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Lucas County is part of Judicial District 5 in the Iowa Courts system. The Chief Judge is Michael Huppert. For the most complete and up-to-date information, visit the Iowa Judicial Branch website for Lucas 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 916 Braden Avenue in downtown Chariton, 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
Park around the city square or in the city parking lots.

Courthouse Security Information
Please call the Lucas County Sheriff's Office with any questions at 641-774-5083.

Jury Check-in Information
Clerk of Court Office on 2nd floor.

Absences / Emergencies
Please notify Clerk at 641-774-4421 with any additional absences not included on the returned Summons or Emergencies.

Travel, Mileage, and Other Expenses
Jurors are reimbursed for travel to and from residence to the courthouse at a rate approved by the supreme court.  If you do not know the mileage, you can look it up on

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
Christopher Patterson

Pay Court Fines

Clerk of Court

916 Braden Avenue
Chariton, IA  50049

Case Scheduling
Alissa Bowman

District Court Administrator

Christopher Patterson

Juvenile Court Office

916 Braden Avenue
Chariton, IA  50049