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Courts

Lyon County is part of Judicial District 3 in the Iowa Courts system. The Chief Judge is Patrick H. Tott. For the most complete and up-to-date information, visit the Iowa Judicial Branch website for Lyon County.

Juror Information

Contact
(712) 262-4335
laurie.janssen@iowacourts.gov
tami.christensen@iowacourts.gov

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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
There is parking around the courthouse facility.

Courthouse Security Information
Security is present on the court floor.

Jury Check-in Information
The jury should check in at the Clerk's office by 8:45 am.

Absences / Emergencies
Please call (712) 472-8530.

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
Peggy Frericks
(712) 279-6035
peggy.frericks@iowacourts.gov

Pay Court Fines

Clerk of Court

206 South Second Avenue
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
(712) 472-8530

Case Scheduling
Judy Martin-Alioth
(712) 279-6028

District Court Administrator

Peggy Frericks
(712) 279-6035