Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 4681

District Court (Second District : Davis County) Minutes

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Dates: 1896-

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

Minute books contain court actions from the criminal, civil, and probate divisions and document the daily proceedings of the court. However, minute book entries are not transcripts of court cases. Business matters include court site and officers present, jury selection, judicial appointments, expense claims, as well as entries noting the day's proceedings on various cases. A typical case will span multiple dates and will include an indictment or indication of the filed complaint, procedural issues, presentation of the case, witnesses' names, the verdict, and precise sentencing or settlement.

Arrangement

Chronological by date.

Related Records

Criminal case files from the District Court (Second District : Davis County), Series 4650, contains criminal case files cited in these minute books.

Civil case files from the District Court (Second District : Davis County), Series 4651, contains civil case files cited in these minute books.

Probate case files from the District Court (Second District : Davis County), Series 4654, contains probate case files cited in these minute books.

Access Restrictions

Utah law, enacted in 1941, sealed all adoption records with the exception that they can be released upon a court order expressly permitting inspection (Laws of Utah, 1941, chapter 17, 14-1-15). This restriction has subsequently been amended (1999) to allow public access one hundred years after the date of final decree or access as provided for in a mutual consent registry (Utah Code 78-30-15, 18). The probate division's jurisdiction over adoptions preceded the enactment of these laws and therefore many adoption records were cited in record books kept by the court. Utah State Archives staff supervises access to this series in order to provide access to probate records, but not to adoption records.

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 December 2009.

Indexing Terms

  • Court records--Utah--Davis County

Container List

VOLUME DESCRIPTION
A 1896-1909