Series 11797
District Court (First District : Box Elder County) Criminal case files

Dates: 1850-

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

Scope and Content

Criminal case files document the legal process and the administration of justice in conjunction with a criminal proceeding. Criminal case files usually contain information such as the case number, and the names of the defendants, counsel, jurors, and witnesses. The case file may include complaints, indictments, subpoenas, verdicts, warrants of arrest, execution or confinement, warrant returns, affidavits, orders, judgments, appeal notices. Records and documents pertaining to a particular action are filed together by the court clerk, and collectively these records constitute the case file. Files rarely include transcripts of testimony.

First, second, and third degree felony cases are the predominant type of action within this series (a major crime for which the maximum imprisonment is more than one year in a state correctional institution). This series also contains misdemeanor cases which are punishable by a county jail term of up to one year and/or a fine. Juvenile cases tried prior to 1907 can also be found in this series. In 1907, a separate statewide juvenile court was established allowing juvenile court jurisdiction in all matters involving children 18 years of age and younger, including parents and guardians of juvenile delinquents.


Numerical by case number.

Related Records

Minute books from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 3688, contains brief minute book entries for court proceedings on any given day.

Criminal registers of actions from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 26048, contains a record of each action taken in the cases that comprise this series.

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 April 2010.

Indexing Terms

  • Criminal law--Utah--Box Elder County.

Container List

1 1896-1900 1-57
2 1900-1906 58-119
3 1906-1913 120-187
4 1913-1917 188-261
5 1917-1923 262-321
6 1923-1925 322-356
7 1925-1929 357-413
8 1929-1938 414-532
9 1938-1942 533-580
10 1942-1946 580-645
11 1946-1949 646-701
12 1949-1953 702-758
13 1953-1957 759-810
14 1957-1960 810-886
15 1960-1961 887-925
16 1961-1963 925-1021
17 1963-1965 1022-1079
18 1965-1966 1079-1123
19 1966-1968 1124-1176
20 1968-1969 1177-1230

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