Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 18187

District Court (Fifth District : Iron County) Civil registers of actions

Dates: 1896-1990.

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

Scope and Content

Civil cases document the legal process and the administration of justice in conjunction with civil proceedings for the determination of a controversy between parties wherein rights are enforced or protected, or wrongs are prevented or redressed. Records and documents pertaining to a particular civil action are filed together by the court clerk and collectively these documents constitute the case file. As these records or actions are filed, the clerk enters them in the registers which comprise this series. The clerk is required as documents enter the case file to make a notation that shows "the nature of each paper filed or writ issued and the substance of each order or judgment of the court and of the returns showing execution of process. The notation of an order or judgment shall show the date the notation is made. When trial by jury has been properly demanded or ordered the clerk shall enter the word 'jury' on the page assigned to that action" [UCA 79 (b) (2)].

A register of actions may contain the following entries for each civil case: name of the attorney for plaintiff and defendant, name of the judge presiding over the case, petitions, complaints, summons, answers to summons, orders from the court, assignment of judges, exhibits, judgment, findings and conclusions, costs, decrees, requests by attorneys for instructions to the jury, verdict, motions for cross complaints or new trials, amendments to previous answers and disclaimers.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number.

Research Note

Researchers should consult this series to ensure finding all the actions which occurred in a case.

Related Records

Minute books from the District Court (Fifth District : Iron County), Series 1390, documents the proceedings of each case.

Judgment record books from the District Court (Fifth District : Iron County), Series 18190, contains the text of judgment rendered in civil cases.

Civil case index from the District Court (Fifth District : Iron County), Series 18194, provides index numbers for the case files cited in these registers.

Civil case files from the District Court (Fifth District : Iron County), Series 18195, contains the entire case file listed in these registers.

Custody History

These books were originally transferred to the State Archives from the court in 2007. They were transferred to the regional repository at Southern Utah University in November 2009.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Jim Kichas and Emily Gurr in May 2008 as part of a NHPRC grant project designed to preserve the historic records of Utah's Fifth District Courts.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Each register contains an alphabetical index at the beginning of the volume.

Indexing Terms

  • Divorce suits--Iron County (Utah).
  • Corporate divestiture--Utah--Iron County.
  • Judgments--Utah--Iron County.
  • Iron County (Utah)--Trials (Divorce).
  • Iron County (Utah)--Actions and defenses--Cases.
  • Iron County (Utah)--Habeas corpus.

Container List

REEL VOLUME DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1 1896-1915 1-195
1 1 1915-1925 1-430
1 2 1925-1931 431-932
2 3 1931-1934 933-1334
2 4 1934-1938 1335-1735
3 5 1938-1942 1736-2167
3 6 1942-1947 2168-2565
4 7 1947-1951 2566-2965
4 8 1951-1954 2966-3363
5 9 1954-1959 3364-3863
5 10 1959-1962 3864-4365
6 11 1962-1966 4366-4865
6 12 1966-1969 4866-5365
7 13 1969-1971 5366-5845
7 14 1971-1973 5846-6349
8 15 1973-1975 6350-6766
8 16 1975-1976 6850-7349
9 17 1976-1978 7350-7849
9 18 1978-1979 7850-8353
10 19 1979-1982 8354-8853
10 20 1980-1981 8854-9353
11 21 1981-1982 9354-9857
11 22 1982-1984 9858-10361
12 23 1984 10362-10838
12 24 1985 85:001-85:496
13 25 1985-1986 85:497-86:482
13 26 1986-1987 86:483-87:427c
14 27 1987-1988 87:428-88:398
14 28 1988-1989 88:399-89:152
15 29 1990 90:1000-90:1098