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Judicial District:
Chief Judge:
Myron Gookin

Clerk of Court

302 East Main Street
P.O. Box 218
Montezuma, IA  50171
Phone: 641-623-5644
Fax: 641-623-5320

Case Scheduling

Steffanie Chance & Amy Gardner

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

Heidi Baker
641-684-6502 (612)

Juvenile Court Office

200 4th Avenue West
Grinnell, IA  50112
Phone: 641-236-0655

Juror Information

Contact Information:



Did you get a Summons to Jury Service in the mail?  Do you need to

  • update personal information,
  • check when you need to report for jury service,
  • submit a request for an excuse or deferral, or
  • select an alternate time to serve?

Click the Go to eJuror button to begin.

Go to eJuror

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

Parking around the courthouse square or adjacent streets.  Jurors with handicapped permits may park in the designated handicap parking spaces.  

Courthouse Security Information

No weapons of any kind will be allowed in the Courthouse.  Cellular phones are to be turned off and no use of recording devices or cellular phone cameras is permitted. 

Jury Check-in Information

Check trial status information:  641-623-5644 after 5:00 pm..  Please report to the District Courtroom located on the 2nd floor.

Absences / Emergencies

Juror with unexcused absences will be subject to contempt of court sanctions.  For further information contact Clerk of Courts office at 641-623-5644

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. 


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

Cathy Reck
641-684-6502 (610)

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