The District Court has general jurisdiction of all civil, criminal, probate, juvenile, adoption, domestic, abuse, mental health and substance abuse cases and is a court of record. The Clerk of District Court is a state employee who has been appointed by the district court judges. In each of Iowa's 99 counties the Clerk of District Court helps manage the caseload of the Judicial System. It is the Clerk's duty to file and docket all pleadings in various cases, enter judgments, issue executions and maintain the records.
The Clerk is responsible for collecting and distributing child support payments and maintaining the child support records. Also, collecting payment of fines in criminal actions which includes felony and indictable misdemeanors. Among the duties of the Clerk of Court is impaneling, compensating and managing the jury system.
The Cedar County District Court is in session the last two weeks of a month from 9:00 - 12:00 and 1:30 – 4:30 in the courtroom located on the second floor within the County courthouse. If you have been selected for jury duty, report to the clerk's office. Please dress respectably; business or business-casual clothing is acceptable.
Unacceptable Clothing Includes:
Shorts, tube tops, halter tops, clothing that contains any obscene, suggestive or inflammatory print or images, and clothes that are overly dirty or ragged.