Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 26614

District Court (Third District : Summit County) Civil registers of action

Dates: 1896-1993.

11.00 cubic feet and 23 microfilm reelsSkip to Containers

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.

Related Records

Civil case files from the District Court (Third District : Summit County), Series 26613, record the date any action was taken on a case.

Civil action index from the District Court (Third District : Summit County), Series 26615, contains the index books that can be used to access individual cases in this series.

Judgment record books from the District Court (Fourth District : Summit County), Series 27425, contains the text of judgment rendered in civil cases.

Minute books from the District Court (Third District : Summit County), Series 27435, documents the proceedings of each case.

Custody History

These books were removed from the court office in Coalville and transferred to the Utah State Archives in October, 2007.

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 processed by Jim Kichas in May 2010.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Indexes for the books in this series can be found in Series 26615.

Indexing Terms

  • Court records--Utah--Summit County

Container List

REEL VOLUME DATE DESCRIPTION
1 A 1896-1903 1-528
2 B 1903-1915 529-1200
3 C 1915-1929 1201-1791
4 D 1930-1940 1792-2397
5 E 1940-1957 2398-3030
6 F 1957-1966 3031-3657
7 G 1966-1972 3658-4281
8 H 1972-1975 4282-4889
9 I 1975-1978 4890-5422
10 J 1978-1979 5423-5951
11 K 1979-1980 5952-6483
12 L 1981-1982 6484-6988
13 M 1982-1983 6989-7605
14 N 1983-1985 7606-8219
15 O 1985-1986 8220-8725
16 P 1986-1987 8726-9217
17 Q 1987-1988 9218-9696
18 R 1988-1989 9697-10148
19 S 1989-1990 10144-10598
19 S-1 1990 10599-10711
19 S-2 1990 10712-10822
20 T 1990-1991 10825-10969
20 U 1991 10970-11106
21 V 1991 11109-11264
21 W 1991-1992 11265:92-11362
22 X 1992-1993 92:11364-93:11819
23 Y 1993 93:11820-93:12026