Series 30434
Spanish Fork (Utah) Justice court dockets

Dates: 1866-

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

Scope and Content

This series contains bound volumes maintained by the justice court documenting cases heard before the court. Dockets typically contains information such as the name of the parties involved in each case, the date of the case, a summary of the charges, a summary of the proceedings, the decision on the case, and the consequences imposed, if any. The earliest records were handwritten and most contain an index compiled by the record-keeper at the front of the ledger. Common charges include selling liquor without a license, assault and battery, disturbing the peace, property damage, and profanity. Other charges include fast riding or reckless driving, larceny, gambling, maintaining a common nuisance or disorderly house, and brandishing a deadly weapon. In the earliest dockets, civil cases such as debt and delinquency were also heard by the justice court, but later dockets only document criminal misdemeanors. It appears that early dockets were kept individually by each judge, which accounts for the overlap in dates covered by those particular records.


Chronological by date of case.

Custody History

Records in this series were transferred to the State Archives by Spanish Fork in July 2020.

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.

Gaps in Series

Records in this series dating between 1922-1963 and 199-1970 are not in the holdings of the State Archives.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Mahala Ruddell in November 2022.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Agency-created index at the front of each record.

Container List

1 1866 Apr-1883 Feb; Alderman's docket, Justices William Creer and John Moore
1 1871-1881; Docket, Justices John Moore, Thomas Marten, Charles Monk, and Andrew Ferguson
1 1873 Mar-1886 Jun; Docket, Justices Andrew Ferguson, John Moore, and George Hales
2 1882-1885; Docket, Justices Andrew Ferguson, E. Wilson, Joseph Rees, and John Jones
2 1885-1891; Docket, Justices George Hales, John Robertson
3 1904-1921; Combined docket, Justices Hubbard Tuttle, William Frost, Neil Dahle, Nicholas Smith, John Morgan, and James Nielson
4 1963 Sep-1964 Jun; Docket
5 1965 Nov-1966 Nov; Docket
6 1966 Nov-1967 Sep; Docket
7 1967 Sep-1968 Nov; Docket
8 1971; Docket

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