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Judicial District:
Chief Judge:
Arthur Gamble

Clerk of Court

109 West Madison
Suite 203
Mount Ayr, IA  50854
Phone: 641-464-3234

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

211 B North Elm
PO Box 345
Creston, IA  50801
Phone: 641-782-2519

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

The Ringgold County Courthouse is located at 109 West Madison, Mount Ayr, Iowa. From Highway IA-2 into Mount Ayr, turn north onto South Taylor Street and head north until you reach the square (about 3 blocks). The courthouse is located on city square which is a one-way street around the courthouse.

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

Around the square on any side.  Parking is free.

Courthouse Security Information

 Individuals are subject to search before entering courtroom at the discretion of law enforcement.

Jury Check-in Information

Report for jury duty to the 2nd Floor Courtroom.  A clerk will check you in.

Absences / Emergencies

Report absences to the Clerk of Court's office at 641-464-3234.  Report Emergencies to the Ringgold County Sheriff at 641-464-3921.

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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