Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 27770

District Court (Sixth District : Kane County) Civil and criminal registers of actions

Dates: 1896-1987.

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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.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number.

Research Note

Researchers should note that civil and criminal actions are interspersed in the first three volumes of this series (volumes A, B, and B). This reflects the courts practice of interfiling civil and criminal case files together between 1896 and 1975 (approximately cases 1 to 1355). A separate series for criminal registers of actions exists after the case files were split into distinct series in 1976.

Related Records

Civil case files from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 10570, contains the entire case file listed in these registers.

Minute books from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 18228, documents the proceedings of each case.

Index to civil and criminal actions from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 27769, provides index numbers for the case files cited in these registers.

Criminal registers of action from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 27774, contains criminal register of action entries that pre-date the record book in this series.

Judgment record books from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 27775, contains register filings for individual actions related to the case files found in this series.

Judgment dockets from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 27776, contains register filings for individual actions related to the case files found in this series.

Custody History

These books were physically transferred to the Utah State Archives in September 2011 for processing and microfilming. Once microfilming has been completed the hard copies will be returned to the Sixth District Court office in Kanab.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

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.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Jim Kichas in September 2011.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Indexes for the books in this series can be found in Series 27769.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL VOLUME DATE DESCRIPTION
1 A 1896-1949 1-480
1 B 1949-1964 481-946
1 B 1964-1975 947-1355
2 C 1976-1982 1356-1842
2 D 1982-1987 1843-2259