|Clarion District Court||Clarion||Iowa 50525|
|Hamilton County Clerk of Court||Webster||Iowa 50595||20 miles|
|Dakota City District Court||Dakota||Iowa 50529||24 miles|
|Garner District Court||Garner||Iowa 50438||26 miles|
|Hampton District Court||Hampton||Iowa 50441||26 miles|
|Fort Dodge District Court||Fort Dodge||Iowa 50501||28 miles|
|Kossuth County Clerk of Court||Algona||Iowa 50511||35 miles|
|Forest City District Court||Forest||Iowa 50436||37 miles|
|Mason City District Court||Mason||Iowa 50401||39 miles|
|Eldora District Court||Eldora||Iowa 50627||41 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.