Des Moines County is part of Judicial District 8 in the Iowa Courts system. The Chief Judge is Myron Gookin. For the most complete and up-to-date information, visit the Iowa Judicial Branch website for Des Moines County.

Juror Information




Did you get a Summons to Jury Service in the mail? Do you need to:

  • update personal information,
  • check when you need to report for jury service,
  • submit a request for an excuse or deferral, or
  • select an alternate time to serve?

To begin, use the Iowa e-juror tool.


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

North side of the courthouse, Main Street, adjacent streets, or riverfront.

Courthouse Security Information

No weapons of any kind will be allowed in the Courthouse. Cellular phones are to be turned off and no use of recording devices or cellular phone cameras is permitted.

Jury Check-in Information

  • Check trial status: 319-753-8205
  • Associate Court
    • Please report to the 1st-floor Clerks office/hallway
  • District Court
    • Please report to the 3rd-floor Clerks office/hallway

Absences / Emergencies

Jurors with unexcused absences will be subject to contempt of court sanctions.  For further information contact the Clerk of Courts office at 319-753-8242.

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.


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

Cathy Reck

Pay Court Fines

Clerk of Court

513 North Main Street
P.O. Box 158
Burlington, IA  52601
319-753-8253 (Fax)

Case Scheduling

Steffanie Swartz & Amy Gardner

District Court Administrator

Heidi Baker

Juvenile Court Office

513 North Main
Burlington, IA  52601