District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County) Civil registers of actions
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.
Numerical by case number, thereunder chronological.
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.
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.
These books were transferred to the State Archives for microfilming in June 2010. After filming they were returned to the court.
This series is available on microfilm.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by Jim Kichas in June 2010.
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.
Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.