Clerk of Court
403 Jefferson Street
Bedford, IA 50833
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PO Box 345
Creston, IA 50801
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Taylor County Courthouse, 405 Jefferson Street, Bedford, Iowa. The courthouse is located on the city square. Take Hwy. 2 to Bedford, turn east at the four lane street (Hwy. 148) at the Casey's General Store and go one block. You will see the courthouse on the north side of the street.
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
Anywhere around the courthouse - parking is free.
Courthouse Security Information
No knives, guns or sharp instruments are allowed. Please contact the Taylor County Sheriff's Office at 1-712-523-2153 for any specific questions.
Jury Check-in Information
Please report to the Clerk's Office on the first floor of the courthouse to check in before the trial begins.
Absences / Emergencies
Please telephone the clerk's office if you are unable to attend or in case of emergency - 1-712-523-2095.
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