Series 27864
District Court (Eighth District : Uintah County) Civil registers of action

Dates: 1909-1990.

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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.


Numerical by case number and roughly chronological by original filing date.

Related Records

Civil case files from the District Court (Eighth District : Uintah County), Series 14196, contain the case files that are referenced in this series.

Civil case indexes from the District Court (Eighth District : Uintah County), Series 27736, contain indexes for cases dating from ca. 1900 to 1916 and 1954 to 1990.

Custody History

The court transferred volumes 2-8 in this series to the State Archives for microfilming and permanent preservation in June 2011.

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 archivally processed by Alan Barnett in March 2016.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Volumes 3-8 each include an index by defendant.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    1 1 Book 2, cases 390-792; 1909 Nov 4-1916 Apr 3
    1 2 Book 3 (with index), cases 793-1435; 1916 Apr 20-1929 Jan 10
    2 3 Book 4 (with index), cases 1436-2049; 1929 Jan 17-1939 Sep 11
    2 4 Book 5 (with index), cases 2050-2652; 1939 Sep 12-1949 Mar 12
    3 5 Book 6 (with index), cases 2653-3244; 1949 Mar 22-1954 Jul 30
    3 6 Book 7 (with index), cases 3245-3734; 1954 Aug 2-1959 Mar 11
    pending 7 Book 8 (with index), cases 3735-4227; 1959 Mar 12-1962 Jul 5

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