Series 29837
Heber City (Utah) Justice court records

Dates: 1899-1928.

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

Scope and Content

This series contains justice court records kept by the local justice court in Heber City. The court heard cases involving small claims and minor criminal infractions such as battery and larceny. This series contains a folder of loose justice court records and a court docket. The loose records include such records as a warrant of arrest, a claim, a demurer, and correspondence. The docket contains written summaries of each case heard in the justice court as well as marriages performed by the justice of the peace. Records of each case contain such information as the complaint, the plea, any actions taken in the case, the judgment , and notes regarding any legal fees owed to the court or fines imposed by the court. The names of plaintiffs and defendants were recorded as well as their place of residence, usually throughout Wasatch County with some from neighboring Summit County. Also included are the dates each case was brought before the case and the names of the justices of the peace. The entries recording marriages include the names of the involved parties, their places of residence, names of witnesses, and the dates of the marriages.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number.

Custody History

The records in this series were transferred to the State Archives in March 2019.

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 Mahala Ruddell in September 2019.

Container List

DISC BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
pending 1 none 1899-1903; Justice docket
pending 1 1 1918-1928; Justice court records

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