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Salt Lake County Court Records

Salt Lake County court records are documents filed at courts within the county's jurisdiction. Such records include documents and digital archives of criminal, civil, family, small claims, court dockets, calendars, and other cases. Public court records may contain information and details like exhibits used in the case, pleadings, affidavits, sworn statements, minutes, indexes, and court dockets.

Court records are typically maintained at the court, where they are filed for safekeeping and maintenance. Each court in the county has a court clerk who functions as the record custodian. The court clerk takes care of the court’s records and receives and processes requests from record seekers.

Are Court Records Public in Salt Lake County?

Under the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA), court records are generally public and available to anyone except for certain cases where confidentiality is essential or imposed by law. Records that may be exempted from public access in Salt Lake County include divorce, custody records, grandparent visitation, separation, guardianship, cohabitation abuse, and civil stalking records.

Salt Lake County Court Records Search

Access to court records will depend on the type. Salt Lake County court records may be maintained physically or digitally. Physical records include documents, files, and folders maintained by the court clerk, while digital records include files and multimedia records stored on computers or the cloud.

A physical search can be done by visiting the court and contacting the clerk. Some courts provide online tools for easy and convenient records search. For instance, the Appellate docket search tool is available for checking pending criminal cases, while the Utah Court Records platform provides access to statewide cases. Salt Lake County’s How to Find a Case platform also provides statewide access to court cases and cases within the county.

Salt Lake County Court Records Search by Name

Requesters must provide some basic information on the records they seek. Such information will help the records custodian search for the exact record requested. The most common parameter for record searches is a name search. The name provided must be relevant and central to the record sought. It can be the record registrant's name, the case witnesses, the judge presiding, or the attorney for both parties.

When submitting a record request, record seekers must provide a name relevant to the record and pay the required fee for the request processing. Using online judiciary platforms like the Utah Court Records Search tool or Salt Lake County’s Find a Case will require a name or number relevant to the record. Record seekers must also pay any accompanying fee.

Salt Lake County Courts

Salt Lake County has a modern judicial system, with the Justice Court being the highest in the county. This court handles criminal cases, civil cases, and small claims cases. The Justice Court is subdivided among District courts in various locations within the county.

Salt Lake City 3rd District Court
450 South State Street
P.O. Box 1860
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-1860
(801) 238-7300

West Jordan City District Court
8080 South Redwood Road # 1701
West Jordan, Utah 84088
(801) 233-9700

Salt Lake County Justice Courts
Alta Justice Court
P.O. Box 8016
Alta, Utah 84092
(801) 742-2407

Bluffdale Justice Court
14175 South 1700 West
Bluffdale, Utah 84065
(801) 446-9219

Draper City Justice Court
1020 East Pioneer Road
Draper, Utah 84020
(801) 576-6544

Herriman Justice Court
13011 South Pioneer Street
Herriman, Utah 84096
(801) 446-5323

Holladay Municipal Justice Court
4580 South 2300 East
Holladay, Utah 84117
(801) 273-9731

Midvale Municipal Justice Court
655 West Center Street
Midvale, Utah 84047
(801) 255-4234

Murray Municipal Justice Court
688 East Vine Street
Murray, Utah 84107
(801) 284-4280

Riverton City Justice Court

12830 South 1700 West
Riverton, Utah 84065
(801) 254-0704

Salt Lake City Justice Court
333 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
(801) 535-6300

Sandy City Justice Court

210 West Sego Lily Drive
Sandy, Utah 84070
(801) 568-7160

South Jordan Municipal Court
1600 West Towne Center Drive
South Jordan, Utah 84095
(801) 254-6381

South Salt Lake Justice Court
220 East Morris Avenue (2430 South)
South Salt Lake, Utah 84115
(801) 483-6072

Taylorsville Municipal Justice Court

2600 West Taylorsville Boulevard
Taylorsville, Utah 84118
(801) 963-0268

West Jordan City Justice Court
8040 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, Utah 84088
(801) 256-2290

West Valley City Justice Court
3590 South 2700 West
West Valley City, Utah 84119
(801) 963-3590

Salt Lake County District Court Records

Salt Lake County District Court exercises jurisdiction over all criminal and civil cases. Cases heard at the District Court include civil cases, domestic relations issues, specific misdemeanor cases, traffic violations, and criminal felonies. Record seekers can access court records using the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service for the 3rd District.

Note: Salt Lake County falls under the 3rd Judicial District in Utah, including counties like Tooele and Summit.

Salt Lake County Criminal Records

Salt Lake County operates an open books policy, making criminal records accessible. Criminal records include documentation and archives detailing arrests, arrangements, and convictions of criminal offenses. Record seekers can request certain criminal records from the Criminal Justice Services’ Access My Records tool. Requests are guided by the provisions of the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA), which stipulate a fee for getting records. Criminal records can be obtained for a fee of $15 in person, accompanied by a valid government-issued ID. In-person requests must be made on weekdays between 8 am and 5 pm.

Salt Lake County Criminal Court Case Lookup

Salt Lake County has made it easy to look up criminal court cases using the Justice Court web portal, an online system for checking personal case history and scheduled hearings. You can use the Appellate Docket search tool to conduct criminal case searches for pending court cases.

Access is also available to look up criminal court case information that is not sealed or redacted. The Utah Court Records platform will provide statewide criminal court case information while Utah’s Case Information website offers access to all criminal case records within the state, including Salt Lake County criminal records.

Get Salt Lake County Civil Court Records

Civil court records include filings and documents created during the settling of a civil dispute. Civil court records detail civil cases, including small claims matters, domestic relations cases, contract disputes, custody hearings, divorce settlements, and cohabitation abuse cases. These civil cases are accessible through various means. The most direct option is going to the courthouse to make a physical search or request.

Civil court records are maintained by the court clerks who also receive and process record requests. Acting as the record custodians, these court clerks are available weekdays at the courthouse to take requests during work hours.

Other means include using the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) to obtain Salt Lake County civil court records. Utah Court Records gives statewide access to court records, while Utah State Archives’ Salt Lake County Civil Case Indexes provide access to the county's civil court records. An alternative to a physical record request is to submit a civil court record request or conduct a civil court record search using any online tool. Requesters should have a valid government-issued ID and be prepared to pay any fees charged for the record request or search.

Salt Lake County Family Court Records

Family laws guide family courts. Such cases can include child custody, adoption, divorce, child support, guardianship & conservatorship, enforcement of domestic order, spousal support, paternity, and property division. Salt Lake County Family Court records are available through the Self-Help Resources/Families and Children. Record seekers can also use the Utah Court Records for a statewide family court records search.

Utah’s District Court has general jurisdiction over family law cases. Thus, record seekers can approach any District Court building in Salt Lake County to request family court records filed at the court. Record seekers must pay the required fee prescribed by the court clerk and present a government-issued ID when submitting their request.

Salt Lake Dissolution of Marriage Records

Salt Lake County's dissolution of marriage records refers to archives and documentation on the dissolution of legal matrimonial unions within the county. The state’s Archives and Records Service division has a Research Divorce Records platform where record seekers can access divorce records. The county’s Vital Records Offices are in charge of maintaining divorce records. Records can be accessed through the Records Available webpage or by approaching the offices in person.

Salt Lake County Marriage and Divorce Records

Salt Lake County marriage and divorce records are kept and maintained by the county’s Vital Records Offices. Utah’s public records law makes these records open to the public for inspection and making copies. Record seekers can obtain Salt Lake County marriage and divorce records through the Records Available webpage set up by the Vital Records offices. The courthouses where the marriage or dissolution occurred will also have records that are equally accessible to anyone.

Salt Lake Birth and Death Records

Salt Lake Birth and Death records refer to the documentation and digital archives on the births and deaths within the county. Birth and death records are important to understand a region's mortality and fertility rates. These records fall under the umbrella of public records as provided by the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA).

Birth and death records are kept and maintained by the Vital Records Offices in the county and are accessible through the Records Available platform. Requesters will need to pay the fees charged by the record custodian. Access may also require a government-issued ID.

Salt Lake County Probate Court Records

Salt Lake County Probate division falls under the jurisdiction of the District Courts, with options of appealing to the Utah State Supreme Court. Probate court records include documentation and digital archives for cases involving a deceased’s estate and personal administration. Probate courts usually handle cases on minors’ guardianship, name changes, adoptions, and administration of a deceased’s estate.

Record seekers can approach any of the District Courts or the State Supreme Court to make a physical request for probate court records. There are also online alternatives for obtaining Salt Lake County probate court records, such as the Utah State Archives 3rd District Probate Records Index and the Utah Court Records.

Salt Lake County Property Records

Salt Lake County property records are documentation and digital records for real property ownership, taxation, and title interest. Property records are important to get details like property owner’s particulars, the mortgage on the property, assessment rolls, surveys, property address, tax rolls, mailing address, and plats.

The office of the County Assessor maintains property records. Other sources of property records include the County Recorder’s office and other online platforms. Record seekers can obtain Salt Lake County property records through the Assessor Parcel Viewer. Other ways to access property records include using the View a Property Valuation platform or approaching the County Recorder or Assessor’s office for a physical request.

Salt Lake County Court Records Online

Salt Lake County court records are available online through Utah’s Judiciary platforms and third-party web pages. Third-party websites like courtrecords.us may also offer access to Salt Lake County court records. These records are organized into categories and indexes, allowing for easy and convenient records search. However, third-party platforms are not official sources, and data obtained from such websites are not guaranteed to be accurate.

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