District Court (Seventh District : Grand County) Civil registers of action
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.
Numerical by case number.
Book L contains scattered register entries with large gaps between each. There is no indication as to why this book fails to follow the pattern set by every register book preceding it.
Civil case files from the District Court (Seventh District : Grand County), Series 13111, contains the entire case file listed in these registers.
Minute books from the District Court (Seventh District : Grand County), Series 21846, documents the proceedings of each case.
Civil cases index from the District Court (Seventh District : Grand County), Series 26183, provide an accounting of actions filed for each civil case heard by the court.
These books were microfilmed in 2006 as part of the Utah State Archives Millennial Project.
This series is available on microfilm.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by Jim Kichas in July 2010.
Indexes: Book D is the only register in this series that is self-indexed. The civil case numbers needed to access register entries in this series can be found in series 26183.