Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 26691

District Court (Sixth District : Sanpete County) Civil registers of action

Dates: 1887-1993.

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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.

Related Records

Civil case files from the District Court (Sixth District : Sanpete County), Series 3638, contains the entire case file listed in these registers.

Judgment record books from the District Court (Sixth District : Sanpete County), Series 21849, contains the text of judgment rendered in civil cases.

Minute books from the District Court (Sixth District : Sanpete County), Series 21850, documents the proceedings of each case.

Index to civil actions from the District Court (Sixth District : Sanpete County), Series 27331, provides index numbers for the case files cited in these registers.

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 October 2010.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL VOLUME DATE DESCRIPTION
pending 1 1887-1904 1-478
pending 2 1904-1913 479-974
pending 3 1913-1922 975-1614
pending 4 1922-1929 1615-2354
pending 5 1929-1934 2355-2892
pending 6 1934-1940 2893-3536
pending 7 1940-1950 3537-4136