|Dakota City District Court||Dakota||Iowa 50529||11 miles|
|Fort Dodge District Court||Fort Dodge||Iowa 50501||15 miles|
|Pocahontas District Court||Pocahontas||Iowa 50574||15 miles|
|Rockwell City District Court||Rockwell||Iowa 50579||22 miles|
|Kossuth County Clerk of Court||Algona||Iowa 50511||30 miles|
|Hamilton County Clerk of Court||Webster||Iowa 50595||32 miles|
|Clarion District Court||Clarion||Iowa 50525||34 miles|
|Sac City District Court||Sac||Iowa 50583||34 miles|
|Palo Alto County Clerk||Emmetsburg||Iowa 50536||35 miles|
|Storm Lake District Court||Storm Lake||Iowa 50588||41 miles|
|Jefferson District Court||Jefferson||Iowa 50129||44 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.