Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 18193

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

Dates: 1896-1990.

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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

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, thereunder chronological

Related Records

Civil case files from the District Court (Fifth District : Washington County), Series 3635, contains the entire case file listed in these registers.

Register of actions from the District Court (Fifth District : Washington County), Series 23737, include civil cases as well.

Index to civil and criminal actions from the District Court (Fifth District : Washington County), Series 26247, provide specific dates for actions in the cases cited in this index.

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

Registers of Actions were first scheduled in 1983 as permanent records. This series was archivally processed by David Clark in March 2000. A separate filming of the records took place in 2007 as part of a grant project designed to preserve the records of Utah's Fifth District Courts. Archival processing of new holdings was completed by Jim Kichas in July 2007.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An alphabetical index is located at the beginning of each register.

Indexing Terms

  • Court records--Washington County (Utah).
  • Divorce suits--Washington County (Utah).
  • Washington County (Utah)--Trials.

Container List

REEL VOLUME DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1 1896-1928 1-349
1 A 1925-1934 351-748
2 B 1934-1939 749-1150
3 C 1939-1949 1155-1754
4 D 1949-1955 1755-2354
3 E 1955-1961 2355-2954
5 F 1961-1966 2955-3554
5 G 1966-1969 3555-4154
6 H 1969-1972 4155-4754
7 I 1972-1974 4755-5354
8 J 1974-1975 5355-5954
9 K 1976-1977 5955-6554
10 L 1977-1979 6555-7154
11 M 1979-1984 7155-7754
12 N 1980-1982 7755-8354
13 O 1982-1983 8355-8954
14 P 1983-1984 8955-9554
15 Q 1984-1985 9555-10154
16 R 1985 85:001-85:600
17 S 1986 86:601-86:1200
18 T 1987 87:1201-87:1800
19 U 1988 88:1801-88:2400
20 V 1989 89:2401-89:3000
21 W 1990 90:3001-90:3600