Series 29853
Spring City (Utah) Justice dockets

Dates: 1868-1932; 1984-1990

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

Scope and Content

This series contains dockets kept by the Justice Court of Spring City. The dockets feature records regarding the background and proceedings for cases brought before the court. Cases heard by the court were both criminal and civil. Each entry in these volumes includes such information as the names of the plaintiff and defendant, the date of the initial complaint or violation, the charges brought against and any fines imposed upon the defendants , and a summary of the sentence passed in the case. The In the later dockets most entries have been stamped "closed" or otherwise indicated to be transferred to the circuit court, dismissed, or voided. Some cases have a Uniform Citation & Information card attached which includes the address and signature of the defendant and information regarding summons to any assigned court dates. An alphabetical index is located at the front of each last two volumes. The earliest volume also includes records of marriages conducted by the justice of the peace.


Generally chronological by hearing date or numerical by case number.

Custody History

Spring City transferred records in this series dating from 1901-1932 and 1984-1990 to the State Archives in May 2019. Two volumes dating from 1868-1901 were given to the Archives by Jerry Johnson in January 2023. Those volumes had been handed down from Johnson's ancestors, who include James F. Ellis and Jacob Morgan Johnson, who had both served as justice of the peace at some time in Spring City.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Public. The secondary classification is Private: Select records in this series may be designated Private according to 63G-2-302..

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

Records dating from 1933-1984 are not in the holdings of the State Archives.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Mahala Ruddell in October 2019. Additional records dating from 1868 to 1901 were added to the series by Alan Barnett in February 2023.

Finding Aids

Indexes: an index is located at the front of each of the later volumes, covering from 1901 thru 1990.

Container List

pending 1 1868 Jul-1897 May
1 1888 Nov-1901 Nov
pending 2 1901 Apr-1932 Mar
2 1984 Apr-1990 Dec

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