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Courts

Winnebago County is part of Judicial District 2 in the Iowa Courts system. The Chief Judge is Adria Kester. For the most complete and up-to-date information, visit the Iowa Judicial Branch website for Winnebago County.

Juror Information

Contact
641-585-4520
[email protected]

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

Where to Park
Please park at or around the courthouse.

Courthouse Security Information
Sheriff: 641-585-2828

Jury Check-in Information
The jury should check in at the Clerk of Court office.

Absences / Emergencies
Please call 641-585-4520.

Travel, Mileage, and Other Expenses
Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from their residence to the courthouse at a rate approved by the supreme court.

Compensation
Pursuant to state law, you will be paid $30 a day for each day of your 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
Scott Hand
641-421-0990
[email protected]


Holiday Closures

The Clerk of Court's holiday schedule varies from the county's offices. Please see the list below for days the court will be closed.

2023

Day before Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 22
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 24
Christmas Monday, December 25
Day after Christmas Tuesday, December 26

 

2024

New Year’s Day Monday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 15
Memorial Day Monday, May 27
Independence Day Thursday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 2
Veterans Day Monday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 29
Christmas Wednesday, December 25

Pay Court Fines

Clerk of Court

126 S. Clark
Suite 1
Forest City, IA  50436
641-585-4520

Case Scheduling
Kelly Heard
641-494-3612

District Court Administrator

Scott Hand
641-421-0990

Juvenile Court Office

220 North Washington Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401