Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 12628

District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County) Civil case files (sealed)

Dates: 1957-

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This series contains documents from civil case files or entire civil case files which have been ordered sealed by the court pursuant to statute or court rule. These documents were removed from the civil case files (Series 1622) during filming. By law, records to be sealed are placed in an envelope which is then securely sealed. The court clerk records the case number on the envelope and inscribes across the sealed part of the envelope the words "Records sealed. Not to be opened except upon written order of the court." Sealed records are closed to inspection, except to the parties.

Petitions to seal individual documents and entire case files pertaining to civil actions are most common in those that deal with patents, industrial secrets, and divorces involving prominent individuals. Case records including sealed divorce records, drivers license histories, and commitment records are classified as private. Custodial evaluations and home studies, psychological evaluations, judges notes, and other case records designated by statute, court order, or administrative rule or regulation to be confidential are routinely sealed by the court.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number thereunder chronological by filing date

Research Note

The CIVIL DOCUMENT INDEX is not altered when a case file (or a document therefrom) is sealed. The order sealing documents in a case file is recorded in the REGISTER OF ACTIONS. In most cases only individual documents, not entire case files, are sealed. It is not uncommon for two or more individual documents from a single civil action to be sealed in separate envelopes. These sealed documents have been removed from the case file (Series 1622), which has a public classification. The balance of the case file remains accessible to researchers.

Related Records

Civil case files from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1622, are the series from which the individual documents and entire case files sealed by court order were removed.

Minute books from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1650, document proceedings in civil case files.

Abstracts of judgment books from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1663, include information on those cases which, due to unsatisfied judgments, result in liens, garnishments, and further action by the court.

Judgment dockets from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1671, record the assigned case number and filing date and include the book and page number for the corresponding judgment record.

Transcripts and depositions from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 3580, record testimony and proceedings in civil cases going to trial.

Civil case indexes from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 6071, records the names of plaintiffs and defendants involved in civil actions and provides assigned case numbers.

Case files from the District Court (Third District), Series 9802, include files of civil cases adjudicated in Salt Lake County during most of the territorial period.

Miscellaneous case files (restricted) from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 14156, includes civil cases sealed by court order.

Custody History

Civil case files were maintained by the county clerk who was designated as ex-officio clerk of the Third District Court in and for Salt Lake County. The county/court clerk maintained custody of the civil case files until their transfer to the state archives in 1985.

Access Restrictions

Records in this series have been sealed by the court. Sealed judicial records may be disclosed only upon written court order [Code of Judicial Administration, 1993, Rule 4-202.03 (11)].

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

These records were archivally processed by W. Glen Fairclough, Jr. in May 1994.

Finding Aids

Indexes: CIVIL ACTION INDEX, series 6071, is a name index to this series.

Indexing Terms

  • Dispute resolution (Law)--Utah.
  • Class actions (Civil procedure)--Utah
  • Conciliation (Civil procedure)--Utah.

Container List

BOX DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1957 113,318
1 1958 115,937; 118,006; 118,130; 118,335; 118,545
1 1959 119,483; 119,839; 122,465; 122,717; 122,768
1 1960 125,122; 125,306; 125,752; 125,849; 127,350; 128,313; 128,451 yr 1960]
1 1961 129,421; 129,461; 129,825; 130,340; 131,690; 132,427
1 1962 135,248; 137,928; 140,066
1 1963 141,361; 143,173; 143,195; 143,452
1 1964 148,766; 150,015; 150,374; 151,154; 151,209; 151,213; 151,547; 152,030; 152,883; 152,896; 152,986;153,061; 153,307; 153,595;153,601; 153,892; 153,943
1 1965 154,458; 154,675; 155,106; 155,969; 156,419; 156,562;156,898; 157,313; 157,428; 157,738; 158,005; 158,025; 158,031; 158,224; 159,573; 159,637; 159,753; 160,175; 160,480; 160,765; 161,100; 161,306; 161,338; 161,361; 161,444; 161,506
1 1966 162,185; 162,613; 162,935; 163,538; 163,683; 164,087; 164,096; 164,441; 164,579
2 1966 164,646; 164,716; 164,763; 164,771; 164,912; 165,057; 165,060; 165,550; 165,593; 165,595; 165,664; 166,158; 166,319; 166,567; 166,595; 166,605; 166,686; 166,829; 167,254; 167,354; 167,707; 168,009; 168,096; 168,246; 168,346; 168,433; 168,524; 168,620; 168,754; 168,818; 168,860; 169,033; 169,046; 169,272
2 1967 169,382; 169,488; 169,591; 169,642; 169,643; 169,686; 169,809; 169,950; 169,999; 170,057; 170,072; 170,216; 170,466; 170,495; 170,884; 171,048; 171,121; 171,256; 171,285; 171,417; 171,482; 171,497; 171,958; 172,055; 172,057; 172,150; 172,192; 172,368; 172,399; 172,453; 172,469; 172,494; 172,637; 172,669; 172,699; 172,802; 172,803; 172,871; 172,891; 172,948; 173,080; 173,242; 173,590; 173,624; 173,815; 173,968; 174,081; 174,179; 174,346; 174,510; 174,685; 174,710; 174,718; 174,835
3 1967 175,099; 175,289; 175,306; 175,341; 175,379; 175,384; 175,419; 175,719; 175,736; 175,769; 175,989; 176,018; 176,112; 176,179; 176,284; 176,292; 176,462; 176,486; 176,543; 176,693
3 1968 177,082; 177,092; 177,671; 177,690; 177,691; 177,747; 177,918; 178,186; 178,244; 178,246; 178,372; 178,523; 178,565; 179,068; 179,211; 179,261; 179,268; 179,327; 179,377; 179,420; 179,534; 179,614; 179,901; 180,116; 180,213; 180,283; 180,477; 180,613; 180,782; 181,571; 181,573; 181,756; 181,819; 182,261; 182,747; 182,877; 183,026; 183,608; 183,865; 183,866
3 1969 184,003; 184,168; 184,334; 184,348; 184,355; 184,463; 184,568; 184,873; 185,225; 185,505; 185,531; 185,596; 186,084; 186,113; 187,064; 187,085; 187,442; 188,073; 188,097; 188,144; 188,221; 188,258; 188,416; 188,461; 188,842; 188,928; 189,127; 189,381; 189,558; 189,677; 189,790; 190,575; 190,612; 190,762; 190,786; 191,314