Series 4681
District Court (Second District : Davis County) Minute Books

Dates: 1896-1975

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

Scope and Content

This series contains books used to document the daily proceedings of the court. Minute book entries do not include transcripts of court cases, but outline the various business handled by the court. The business may include such matters as jury selection, judicial appointments, expense claims, as well as actions taken in various cases. The hearing of a case typically spans multiple dates and the records include notes of the various parts of the case, including an indictment or filed complaint, procedural issues, presentation of the case, witnesses' names, the verdict, and precise sentencing or settlement.


Chronological by court date.

Research Note

More detailed information for the 2nd District Court may be found in case files, transcripts, commitment records, and information and indictment records. Blotters provide the minutes in an abbreviated fashion. Judgment books and civil case decisions record the outcome of cases. Naturalization books show further documentation of naturalizations. For appeals to the district courts the lower court records should be checked, as should the supreme court for appeals from the district courts. Registers of action can be used to identify the specific dates for actions recorded in these minute books.

Related Records

Criminal case files from the District Court (Second District : Davis County), Series 4650, contains criminal case files cited in these minute books.

Civil case files from the District Court (Second District : Davis County), Series 4651, contains civil case files cited in these minute books.

Probate case files from the District Court (Second District : Davis County), Series 4654, contains probate case files cited in these minute books.

Custody History

Books B - Q were left behind in the Davis County offices when the District Court moved to its own facility. Davis County transferred those volumes, dating from 1909 to 1975 to the State Archives in February 2020.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Public. The secondary classification is Exempt: The books in this series include references to adoptions. Because adoptions are sealed for 100 years after birth, any information about an adoption is considered restricted for the same time period. (Utah Code 78-30-15).

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 initially processed by Jim Kichas in December 2009. The finding aid was updated by Heidi Steed and Alan B. Barnett in October 2020, after Books B - Q were transferred to the Archives.

Indexing Terms

  • Court records--Utah--Davis County
  • Civil Procedure and Courts

Container List

1 A 1896 Jan 21-1909 Jun 29
2 B 1909 Jun 30-1918 May 18
3 C 1918 Jun 15-1926 Dec 18
4 D 1926 Dec 18-1934 Apr 19
5 E 1934 Apr 21-1941 Jun 27
6 F 1941 Jun 28-1947 Jul 29
7 G 1947 Aug 12-1951 Jun 12
8 H 1951 Jun 12-1955 Jun 18
9 I 1955 Jul 5-1959 Apr 9
10 J 1959 Apr 8-1961 Dec 28
11 K 1962 Jan 3-1964 Oct 6
12 L 1964 Oct 6-1967 Feb 7
13 M 1967 Feb 8-1968 Dec 11
14 N 1968 Dec 17-1970 Aug 18
15 O 1970 Aug 18-1972 Apr 20
16 P 1972 Apr 20-1974 Feb 13
17 Q 1974 Feb 13-1975 Jul 10

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