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All Court Offices Closed Friday, May 26

May 23, 2017

Des Moines, May 23, 2017— Due to state budget cuts, all Iowa Judicial Branch offices, including clerk of district court offices, the office of the clerk of the supreme court, and juvenile court services offices, will be closed Friday, May 26, 2017. Offices will remain closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, 2017, and reopen on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

All court personnel, except judges and magistrates, will be required to take unpaid leave on Friday, May 26, affecting approximately 1,446 employees for a statewide reduction of $364,573. The initial Fiscal Year 2017 appropriation for judicial branch operations was $5 million less than the amount needed to maintain the same level of service to all Iowans as in Fiscal Year 2016. In January 2017, the Iowa Legislature passed and the Governor signed Senate File 130, de-appropriating an additional $3 million from the Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget of the Iowa Judicial Branch.

View the order closing judicial branch offices (PDF).

For More Information:

Steve Davis, Court Communications Director, (515) 725-8058 or

Iowa Supreme Court 
1111 East Court Avenue 
Des Moines, IA 50319 

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