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Taylor

Judicial District:
5
Chief Judge:
Arthur Gamble

Clerk of Court

403 Jefferson Street
Suite 4
Bedford, IA  50833
Phone: 712-523-2095

Case Scheduling

Janis Haines
515-286-3859

Pay Fines Online

Use our convenient, online payment service to pay fines, surcharges and fees with a major credit card 24/7.

Pay Fines Online

District Court Administrator

Christopher Patterson
515-286-3198

Juvenile Court Office

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

Juror Information

Contact Information:

712-523-2095, jackie.saville@iowacourts.gov

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Courthouse Directions

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.

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

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 approved by the supreme court.  If you do not know the mileage, you can look it up on Mapquest.com.

Compensation

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
515-286-3394
christopher.patterson@iowacourts.gov

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