|Corning District Court||Corning||Iowa 50841||9 miles|
|Creston District Court||Creston||Iowa 50801||12 miles|
|Greenfield District Court||Greenfield||Iowa 50849||18 miles|
|Bedford District Court||Bedford||Iowa 50833||28 miles|
|Mount Ayr District Court||Mount Ayr||Iowa 50854||31 miles|
|Atlantic District Court||Atlantic||Iowa 50022||32 miles|
|Clarinda District Court||Clarinda||Iowa 51632||32 miles|
|Montgomery County District Ct Clerk||Red Oak||Iowa 51566||33 miles|
|Winterset District Court||Winterset||Iowa 50273||36 miles|
|Grant City Circuit Court||Grant City||Missouri 64456||41 miles|
|Grant City Municipal Court||Grant City||Missouri 64456||41 miles|
|Guthrie Center District Court||Guthrie Center||Iowa 50115||43 miles|
|Osceola District Court||Osceola||Iowa 50213||43 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.