Clerk of Court
Janietta Criswell, Clerk of District Court
Mahaska County Courthouse
106 South 1st Street · 2nd Floor
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In an attempt to maintain continuity of operations and limit potential exposure due to COVID-19, the Mahaska County Clerk of Court will be limiting access by the public.
- If you have a court hearing scheduled and show any signs of illness, please call to reschedule your hearing.
- If you need to make a payment, please go to www.iowacourts.gov and click on the “How Do I” tab. You will find a link to pay fines. You may also call the office to pay over the phone.
- A drop box for payments and other clerk mail is located outside of the clerk’s office on the 2nd floor.
- If you need to file on your case, please go to www.iowacourts.gov and use the E-File tab. You may also call the office for help over the phone. Emergencies and business matters that need immediate attention will be attended to as is necessary.
Thank you for your cooperation in our attempt to keep our staff and our customers healthy.
See our official judicial branch website for more information.
Traffic fines, criminal fines, & civil infractions can be paid electronically online for any county in the state of Iowa. To pay fines, log onto the judicial branch website.
If you are summoned for jury duty, please report to the 2nd-floor courtroom of the Mahaska County Courthouse and check in with the Court Attendant.
Please plan to call 641-673-7786, after 5:00 PM, the evening prior to the above dates. A recorded message will inform you as to whether the jury trial will be held and you must report or if you do not need to report.
Please note that no food or drink is allowed in the courtroom other than bottled water. All cell phones must be turned off upon entering the courtroom. No weapons are allowed in the courtroom.
If you need assistance to participate in court due to a disability, please call the disability coordinator at 641-684-6502. Persons who are hearing or speech impaired may call Relay Iowa TTY (1-800-735-2942).