Iowa citizens who receive a summons for jury service should complete a Juror Questionnaire and return it to the court within ten (10) days from receipt of the summons for qualification determination.
Completing the Juror Questionnaire accurately will help the court determine if you are qualified to serve as a juror. It is important that the records of your name and address are accurate and up-to-date. Include any changes to your name and address. Incorrect information may cause delays in receiving important jury notices or your payment after you complete your jury service.
You can complete the questionnaire online, or you can request a paper questionnaire by calling the general information number on your summons.
You can also request a postponement and update your contact information online
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How to Request a Paper Questionnaire
If you do not wish to use this website or do not choose to download one of the recommended browsers, call the general information number on your summons and request a paper questionnaire.
No Automatic Excusals from Jury Duty
There are no automatic excusals from jury duty. If you are summoned you must serve on jury duty unless you are disqualified or excused by the court for one of the following reasons:
- You are not a citizen of the United States
- You are under 18 years of age
- You are not a resident of the county that summoned you for service
- You are not able to communicate in English
- You have a permanent mental or physical disability that would affect your ability to serve
- You have served on jury duty within the past 2 years
If You Have Questions
If you have questions about completing a questionnaire or if you encounter technical problems with the online questionnaire, please call the contact number listed on your summons. The number is also given on the county information page.
If you have questions relating to your jury service, click the Juror FAQs tab.
What questions will I be asked?
These questions are asked on the questionnaire because they are related to your eligibility to serve on a jury and provide the information that attorneys commonly seek during the jury selection process.
- Are you a resident of the State of Iowa?
- Are you a United States Citizen?
- Do you understand the English language when written, spoken, or manually signed?
- Are you able to receive and evaluate information to accomplish satisfactory jury service?
- Have you ever been convicted of a crime other than a traffic offense?
- Have you or any close friend or relative been a party or witness in a court case other than a divorce
- Do you have a close friend or relative employed in law enforcement?
- Have you or any close friend or relative been a victim of a serious crime?
- Have you served as a juror before?
- Level of Education
- Marital Status
- Number of Children
- Age(s) of Children
- Spouse’s Name
- Spouse’s Occupation
- Spouse’s Employer
These questions are asked on the questionnaire because they help us ensure our jury panels are representative of the community at large.