|Sigourney District Court||Sigourney||Iowa 52591||8 miles|
|Washington District Court||Washington||Iowa 52353||19 miles|
|Fairfield District Court||Fairfield||Iowa 52556||25 miles|
|Montezuma District Court||Montezuma||Iowa 50171||29 miles|
|Ottumwa District Court||Ottumwa||Iowa 52501||30 miles|
|Marengo District Court||Marengo||Iowa 52301||30 miles|
|Oskaloosa District Court||Oskaloosa||Iowa 52577||31 miles|
|Iowa City District Court||Iowa||Iowa 52240||34 miles|
|Mount Pleasant District Court||Mount Pleasant||Iowa 52641||38 miles|
|Keosauqua District Court||Keosauqua||Iowa 52565||44 miles|
|Albia District Court||Albia||Iowa 52531||45 miles|
|Bloomfield District Court||Bloomfield||Iowa 52537||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.