Salt Lake City (Utah). City Court

Entity: 1019
Entity Type: Municipality


The five county justice precincts were abolished and a single Salt Lake City precinct created in 1901. The City Court judge became the ex-officio judge for the county city precinct. Legal refinements by 1919 had clarified this court as a city court. City courts were abolished in 1978.

Biography/History Notes

Held jurisdiction for civil cases involving small sums and petty crime including petit larceny, assault and battery, breaches of the peace, minor property damage, and assorted other misdemeanors.