Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 84158

District Court (Fourth District : Wasatch County) Civil registers of actions

Dates: 1896-

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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, thereunder chronological

Research Note

Researchers should consult this series to ensure finding all the actions which occurred in a case.

Related Records

Minutes from the District Court (Fourth District : Wasatch County), Series 9889, documents the proceedings of each case.

Civil case files from the District Court (Fourth District : Wasatch County), Series 84612, contains the entire case file listed in these registers.

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

Registers of Actions were first scheduled in 1983 as permanent records. This series was archivally processed by David Clark in March 2000. After microfilming is completed, the original volumes will be destroyed.

Indexing Terms

  • Court records—Wasatch County (Utah).
  • Divorce suits—Wasatch County (Utah).
  • Wasatch County (Utah)—Trials.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1-464
2 465-954
3 955-1435
3 1436-1930
4 1931-2545
4 2546-3179