AJIS (Automated Jury Information System)

As a federal trial juror for the United States District Court-Northern District of Iowa, you are "on call" to serve for a particular period, beginning on the date that appears on your summons. A “Notice to Appear” letter will provide you with a specific date and time when you must call the AJIS telephone number prior to your service. When you call the AJIS number, you must have your 9-digit participation number from the front of your summons in order to use this system and our automated jury information system will provide you with current information specific to your status such as the date, time, and location for you to report for your jury service or when you should call in again for further instructions. This same procedure will continue during the entire time you are on call.

Should any changes be made to the schedule, every effort will be made to inform jurors as soon as possible. However, in the event that contact is not made, it is the juror’s responsibility to call the night before their scheduled appearance to verify that his or her presence is required. You must have your 9-digit participation number from the front of your summons in order to use this system. The automated message is activated at 5:00 p.m. the business day before the scheduled date to appear.

If your service is not required and you nonetheless appear, you will not be entitled to any fees. Therefore, you must call exactly when you are instructed to do so in order to receive your particular reporting instructions.

Automation Juror Information System (AJIS) #319.286.2302 (Cedar Rapids), #712.233.8912 (Sioux City).