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Court Info

Robert L. Phelps, Clerk of Court
Telephone: (319) 286-2311
 
Paul De Young, Chief Deputy
Telephone: (319) 286-2321
 
Our Mission Statement:  The employees of the Clerk's Office for the Northern District of Iowa are committed to excellence in work product, services and customer relations.  We strive to set an example in efficient and timely problem solving.  We hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity in public service, welcome accountability to our court and to all we serve.  We meet these challenges by embracing state-of-the-art technology.
                                                                                          
Visitor Information:

To gain entrance to either the Cedar Rapids or Sioux City courthouse building, you must abide by the following: 

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  • All visitors must present a Valid Government Issued Photo ID to Court Security Officers.
  • Remove ALL items from pockets and place in the bins provided.
  • All bags, packages and belongings are subject to search by Court Security Officers.
  • Must successfully pass through the metal detector and are subject to additional security screening if the metal detector audbily or visibly alerts.
  • Weapons of any type are prohibited and will be confiscated. Anyone in possession of a weapon or contraband is subject to arrest and/or prosecution.
  • All photographing, video or voice recording is prohibited within the court occupied space as per Title: 41 CFR 102-74.420 and Local Judicial Court Rules.
  • Individuals with medical implants should advise the Court Security Officer.
  • All visitors are subject to additional security screening requirements as deemed appropriate by Local Judicial Court Rules or at the direction of the United States Marshal.

Driving Directions to Cedar Rapids Courthouse

Driving Directions to Sioux City Courthouse

All offices are open to the public Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, except for court holidays.

Court Holidays:*

Holiday Name 2019 Observed Date 2020 Observed Date
New Year's Day Tuesday, January 1st Wednesday, January 1st
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 21st Monday, January 20th
Washington's Birthday (President's Day) Monday, February 18th Monday, February 17th
Memorial Day Monday, May 27th Monday, May 25th
Independence Day Thursday, July 4th Friday July 3rd
Labor Day Monday, September 2nd Monday, September 7th
Columbus Day Monday, October 14th Monday, October 12th
Veterans Day Monday, November 11th Wednesday, November 11th
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28th Thursday, November 26th
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25th Friday, December 25th
 
* Because most Federal Employees work on a Monday to Friday schedule, when a holidays falls on a weekend the holiday is observed on the closest regular workday.  The holiday is observed on Friday if the holiday falls on Saturday and Monday if the holiday falls on Sunday (5 U.S.C. § 6103 (b)).