Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 27462

District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County) Civil registers of actions

Dates: 1896-1991.

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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, thereunder chronological.

Research Note

The first three volumes in this series contain both civil and criminal register entries. After 1923 the court split civil and criminal case entries into separate volumes.

Related Records

Civil and criminal case files from the District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County), Series 331, contains the complete case files listed in these registers.

Index to plaintiffs and defendants from the District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County), Series 27463, provides case file numbers that can be used to access the register entries in these volumes.

Index to actions from the District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County), Series 27464, provides case file numbers that can be used to access the register entries in these volumes.

Criminal registers of action from the District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County), Series 27465, contains criminal register entries post-1923.

Custody History

These books were transferred to the State Archives for microfilming in June 2010. After filming they were returned to the court.

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 June 2010.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Alphabetical indexes for this series covering 1897 to 1991 can be found in series 27463. Indexes: Alphabetical indexes for this series covering 1897 to 1955 can be found in series 27464.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL VOLUME DATE DESCRIPTION
1 A 1896-1904 1-463
1 B 1904-1917 464-1095
2 C 1917-1923 1096-1662
2 D 1923-1930 1663-2324
3 E 1930-1935 2325-3080
3 F 1935-1943 3081-3765
4 G 1943-1952 3766-4355
4 H 1952-1958 4356-4949
5 I 1958-1963 4950-5540
6 J 1963-1968 5541-6125
7 K 1968-1973 6126-6716
7 L 1973-1976 6717-7310
8 M 1976-1978 7311-7900
9 N 1978-1980 7901-8495
10 O 1980-1983 8496-9085
11 P 1983-1985 9086-9669
12 Q 1985-1987 9670-9999
13 R 1987-1988 10000-10399
14 S 1988-1991 10400-10900