|Storm Lake District Court||Storm Lake||Iowa 50588|
|Sac City District Court||Sac||Iowa 50583||19 miles|
|Cherokee District Court||Cherokee||Iowa 51012||20 miles|
|Ida Grove District Court||Ida Grove||Iowa 51445||25 miles|
|Pocahontas District Court||Pocahontas||Iowa 50574||28 miles|
|Rockwell City District Court||Rockwell||Iowa 50579||33 miles|
|Clay County Clerk||Spencer||Iowa 51301||35 miles|
|O'Brien County Clerk of Courts||Primghar||Iowa 51245||38 miles|
|Palo Alto County Clerk||Emmetsburg||Iowa 50536||42 miles|
|Carroll District Court||Carroll||Iowa 51401||43 miles|
|Denison District Court||Denison||Iowa 51442||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.