|Indianola District Court||Indianola||Iowa 50125||5 miles|
|Des Moines District Court||Des Moines||Iowa 50309||17 miles|
|Knoxville District Court||Knoxville||Iowa 50138||20 miles|
|Chariton District Court||Chariton||Iowa 50049||26 miles|
|Osceola District Court||Osceola||Iowa 50213||28 miles|
|Winterset District Court||Winterset||Iowa 50273||28 miles|
|Newton District Court||Newton||Iowa 50208||32 miles|
|Adel Circuit Court||Adel||Iowa 50003||33 miles|
|Albia District Court||Albia||Iowa 52531||42 miles|
|Corydon District Court||Corydon||Iowa 50060||43 miles|
|Oskaloosa District Court||Oskaloosa||Iowa 52577||43 miles|
|Nevada District Court||Nevada||Iowa 50201||45 miles|
|Leon District Court||Leon||Iowa 50144||45 miles|
|Ames Clerk of District Court||Ames||Iowa 50010||46 miles|
Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.
Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.
In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.