/7, with a major credit card.

Pay Fines Online

District Court Administrator

Christopher Patterson

Juvenile Court Office

916 Braden Avenue
Chariton, IA  50049
Phone: 641-774-4421

Juror Information

Contact Information:



The national eJuror Program gives potential jurors the flexibility of responding online to their jury qualification questionnaire. Jurors choosing to complete these forms electronically don’t have to mail them. Through the eJuror Program, potential jurors may:

  • update personal information,
  • check when they need to report for jury service,
  • submit a request for an excuse or deferral, and
  • select an alternate time to serve.
Go to eJuror

Courthouse Directions

Located at 214 East Main Street in downtown Knoxville, IA.

Please keep the top portion of your jury summons.  Additional reporting information is located on the back of your summons.  Please follow these instructions or any other enclosed instructions which may require you to call in prior to your service date or give a time and date which you are to appear.  You will be required to bring the top portion with you when you report for jury duty.

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 one block off the square to avoid a parking ticket. Public parking lots are one block north of the square by Wells Fargo Drive Up Bank and ...

Courthouse Security Information

Please call the Marion County Sheriff's Office with any questions at 641-828-2220.

Jury Check-in Information

Clerk of Court Office on 3rd floor.

Absences / Emergencies

Please notify Clerk  at 641-828-2207 ext. 6 with any additional absences not included on the returned Summons or Emergencies.

Travel, Mileage, and Other Expenses

Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from residence to the courthouse at a rate approved by the supreme court.  If you do not know the mileage, you can look it up on


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. 

ADA Coordinator

Christopher Patterson

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