District Court (Fifth District : Beaver County) Civil registers of actions
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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, thereunder chronological by date.
Civil case files from the District Court (Fifth District : Beaver County), Series 24290, contains the entire case file listed in these registers.
General indexes to actions from the District Court (Fifth District : Beaver County), Series 24546, contains index books for cases cited in the registers between 1896 and 1925.
Civil registers of actions from the District Court (Second District), Series 24550, also has copies of the first cases of the Beaver County District Court.
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.
Registers of Actions were first scheduled in 1983 as permanent records. This series was archivally processed by Jim Kichas and Emily Gurr in January 2008 as part of a NHPRC grant project designed to preserve the historic records of Utah's Fifth District Courts.