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Judicial District:
Chief Judge:
Marlita Greve

Clerk of Court

400 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 111
Tipton, IA  52772
Phone: 563-886-2101

Case Scheduling

Jennifer Criswell

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

Kathy Gaylord

Juvenile Court Office

400 Cedar Street
Tipton, IA  52772
Phone: 563-886-2070

Juror Information

Contact Information:

(563) 886-2101,


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

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 contains any obscene, suggestive or inflammatory print or images, and clothes that are overly dirty or ragged.

Where to Park

Free parking is available all around the courthouse.

Courthouse Security Information

The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for providing security in the courthouse. The Cedar County Courthouse is equipped with a wand metal detector. Your person and belongings may be scanned for prohibited items upon entering the courthouse. Thus, you may want to avoid having an excessive amount of metal or electronic objects on your person.

Jury Check-in Information

To check trial status information, please call the juror recording at (563) 886-6371. The recording is updated each week no later than 5:00 p.m. the Friday prior to the jurors' service date. The instructions on the recording will tell jurors where and when to report.

Absences / Emergencies

In the event of an emergency or if you must be late or absent for any reason, please call the Clerk of Court’s office at (563) 886-2101.

Travel, Mileage, and Other Expenses

Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from residence to the courthouse at a rate of .45 per mile as approved by the supreme court.  


Pursuant to state law, you will be paid $30 a day for each day of 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

Brian McKenrick

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