District Court (Fifth District : Iron County) Civil registers of actions
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
Civil cases document the legal process and the administration of justice in conjunction with civil proceedings for the determination of a controversy between parties wherein rights are enforced or protected, or wrongs are prevented or redressed. Records and documents pertaining to a particular civil action are filed together by the court clerk and collectively these documents constitute the case file. As these records or actions are filed, the clerk enters them in the registers which comprise this series. The clerk is required as documents enter the case file to make a notation that shows "the nature of each paper filed or writ issued and the substance of each order or judgment of the court and of the returns showing execution of process. The notation of an order or judgment shall show the date the notation is made. When trial by jury has been properly demanded or ordered the clerk shall enter the word 'jury' on the page assigned to that action" [UCA 79 (b) (2)].
A register of actions may contain the following entries for each civil case: name of the attorney for plaintiff and defendant, name of the judge presiding over the case, petitions, complaints, summons, answers to summons, orders from the court, assignment of judges, exhibits, judgment, findings and conclusions, costs, decrees, requests by attorneys for instructions to the jury, verdict, motions for cross complaints or new trials, amendments to previous answers and disclaimers.
Numerical by case number.
Researchers should consult this series to ensure finding all the actions which occurred in a case.
Minute books from the District Court (Fifth District : Iron County), Series 1390, documents the proceedings of each case.
Judgment record books from the District Court (Fifth District : Iron County), Series 18190, contains the text of judgment rendered in civil cases.
Civil case index from the District Court (Fifth District : Iron County), Series 18194, provides index numbers for the case files cited in these registers.
Civil case files from the District Court (Fifth District : Iron County), Series 18195, contains the entire case file listed in these registers.
These books were originally transferred to the State Archives from the court in 2007. They were transferred to the regional repository at Southern Utah University in November 2009.
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.
This series was archivally processed by Jim Kichas and Emily Gurr in May 2008 as part of a NHPRC grant project designed to preserve the historic records of Utah's Fifth District Courts.
Indexes: Each register contains an alphabetical index at the beginning of the volume.
- Divorce suits--Iron County (Utah).
- Corporate divestiture--Utah--Iron County.
- Judgments--Utah--Iron County.
- Iron County (Utah)--Trials (Divorce).
- Iron County (Utah)--Actions and defenses--Cases.
- Iron County (Utah)--Habeas corpus.