District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County) Judgment dockets
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
These are the judgments docketed in the Third District Court in and for Salt Lake County. The docket functions as the clerk's primary tracking device for each civil case. A docket entry consists of the following information: names of judgment debtor and creditor, case number, a summary of the judgment rendered in the civil case, date judgment was entered, book and page number where the judgment has been entered in the corresponding judgment record book, any appeal made, judgment of appellate court if applicable, and any satisfactions (payment) of judgment. Most importantly the record book reference and the case number entered in the judgment docket allow researchers to then access the judgment record books and individual case files.
Chronological by filing date.
Civil case files from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1622, contain the entire case file mentioned in the dockets for those originating in this same court.
Judgment docket indexes from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1665, are plaintiff surname indexes to this series.
Case file index from the District Court (Third District), Series 3243, provide an alternate way to obtain a desired case number
Judgment record books from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 11381, summarize the proceedings and final judgment of the action taken in these cases.
The judgment dockets were maintained for the court by the Salt Lake County Clerk (ex-officio court clerk) with the bulk of the series transferred to the State Archives February 19, 1968.
This series is available on microfilm.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Gaps in Series
Books 5 (1907-1909) and 28 (1936-1937) are apparently missing.
This series was microfilmed in December of 1993 and processing begun by Kenneth R. Williams in January 1994. The judgment dockets were first scheduled to be retained permanently in 1983. At that time it was decided to microfilm and destroy the originals 9 years after their creation. Territorial judgment dockets and a First District Court docket, not created by this same court, were removed and series processing completed by A. C. Cone in January 2003.
Indexes: A plaintiff surname index is available as series 1665.
- Judgments--Utah--Salt Lake County.
- Court calendars--Utah--Salt Lake County.