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Cedar County is part of Judicial District 7 in the Iowa Courts system. The Chief Judge is Henry Latham. For the most complete and up-to-date information, visit the Iowa Judicial Branch website for Cedar County.

Juror Information

Contact Information:
(563) 886-2101


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, go to e-juror:


Courthouse Directions
Located at 400 Cedar St. in downtown Tipton, IA.

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
Free parking is available all around the courthouse.

Courthouse Security Information
The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for providing security in the courthouse. The Cedar County Courthouse is equipped with a wand metal detector. Your person and belongings may be scanned for prohibited items upon entering the courthouse. Thus, you may want to avoid having an excessive amount of metal or electronic objects on your person.

Jury Check-in Information
To check trial status information, please call the juror recording at (563) 886-6371. The recording is updated each week no later than 5:00 p.m. the Friday prior to the jurors' service date. The instructions on the recording will tell jurors where and when to report.

Absences / Emergencies
In the event of an emergency or if you must be late or absent for any reason, please call the Clerk of Court’s office at (563) 886-2101.

Travel, Mileage, and Other Expenses
Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from residence to the courthouse at a rate of .50 per mile as approved by the supreme court.

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
Hijinio "Dave" Tristan

Pay Court Fines

Pay fines, surcharges, and fees with a major credit card 24/7.

Pay Court Fines

District Court Administrator

Danny Davis
(563) 326-8783

Juvenile Court Office

400 Cedar Street
Tipton, IA  52772
(563) 886-2070