June 30 D.Ct. Flood Supervisory Order No. 2; IA S.Ct. Notice re filing deadlines

On June 30, 2008, the Sixth Judicial District issued a second  flood-related Administrative Order.   The Order provides that since the  Linn County Clerk of Court‘s office and Court Administration offices have been relocated to the Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Center in Cedar Rapids and been  in operation since June 19, there is no longer any necessity for maintaining a satellite office for the Linn County Clerk of Court in Jones County or for continuing to permit faxes of signed court orders to the Clerk of Court.   The full text of the Order can be viewed here:   Flood Supervisory Order No. 2

 The first flood-related Administrative Order, dated June 16, 2008, can  be viewed here: Administrative Order.   NOTE: As of June 30, the court was continuing to have problems with the direct number for court administration (319-398-3920. Another number which can be used to reach court administration is (319)-398-3411 and then pressing  “1”.

Also on June 30, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a notice on its website pertaining to the closing of the Linn County Courthouse and computation of filing deadlines.   The introductory link to the notice is captioned “Flood-related information as of 3:45 p.m. (June 30, 2008). Statewide court closings due to flooding will be updated as information becomes available.”   The Notice states:

The following court offices have been closed pursuant to the authority of the Supreme Court.   Statewide court-related closings will be updated as information becomes available.  

Linn County courthouse is closed indefinitely. Court business will be operated at facilities at Kirkwood Community College, 7725 Kirkwood Boulevard, Cedar Rapids, beginning Monday, June 23.    Flood-related emergency procedures for the Linn County District Court are now in effect.   (updated 9:00 a.m. June 20)    

The Linn County Clerk of Court’s satellite office is closed effective June 27th, 2008.   Court administration is experiencing problems with its direct phone number.   Court administration can be reached by calling (319) 398-3411 and pressing 1. (updated 3:30 p.m. June 30)    

Polk County Juvenile Court Services offices in the River Place site have been closed and staff relocated to other locations until further order of the Court.   If you have questions about an appointment, please call 286-3960 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  (updated 5:00 p.m. June 15)    

All other county courthouses are open and operating on normal schedules.  


See Iowa Code section 4.1(34) and Iowa Rule of Civil Procedure 1.1801 for computation of filing deadlines when the office of the clerk of the district court is closed pursuant to the authority of the supreme court.