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Front doors at the Wapello County Courthouse will be closed June 17, 2024 - June 28, 2024 for window installation. Follow signs to the back doors of the Courthouse. If you need assistance, please call the appropriate department.


Wapello County is part of Judicial District 8 in the Iowa Courts system. The Chief Judge is Mary Ann Brown. For the most complete and up-to-date information, visit the Iowa Judicial Branch website for Wapello County.

Juror Information

Contact 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, go to e-juror:


Courthouse Directions
Located at 101 W. 4th St in Ottumwa, 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
Parking is available in the courthouse parking lot or adjacent streets. Jurors with handicapped permits may park in the designated handicap parking spaces.  

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 information: 641-683-0062. Please report to the Courtroom located on the 3rd floor.

Absences / Emergencies
A juror with unexcused absences will be subject to contempt of court sanctions. For further information contact the Clerk of Courts office at 641-683-0060.

Travel, Mileage, and Other Expenses
Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from residence to the courthouse at a rate of .45 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
Cathy Reck

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District Court Administrator

Heidi Baker

Juvenile Court Office

101 West 4th Street
Ottumwa, IA  52501
Phone: 641-683-0070