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Courts

Benton County is part of Judicial District 6 in the Iowa Courts system. The Chief Judge is Lars Anderson. For the most complete and up-to-date information, visit the Iowa Judicial Branch website for Benton County.

Juror Information

Contact Information:
(319) 472-2766

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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 is located on all sided of the courthouse and in the County lot North East of the Courthouse.

Courthouse Security Information
Law enforcement on duty. No weapons allowed in Courthouse.

Jury Check-in Information
Please contact the office at 319-472-2766 after 4:30 and prior to 8:00 a.m. on Monday.  Jurors will report to the third floor to check in with the clerk at 8:30 a.m. on Monday.  Please re-check the message prior to coming as the case may have settled.

Absences / Emergencies
Call  319-472-2766.

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.  

Compensation
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
Julie Fette
319-398-3920 (1105)
[email protected]

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District Court Administrator

Kellee Cortez
(319) 398-3920 (1000)

Juvenile Court Office

111 E. 4th Street
Vinton, IA  52349
(319) 472-3957